China is the third nation to develop its own satellite navigation system, after the US and Russia. While it will be open to the public, analysts worry about its military uses.
Billions in Pentagon cuts touted by Gates and Obama recently don’t represent real decreases to defense spending. With troops in more than 150 of the world's 195 countries, the US needs to abandon its cold-war era deployment strategy. It's time for our wealthy allies to pull their weight.
Hillary Clinton on Russia: 'It's time to explore a fresh start.' The overtures are being greeted warmly in Russia. Is a massive arsenal cut on the horizon?
In a separate conflict, Congolese rebels declare a cease-fire and plan to join government forces.
A move out of Iraq could save America $370 billion.
As more countries race to launch satellites and manned craft, some warn of a space jam.