Department of Defense

Entrepreneur Building Warship, Ready to Sell

Greg Sancoff talks about the design of the “Ghost," his newly designed warship vessel, on the grounds of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. (Jim Cole, AP)

KITTERY, Maine — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. Gyroscopes keep the ride smooth. Sadly, Ghost is all revved up with no place to go. The brainchild of a wealthy ... more

Some in DoD Worried That Ebola Could Go Airborne

A U.S. Army Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division has his temperature checked as he comes off a plane after arriving in Liberia during Operation United Assistance, Nov. 1, 2014. (Gustavo Gonzalez/U.S. Air Force)

WASHINGTON — As the international community continues to grapple with Ebola, some in the Defense Department are concerned that the deadly virus could become airborne. Ebola has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa during the latest outbreak, and officials project that thousands more in the region could die. There is no known cure o... more

DoD Says POV Shipments Improving, But Delays Continue

Service members are frustrated over the long wait times in the delivery of personal vehicles overseas (Source: DoD)

WASHINGTON — Defense transportation officials say chronic delays shipping troops' private vehicles are clearing up, but persistent complaints and new concerns in Congress raise questions about the progress being made in fixing the massive delivery system. The Defense Department said Friday that its new contractor, International Auto Log... more

IG Investigating If 3-star Punished Whistleblower

former Marine Corps Capt. Jason C. Brezler

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense Inspector General is investigating whether a three-star general tried to end another officer’s career in retaliation for talking to politicians and other officials about incidents surrounding an insider attack in Afghanistan. Marine Corps Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler has accused Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, the c... more

DoD to Save $60M by Dropping Recreational Sites

Alpental Golf Course

A military golf course, hotel and skeet range are among the 21 facilities that will be given up across Europe in connection with a Pentagon review aimed at shedding excess infrastructure on the Continent, the Pentagon announced Friday. Every major installation in Europe, however, survived the cuts. The Defense Department emphasized that none of... more

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