Yep, F-117 Stealth Fighters Are Still Flying in 2015


The U.S. Air Force officially retired its 52 surviving F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters in 2008, transferring their radar-evading attack mission to B-2 bombers, F-22s and — eventually — F-35s. The Air Force claimed it would preserve the F-117s for... Read more

So How Hard Is It to Shoot Down a Stealth Bomber?

Seventy years ago, Col. Paul Tibbets flew the Enola Gay on a mission that... Read more

The T-80 Is Russia’s Most Overrated Tank


The T-80 is a glaring lesson in why heavily-armored tanks can hide major weaknesses.... Read more

Watch a U.S. Navy Chopper Shoot Down a Drone


As the United States steadily loses its monopoly on drones of all shapes and... Read more

Mike Huckabee Is Wrong About America’s B-52s


In one of most bizarre moments of the bizarre Aug. 6 debate between Republican... Read more
Turkish Police Have a Bad Habit of Harassing Journalists
Turkish authorities have arrested three Vice reporters — British citizens Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury along with their Iraqi fixer. They...
How to Build a Better Invisibility Cloak

How to Build a Better Invisibility Cloak

Cloaking devices — or “metamaterials” that scatter light — have been in university labs for years. But electrical engineers at...

The Vile Story of the Nazis' Prisoner Brigade

The Vile Story of the Nazis' Prisoner Brigade

Armies have long used prisoners as soldiers. Imperial France deployed the Bat’ d’Af’ in the harshest of its colonies....

The U.S. Army Wanted to Launch T.V. Cameras From Howitzers

The U.S. Army Wanted to Launch T.V. Cameras From Howitzers

American troops suspect enemies are nearby, so they lob an artillery shell. As the round careens toward its target,...

I Went on a Ride-along With Thailand’s Toughest Cops

I Went on a Ride-along With Thailand’s Toughest Cops

I was in southern Thailand on a trip to research the government’s low-boil war with Islamist insurgents — and I...

The Pentagon Sends Predators to Latvia

The Pentagon Sends Predators to Latvia

Predator drones will soon be in the skies over Latvia. Airmen from the Texas Air National Guard will fly...

In Southern Thailand, Be Careful Around the Army and the Cops

In Southern Thailand, Be Careful Around the Army and the Cops

The Royal Thai Army and the Royal Thai Police have for decades fought rebels in one of Asia’s lesser-known...

Taiwan's Obsolete Submarines Should Be in a Museum

Taiwan's Obsolete Submarines Should Be in a Museum

As China expands its undersea arsenal, Taiwan is debating how to replace its own tiny fleet of antiquated submarines — two of...

The American West Is Burning

The American West Is Burning

America’s western states are suffering from one of the worst wildfire seasons in history. The military has mobilized to...

Who Killed Central Africa’s Most Notorious Spy?

Who Killed Central Africa’s Most Notorious Spy?

The assassins, dressed in camouflage and riding in a military vehicle, closed in on their target. Lt. Gen. Adolphe...
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