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Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Ballew of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4’s Skinny Dragons taxi’s and directs VP-4’s first P-8 Poseidon flight on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island’s Ault Field in Oak Harbor, Wash., on Dec. 13, 2016. VP-4 is currently in transition from the P-3 Orion, in naval service since the 1960’s, to the P-8 Poseidon aircraft and will be the first P-8 squadron stationed at NAS Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy photo/Juan Sua)

US Backs Sale of P-8 Sub-Hunters to Norway

The State Department has approved a possible $1.8 billion sale of P-8 surveillance aircraft to Norway at a time when NATO  allies covet more intelligence-gathering…

A screen grab from the PLA's recently released promotional video. (PLA via YouTube.)

Chinese Army Releases First Hip-Hop Video

China’s People’s Liberation Army recently released this promotional video featuring rap-style music and imagery of troops and advanced weaponry in an apparent bid to entice…