The F-35 Is Still Horribly Broken


In its annual budget request, the Pentagon asked Congress to shell out for more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Despite delays, cost overruns and a litany of other issues, both the program’s officials and manufacturer Lockheed Martin insist everything is moving... Read more

A Rebel Army Tried to Build a New Sudan, Then Fell Apart


This is part one of a three-part series. Sudan, fractured by ethnic and religious... Read more

Fleeing a Restricted Zone, Witnesses Describe Turkish Military Brutality


Civilians looking for help filled the small offices of the neighborhood council in Sur, a Kurdish district... Read more

Japan’s Stealth Fighter Prototype Should Finally Fly in February


Japan’s Advanced Technology Demonstrator-Experimental, also known as the ATD-X or X-2, will fly from... Read more

Forty-Five Seconds

Forty-five seconds of swirling dust was all it took to kill two U.S. Marines... Read more
‘Winter Is Coming’ for Putin
Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov suspects Vladimir Putin’s time is almost up. For most of 20 years, Kasparov was the darling...
Nigeria Wants to Double the Size of Its Army

Nigeria Wants to Double the Size of Its Army

The Nigerian ground forces wants to add 100,000 new officers and enlisted men to its ranks, doubling its size to...

La pistola de los nazis

La pistola de los nazis

Los antiguos romanos tenían un dicho. Si vis pacem, para bellum. “Si quieres la paz, prepárate para la guerra.”...
Ship-Killing Missiles Are the Pentagon’s Big Budget Winner

Ship-Killing Missiles Are the Pentagon’s Big Budget Winner

On its face, the Pentagon’s budget request for the 2017 fiscal year is bad for the Navy — seven...

To Exploit U.S. Gaps, Russia Preps for Electronic Warfare

To Exploit U.S. Gaps, Russia Preps for Electronic Warfare

Much has been written about the weakness of the Russian military. Commentators describe it as a “paper tiger” that would...

The F-35 Is Still Horribly Broken

The F-35 Is Still Horribly Broken

In its annual budget request, the Pentagon asked Congress to shell out for more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Despite delays,...

The Islamic State Is Running Out of Time in Somalia

The Islamic State Is Running Out of Time in Somalia

The Islamic State wants to spread its influence wherever it can, and propaganda efforts aimed at the Somali insurgent group...

Do North Korean Missiles Really Threaten Japan?

Do North Korean Missiles Really Threaten Japan?

On Feb. 7, North Korea launched a Unha-3 rocket from its launch site at Dongchang-ri on country’s northwest coast....

U.S. Air Force Arsenal Plane Could Help Outgun China

U.S. Air Force Arsenal Plane Could Help Outgun China

The U.S. military is considering developing a so-called “arsenal plane” to accompany stealth fighters into combat, hauling large numbers...

Myanmar Has Forced Thousands of Rohingya Into a Virtual Prison

Myanmar Has Forced Thousands of Rohingya Into a Virtual Prison

Myanmar’s Kaladan River widens as my ship nears the great Bay of Bengal, the horizons reaching out in every...

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