Drones: Scary, but Good for Peace
chinese drone near senkaky. japanese ministry of defense Drones: Scary, but Good for Peace Japan’s new anti-drone law is a harbinger of what’s to come Last month, a small observation drone, piloted from China, flew over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. The flight prompted outcries... Read more
Taliban Hunting Club
David Axe photo Taliban Hunting Club A war photo a day #40 by DAVID AXE Eight years. Eight 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... Read more
Bernie Sanders Calls Out Pro-War Deficit Hawks in Budget Debate
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at Penn Center near Beaufort, S.C. on oct. 19 / Corey hutchins Bernie Sanders Calls Out Pro-War Deficit Hawks in Budget Debate Vermont’s independent U.S. senator has been appointed to a bi-partisan budget panel tasked with averting another government shut down. He offered... Read more
Casual Killers, Reluctant Cops: Inside the Terror Attack at Kenya’s Westgate Mall
A video still showing one of the attackers aiming his assault rifle during the attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. CNN video Casual Killers, Reluctant Cops: Inside the Terror Attack at Kenya’s Westgate Mall Security footage offers a disturbing view of a bloodbath There are still... Read more
Spectacularly Crashing Your Helicopter
David Axe photo Spectacularly Crashing Your Helicopter A war photo a day #39 by DAVID AXE Eight years. Eight 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
South Korea’s New Navy Is Impressive… and Pointless
In July 2005 the South Korean navy took delivery of its largest warship to date. Two hundred meters long with a full-length flight deck and hangar, the amphibious assault ship Dokdo can carry up to 700 marines and 15 helicopters. It’s an impressive ship worthy of a world-class power... Read more
Battle in the Snow and Ice
David Axe photo Battle in the Snow and Ice A war photo a day #38 Eight years. Eight 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... Read more
Here’s the Ticking Time Bomb That Could Explode After Syria
Armenian BMP vehicles during 2012 exercise. armenian ministry of defense photo Here’s the Ticking Time Bomb That Could Explode After Syria The U.S. trains one side, Russia arms both in simmering conflict Nagorno-Karabakh is little known outside the region, but since 1994 this mountainous enclave has been at the... Read more

F-14s Versus UFOs … in Iran

October 17, 2013 0

Iranian F-14 firing missile. Iranian state media photo Yes, you read that right 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... Read more
U.S. Air Force tests a Minuteman nuclear missile. Air Force photo 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 the continuing relaxing of decades-old tensions between the two powers. But... Read more
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