This Cartel Boss Boiled People into Stew
Miguel Trevino, center, with associates. Mexican navy photo This Cartel Boss Boiled People into Stew Mexican drug kingpin nabbed after years of bloody mayhem  Early Monday morning, before dawn, a pickup truck carrying one of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords was heading down a dirt road near the Texas... Read more
Mystery Weapon Terrifies America’s Admirals
USS Nimitz, left, and USS Essex near the Hawaiian islands on July 27, 2012. Navy photo Mystery Weapon Terrifies America’s Admirals Somewhere out there, someone has built something that has the Navy absolutely freaked The U.S. has the biggest, baddest Navy in the world by a wide margin. But... Read more
Your $170 Billion Missile Defenses Don’t Work
Ground-based interceptor launch. jose Davila/Navy Media Content Services Photo Your $170 Billion Missile Defenses Don’t Work Don’t tell me you’re surprised On Friday, July 5, a long-range ballistic missile blasted into the skies from the U.S. military’s remote Pacific Ocean test site at Kwajalein Atoll. Meanwhile, a second missile... Read more
This Old Aircraft Carrier is a Damned Embarrassment
INS Vikramaditya. Photo: Wikimedia/Alexey Popov This Old Aircraft Carrier is a Damned Embarrassment The Vikramaditya was supposed to be India’s premier warship, like five years ago On Wednesday, the Indian navy’s first relatively modern aircraft carrier sailed from its Russian port into the White Sea for a final set... Read more
The Disastrous Movie Career of America’s New Stealth Fighter
f-35 pilot in The Avengers. Marvel Studios screencap The Disastrous Movie Career of America’s New Stealth Fighter From Man of Steel to Die Hard, the F-35's appearances on the big screen have been an exercise in failure In real life, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the Pentagon’s most... Read more
The Feds Want to ‘Fingerprint’ Your Eyeballs
A U.S. Airman scans eyeprints in Afghanistan. Photo: Air Force The Feds Want to ‘Fingerprint’ Your Eyeballs New biometric tech means more of your unique traits are going to end up in a gov’t database The Department of Homeland Security wants handheld biometric scanners that can recognize your iris,... Read more
The Undead Drug Lord of Michoacan
Nazario Moreno. EstrellaTV screencap The Undead Drug Lord of Michoacan Nazario Moreno, once a powerful Mexican drug trafficker, is most likely dead. But don’t tell that to his followers. A powerful Mexican drug lord who was killed in a gun battle more than two years ago now commands his... Read more
China’s Coming Drone Swarm
Wing Loong. Xinhua photo China’s Coming Drone Swarm Beijing is churning out new flying robots like crazy. But are they any good? There are only a few countries with the means and will to build swarms of drones. The United States is one of them. Then there’s China. And... Read more
Russia’s Got Deadly New Submarines
Yury Dolgoruky. RIA-NOVOSTI Photo. Russia’s Got Deadly New Submarines Should America panic or not? The Russian navy’s last two Typhoon-class submarines, by far the biggest undersea warships ever, are headed for the breakers for dismantling after decades of frontline service. The Typhoons, made famous by Tom Clancy’s The Hunt... Read more

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