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 and command installations. It was one of the first attacks of the American-led invasion — and it played out under... Read more

Tokyo’s First Major Military Export Will Be a Seaplane


In April 2014 the Japanese government finally lifted its postwar ban on the export... Read more

The U.S. Army Is Taking Forever Choosing a New Handgun, So Commandos Buy Their Own


America’s special operators are in a bind. The U.S. Army’s standard-issue handgun, the Beretta... Read more

The Vile Story of the Nazis’ ‘Dirlewanger Brigade’


Armies have long used prisoners as soldiers. Imperial France deployed the Bat’ d’Af’ in... 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
‘Metal Gear Solid’s’ Fulton Recovery System Is Real
In the new video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, players take control of Big Boss, a...
The Mystery of Thailand's Muslim Rebels

The Mystery of Thailand's Muslim Rebels

The insurgency in Southern Thailand remains an enigma to the Thai government, the international community and many analysts and...

Dangerous Delays for the U.S. State Department’s New Rescue Choppers

Dangerous Delays for the U.S. State Department’s New Rescue Choppers

In 2010, the U.S. State Department announced plans to buy more than a dozen Sikorsky S-61T helicopters for its Bureau...

La ametralladora de Maxim masacró a cientos de miles de personas

La ametralladora de Maxim masacró a cientos de miles de personas

A primera hora de la mañana del 25 de octubre de 1893, una columna de 700 soldados de la...
The CIA’s ‘Freedom Fighter’s Manual’ Is One of the Lamest Comic Books You’ll Never Read

The CIA’s ‘Freedom Fighter’s Manual’ Is One of the Lamest Comic Books You’ll Never Read

The Central Intelligence Agency’s Freedom Fighter’s Manual has to be one of the most curious works of propaganda the U.S....

China Reveals Two New Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles

China Reveals Two New Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles

Beijing 2015 V-Day parade addressed multiple audiences. Among them, clearly — the U.S. Navy, the U.S. military writ large...

How to Fight a War in Space

How to Fight a War in Space

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

Secretive F-14s Covered Commandos in Iraq in 2003

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...

The Thai Army Thought I Was a Terrorist

The Thai Army Thought I Was a Terrorist

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...

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