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Constructing the USS Gerald R. Ford

— Robert Johnson Business Insider- The United States is building its next generation of aircraft carrier, the FORD-class carriers. The U.S. Navy gave us access to photograph construction of the USS Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virgina. The numbers behind the USS Gerald R. Ford are impressive; about $14 billion in total cost, 224 million pounds, about 25 stories high, 1,106 feet long and 250 feet wide. But the sheer enormity of the ship and construction

Women and the war effort

These are beautiful color portraits were produced by the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II. The do depict the important role of women during the war effort. Photographers Howard R. Hollem and Alfred T. Palmer took these pictures during 1942 to 1943. They were handed over to the Library of Congress Photography Division in 1944. Enjoy these historical pictures with the original captions.

Congress insists on more Abrams

WASHINGTON (AP) — Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army's hulking Abrams tank is proving equally hard to beat in a budget battle. Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer money over the past two years to build improved versions of the 70-ton Abrams. But senior Army officials have said repeatedly, "No thanks." It's the inverse of the federal budget world these days, in which automatic spending cuts are leaving

Sea Shadow Stealth Ship for sale

Source: Yahoo News Forget the Revell 1/144 scale Stealth Shadow model kit, now you can own the real ship *if* you have a $195 Millions in your bank account. The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has placed its famous Sea Shadow stealth ship up for auction. And while the high-tech military sea vessel cost more than $195 million to develop, its opening bid was for the relatively tiny sum of $50,000, with

Amphibious Forces in Action

Lessons from the decade-long conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and newer concerns over Iran, China and the Middle East, are prompting the Pentagon to rethink military strategy. One new focus is its amphibious operations -- making soldiers seaworthy, and using positions on the water to better support combat on land.

China’s Secret Stealth Fighter

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Similarities between a new Chinese fighter jet and a prototype Russian plane have brought suggestions that Moscow may be quietly helping Beijing compete with the world's military powers. Experts say the fifth-generation J-20 fighter, which made its maiden flight in January during a visit of the U.S. defense secretary, could have its origins in the Mikoyan 1.44 stealth jet that never made it to the production line. A highly placed source close