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
Secretive F-14s Covered Commandos in Iraq in 2003
Early in the morning on March 19, 2003, U.S. Special Operations Forces infiltrated western Iraq to neutralize strategic radar...
Thailand Doesn't Like War Tourists

Thailand Doesn't Like War Tourists

The Thai government rarely opposes researchers studying the conflict in the country’s violent south. My friends Don Pathan, a...

Tokyo’s First Major Military Export Will Be a Seaplane

Tokyo’s First Major Military Export Will Be a Seaplane

In April 2014 the Japanese government finally lifted its postwar ban on the export of defense products. Tokyo approved...

NHL Stars Helped Vladimir Putin Beat a Kids’ Hockey Team

NHL Stars Helped Vladimir Putin Beat a Kids’ Hockey Team

Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin is a propaganda master with a long history of bizarre photo-ops. The resulting media coverage has...

U.S. Army Veteran Helps Kurds Who Fight Iran

U.S. Army Veteran Helps Kurds Who Fight Iran

The FBI and the State Department aren’t happy that U.S. Army veteran Ryan O’Leary has taken up arms with...

The U.S. Military Scrambled F-16s to Fend Off a Crazy Cat Lady

The U.S. Military Scrambled F-16s to Fend Off a Crazy Cat Lady

On Aug. 28, two F-16s from the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing took off from Buckley Air Force...

American Commandos Are Fed Up With Waiting for the Army’s New Pistol

American Commandos Are Fed Up With Waiting for the Army’s New Pistol

America’s special operators are in a bind. The U.S. Army’s standard-issue handgun, the Beretta M-9, is getting old and...

Egypt to WIB — Your Request for Military Secrets Is Denied

Egypt to WIB — Your Request for Military Secrets Is Denied

We here at War Is Boring are well aware of the power of the United States’ Freedom of Information...

Turkish Police Have a Bad Habit of Harassing Journalists

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...

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