The Rocket Dog of U.S. Special Forces


America’s Special Operations Command will hold a conference in October and it recently put out the call for white papers. SOCOM is looking for cool future tech such as silenced engines, lightweight ammunition magazines and better suppressors. But SOCOM’s... Read more

Myanmar’s Most Persecuted Minority Isn’t Fighting Back


I checked the straps on my boots. The water on the flooded dirt road... Read more

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... Read more

Remember When Australia Pretend-Nuked a Rainforest?


During the Cold War, nuclear states tested atomic weapons in almost every conceivable environment... Read more

Rwanda’s Dissident Murder Machine


Opposing the Rwandan government could cost you your life, a report by the Canada Border... Read more
China Builds Up Its Fleet of Ships That Make Artificial Islands
Venturing ever further from the rivers and coasts that it helped develop in the first three decades of China’s...
In Myanmar, Buddhist Monks Whip Up Anti-Muslim Hate

In Myanmar, Buddhist Monks Whip Up Anti-Muslim Hate

The 969 Movement, a grassroots, leaderless group of monks promoting Buddhism and militant nationalism throughout Myanmar, may surprise the...

The United States Runs a Strip Mall Just for Cops in Afghanistan

The United States Runs a Strip Mall Just for Cops in Afghanistan

The U.S. State Department runs a strip mall for cops in Afghanistan. No, seriously, that’s what Washington calls three...

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many Civilians It Has Killed in Iraq and Syria

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many Civilians It Has Killed in Iraq and Syria

The Pentagon has looked into hundreds of possible civilian casualties from the bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria. But...

It’s Time to Change America’s Nuclear Strategy

It’s Time to Change America’s Nuclear Strategy

Every week, War Is Boring and Reuters sit down to discuss the stories behind the front lines. It’s War...

America Is at War With Fire

America Is at War With Fire

The American West is burning. An unusually hot and dry summer led to widespread drought and turned the forests...

Listen to This Lecture From the Man Who Dropped Both Atomic Bombs

Listen to This Lecture From the Man Who Dropped Both Atomic Bombs

At first, Jacob Beser sounds like another grumpy old man out of touch with the times. “One of the...

Kenya’s Elephant-Protection Air Force

Kenya’s Elephant-Protection Air Force

The twin Tsavo national parks in southern Kenya are home to some of the East African country’s biggest elephant...

I Got Smuggled Into a Rohingya Refugee Camp

I Got Smuggled Into a Rohingya Refugee Camp

The Myanmarese government hopes to prevent the international community from confronting the humanitarian crises of the Rohingya, Myanmar’s most-persecuted...

Hundreds of Dead Bodies Rot in Bangui Wells

Hundreds of Dead Bodies Rot in Bangui Wells

In early August, workers from the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action exhumed three piles of bones from a drinking well...

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