Celebrities At War

Celebrities At War

Uncategorized September 12, 2013 0

Angelina Jolie detonates land mines in An Long Veng District, Thailand in June 2001. U.N. Refugee Agency photo Celebrities At War The Syria crisis mobilized the celebrity brigades, but it’s really just entertainment This happens every time. Whenever the United States finds itself even contemplating the idea of war,... Read more
Remember Triton: America’s Pioneer Nuke Sub
USS Triton on sea trials in 1959. Navy photo Remember Triton: America’s Pioneer Nuke Sub Steve Weintz recounts the odd — and historic —nuclear-powered Navy submarine USS Triton In 1960, the Eisenhower era was ending and Ike sought valedictory measures to cap his substantial presidency. To a summit in... Read more

The Men With the Golden Guns

September 11, 2013 0

Hitler. Hussein. Gaddafi. Why do bad men love gold-plated weapons? by KYLE MIZOKAMI In April 2003, shortly after the U.S. military invaded Baghdad and Saddam Hussein went into hiding, an unidentified U.S. serviceman tried to ship home an AK-47, a pistol and another rifle to Fort Stewart, Georgia. Unfortunately for... Read more
Scorching the Taliban with White Phosphorous
David Axe photo Scorching the Taliban with White Phosphorous A war photo a day #31 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my career... Read more
The Central African Republic is Erupting Into War
Rebel fighter in the Central African Republic in 2007, with arms and charms to ward of bullets. Flickr user hdpcar photo, CC-BY-SA The Central African Republic is Erupting Into War Conflict in Central African Republic is ignored by the international community, but not regional power brokers Clashes between armed... Read more
Here Comes China’s Drone Patrols
unidentified chinese drone. Japan ministry of defense photo Here Comes China’s Drone Patrols Mike Yeo reveals how heavier bombers and drones are becoming the new normal over the waters of the Western Pacific On most days, the Japan Self-Defense Forces scramble fighters to intercept Chinese military aircraft patrolling through... Read more
Courting Small and Unpleasant Regimes: It’s China, Stupid
defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Myanmar Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Wai Lwin on Aug. 28, 2013. Marine Corps photo Courting Small and Unpleasant Regimes: It’s China, Stupid  Faine Greenwood on why the U.S. should take it easy on restarting military aid to Myanmar — and why we engage... Read more
The Derelict Russian Tank
David Axe photo The Derelict Russian Tank A war photo a day #30 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my career at war,... Read more
Missiles In a Box And More at Russia’s Bizarro Arms Show
CluB-K Missiles. Photo courtesy of Bill Sweetman/Aviation Week Missiles In a Box And More at Russia’s Bizarro Arms Show Cruise missiles disguised as shipping containers, space radars and anti-stealth sensors were some of the equipment seen at the recent MAKS air show If you’re the leader of a small... Read more
Five Things Obama Should Say About the Syria Deal
Free Syrian Army militant in Aleppo. Wikimedia Commons Five Things Obama Should Say About the Syria Deal The deal with Russia to secure Syrian chemical weapons is appealing. Here’s how President Obama can sell it Pres. Obama’s deal with Vladimir Putin over Syria is headed to the U.N. Security... Read more
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