Category Archives: weapons

To gain an edge on hypersonic weapons, the Pentagon wants more help from universities


WASHINGTON — As the Pentagon races to develop hypersonic weapons, it is turning to universities for help on speeding up the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the field. The Defense Department on Oct. 26 tapped Texas A&M University to create and manage a University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics. Over a five-year period, the […]

Taliban’s use of US weapons muddled two death inquiries in Afghanistan


The Taliban’s ability to capture U.S.-made equipment complicated an investigation into the deaths of two U.S. soldiers last spring and left open the possibility that one was killed by Afghan friendly fire. The deaths occurred as U.S. troops and Afghan commandos were clearing a village in northern Afghanistan. They encountered stiff Taliban resistance while, at […]