This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #1
Thomas Hammond photo This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #1 A photo a day from the Syrian civil war Thirty months. More than 100,000 dead. Millions displaced. The Syrian civil war is by far the bloodiest war in all the world today—and it could only get... Read more
A-10s. Wikimedia Commons photo Budget crunch, tech ambitions mean desperate times Escalating budget cuts as part of the U.S. Congress’ self-imposed “sequestration” have provoked extreme, some might say dangerous, responses from Air Force leaders. Determined to protect three pricey new warplane programs, the flying branch’s top brass and their boosters have... 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
Oh Crap, Syria Just Became a Three-Way War
Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo in 2012. Wikimedia commons photo Oh Crap, Syria Just Became a Three-Way War Islamist rebels declare war on non-Islamist rebels, seize border town On Sept. 12, Islamic rebels in Syria declared war … on their fellow rebels. Two Al Qaeda-linked extremist rebel groups—Al Nusrah... Read more
Blown to Hell by a Roadside Bomb
David Axe photo Blown to Hell by a Roadside Bomb A war photo a day #37 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my... 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
A Day at the Arms Fair
 A broad smile from an Iveco armoured vehicle / Tom Hart photo A Day at the Arms Fair Tom Hart spends a surreal day at DSEI, a London convention for international arms dealers Miniature robots and landmine detectors share the room with bulletproof vests, precision-engineered widgets and all kinds... Read more
Late to the Battlefield
Ferruccio Gobbi photo Late to the Battlefield A war photo a day #36 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my career at war,... Read more
These New Chinese Weapons Originated in the USA (and Russia)
Shenyang J-11 fighter over Anshan Airfield, China. Department of Defense photo These New Chinese Weapons Originated in the USA (and Russia) China has a domestic arms industry, but its growing military has feasted on copies of foreign origin It’s no secret that China’s red-hot economy has fueled a defense... Read more
‘Rubicon’ Could Have Been The Best War Comic of The Year
Mario Stilla art ‘Rubicon’ Could Have Been The Best War Comic of The Year Seven Samurai applied to the Afghanistan war is pretty good, except when it’s taken too literally Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is widely regarded as one of the best war films ever made, if not the... Read more
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