The Nuke Factory in Your Backyard
photo by sean rayford / seanrayford.com The Nuke Factory in Your Backyard How the U.S. quietly turned a civilian atomic power site into a so-called bomb facility — and what it means for the global arms race An innocuous industrial site belonging to Westinghouse Electric Co. sits off a... Read more
Kim Jong Il Comix #4
Kim Jong Il Comix #4 Everybody’s favorite dead dictator sure loved artillery North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Il died in 2011 after nearly two decades of of dangerously toying with nukes and pretty much wrecking his already-impoverished nation. But hey, he was good friends with China’s ruling oligarchy,... Read more
Yes, ‘The Hurt Locker’ Still Sucks
“It may as well be a superhero movie,” Jason says as the smoke clears around Sgt. 1st Class William James. We’re watching The Hurt Locker, and the hero is about to prove his invincibility by disarming a daisy chain of Improvised Explosive Devices. “Fuck this movie,” Jason adds. “Are... Read more
Kim Jong Il Comix #3
Kim Jong Il Comix #3 Everyboy’s favorite dead dictator sure loved missiles North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Il died in 2011 after nearly two decades of of dangerously toying with nukes and pretty much wrecking his already-impoverished nation. But hey, he was good friends with China’s ruling oligarchy,... Read more
Kim Jong Il Comix #2
Kim Jong Il Comix #2 Everybody’s favorite dead dictator sure loved warplanes North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Il died in 2011 after nearly two decades of of dangerously toying with nukes and pretty much wrecking his already-impoverished nation. But hey, he was good friends with China’s ruling oligarchy,... Read more
Kim Jong Il Comix #1
Kim Jong Il Comix #1 Everybody’s favorite dead dictator sure loved tunnels North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Il died in 2011 after nearly two decades of of dangerously toying with nukes and pretty much wrecking his already-impoverished nation. But hey, he was good friends with China’s ruling oligarchy,... Read more
Rebels Versus Killer Copters in Bloody Eastern Congo
Rooivalk copter. VEC Engineering Consultancy photo Rebels Versus Killer Copters in Bloody Eastern Congo South African firepower primed for civil war intervention A tenuous peace collapsed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on July 14. Rebels from the M23 movement and government troops opened fire on each other with... Read more
Mystery Weapon Terrifies America’s Admirals
USS Nimitz, left, and USS Essex near the Hawaiian islands on July 27, 2012. Navy photo Mystery Weapon Terrifies America’s Admirals Somewhere out there, someone has built something that has the Navy absolutely freaked The U.S. has the biggest, baddest Navy in the world by a wide margin. But... Read more
The Navy’s Killer Drone Totally Has a Mind of Its Own
A new era in aviation dawned when the U.S. Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System armed drone demonstrator completed its first-ever arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush off the Virginia coast Wednesday. After completing a second autonomous arrested landing on the nuclear-powered carrier, the 60-foot-wingspan... Read more
Boom!

Boom!

Uncategorized July 12, 2013 0

Boom! Blown to Hell in Afghanistan—a true story from 2011 by David Axe, with art by Ryan Alexander-Tanner Read more
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