U.S. taking wait and see approach as tensions between India & Pakistan remain high
Yashwant Raj Hindustan Times, New Delhi The US has been “monitoring closely” Pakistan’s use of American-made defense equipment in an air strike it carried out on Indian defense facilities on Wednesday disregarding appeals to avoid military actions that could exacerbate tensions and imperil its future arms purchases. Indian defense... Read more
Despite no nuclear deal with North Korea, U.S. ending large-scale military drills with South Korea
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach an agreement on nuclear weapons Thursday, with Trump saying he had to “walk away” from a demand to lift economic sanctions in exchange for denuclearization. However, in a move that was... Read more
First Pakistan-India dog fight in nearly 50 years puts countries on brink of war
By David Pierson and Aoun Sahi Los Angeles Times Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called for talks with India and warned of miscalculations that could lead to war in a national television address Wednesday, hours after his nation’s air force claimed to have shot down two Indian warplanes and... Read more
I Went on the World’s Deadliest Road Trip
This story originally appeared in October 2013. This reprint is David Axe’s final story for War Is Boring. Sprinting through a gap in the barbed wired at the border between Turkey and Syria as a Turkish armored vehicle pursued us and soldiers fired warning shots in the air. Waiting... Read more
China’s New Submarine Nuke Could Hit America
The Chinese navy has tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, one that could eventually allow Chinese ballistic-missile boats, or “boomers,” to threaten the continental United States from waters that are close to China’s shores, and thus safer for the boomers. The People’s Liberation Army Navy tested the JL-3 missile... Read more
Nuevo dron sin superficies móviles de control
Investigadores de BAE Systems y la Universidad de Manchester probaron con éxito un vehículo aéreo no tripulado experimental sin superficies móviles de control, según informó BAE Systems en diciembre de 2017. El dron a reacción MAGMA, con una envergadura de 3’5 metros, puede ayudar a BAE en el desarrollo... Read more
The World According to the ‘Adults in the Room’
Leave it to liberals to pin their hopes on the oddest things. In particular, they seemed to find post-Donald Trump solace in the strange combination of the two-year-old Robert Mueller investigation and the good judgment of certain Trump appointees, the proverbial “adults in the room.” Remember that crew? It... Read more
The Royal Navy’s Message to Russia Was Pretty Sad
The ship the British Royal Navy deployed to the Black Sea in order to send a message to Russia lacks heavy weaponry and could not defend itself from intensive attack. HMS Echo, a 297-feet-long survey vessel, arrived in Ukrainian waters in early December 2018. “As long as Ukraine faces... Read more
America Never Was Serious About Syria
Pres. Donald Trump announced on Dec. 19, 2018 that U.S. military forces would withdraw from Syria. The decision was justified, according to the president, by the defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which is down to only a couple thousand combatants at most and possesses only a... Read more
Great Britain’s Future War Force
The British military is struggling to reorganize for a new cold war in Europe. A modest spending boost in 2018 could give planners some hope that budgetary shortfalls — a perennial problem for the U.K. armed forces — might not doom the effort. “After almost three decades of relative... Read more
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