These wall-climbing robots are finding flaws in D grade infrastructure

The collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge earlier this year and an I-95 overpass in Philadelphia last June weren’t triggered by structural flaws — a runaway, powerless ocean ship and tanker fire were the culprits. But the disasters were the latest examples of an issue seen across the U.S.: trillions of dollars worth of critical — … Read more

Retired Military Officials Issue Grave Warning About Trump’s Claim To Absolute Immunity

A group of 19 retired four-star generals and admirals and former secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Monday, saying former President Donald Trump’s claim of “absolute immunity” from criminal prosecution is “an assault” on the military’s “foundational commitments” to the rule of law and civilian … Read more

How chaos in the Red Sea is putting the U.S. Navy to the test

The U.S. Navy is encountering a tenacious threat in the Red Sea. The Iran-backed Houthi rebels have launched wave after wave of low-cost precision weapons at vessels transiting the area, including attacks on U.S. warships themselves. “That’s one of the things [that] the Red Sea sort of demonstrates … we never know where the maritime … Read more