The Afghan Army Claims It Just Kicked the Taliban’s Ass—It’s Probably a Lie
Afghan troops practice helicopter assaults in 2010. David Axe photo The Afghan Army Claims It Just Kicked the Taliban’s Ass—It’s Probably a Lie Don’t trust numbers coming out of Kabul Afghan helicopters rotored into Logar province south of Kabul in the early morning hours of July 23 as part... Read more
Fleeing the Mortar Barrage by Boat
Fleeing the Mortar Barrage by Boat A war photo a day #8 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, one... Read more
The Air Force’s Awesome Attack Plane Has a Pretty Sad Replacement
A-10 Warthog. Bryan William Jones Photo The Air Force’s Awesome Attack Plane Has a Pretty Sad Replacement The A-10 is the best warplane for saving lives — too bad its days are numbered On July 24, dozens of U.S. troops in Afghanistan were nearly wiped out by a Taliban... Read more
Face It: Privacy is Dead
brettneilson/Flickr Face It: Privacy is Dead But do we accept that or build a better internet? On July 27 through August 1, the Black Hat conference took place in Las Vegas, where security researchers from around the world convened to present new research into computer security. One of the... Read more
Rent Your Own Spy Plane For Just $150 Million
It can listen in on radio broadcasts and pinpoint their origins. Using powerful cameras and infrared sensors, it can lock onto people and vehicles miles away and track them with pinpoint accuracy. It is a modified Gulfstream business jet that once belonged to the Jack Daniels whiskey-maker. Acquired by... Read more
I Just Fought Korean War II in My Living Room
North korean 170mm “koksan” artillery. via globalsecurity I Just Fought Korean War II in My Living Room Turns out the U.S. and its allies could actually lose Part two of three. Read part one. On an overcast day on the Korean peninsula, the air rumbles with the sound of... Read more
Home Invasion by U.S. Troops
David Axe photo Home Invasion by U.S. Troops A war photo a day #7 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... Read more
I’m About to Fight Korean War II in My Living Room
North korean people’s army . Voice of America photo I’m About to Fight Korean War II in My Living Room What a game can teach us about combat on East Asia’s volatile peninsula Part one of three A war has broken out on my living room table. The battlefield is... Read more
Finally, Some Frickin’ Camels
DaViD AXE photo Finally, Some Frickin’ Camels A war photo a day #6 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
Navy’s Big Surprise: Carrier Drone to Make a Comeback
An X-47B performs a touch-and-go landing on the USS George H.W. Bush. Navy photo Navy’s Big Surprise: Carrier Drone to Make a Comeback Mothballed X-47Bs to resume testing for two more years After history-making autonomous landings and takeoffs on an aircraft carrier this summer, the Navy’s two X-47B jet-powered... Read more
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