Complex Ambush

Complex Ambush

Uncategorized September 2, 2013 0

David Axe photo Complex Ambush A war photo a day #24 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, one jarring,... Read more
When Mach-3 Spy Planes Dueled Over the Middle East
Mig-25. Wikimedia commons photo When Mach-3 Spy Planes Dueled Over the Middle East U.S. and Soviet Blackbirds and Foxbats gathered intel amid Arab-Israeli fighting America and Russian warships are gathering in the Mediterranean, setting the stage for some tense—and potentially deadly—confrontations over U.S. Pres. Barack Obama’s stated intention to... Read more
The Navy’s Carrier-Launched Fighter is Getting a Spiffy Upgrade
Advanced Super Hornet. Boeing photo The Navy’s Carrier-Launched Fighter is Getting a Spiffy Upgrade But will America’s admirals buy it over the F-35? The Navy hasn’t put the money down for it yet. But this week, Boeing wheeled out a major upgrade to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the Navy’s... Read more
Warning the Taliban With Explosives
David Axe photo Warning the Taliban With Explosives A war photo a day #23 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... Read more
The Secretary of State Goes to War
Cruise missiles. Wikimedia Commons The Secretary of State Goes to War Come Hell or high water, we’re bombing Syria Secretary of State John Kerry gave an impassioned plea for striking at the Syrian regime on Friday. His speech was accompanied by the public release of an unclassified intelligence assessment... Read more
Korea Rejects Stealth Fighter
F-15K . Boeing photo Korea Rejects Stealth Fighter As Jeong Lee explains, leaders fear buying F-35s could result in a ‘hollow’ air force On Aug. 18th South Korea selected Boeing’s F-15SE Silent Eagle as the sole candidate for Phase III of its Fighter Experimental Project (F-X) over Lockheed Martin’s F-35A... Read more
Missives From a Forgotten Country
Armed men in the Central African Republic. HDTPCAR photo Missives From a Forgotten Country Why the crisis in the Central African Republic deserves more attention A man lay on the thatched floor of his hut, bleeding from a head wound opened by the swing of a machete, as a... Read more
Close Encounter With Iranians
David Axe photo Close Encounter With Iranians A war photo a day #22 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
Russia’s Stealth Fighter Could Outfly, Outshoot American Jets
T-50. Wikimedia Commons photo Russia’s Stealth Fighter Could Outfly, Outshoot American Jets T-50 is fast, long-ranged and has fearsome new weapons Since its public debut four years ago, Russia’s first stealth fighter has quietly undergone diligent testing, slowly expanding its flight envelope and steadily working out technical kinks. But... Read more
Has Wikileaks Been Infiltrated by Russian Spies?
PRISM rally in Berlin. Flickr Has Wikileaks Been Infiltrated by Russian Spies? Leak group has a troubling history with the Kremlin It might sound strange, but has Wikileaks been infiltrated by Russia’s Federal Security Bureau, the post-Soviet successor to the KGB? Based on media accounts and first person testimonies,... Read more
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