Transparent, My Ass
Transparent, My Ass by Matt Bors Matt’s previous cartoon was “Obama is the Decider Now.” Read more
What Separates a Hero From a Coward?
Wehrmacht soldiers. via Us national archives What Separates a Hero From a Coward? A Review of The Last Battle What separates a hero from a coward? A patriot from a traitor? These questions are more important than ever in light of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelation of the National Security... Read more
Who’s Going to Win the Race to Mach 5?
It was a breakthrough years in the making. On May 1, 2013, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber launched an X-51A Waverider unmanned test vehicle from a wing pylon. The two-ton, missile-shaped X-51 fired a solid rocket booster, quickly accelerating to Mach 4.8. Twenty-six seconds into its flight over... Read more
Here’s How the Navy Plans to Shoot Down High-Tech Chinese Jets
The Chinese J-31. Via Chinese Internet Here’s How the Navy Plans to Shoot Down High-Tech Chinese Jets By homing in on their heat with a new missile The Chinese air force has at least two new stealth warplanes. And that’s a big problem for the U.S. Navy, which is... Read more
The French ‘Shot Down’ U.S. Stealth Fighter
An F-22 Raptor. Air Force photo The French ‘Shot Down’ U.S. Stealth Fighter Turns out fancy new American jets aren’t invulnerable New evidence confirms that a French fighter pilot once “killed” an American F-22 Raptor stealth fighter in mock combat. Although not unprecedented, the simulated shoot-down is still a... Read more
The Disastrous Movie Career of America’s New Stealth Fighter
f-35 pilot in The Avengers. Marvel Studios screencap The Disastrous Movie Career of America’s New Stealth Fighter From Man of Steel to Die Hard, the F-35's appearances on the big screen have been an exercise in failure In real life, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the Pentagon’s most... Read more
‘They Burn Themselves’
Layla Ali. David Axe photo ‘They Burn Themselves’ Kurdish women’s advocates struggle against tradition in the world’s oldest city Erbil, Iraq — There’s an AK-47 leaning next to the couch at ZEEN women’s center and radio station in this capital of the autonomous region of Kurdistan. Layla Ali, 30,... Read more
The Army’s ‘Operation Donkey Haul’
David Axe photo The Army’s ‘Operation Donkey Haul’ That one time U.S. soldiers tried to recruit an Afghan ass Able Troop was way too small to cover the entire Afghan district of Baraki Barak, where its outpost was located in 2009. So the 100-strong company — part of 3rd... Read more
Half the Military’s Robot Copters Are Crashing
A K-MAX Robot Copter in Afghanistan. Marine Corps photo Half the Military’s Robot Copters Are Crashing Believe it or not, this is not all bad news Evening was falling at the desert landing zone near the U.S. Marine Corps’ Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan when the dragonfly-like shape of... Read more
Robot Marines in Space!
SpaceShipOne in testing. Via Wikimedia Commons Robot Marines in Space! Pentagon wanted a suborbital transport for unmanned missions Roosevelt Lafontant had a dream. A Marine Corps officer assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office at the Pentagon, Lafontant had a back-row seat in late 2001 as the Marines spearheaded the... Read more
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