Helicóptero de combate Mi-28N del Ejército de Tierra iraquí volando a baja cota sobre el desierto occidental iraquí. Foto del Ejército de Tierra iraquí a través de ACIG.info Puede que entre el fuego cruzado hayan caído civiles por ARNAUD DELALANDE Durante la noche del 28 de junio de 2016 un... Read more
A private security guard totes a shotgun in Guatemala. Marc Eckhert/Flickr photo Few trust the police in Central America, but private firms bring their own risks by MIMI YAGOUB This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. The growing number of private security firms in Guatemala speaks to the state’s inability to provide... Read more
A coalition soldier aims an infrared sight during a night range in Kabul province, Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo Andrew Bacevich argues it’s time to cut and run by MATTHEW GAULT The United States is at war and has been for nearly 15 years. Major U.S. ground combat operations in Iraq in Afghanistan have... Read more
Peacekeepers in Mali. U.N. photo Insurgents expand their activities in the Sahel by PETER DOERRIE In a highly coordinated attack, fighters affiliated with Al Qaeda’s branch in the Sahel took over a military base near Nampala on July 19, beating back the Malian garrison and later ambushing them during their retreat. At... Read more
A Turkish air force F-4E. Photo via Wikipedia Recovery might take a year or more by TOM COOPER The Turkish military has a long history of meddling in the nation’s politics, including no fewer than four coup d’états. In 1960, young officers toppled the democratically elected government amid socio-political turmoil and... Read more
A Turkish F-4. Photo via Wikipedia But the aging planes couldn’t match the rebels’ F-16s by DAVID AXE On the night of July 15, elements of the Turkish military rose up against Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan — and very nearly succeeded in killing or capturing their controversial leader. A few military units remained... Read more
A Turkish F-16 flies over Ankara. ermaleksandr/Flickr photo Military coup attempt failed to control information by ROBERT BECKHUSEN A military coup attempt by what appears to be a conspiracy within the Turkish military has failed. At least 265 people are dead and one of the strongest NATO armies, dealing... Read more
The truck, filled with bullet holes, used in the attack on Nice. Ahab Again/Flickr photo The Islamic State wants to carry out more attacks more often by ROBERT BECKHUSEN The terrorist attack on civilians crowded along Nice’s Promenade des Anglais celebrating Bastille Day appears ot be part of a trend... Read more
To Faye Cuevas, poaching is warfare by KALEIGH ROGERS While working as a counterterrorism intelligence agent for the U.S. Air Force in Africa, tracking Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army, Lt. Col. Faye Cuevas wasn’t particularly interested in elephants. But the animals kept popping up during her surveillance operations. “We... Read more
Venezuelan F-16A. Rob Schleiffert/Flickr photo Downing of suspected drug flights raises human rights concerns by JAVIER IGNACIO MAYORCA This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. A 2012 law that allows Venezuela’s air force to shoot down aircraft on suspicious flight paths reflects a policy that is being implemented at a high cost... Read more
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