U.S. Marine Corps photo U.S. policy has created chaos throughout the region by DANNY SJURSEN The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at combat soldiering in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that couldn’t be clearer to me. Unfortunately, it’s evidently still not clear... Read more
Image via Vice Motherboard The search engine tapped a public malware repository by LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI In October of 2014, an American security company revealed that a group of hackers affiliated with the Russian government, dubbed APT28, had targeted Georgia and other Eastern European countries in a wide-ranging espionage campaign.... Read more
A pair of Russian air force Su-25s taking off from Hmemmem air base in Syria. Russian Ministry of Defense photo Moscow needs to own its mistakes by TOM COOPER On the morning of Feb. 9, 2017, a single Russian fighter-bomber released a stick of unguided dumb bombs on a house in Al... Read more
An IRIAF F-14A as seen from a B747 tanker during in-flight refueling in mid-September 1980. Notable is lack of any other armament but an AIM-54 Phoenix missile installed under the fuselage. It was only months later that IRIAF engineers adapted AIM-9 Sidewinders and AIM-7 Sparrows to the type. Tom... Read more
The USS ‘Massachusetts’ peeks out behind the USS ‘Indiana’ as she shells the Japanese home islands. U.S. Navy photo Size isn’t everything by ROBERT FARLEY The U.S. Navy began construction of its first fast battleships in 1937, with the two ships of the North Carolina class. The restrictions of the Washington... Read more
A Mexican military Mi-17 helicopter. Mexican defense ministry photo Ten years and 100,000 deaths later, Mexico isn’t backing down by DEBORAH BONELLO This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. A Senate report on recent proposals that apparently aim to regulate the role of Mexico’s military in public security has concluded that the draft... Read more
Un figurante interpreta a un soldado romano de caballería. Foto de Codrin.B vía Wikimedia Las espadas con forma de hoz y las tácticas de guerrilla tiñeron Roma de sangre por ROBERT BECKHUSEN Antes de que surgiera el Imperio Romano, los celtas eran los guerreros más destacados de la franja de... Read more
U.S. president Donald Trump with staff and generals in February 2017. U.S. Central Command photo Everyone loses when nuclear weapons — of any kind — get involved by GEOFF WILSON and WILL SAETREN As Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office come to a close, critics are pointing out that his iconic slogan, “Make America Great... Read more
An Israeli Shavit space launch vehicle. Photo via Wikimedia What if Israel decided to take a different path? by ROBERT FARLEY Since the early 1970s, Israel has informally maintained a nuclear deterrent. In order to prevent the activation of a variety of legal instruments that would disrupt Israeli relations with... Read more
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter over Laghman province, Afghanistan in 2015. U.S. Army photo The Pentagon is still under the delusion it can find a military answer to a 16-year-old war by DANIEL L. DAVIS It is now official beyond question. The senior ranks of the U.S. military and foreign policy... Read more
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