Thermal imaging devices, such as night-vision goggles, are the eyes of a modern army. With their help, military operations can be undertaken even at night or in poor visibility.
Credit: Edin Pasovic / OCCRP
A U.S. Army colonel, his wife, and a former defense contractor wereindicted Thursdayfor running a bribery and fraud scheme involving rigging military contracts.
A U.S. company contracted to secure an air base in Iraq not only ignored reports about the involvement of its staff in human trafficking and alcohol smuggling but fired those who uncovered the wrongdoing, according to an Associated Press investigation published Thursday.
Three subcontractors for a St Petersburg-based company that took 600 million rubles (US$ 9.5 million) in arms contracts were found to have neither offices nor production facilities, according to an audit by Russia's Chief Military Prosecutor's Office and reported in the Novaya Gazeta.
More than a ton of cash and other valuables was seized from the basement of one of China's most senior former military officials, it emerged Thursday.
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