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B-1B Lancer bomber crashes in Montana

A US Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber crashed on Monday in the northern state of Montana but its four-strong crew managed to eject before impact, the military said. The plane had taken off from Ellsworth Air Force base, home of the 28th Bomb Wing, on what was described as a…

Remains of 274 U.S. troops dumped in landfill: report

WASHINGTON — The US Air Force dumped the cremated, partial remains of at least 274 troops in a landfill before halting the secretive practice in 2008, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The procedure was never formally authorized or disclosed to senior Pentagon officials, who conducted a review of the cremation…

Ron Paul calls for military cuts

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul told voters Friday in high-stakes New Hampshire that the US must transform its foreign policy to cut back on aid, military bases and combat missions. “I am sick and tired of foreign welfare,” said Paul, 76, a medical doctor who has delivered more than 4,000…

Remains of fallen troops lost at morgue: U.S. Air Force

WASHINGTON — Investigators have found “gross mismanagement” at the US military mortuary that receives the country’s war dead, with body parts lost in two cases and remains of others mishandled, the US Air Force said Tuesday. After allegations from whistleblowers at the Dover Air Force base mortuary, an Air Force…

U.S. military loses contact with hypersonic aircraft

WASHINGTON — US military scientists on Thursday launched a hypersonic aircraft but lost contact with the experimental plane in its second test flight, officials said. The unmanned Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2), designed as a global bomber prototype capable of a mind-boggling 20 times the speed of sound, launched successfully…

US forces fire on Libyan vessels: command

BERLIN — US planes and a destroyer attacked Libyan ships after reports they were “firing indiscriminately at merchant vessels” in the northwestern port of Misrata, US Africa Command said Tuesday. “A US Navy P-3C Maritime Patrol aircraft, a US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft and guided-missile destroyer USS Barry…

Exclusive: Military’s ‘persona’ software cost millions, used for ‘classified social media activities’

Most people use social media like Facebook and Twitter to share photos of friends and family, chat with friends and strangers about random and amusing diversions, or follow their favorite websites, bands and television shows. But what does the US military use those same networks for? Well, we can’t tell…

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