The U.S. Navy is Moving at Warp Speed to Develop Super Lasers

Laser weapons will be developed through a three-phased approach in order to fire the weapon from destroyers at cruise missiles, drones, aircraft and small boats.

The U.S. Navy is moving at warp speed to develop lasers with more lethality, precision and power sources as a way to destroy attacking missiles, drones aircraft and other threats. 

“We’re doing a lot more with lasers," Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, director, Surface Warfare Division, said earlier this month at the annual Surface Naval Association national symposium.

Why Asia Shouldn’t Mourn the Death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Yet)

You can already hear it starting. The cries and eulogies of what never was and what could have been — the magical lost trade deal, the amazing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called “gold standard” of free trade agreements.

It was the ultimate pet project of many free-traders here in Washington, who proclaimed TPP would usher in a new age of profitable trade, tight labor standards, protection for intellectual property and so on.