The Third Reich Squandered the Well-Armed ‘Scharnhorst’


The Treaty of Versailles drastically limited the size of the postwar Kriegsmarine, precluding Germany from owning any dreadnought battleships. The Germans could keep (and replace) pre-dreadnought vessels of 10,000 tons or less, roughly the size of a heavy cruiser... Read more

After MOAB Strike, No Word on the Fate of Kidnapped Civilians


Two weeks after U.S. forces dropped one of the most powerful non-nuclear bombs to... Read more

Russia’s Banged-Up Aircraft Carrier Prepares for Her Upgrade


Russia’s rusty aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has been back at her home port near... 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

Two Days Inside the Battle for West Mosul


Inside an old hotel on the edge of West Mosul’s Old City, a Federal... Read more
‘Sand Castle’ Is a Spiritual Sequel to ‘Jarhead’
War is hell, the old saying goes, and some of America’s most powerful war films belong to a genre...
Turkey Is Quite Eager to Buy Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Turkey Is Quite Eager to Buy Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Turkey is presently in the “final stage” of talks to purchase sophisticated long-range S-400 air defense missiles from Russia...

There Are a Bunch of Authentic Infantry Weapons in the New ‘Call of Duty’ Game

There Are a Bunch of Authentic Infantry Weapons in the New ‘Call of Duty’ Game

First-person shooter Call of Duty returns to its World War II roots starting in November 2017. In Call of...

The U.S. Military Moves Deeper into Africa

The U.S. Military Moves Deeper into Africa

Gen. Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy. “I would just say, they are on the ground. They are trying...

Iraq and Syria Team Up to Take on Islamic State

Iraq and Syria Team Up to Take on Islamic State

The Syrian warplanes carried out a series of strikes on Islamic State targets in Raqqa and along the Syrian-Iraqi...

Cómo mejorar aún más el fusil M1 Garand: acortar y aligerar

Cómo mejorar aún más el fusil M1 Garand: acortar y aligerar

Lo cierto es que la carabina M1 de la Segunda Guerra Mundial no fue diseñada para convertirse en un...

The F-35 Just Got $1.7 Billion More Expensive

The F-35 Just Got $1.7 Billion More Expensive

The F-35 is even further behind schedule and more over budget than other watchdog agencies have reported. A new...

The Third Reich Squandered the Well-Armed ‘Scharnhorst’

The Third Reich Squandered the Well-Armed ‘Scharnhorst’

The Treaty of Versailles drastically limited the size of the postwar Kriegsmarine, precluding Germany from owning any dreadnought battleships....

Here’s the Evidence Linking Russia to the French Election Hack

Here’s the Evidence Linking Russia to the French Election Hack

As France braces for the second round of its national election, security researchers try to figure out if Russia...
The Honeymoon of the Generals

The Honeymoon of the Generals

MOAB sounds more like an incestuous, war-torn biblical kingdom than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, aka “the mother...

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