Stopping Gangs Means Talking to Gang Members


Chicago’s gang problem is different in many ways from a full-scale counterinsurgency campaign, such as the one the United States fought against Iraqi insurgents from 2003 to 2011. Although Chicago’s 786 homicides in 2016 would make the city the... Read more

To Grow the Fleet, the U.S. Navy Could Recommission Retired Warships Hot


In its desperation to grow the fleet, the U.S. Navy is considering pulling old,... Read more

Outnumbered and Outgunned, the Bulgarian Air Force Battled the Allies Over Sofia


In April 1941, Bulgaria was drawn half-heartedly into World War II by Nazi Germany.... Read more

A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet Just Shot Down a Syrian Warplane


For nearly three years, Syrian, Russian and U.S. war planes have maintained an uneasy... Read more

The Whiskey-Fueled Riot That Forged West Point


The United States Military Academy at West Point is synonymous with prestige. Its list of... Read more
This Tiny Greek Gunboat Had a Scary Amount of Firepower
On July 20, 1974, around 3,000 Turkish soldiers supported by artillery, armored carriers and two dozen tanks hit the...
Alemania todavía quiere sus carros de combate Leopard

Alemania todavía quiere sus carros de combate Leopard

Alemania ha iniciado el proceso de modernización al último modelo, el Leopard 2A7V, de 103 carros de combate inoperativos...

What the Hell Is This Weird 1958 Body Armor?

What the Hell Is This Weird 1958 Body Armor?

These photographs depict a Detroit police officer firing a 20-inch-barrel Winchester 1897 Riot Gun at someone wearing unusual protective...

The U.S. Navy Wants to Deploy Its New Flattop Without Vital Testing

The U.S. Navy Wants to Deploy Its New Flattop Without Vital Testing

The U.S. Navy is trying to dodge its responsibility to conduct a critical test of its new, $13-billion aircraft...

Is the Arctic the Next Superpower Battleground?

Is the Arctic the Next Superpower Battleground?

The harsh, sparsely populated Arctic is warming and sea ice is falling, which means governments are looking north for both economic...

During World War II, Australia Was Desperate for Submachine Guns

During World War II, Australia Was Desperate for Submachine Guns

At the beginning of the World War II the Australian Army, much like the British Army, lacked a standard-issue...

That One Time Lockheed Hated on the Taiwanese Air Force

That One Time Lockheed Hated on the Taiwanese Air Force

This story originally appeared on May 7, 2015. Five years ago, Lockheed Martin told U.S. Air Force officials that...

The U.S. Military Just Attached a Laser Weapon to an Apache Gunship

The U.S. Military Just Attached a Laser Weapon to an Apache Gunship

The thrust of the U.S. military’s laser weapon tests have focused on the sea, on land and aboard fixed-wing aircraft....

In 2017, U.S. Special Operators Have Deployed to 137 Countries

In 2017, U.S. Special Operators Have Deployed to 137 Countries

The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne.” And soon their guidon—the “colors” of Company B, 3rd...

Bomb the Other Side of the Runway!

Bomb the Other Side of the Runway!

The Democratic Republic of Congo has seen next to no peace since its independence in 1960. While a series...

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