Turkish Jets Shoot Down Syrian Chopper
Turkish f-16s on Oct 19. 2011. Air force photo Turkish Jets Shoot Down Syrian Chopper A single helicopter isn’t something Assad can afford to lose The Syrian civil war has spilled over into Turkey again — with Turkish F-16 fighter jets chasing after and shooting down a Syrian helicopter.... Read more
Joseph Kay photo Joseph Kay photographs a lull in battle in bloody eastern Congo So the fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has stopped for now and representatives of the Congolese government and the M23 rebel group are talking in Kampala, Uganda. Amid the calm, the Congolese army has been consolidating... Read more
Tiny Robotic Submarines Can Travel in Swarms
Submarine concept. illustration via youtube Tiny Robotic Submarines Can Travel in Swarms These ‘bots can also stay at sea for months with solar-powered hulls Why have one unmanned ocean robot when you can have a swarm of them? That’s the impetus behind one submersible drone now in development. The... Read more
Kidnapped, Enslaved, Rescued, Ostracized
David Axe photo Kidnapped, Enslaved, Rescued, Ostracized A war photo a day #34 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
Between Battles, the Soldiers Train… and Celebrate
Joseph Kay photo Between Battles, the Soldiers Train … and Celebrate Joseph Kay photographs a lull in battle in bloody eastern Congo So the fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has stopped for now and representatives of the Congolese government and the M23 rebel group are talking in Kampala,... Read more
Monkeys Attacked the Peacekeepers
David Axe photo Monkeys Attacked the Peacekeepers A war photo a day #33 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
The Abu Ghraib Prison Break Seriously Empowered Jihadists in Syria
members of isis stand in the town square of al raqqa, Syria / via youtube The Abu Ghraib Prison Break Seriously Empowered Jihadists in Syria Al Qaeda has a new campaign to recruit soldiers abroad and they’re using the notorious prison as their rally flag As the international community... Read more
Lessons From Egypt’s Chemical War in Yemen
Egyptian air force chief adel hafez with air force pilots in yemen. 1964. wikimedia photo  Lessons From Egypt’s Chemical War in Yemen The diplomatic back-and-forth over Syria is at least something, compared to Egypt’s brutal 1960s-era war Nearly half a century ago, a Yemeni village was nearly extinguished by... Read more
One Man Private Army

One Man Private Army

Uncategorized September 13, 2013 0

Bob Denard. Via Militaryphotos.net One Man Private Army Invading an impoverished country mostly by himself, legendary gun-for-hire Bob Denard created a whole class of modern mercenary—and a new way of war  An excerpt from my new book Shadow Wars, available for pre-order from Potomac Books. In the early 1960s... Read more
Afghans Learning to Fly and Fight
David Axe photo Afghans Learning to Fly and Fight A war photo a day #32 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... Read more
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