‘Graf Zeppelin’ Was Nazi Germany’s Big, Dumb Aircraft Carrier Hot


From the first days of his ascension to power, Adolf Hitler planned to rebuild the Kriegsmarine into a world-class navy. Most of the world’s other major fleets included aircraft carriers, and so German naval authorities soon determined that the... Read more

Trump’s Bigger Fleet Is Dead in the Water


U.S. president Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to expand the U.S. Navy to... Read more

We’ve Spotted Some Secret Iraqi Spy Planes Hot


On May 10, 2017, a ceremony took place at Al Muthana air base in... Read more

The Battle of Dunkirk Was Nerve-Wracking—and Bizarre


Open Road Media sponsored this post. It’s hard to grasp the unfolding disaster that... Read more

I Learned How to Make My Own Bullets


Widener’s sponsored this post. Longtime readers probably won’t find it shocking that I enjoy... Read more
Zbigniew Brzezinski, ‘Limited’ Nuclear Warrior
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the U.S. national security adviser to Pres. Jimmy Carter, died on March 26, 2017. A refugee from...
The Guarani Fighting Vehicle Is the Developing World’s Stryker

The Guarani Fighting Vehicle Is the Developing World’s Stryker

Brazil stands out in Latin America for its arms industry. There are more armored vehicles, artillery pieces and aircraft made...

Busting the Myths Surrounding the Battle of Dunkirk

Busting the Myths Surrounding the Battle of Dunkirk

The 77th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation has already received a great deal of attention, in no doubt due to...

El ejército francés se creó a base de soldados extranjeros

El ejército francés se creó a base de soldados extranjeros

Al final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el ejército francés era la cuarta fuerza militar más grande del continente...

These Are the States and Armed Groups That Use Rape as a Weapon

These Are the States and Armed Groups That Use Rape as a Weapon

In May 2017, the office of the U.N. Secretary General presented its annual report on conflict-related sexual violence. The...

Russia’s Military Is Burning Through Its High Explosives

Russia’s Military Is Burning Through Its High Explosives

An air campaign requires a sprawling, complicated supply chain. Fire enough missiles and drop enough bombs, which require a...

America Has Turned a Blind Eye to China’s Growing Naval Power

America Has Turned a Blind Eye to China’s Growing Naval Power

Admirals say the darnedest things. Over at the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine, retired U.S. Pacific Command Intelligence Chief...

After Bailing Out Assad, the Russian Military Risks a Syria Quagmire

After Bailing Out Assad, the Russian Military Risks a Syria Quagmire

It has been well over one year, seven months since Russia’s military intervened in Syria’s civil war. From the...

From Loathed to Loved—the Deadly History of the Submarine

From Loathed to Loved—the Deadly History of the Submarine

Submarines are an accepted part of a strong navy and the cornerstone vessel of a superpower. But these stealth...

‘Graf Zeppelin’ Was Nazi Germany’s Big, Dumb Aircraft Carrier

‘Graf Zeppelin’ Was Nazi Germany’s Big, Dumb Aircraft Carrier Hot

From the first days of his ascension to power, Adolf Hitler planned to rebuild the Kriegsmarine into a world-class...

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