As several dozen soldiers from the U.S. Army’s Task Force Rock drove into Afghanistan’s Chowkay Valley one morning in March 2010, Taliban fighters immediately began moving into ambush positions along a higher ridge. The Force’s mission was to protect a U.S. reconstruction team as it met with local village leaders, but it was stuck in place as the Taliban reached their fighting posts.
An Army strategist, John Arquilla, who in the early ’90s worked at the California think tank RAND, was one of the first to imagine a “cyberwar” force that would feature widely-spread, small groups of soldiers equipped with the latest sensors and communications technology.
In mid-November, when the Army asked soldiers to test and appraise the high-tech communications devices that came from what’s left of the JTRS program, the answers they got were not exactly reassuring.
I don’t expect that Rick Santorum will be our next president, despite his near-win in Iowa and likely a decent showing in tomorrow’s New Hampshire primary. I’m pretty certain that when more voters become aware of his views and voting record, Santorum will join Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty as former contenders for the GOP nomination.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s economy added 200,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate, at 8.5 percent, continued to trend down, according to data reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. Job gains occurred in transportation and warehousing, retail trade, manufacturing, health care, and mining.
For General Electric Co., hawking subprime mortgages was a long way from making light bulbs and jet engines.
Sheila Timmons, a single mother of two from a West Virginia coal town, is fighting a legal battle against General Electric Co., one of America’s most powerful corporations.
The newly appointed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau pledged Thursday to keep a close eye on so-called “non-bank” lenders, a supervisory role the agency was denied as it awaited the appointment of a full-time boss.
On Wednesday, California and New York City lawmakers introduced resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial 2010 Citizens United decision which characterized political spending as free speech and paved the way for unlimited corporate spending on election campaigns.
So-called “NIMBY” activism, once reserved for projects like landfills, prisons and big box stores, has started to impact proposed renewable energy projects throughout the nation.