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
‘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
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
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
Just How Many Congolese Were Killed in War?
Congolese war survivors. Ferruccio Gobbi photo Just How Many Congolese Were Killed in War? Five million or 200,000, the number matters  In the U.K.’s House of Lords on Feb. 3, 2010, members of parliament debated expanding Great Britain’s aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the site of several... 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
Three Reasons Not to ‘No-Fly’ in Syria
A Buk-M2E missile system. Via Wikimedia Commons Three Reasons Not to ‘No-Fly’ in Syria Regime’s updated jets and missiles represent big danger The White House’s confirmation on Thursday that the regime of Bashar Al Assad has used chemical weapons against Syria’s rebels and civilians has prompted talk of possible... Read more
When a Sniper Stalked American Troops
Soldiers in the Chowkay Valley in 2010. David Axe photo When a Sniper Stalked American Troops In Afghanistan in 2010, a mysterious sharpshooter picked off U.S. soldiers Gunfire and rockets erupted on both sides of the American patrol. It was the night of March 28, 2010, in Kunar province,... Read more
Did America Start a Robot Space War?
An X-37B in its launch canister. Boeing photo Did America Start a Robot Space War? Mysterious orbital craft alarms U.S. rivals It was a space launch to change the world. On January 11, 2007, a solid-fuel rocket lifted off from Xichang Space Center in central China, a non-explosive ‘kill... Read more
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