Evolution of the Landship


At the outset of World War I, the British Army possessed a motley collection of motor vehicles including staff cars, trucks and a handful of artillery tractors. The early fighting on the Western Front compelled the British to hastily... Read more

U.S. Air Force Sends Robotic F-16s Into Mock Combat Hot


The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated a mixed formation... Read more

Colt’s Underslung Grenade Launcher Was Too Complex


Since the 17th century, infantry have tried to shoot grenades from their firearms. Until... Read more

The Media Laughed, But Bob Semple Stood by His Tank


New Zealand wasn’t at risk of a direct attack during World War I. 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
Argentina Wants to Keep This 1970s Jet Fighter Flying
Just one year after France retired its last Super Étendard carrier-based strike planes from service, Argentina announced it is...
We’ve Spotted Some Secret Iraqi Spy Planes

We’ve Spotted Some Secret Iraqi Spy Planes

On May 10, 2017, a ceremony took place at Al Muthana air base in Iraq in the presence of...

Like ‘Forrest Gump,’ but With Castration, Explosions and Joseph Stalin

Like ‘Forrest Gump,’ but With Castration, Explosions and Joseph Stalin

Dig deep enough in Netflix and you might find a Swedish movie called The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out...

‘The Wall’ Isn’t a War Movie, It’s a Horror Film

‘The Wall’ Isn’t a War Movie, It’s a Horror Film

This review contains spoilers. The poster for The Wall is misleading. Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s head dominates the top two thirds of...

‘I Was Inverted’

‘I Was Inverted’

On May 17, 2017, a Chinese Su-30 Flanker rolled over the top of a U.S. Air Force WC-135C Constant...

Whistleblowers, Moral Injury and Endless War

Whistleblowers, Moral Injury and Endless War

“My guilt will never go away,” former Marine Matthew Hoh explained to me. “There is a significant portion of...

It’s Time for War Shooters to Invade New Territory

It’s Time for War Shooters to Invade New Territory

The Call of Duty video game franchise has certainly gone on a wild journey. It started as a historical shooter...

Saudi Arabia Can’t Win Its Own Battles

Saudi Arabia Can’t Win Its Own Battles

Saudi Arabia has relied heavily on air power since its campaign against the Houthis in Yemen began more than two years...

The Worst U.S. Special Operations Disasters

The Worst U.S. Special Operations Disasters

Since World War II, the U.S. military has experimented with special operations forces, small groups of warriors with the...

French Mirage Fighters Turned Israel Into a Major Air Power

French Mirage Fighters Turned Israel Into a Major Air Power

Fifty years ago, on May 19, 1967, the Mirage V made its first flight from Melun-Villaroche airfield in France. Within...

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