The ‘Moriarty’ Supremacy
CIA illustration The ‘Moriarty’ Supremacy How a Yankee genius invented the tools for America’s secret wars by STEVE WEINTZ Fifty years ago, Stanley Lovell published a book he’d waited 20 years to write. The reason it took so long: Lovell was once the chief scientist of the Office for... Read more
Iran Unveils Killer Drone That Might Actually Work
Shahed 129. Iranian state media photo Iran Unveils Killer Drone That Might Actually Work Shahed 129 has been given a weapons upgrade by DAVID CENCIOTTI After displaying a stealth fighter that was a sort of joke, obsolete missiles as if they were new and fake or unrealistic Unmanned Aerial... Read more
Mexico’s Zetas Cartel Is in Disarray
Mexican marines. SEMAR PHOTO Mexico’s Zetas Cartel Is in Disarray The gangsters have been reduced to a “ragtag” operation, according to West Point’s counter-terror journal There was a time when the Zetas were the deadliest and fastest growing cartel in Mexico. They’re still arguably the deadliest. But the cartel... Read more
F-22 Raptors Taunted Iranian Fighter Jets
F-22 Raptor on May 10, 2012. Air Force photo F-22 Raptors Taunted Iranian Fighter Jets David Cenciotti writes: The March incident began over a drone, and luckily, no one started shooting Earlier this year, Pentagon press secretary George Little said that an Iranian air force F-4 Phantom combat plane... Read more
The Pentagon Seeks a Mysterious New Space Plane
XS-1 concept. Darpa illustration The Pentagon Seeks a Mysterious New Space Plane XS-1 could afford cheap space flights all the time The Space Shuttle is now a museum piece, but the Pentagon’s blue-sky research scientists are not giving up on the idea of a reusable “space plane.” It wants... Read more
Turkish Jets Shoot Down Syrian Chopper
Turkish f-16s on Oct 19. 2011. Air force photo Turkish Jets Shoot Down Syrian Chopper A single helicopter isn’t something Assad can afford to lose The Syrian civil war has spilled over into Turkey again — with Turkish F-16 fighter jets chasing after and shooting down a Syrian helicopter.... Read more
Admiral Warned Budget Cuts Would Chop Navy Yard Security Response Times
Washington Navy Yard. Tim Evanson/Flickr photo Admiral Warned Budget Cuts Would Chop Navy Yard Security Response Times Physical security and explosive inspections also reduced, the Navy’s installations chief instructed months before mass shooting Six months ago, the admiral in charge of naval base security across the U.S. homeland said... Read more
Tiny Robotic Submarines Can Travel in Swarms
Submarine concept. illustration via youtube Tiny Robotic Submarines Can Travel in Swarms These ‘bots can also stay at sea for months with solar-powered hulls Why have one unmanned ocean robot when you can have a swarm of them? That’s the impetus behind one submersible drone now in development. The... Read more
Lessons From Egypt’s Chemical War in Yemen
Egyptian air force chief adel hafez with air force pilots in yemen. 1964. wikimedia photo  Lessons From Egypt’s Chemical War in Yemen The diplomatic back-and-forth over Syria is at least something, compared to Egypt’s brutal 1960s-era war Nearly half a century ago, a Yemeni village was nearly extinguished by... 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

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