Russia Is Finally Slicing Up Its Abandoned, Radioactive Submarines
one of many rusting, decommissioned russian submarines. bellona photo Russia Is Finally Slicing Up Its Abandoned, Radioactive Submarines Nuclear contamination has been a persistent source of danger along Russia’s Arctic coast The archetypal image of Eastern European nuclear contamination is the radioactive wilderness of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and... Read more
Did China Clone a U.S. Apache Attack Helicopter?
Ah-64 Apache. Photo via China Defense Blog Did China Clone a U.S. Apache Attack Helicopter? It’s possible, but not for certain by DAVID CENCIOTTI This is a bit suspicious. Photographs that recently appeared on Chinese defense blogs — a key source for glimpses of new People’s Liberation Army equipment... Read more
All the Things the British Military Can’t Do Anymore
HMS Astute off the coast of Scotland in 2009. Royal Navy photo All the Things the British Military Can’t Do Anymore Build destroyers and submarines that work, for one, before the Royal Navy fades away  by ROBERT BECKHUSEN In late September, the Royal Navy unveiled its latest nuclear-powered Astute-class... Read more
Shutdown: The Future of U.S. Space Power
chinese long march rocket launch. march 31, 2012. xinhua photo Shutdown: The Future of U.S. Space Power The U.S. is becoming a ‘no-show’ in the Asia-Pacific space race, according to one professor at the Naval War College by ROBERT BECKHUSEN In late September, the International Astronautical Federation held its... Read more
Oh Great: Greek Neo-Nazis Have a Scooter ‘Battalion’
Police block a road during a golden dawn march in june, 2012. jurvetson/flickr photo Oh Great: Greek Neo-Nazis Have a Scooter ‘Battalion’ A defector from the party revealed the tactics and organization of Greece’s far right extremists — whose leaders are now under arrest by ROBERT BECKHUSEN It’s Europe’s... Read more
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

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