Converted Prop Guns Are Assassins’ Weapon of Choice
This story originally appeared on Feb. 25, 2015. Blank-firing guns make for fun movie props and nice showpieces. But with the right tweaks, they can be just as deadly as the real thing. According to a new report by Small Arms Survey, a non-governmental research project based in Switzerland,... Read more
Nazi Germany Tried to Beat Britain With Counterfeit Cash
This story originally appeared on June 12, 2016. In 1967, organ experts cracked open an old organ at the church of San Valentino in Merano, Italy in an attempt to find markings which could date the instrument. Instead of a production label, the workers found £5 million in cash... Read more
How Baseball Betrayed Cuba’s Covert Ops
April 5 is opening day for Major League Baseball. This season, there’s speculation that the recent thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations could lead to even more players from Cuba, home to some of the world’s best ballplayers and most enthusiastic fans, joining the big leagues here in the United States.... Read more
The Pentagon Planned to Nuke the Sky
Originally published on April 18, 2015. These days, lasers are the new hotness if you want your military to be on the cutting edge of air and missile defense. But during the Cold War, America looked to another then-cutting edge technology to keep the skies clean of enemies. Hard... Read more
A War Game Was NATO’s First Glimpse Into the Nuclear Abyss
Originally published on April 29, 2015. Throughout the Cold War, the prospect of nuclear war hung over Europe like a recurring nightmare. But in the early years of the Atomic Age, most people only dimly understood the consequences of tactical nuclear war. It wasn’t until nearly a decade into... Read more
Actualmente los grupos terroristas tienen más misiles guiados contracarro que nunca
Abre el YouTube o el Twitter y podrás hacer el seguimiento del canal encubierto de suministro de armas de EE.UU. que se desvía hacia Siria. Los vídeos y las imágenes muestran misiles guiados contracarro TOW estadounidenses que pasan de las manos de escogidos grupos de poder rebeldes a los... Read more
New Airstrip Could Be Home to Hezbollah’s Drones
The conflict in Syria has already played host to Iranian, Israeli, American and Syrian drones. Now a new report shows that another player is entering Syria’s drone war. On April 23, IHS Jane’s published a report with satellite imagery suggesting that Lebanese Hezbollah had built a small air base... Read more
The Pentagon Planned to Nuke the Sky
These days, lasers are the new hotness if you want your military to be on the cutting edge of air and missile defense. But during the Cold War, America looked to another then-cutting edge technology to keep the skies clean of enemies. Hard as it may be to fathom... Read more
Terrorist Groups Now Have More Anti-Tank Guided Missiles Than Ever
Fire up YouTube or Twitter and you can follow America’s covert weapons pipeline as it goes awry in Syria. Videos and pictures show American TOW anti-tank guided missiles moving from hand-picked rebel proxy groups into the arms of global jihadists such as Jabhat Al Nusrah. But America isn’t the... Read more
Meet the Missile That Started the MANPADS Craze
Whether in the hands of terrorists in Iraq, or in a display case at a ritzy international air show, man-portable air defense systems — or MANPADS — have become a common sight throughout the world. They’re the product of decades of innovation, and an ever-lasting cat-and-mouse game between intelligent... Read more
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