This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #12
David Axe photo This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #12 A photo a day from the Syrian civil war by DAVID AXE Thirty months. More than 100,000 dead. Millions displaced. The Syrian civil war is by far the bloodiest war in all the world today—and it... Read more
The Cat Colonel of Syria
Col. Jamal. David Axe photo The Cat Colonel of Syria Farmer-turned-war commander battles regime, rescues kitties by DAVID AXE He commands rebel forces in the ruins of an ancient mountaintop village in northern Syria. He daily dodges bombs and rockets from regime warplanes and silent, invisible bullets from enemy... Read more
How The Pentagon Exaggerated Russia’s Cold War Wonder Weapons
How the Pentagon Exaggerated Russia’s Cold War Wonder Weapons Nearly 30 years ago, the Pentagon produced its own propaganda for the American public. What happened is a cautionary tale for today by KYLE MIZOKAMI Many, many years ago, I was in junior high school and was deeply nerdy about... Read more
We’ve Invented Futuristic Flippers—Why Aren’t the SEALs Using Them?
aqueon product brochure/innerspace corporation We’ve Invented Futuristic Flippers — Why Aren’t the SEALs Using Them? Foils are better than fins, but they’ve been slow to enter the military diving world by STEVE WEINTZ Imagine you’ve developed a device that lets swimmers and divers swim dramatically farther and faster —... Read more
Syrian Rebels Have More Woman Infantry Commanders Than the U.S. Military Does
Free Syrian Army capture Syrian Rebels Have More Woman Infantry Commanders Than the U.S. Military Does Exactly one by DAVID AXE Amira Aroor is a brigade commander in the 1st Division of the rebel Free Syrian Army. She’s also a woman. That means the main Syrian opposition force has... Read more
Syria’s Got a Dangerous Plan to Save Its Warplanes
Syria possesses Su-24 bombers, seen here in russian service. Wikimedia Commons photo Syria’s Got a Dangerous Plan to Save Its Warplanes Syria-Iran deal could reveal Iraqi sympathies by DAVID AXE Syria has reportedly signed an agreement with Iran allowing Syria to send some of its warplanes to Iran to... Read more
How to Sink an Aircraft Carrier
A photo depicting an American nuclear-powered submarine poking its periscope above the waves—within shooting distance of a British aircraft carrier during a war game—is a useful reminder of one of the most important truths of naval warfare. For every sailor who’s not in a submarine, submarines are real scary.... Read more
French Bombers Were Loaded Up, Syrian Rebels Were Deployed—All Awaiting Obama’s Okay to Attack
A Rafale with Scalp Missiles. French Air Force photo French Bombers Were Loaded Up, Syrian Rebels Were Deployed—All Awaiting Obama’s Okay to Attack U.S. decision not to strike Syrian regime shocked, disrupted allies by DAVID AXE In the early hours of Aug. 31, America’s allies had every reason to... Read more
Revenge of Meatspace: Reality Bites for Web Drug Kingpin
Tor infographic. eff Revenge of Meatspace: Reality Bites for Web Drug Kingpin Lessons from Silk Road’s Ross William Ulbricht by JOSHUA FOUST On Wednesday, the FBI announced a fascinating arrest: they had nabbed Dread Pirate Roberts, or DPR, the founder of Silk Road, a black-market Website famous for selling... Read more
No More Chemical Weapons, No Problem—Syria Steps Up Firebombings Instead
The Syrian air force jet screamed over the Ibn Tufail Commercial Secondary School in the city of Raqa, in Syria’s rebel-controlled north, at around 8:05 in the morning on Sept. 29. It released two bombs. In a thunderclap of noise and fire, at least 14 people died—12 of them... Read more
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