Who’s Finger is on the Trigger when the President calls a Nuclear Strike?

What outcome would there be today if the President would give the order to unleash nuclear weapons? PBS was granted rare access to America’s nuclear war fighters with veteran correspondent Jamie McIntyre on special assignment for the PBS NewsHour. McIntyre profiles the people and the fleet that would carry out such a mission, then joins John Yang to discuss what he’s learned about America’s nuclear weapons arsenal.

B-52 Weapons Upgrade to Add More Payload, Range of Weapons

The United States Air Force is upgrading the historic, 1960s-era bomber with new radios, avionics and weapons capability. The B-52 Weapons Upgrade is planned to add more Payload and greater Range of Weapons.

The U.S. Military Looking at the Ultimate Weapon: B-52’s Armed with Lasers

The development of laser weapons could be a major deterrent against ballistic missile defense. Laser technology maturation is critical for the U.S. military which includes U.S. Naval operations as well.

Teaching Tomorrow’s Warfighter: Sensor Operator Instructors

Holloman AFB is the premier training base for remotely piloted aircraft crew members members. It is the main responsibility for sensor operator instructors at Holloman Air Force Base to ensure that tomorrow’s war fighters are mission ready.

THE NORTHROP GRUMMAN B-21 STEALTH BOMBER

The Long Range Strike-Bomber will be designed to achieve global reach, in one part by incorporating a large arsenal of long-range weapons. The LSR-B is being engineered to carry existing weapons as well as nuclear bombs and emerging and future weapons, as stated by Air Force officials.

The F-35 Could Get A Better Engine

It was announced by the manufacturers of the F-35’s engine that it can provide an engine that uses less fuel to create more thrust, improving the performance of the multinational jet fighter. The company, Pratt and Whitney, claims it can deliver the engine by the early 2020s if the Pentagon and participating countries pay for its development.

Anti ICBM Missile Test Success!

The U.S. military successfully shot down a mock nuclear warhead simulating the speed and range of a potential North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon;s Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday.

 

 

Navy Seals – Danger Close

Executive Producer Hans Halberstadt presents US Navy SEALS action – training, beach operations, small boats, desert training. This program uses photography made by special authorization from SPECWARCOM and features personnel from SEAL Teams 3,5, and 10 at Coronado, California, Little Creek, Virginia, and a secret location in the California desert.

Air Force Upgrades Iconic B-52 Bomber

The U.S. Air Force plan is to keep the historic B-52 Bomber relevant and functional for decades well into the 2040s.

The Untold Story of the Iraq War, the Commandos, Dirty Wars and Col. James Steele

A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaraqua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centers in Iraq. Another Special Forces veteran, Colonel James Coffman, worked with Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been sent into Iraq to organize the Iraqi security services. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxHEI603bF4&t=323s Read more [...]