navy minesweepers

Iran has hundreds of naval mines. U.S. Navy minesweepers find old dishwashers and car parts.

As tensions heat up in the Persian Gulf, the Navy’s fleet of minesweepers may once again be called into action, but its sailors say the ships are too old and broken to do the job. “We are essentially the ships that the Navy forgot.”


Do combat drone pilots deserve to earn medals?

The Washington Post is reporting that the Pentagon is weighing whether to award medals to pilots of unmanned combat vehicles. Designs have reportedly been prepared for approval should discussions progress that far. Controlling such drones is doubtless a difficult skill that requires no little amount of training to master. But do you think these pilots, […]


Blizzard cuts off Iran: This means Warcraft!

Forget computer worms that can disable nuclear facilities that “don’t exist” — now we’re hitting Iran where it really hurts! Blizzard, the gaming powerhouse behind World of Warcraft, has joined in enforcing U.S. trade sanctions against players in Iran. And they’re not offering refunds. No Pandaren for you! ‘Merica! BBC: Blizzard cuts off Iranian access […]