When the Segway first appeared more than 15 years ago, it seemed like a simple, elegant solution to an age-old problem: How to get a single person from point A to point B while exerting the least amount of effort. But there’s a clear problem with these two-wheeled people-movers: No matter how efficient or safe they may be, they’re just too damn ugly. Riding one around anywhere is an invitation to get your lunch money stolen.
The Canadian adventure company’s muscular dual-track beast first appeared at the 2010 Military Vehicles conference in Detroit, billed as a “first response modular platform for soldiers” — the world’s deadliest skateboard, if you will. But after years of development, the company’s taken more of a recreational path, marketing this one-man tank platform as “the first true crossover vehicle for action and power sports.”
They’re not wrong. Powered by a 196cc 4-stroke gasoline engine and padded with reinforced molded rubber tracks, the 280-pound beast has a top speed of 25 mph, fast enough to whisk an infantryman in and out of a tight situation. Recent test footage shows the Shredder, well, shredding the bejesus out of terrain, from forests …
… to fresh snow:
This thing looks like a skateboard and a snowmobile had a baby, and that baby loves to tear off around the surrounding countryside like an adrenaline junky in search of a fix. It’ll cost you $4,950 to get your hands on one of these bad boys, but admit it: You’ve always wanted to do backflips through your local forest, haven’t you?
In a not-so-veiled threat to the Taliban, President Donald Trump argued on Monday the United States has the capacity to bring a swift end to the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan, but he is seeking a different solution to avoid killing "10 million people."
"I have plans on Afghanistan that if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the Earth," Trump said on Monday at the White House. "It would be gone. It would be over in – literally in 10 days. And I don't want to do that. I don't want to go that route."
The seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is the latest example of how tensions between the U.S. and Iran have spilled into one of the world's most strategic and vital waterways for oil. Since May, Iran has been accused of harassing and attacking oil tankers in the strait.
As the British government continues to investigate Friday's seizure, experts worry that it raises the potential of a military clash. However, they also say it offers a lens into Iran's strategy toward the U.S.
Here is a look at what's been happening and why the Strait of Hormuz matters.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, speaking at a White House meeting with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Monday the United States is working with Islamabad to find a way out of the war in Afghanistan.
Trump held out the possibility of restoring U.S. aid to Pakistan, depending upon what is worked out, and offered assistance to Islamabad in trying to ease strained ties with India.
The Navy has identified the missing sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, who was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5, with Carrier Air Wing 7.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force has suspended paying incentive fees at all 21 military housing bases operated by landlord Balfour Beatty Communities following a Reuters-CBS News report that the company falsified maintenance records at an Oklahoma base to help it qualify for millions of dollars in bonuses.