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Expert: U.S. Military ‘Over a Decade’ Behind China, Russia on Space Defense

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. military satellites used to warn of a missile strike or to deploy nuclear weapons are vulnerable to attacks by the Chinese and Russian armed forces, which have eclipsed their American counterparts in developing some significant space warfighting capabilities, experts cautioned lawmakers.

Russia launches 11 space satellites 'without glitch'

U.S. Commander: China ‘Could Soon Challenge the U.S. Across Almost All Domains’

WASHINGTON, DC — China’s “impressive military buildup” may soon enable the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to challenge America’s military dominance in the Indo-Pacific region “across almost all domains,” Adm. Harry Harris, the chief of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) cautioned lawmakers on Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Donald Trump urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work "hard" and act fast to help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, during …

Robots, AI, Quantum Computing: How China Is Preparing for a New Generation of War

WASHINGTON, DC — China has developed a plan to “overtake” the United States in the race to militarize artificial intelligence, robotics, and quantum computing, an expert from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) warned lawmakers, noting that the communist nation is “rapidly closing the gap” with America.

Russia’s space-bound humanoid robot FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) is being trained to shoot guns from both of its hands.

Top U.S. General: ‘We Have Not Relaxed the Rules of Engagement’ in Mosul

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. military has not “relaxed” the rules of engagement (ROE) put in place to avoid civilian casualties in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), commonly known for using the home of innocent people as shelter and the inhabitants as shields, the top American commander in the region told lawmakers.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces keep watch in a village east of Mosul, Iraq, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Founder of First Cyber Military Unit Deems Iran as ‘Most Persistent’ Threat to U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. government civilian and military units have warned for nearly 25 years about a damaging cyber attack dubbed the “electronic Pearl Harbor,” but while threats continue to intensify, America’s ability to deter and defend against such an assault still suffers from capability gaps, testified a top expert before a House panel.

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Petraeus: U.S. Facing ‘Unprecedented Threat’ from China, Russia, Iran, Jihadi Groups

WASHINGTON D.C. — The “open, free, and rules-based international” order led and created by the United States is “under unprecedented threat” from Iran, Russia, China, and Islamic extremist groups, former CIA Director and retired Gen. David Petraeus told House lawmakers during a hearing aimed at assessing the state of the world.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency Gen. (Ret.) David H. Petraeus speaks on stage at 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)

CENTCOM Altered Intel to Make Obama’s War Against Islamic State Look Better

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A congressional task force created by three Republican-led House panels has confirmed allegations that senior U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) leaders manipulated intelligence assessments in 2014 and 2015 to make it appear that President Barack Obama is winning the war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

Barack Obama greets troops after holding a 'Worldwide Troop Talk,' a town hall with US members of the military around the world broadcast from Fort Meade in Maryland, September 11, 2015, on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit …

Former Clinton Official Lobbied for Iran Deal While Working for Boeing

The Clinton administration’s ambassador to Iran and the United Nations, Thomas Pickering, is under fire for failing to disclose his ties to Boeing while lobbying hard for the Iran nuclear deal. Since the deal went through, Boeing has been working on a $25 billion deal with Iran Air.

Former ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, listens during a news conference to unveil the 'Doomsday Clock' that remained at three minutes to midnight, by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 in Washington. The clock was last moved January 2015, from five minutes to three minutes before midnight, the …

Report: U.S. May Discipline American Sailors Held at Gunpoint by Iran

The U.S. Navy may discipline some of the American sailors briefly detained at gunpoint and forced to their knees by officers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) earlier this year, an act that has been deemed a violation of international law by some experts, reports NBC News.

This frame grab from Tuesday, January 12, 2016 video by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency, shows detention of American Navy sailors by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf, Iran. The 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained by Iran after their two small boats allegedly drifted into Iranian territorial …