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 Hot


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
How Baseball Betrayed Cuba’s Covert Ops
April 5 is opening day for Major League Baseball. This season, there’s speculation that the recent thaw in U.S.-Cuba...
‘It Was the Biggest Explosion I Have Ever Experienced’

‘It Was the Biggest Explosion I Have Ever Experienced’

“The air was filled with white smoke!” Sgt. Hussein of the Iraqi Federal Police said as the sound of...

The Surprising Importance of ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’

The Surprising Importance of ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’

This article contains spoilers for Wolfenstein: The New Order. In certain corners of the Western world, Nazi ideology is...

The S-3 Viking Retired Way Too Early

The S-3 Viking Retired Way Too Early

Eight years ago the U.S. Navy retired: A) Its only dedicated carrier-based tanker. B) Its last dedicated carrier-based anti-submarine...

Higher-Quality U.S. Weed, Police Crackdown Spiked Homicides in Jamaica

Higher-Quality U.S. Weed, Police Crackdown Spiked Homicides in Jamaica

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. Jamaica’s homicide rate has risen steeply in 2017, in what is likely...

Trump Expands What Obama Started—Banning Russian Rifle Imports

Trump Expands What Obama Started—Banning Russian Rifle Imports

In the world of 7.62-millimeter rifles, Russian-made AKs and Veprs in particular—a group of AK-style variants produced by gunmaker Molot—are highly...

Why There Are No Military Solutions to North Korea

Why There Are No Military Solutions to North Korea

Any attempt to curtail North Korea’s nuclear weapons program through military force would be an unmitigated disaster. “A conflict...

The Navy’s New Mini-Carriers Balance Air Power and Beach Assaults

The Navy’s New Mini-Carriers Balance Air Power and Beach Assaults

The U.S. Navy is acquiring early materials, working on systems engineering and starting detailed design work for a new...

The Future Is Looking Bright for the U.S. Navy’s Super Hornet

The Future Is Looking Bright for the U.S. Navy’s Super Hornet

With the U.S. Navy struggling to make up a shortfall in its strike fighter inventory, the future looks bright...

The ‘Tsar Bomba’ Was a 50-Megaton Monster Nuke

The ‘Tsar Bomba’ Was a 50-Megaton Monster Nuke

Maj. Andrei Durnovtsev, a Soviet air force pilot and commander of a Tu-95 Bear bomber, holds a dubious honor...

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