There’s surprising depth in this movie about a man who can talk to armored vehicles by SEBASTIEN ROBLIN White Tiger is an artsy, Oscar-nominated film about a man who can talk with tanks. Other titles that could apply to it — The Tank Whisperer. Moby Tank. God of Tanks. Nightmare on Tank Street.... Read more Desert War Weapons Are the Highlight of the New ‘Battlefield 1’ Trailer Mostly-authentic shotguns, rifles, submachine guns and pistols by MATTHEW MOSS This new trailer for EA’s Battlefield 1 — a World War I shooter due for release in October 2016 — focuses on the game’s Middle East setting and showcases some interesting and authentic-seeming... Read more
Testing the Merchandise. Warner Bros. capture Jonah Hill rules in this classic about America’s military-industrial complex by MATTHEW GAULT The boys lowballed their bid and lost more than $50 million. The deal would still make them rich, supply the Afghan National Army with enough ammo to last 100 years and secure... Read more
A tale of myths, monstrosities and modern warfare by LAURA MUTH That was the tagline that first drew me to Image Comics’ Cry Havoc. It promised some of my favorite things — queer female lead characters and commentary on military policy. Some spoilers ahead. Of course, Cry Havoc quickly becomes more complicated than that.... Read more
Europeans are making some of the best films about Afghanistan by KEVIN KNODELL Capt. Claus Michael Pedersen, the commander of a company of Danish soldiers, tries to reassure an Afghan man. His soldiers had previously treated the man’s daughter for a burn on her arm, and Pedersen told the Afghan... Read more
The metal face of terror. TriStar Pictures capture The family comedy plays a lot different in the age of drone warfare by MATTHEW GAULT A tank leads a military convoy through a field of red poppies. Red stars appear on the sides of the tanks and transports — impossible to miss in the dull... Read more
No, she never waterboarded anybody by KEVIN KNODELL & BLUE DELLIQUANTI Read more
Warner Bros. capture Comedy takes the sting out of our darkest fears by MATTHEW GAULT Leave it to Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd to save the world from nuclear annihilation and make us laugh while they do it. In 1985, Ronald Reagan was president, Able Archer was two years behind us, the... Read more
Reenactors live out the Second Battle of St. Albans of the War of the Roses. Paul Kitchener photo via Flickr The Bard can teach us about war, the nation and strategic discourse by ROBERT FARLEY The past decade has witnessed an explosion of articles, panels and podcasts on the relationship between... Read more
Marines train during a live-fire exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in July 2016. Marine Corps photo Army book on navigating interservice rivalries has choice words for the Air Force, Navy and Marines by JOSEPH TREVITHICK Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines like to have good-natured fun at each others’ expense. But... Read more
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