When Earth Dreamed of Nuking the Moon
In 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into low earth orbit. It was the planet’s first artificial satellite—and much to the apprehension of the Pentagon and U.S. policymakers, it belonged to the commies. The Space Race had begun and America was losing. The decades that followed were a parade... Read more
A War Journalist’s Worst Case Scenario: The Kidnapping of Michael Scott Moore
Michael Scott Moore in September, 2013. Photo via kismayo net A War Journalist’s Worst Case Scenario: The Kidnapping of Michael Scott Moore Journalist taken by Somali gangsters has been forgotten by the world They came in the night. Jan. 25, 2012. 3:30 in the morning. A dozen members of... Read more
It’s Not Just Navy Admirals Being Naughty—The Pentagon’s Got a Major Behavior Problem
Cmdr. Michael V. Misiewicz in 2010. Navy Photo  It’s Not Just Navy Admirals Being Naughty—The Pentagon’s Got a Major Behavior Problem The ‘Fat Leonard’ scandal is symptomatic When U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jose Luis Sanchez sent an email asking to see pictures of the prostitutes he had been promised, Leonard... Read more
Bruce Willis Can’t Save Us From Asteroids, So We’ll Have to Save Ourselves
The Chelyabink meteor on Feb. 15, 2013. ?????????? ???????/Wikimedia photo Bruce Willis Can’t Save Us From Asteroids, So We’ll Have to Save Ourselves Some ideas for defending against the next asteroid impact On Feb. 15, an asteroid exploded above Chelyabinsk, Russia with the force of 500 kilotons of TNT.... Read more
Why the ‘Ender’s Game’ Movie Fails as Sci-Fi
Lionsgate image Why the ‘Ender’s Game’ Movie Fails as Sci-Fi The novel succeeds where the movie doesn’t Vague alien threats. Preemptive strikes. Children forced to fight wars for their elders. Drones on the battlefield. The death of privacy. Ender’s Game is Hollywood’s latest attempt to bring military science fiction... Read more
Ex-Marine Freed, U.S. Contractors Killed During Colombia’s ‘Black October’
National Army of Colombia Photo Ex-Marine Freed, U.S. Contractors Killed During Colombia’s ‘Black October’ Violence continues amid peace talks On Oct. 27, the Colombian rebel group FARC released a prisoner they’d held captive for four months: ex-Marine Kevin Scott Sutay. The Afghanistan veteran reportedly ignored police warnings and proceeded... Read more
This Is the War Plan America Will Use When It Inevitably Invades Canada
Tremble at their might. Royal Canadian mounted police photo  This Is the War Plan America Will Use When It Inevitably Invades Canada Archived plans show how close neighbors prepared for war by MATTHEW GAULT A cold and bitter enemy looms along the northern border of the United States. More... Read more
DARPA Wants Your Brain
darpa photo DARPA Wants Your Brain In a robot body by MATTHEW GAULT The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, that bastion of fringe military science that gave us GPS, the Internet and cinder block-hurling killbots, is at it again. In August, the agency put out a request for information... Read more
Neil deGrasse Tyson is Right: Knowing The REAL Space Budget Boosts Support for NASA
Neil deGrasse Tyson in December 2011. Nasa photo Neil deGrasse Tyson is Right: Knowing The REAL Space Budget Boosts Support for NASA But evangelism will only work if NASA has clear mission by MATTHEW GAULT Space. The final frontier. We all love it. Gravity, a beautiful sci-fi disaster movie... Read more
I Just Saw ‘Captain Phillips’ and Couldn’t Wait to See the Pirates Shot Dead
Don’t fuck with the U.s. Navy. Columbia pictures capture I Just Saw ‘Captain Phillips’ and Couldn’t Wait to See the Pirates Shot Dead Despite the film’s attempts to make me feel guilty about it by MATTHEW GAULT “You aren’t just a fisherman,” Richard Phillips says to his captor —... Read more

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