The Finnish Military Shows How to Treat Soldiers the Right Way Hot


The Finnish Defense Forces does several things differently from the militaries of the United States and most of Europe. It’s partly due to circumstance. Universal male conscription — deriving from a history of very bloody wars with Russia and... Read more

Ignore the Name, the M-1A2SEPV3 Is a New Tank Hot


The U.S. Army just got a new tank. But you wouldn’t know it from... Read more

Russia’s Air Defenses In Syria Have Some Big Problems


In late September 2017, satellite photographs indicated that Russia had deployed a second Russian... Read more

China’s Giant New Cruiser Matches America’s Naval Firepower


Chinese state television has broadcast the first clear, overhead view of the Chinese navy’s... Read more

In 1917, the Illinois National Guard Joined a White Mob Hunting Blacks


For the second time since 2014, protests have gripped the St. Louis area due... Read more
India’s Missile Defenses Are Destabilizing the Scariest Arms Race on Earth
Ballistic missile defense systems have exploded in prominence across the globe since the United States withdrew from the 1972...
Madre mía, este fusil contracarro finlandés era gigantesco

Madre mía, este fusil contracarro finlandés era gigantesco

El descomunal fusil contracarro Lahti L-39, diseñado por Aimo Lahti ─el mayor diseñador de armas de Finlandia─, les prestó...

Someone Gave Iranian-Made Drones to Libya’s Tobruk Regime

Someone Gave Iranian-Made Drones to Libya’s Tobruk Regime

On Oct. 5, 2017, Maghreb Confidentiel — a professional journal covering Africa’s intelligence services — revealed that the Libyan National Army...

108 U.S F-35s Won’t Be Combat-Capable

108 U.S F-35s Won’t Be Combat-Capable

The new F-35 program executive officer, U.S. Navy vice admiral Mat Winter, said his office is exploring the option...

The Rise and Fall of Los Zetas

The Rise and Fall of Los Zetas Hot

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. At the time of the Zetas formation in the early 2000s, as an armed...

Counterinsurgency, Policing and the Militarization of America’s Cities

Counterinsurgency, Policing and the Militarization of America’s Cities

I can remember both so well. 2006. My first raid in South Baghdad. 2014. Watching on YouTube as a...

The Strange Story of How North Korea Smuggled in 87 U.S. Scout Helicopters

The Strange Story of How North Korea Smuggled in 87 U.S. Scout Helicopters Hot

On July 27, 2013, as a column of armored personnel carriers and tanks rumbled before the stand of Kim...

Even the Army’s Crowd-Control Rulebook Says Ferguson Police Tactics Were Dumb

Even the Army’s Crowd-Control Rulebook Says Ferguson Police Tactics Were Dumb

This story  originally appeared on Aug. 15, 2014. The crackdown by police in the Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 protests...

No, the Israeli Air Force Won’t Race to Iraqi Kurdistan’s Rescue

No, the Israeli Air Force Won’t Race to Iraqi Kurdistan’s Rescue

Here in Iraq’s Kurdish autonomous region, a friend recently overheard some of his countrymen discussing the prospect of an...

In Syria, Two Isolated Villages Witnessed Hezbollah’s Rise

In Syria, Two Isolated Villages Witnessed Hezbollah’s Rise

Heroic portraits of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad gradually disappear the farther north you drive from Aleppo. The red,...

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