ISIS Is Deploying More Women Suicide Bombers


ISIS is losing ground. And as the group retreats, it’s sending women through the front lines to blow themselves up among enemy soldiers and civilians. In July 2017, an Iraqi news network captured on video a female suicide bomber... Read more

Frigates Are Back! Hot


The U.S. Navy has begun the process of acquiring a new guided-missile frigate, several... Read more

The Soviet DP-28 Was a Brute-Simple Machine Gun


In the mid-1920s the Soviet military realized it needed a new, locally-produced light machine... Read more

In 1964, the MiG-21 Scored Its First Kill — Against an American Oil Company


The Soviet MiG-21 is one of the most widely-produced and -exported fighter jets of... Read more

The Pentagon Is Terrified of Sex Hot


In 2013, the White House ordered the Pentagon to open combat roles to women... Read more
The USSR’s Air-Dropped Fighting Vehicles Tore Through Cold War Conflicts
Since the 1970s, the Russian military has possessed a diverse fleet of armored vehicles it can drop out of...
We Watched Kurdish Soldiers Rip Apart IEDs

We Watched Kurdish Soldiers Rip Apart IEDs

A Peshmerga fighter slowly worked his around the concrete shell of a half-constructed home in northern Iraq when something...

Cowards in Congress Are Afraid to Take Responsibility for America’s Wars

Cowards in Congress Are Afraid to Take Responsibility for America’s Wars

In the next few weeks Congress will debate and approve legislation to authorize and appropriate over $1 trillion in...

Russia’s ‘Husky’-Class Submarines Borrow from the U.S. Navy’s Playbook

Russia’s ‘Husky’-Class Submarines Borrow from the U.S. Navy’s Playbook

The Russian navy is taking a page out of the U.S. Navy’s playbook as it develops its family of...

ISIS Is Deploying More Women Suicide Bombers

ISIS Is Deploying More Women Suicide Bombers

ISIS is losing ground. And as the group retreats, it’s sending women through the front lines to blow themselves...

France’s FAMAS Rifle Is Simple and Compact

France’s FAMAS Rifle Is Simple and Compact

In 1967 the French army requested a new infantry weapon to replace both the MAS 49/56 rifle and MAT-49...

The Concrete Battleship

The Concrete Battleship

This story originally appeared on Oct. 21, 2014. Throughout history, coastal fortifications have guarded strategic seaports. And until recently,...

The Third Reich’s Giant Electric Submarine Fail

The Third Reich’s Giant Electric Submarine Fail

This story originally appeared on April 30, 2014. On May 4, 1945 one of the most advanced submarines in...

Frigates Are Back!

Frigates Are Back! Hot

The U.S. Navy has begun the process of acquiring a new guided-missile frigate, several years after decommissioning the last...

The Soviet DP-28 Was a Brute-Simple Machine Gun

The Soviet DP-28 Was a Brute-Simple Machine Gun

In the mid-1920s the Soviet military realized it needed a new, locally-produced light machine gun. Vasily Degtyaryov had anticipated...

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