Dept. of Defense strikes record $34 billion deal for new F-35s
A new lot of F-35s have been ordered for the Air Force and it’s thanks to a record $34 billion deal between Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense. The multi-year contract covers multiple production lots, with the first set giving the Air Force 157 new jets. The layout... Read more
Climate change forcing the Navy north to defend the Arctic ocean
As the landscape of the Arctic circle changes, the U.S. Navy is adapting its force projection capabilities to the cold North. While the Arctic has primarily been the turf of the U.S. Army and Air Force, the Navy is once again training for sea dominance in the frigid waters.... Read more
Army testing out new tamper-resistant GPS system this fall
The U.S. Army is set to deploy for combat exercises this fall with a new tamper-resistant GPS system, following previous incidents that point to Russian interference. GPS is particularly vulnerable to jamming, and multiple documented cases in 2018 -ranging from training exercises in Norway to operations in Syria- have... Read more
Less than 20% of B-1 Lancers are operational due to neglect from the Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is slacking when it comes to the B-1 Lancer fleet, with less than ten operational units out of a total number of 62. The fast-moving, low-level bomber was once the pride of the USAF but now problems are beginning to manifest as the Air Force... Read more
China willing to do whatever it can to surpass the U.S. military
The Chinese military is reportedly close to achieving technological parity with the United States, just one step in China’s plan to achieve global dominance. According to a report by former deputy defense secretary Robert Work, the Chinese are looking to surpass the United States and keep them trailing behind... Read more
Russian destroyer nearly collides with U.S. cruiser, Navy blames Russia for near collision
The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Chancellorsville was forced to take evasive maneuvers in the Pacific after it was nearly struck a Russian destroyer. While both sides are blaming each other, the Russians are well-known for playing chicken with enemy ships and aircraft.  In fact, earlier this week a... Read more
U.S. will start testing hypersonic weapons in 2020
The U.S. Army has announced that they will be testing hypersonic weapons next year, likely in the form of a cruise missile. The weapon can reportedly move five times the speed of sound and is launched by a tactical truck with a 30-foot transporter erector launcher. The weapon is... Read more
It could be another decade before Ford-class carriers are able to launch F-35C jets
The U.S. Navy is facing severe scrutiny from Congress after it was discovered that the new Ford-class supercarriers would be unable to launch and recover aircraft, with the legislative branch going so far as to propose refusing deliveries of future carriers until they can sort the issues out. The... Read more
U.S. performing simulated military strikes near Iran in deliberate show of force
A U.S. Navy carrier strike group and U.S. Air Force bombers conducted simulated military strikes near Iran over the weekend, reminding the Persian nation why they should not provoke the United States of America. In response to Iranian military posturing, the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group launched assets... Read more
China is still trying to wipe the memory of the violent Tiananmen Square protests after 30 years
Thirty years ago, the Chinese Communist Party deployed military forces to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to violently suppress a pro-liberty movement made up largely of students. Today, they continue to try and pretend it never happened. As a young man, I spent several of my teenage years as an expatriate... Read more

Andy Wolf

Andy Wolf is a Kentuckessee native who has spent over 1/3 of his life overseas in search of combat, riches and adventure- accruing over a decade of experience in military, private security, language, small arms training, journalism and corporate communications fields. Mr. Wolf holds a Bachelor's of Science from Tennessee's Austin Peay State University- and is rarely seen without his canine companion, Savannah.

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