In Washington, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden walked out to the White House’s South Lawn for a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. — the time the first plane struck the south tower in New York. Another jetliner struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.
Communities throughout the Bay Area are marking 12 years since the 9/11 terror attacks took nearly 3,000 lives when hijacked planes crashed into New York’s Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a rural field in Pennsylvania.
Mark Skipper examined the charred remains of the vehicle, cut a grin and expressed amazement that the crew lived through the terrorist attack…
The competition between Apple and Samsung now extends to the military as both companies await approval for use of their mobile devices by the Pentagon, which has relied almost exclusively on the Blackberry.
Following a U.S. Defense Department research grant, a Silicon Valley company has rolled out new iPhone app to allow users track eyes, facial features, voices, and fingerprints.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce the U.S. military’s reversal of a policy that bans women from serving in combat, this week.
The thought of going an entire day without political campaigning out respect of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 was a nice and extremely appropriate thought. However, disappointing to many, it wasn’t the respectful day totally without political bickering that was expected by many who were watching and listening.
The Bay Area joined the rest of the nation in marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies, suggesting it’s time to move on after a decade of remembrance.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has commuted on military aircraft to his home in the Monterey area more than two dozen times since he took over in July, paying about $630 per trip for a roundtrip flight that costs the Pentagon about $32,000.
The military is accepting openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation’s history, even as it tries in the courts to slow the movement to abolish its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.