F-14s Versus UFOs… in Iran
An incredible report from Babak Taghvaee in the latest issue of Combat Aircraft magazine. According to Taghvaee, the Iranian air force’s fleet of 1970s-vintage F-14 Tomcat fighters have spent the last nine years chasing around mysterious flying, glowing objects over Iran’s nuclear facilities. The Iranians believe the objects are... Read more
Treaty Be Damned, America Has Actually ADDED Nukes
U.S. Air Force tests a Minuteman nuclear missile. Air Force photo Treaty Be Damned, America Has Actually ADDED Nukes  Temporary atomic boost belies delayed disarmament by DAVID AXE Two years ago, the U.S. and Russia signed a new treaty meant to reduce both countries’ nuclear arsenals—an historic move signalling... Read more
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
NSA Outrage Machine Misfires on Drone Kills
Drone effigy at protest. compfight NSA Outrage Machine Misfires on Drone Kills This is a story about drones, not the NSA by JOSHUA FOUST The Washington Post has a killer story today about how the NSA helps drones kill. Based on documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the... Read more
Scrapped: The Naval Parade That Brings Military and Civilians Together
Sailors from the USS Makin Island marching in San Francisco. US Navy photo Scrapped: The Naval Parade That Brings Military and Civilians Together The cancellation of San Francisco’s Fleet Week damages America’s relationship with its armed forces by KYLE MIZOKAMI Two years ago this month, I was standing on... Read more
I Just Saw ‘Captain Phillips’ and Couldn’t Wait to See the Pirates Shot Dead
Don’t fuck with the U.s. Navy. Columbia pictures capture I Just Saw ‘Captain Phillips’ and Couldn’t Wait to See the Pirates Shot Dead Despite the film’s attempts to make me feel guilty about it by MATTHEW GAULT “You aren’t just a fisherman,” Richard Phillips says to his captor —... Read more
Fighting Trains!

Fighting Trains!

Uncategorized October 15, 2013 0

Czech armored train in Siberia, 1918/Dark Roasted blend Fighting Trains! The height of steampunk silliness, armored trains couldn’t help but enlist in the 20th century’s largest conflicts by STEVE WEINTZ The advent of locomotives and the spread of railways symbolized the Industrial Revolution, delivering the outputs of factories 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
I Went On the World’s Deadliest Road Trip
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 in a Syrian pomegranate grove for our ride: a pair of veteran Syrian rebels driving a pastel yellow... 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
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