Surprise Surprise, Congo’s Awful Army Is Actually Winning Battles
U.N. and Congolese troops celebrate gains made against the M23. U.N./Sylvain Liechti photo Surprise Surprise, Congo’s Awful Army Is Actually Winning Battles With a little help from the U.N., Congolese troops make enormous gains against one of Africa’s most formidable rebel groups It all started on the Kanyamahoro, a... Read more
North Korea’s Young Leader Is Kind of a Crappy Dictator
Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman at a BASKETBALL game in february 2013. north korean central news agency photo North Korea’s Young Leader Is Kind of a Crappy Dictator Rule number one: Don’t hang out with Dennis Rodman Kim Jong Il, the late father of North Korean dictator Kim... Read more
Russia’s Epic Nuke Bomber Mission—Around the World, Along U.S. Coast
Tu-160. Wikimedia Commons photo Russia’s Epic Nuke Bomber Mission—Around the World, Along U.S. Coast Blackjack bombers skirted America en route to Venezuela Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers—Moscow’s most flexible weapons for nuclear war—left Russia on Oct. 28, flew 10,000 miles around the world and landed in Venezuela after... Read more
To Beat China, the Navy Could Launch Tiny Spy Drones From Submarines
A U.S. submarine launches a cruise missile in a 2003 test. Navy photo To Beat China, the Navy Could Launch Tiny Spy Drones From Submarines Three-inch robot could spot targets for cruise missiles by DAVID AXE One of the biggest problems with submarines is that they’re, well, submarines. Spending... Read more
This Is the War Plan America Will Use When It Inevitably Invades Canada
Tremble at their might. Royal Canadian mounted police photo  This Is the War Plan America Will Use When It Inevitably Invades Canada Archived plans show how close neighbors prepared for war by MATTHEW GAULT A cold and bitter enemy looms along the northern border of the United States. More... Read more
The Tiltrotor Firefighter
The V-22 Osprey. Department of Defense photo The Tiltrotor Firefighter Could the V-22 Osprey be used to battle blazes? by STEVE WEINTZ On June 21, 2008, a U.S. Coast Guard vessel off the central California coast reported multiple dry lightning strikes in the Santa Lucia mountains. Within hours the... Read more
How I Lost the Battle of the South China Sea
The year is 2016, and two of the U.S. Navy’s latest ships are backing a key ally in the tinderbox of the South China Sea. They’re facing down the Chinese navy halfway across the world with the latest weapons and systems the United States can get its hands on.... Read more
China Is Trying to Copy America’s Naval Radar Plane
E-2 landing. Wikimedia Commons photo China Is Trying to Copy America’s Naval Radar Plane Taiwanese spies caught helping Beijing build E-2 clone by DAVID AXE China’s building a second aircraft carrier—a bigger, more capable flattop to take over from Liaoning, a refurbished Russian vessel that Beijing is using to... Read more
The Mexican Drug War Isn’t Getting Any Worse, Now Here’s the Bad News
Mexican army troops during an exercise in February 2013. secretariat of national defense photo The Mexican Drug War Isn't Getting Any Worse, Now Here’s the Bad News Homicides decline in 2013, but the total number of drug war deaths could exceed 100,000 by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Murders in Mexico have... Read more
African Piracy Goes West
counter-piracy troops intercept a suspected Somali pirated vessel. U.K. Ministry of Defence photo African Piracy Goes West Piracy off Somalia has dropped to a new low, but is on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea Only 11 attacks by Somali pirates — resulting in only two hijackings —... Read more
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