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
A U.S. Air Force veterinarian inspects a sick cow in Mongolia during a humanitarian assistance operation. DoD photo Podcast — the strange science of humans at war by MATTHEW GAULT When the U.S. Air Force tests a new aircraft, it needs to make sure it won’t crash should a stray bird slam into the... Read more
The USS Enterprise in trouble. Paramount capture The new film proves ‘Star Trek’ doesn’t have to sacrifice its soul to be entertaining by MATTHEW GAULT I never thought I’d like, let alone love, another Star Trek film. Trek is a big deal to me. I watched Next Generation as a child... Read more
Beautiful East Europa. Jakub Rozalski art The Great War is over and the great powers battle over the ashes by MATTHEW GAULT Gunter von Duisburg spent the Great War breeding dire wolves and leading mechs in battle in the forests of Saxony. He was not accustomed to governing or building, but took... Read more
There’s a Lego-like model of the flattop on sale in Beijing by TOMMY JAMISON Behold China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning — in model form. When I was a kid I built a model of the USS Saratoga — on which my father served in 1967 — and was mightily impressed by the whole experience. I am, as such,... Read more
A squirtle in Northern Iraq. Louis Park photo via Facebook Military officials are wary of both troops and civilians trying to catch ’em all by KEVIN KNODELL Pokemon Go has invaded America. Since launching on July 6, the free augmented reality game has prompted millions of users to explore places they ordinarily... Read more
New York City on 9/11. Flickr photo A review of ‘The Global Village Myth’ by REED PEEPLES The protection of America itself will assume a high priority in a new century. Once a strategic afterthought, homeland defense has become an urgent duty. For most of our history, America felt safe behind two... Read more
Skulls at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. All photos by Adryel Talamantes Cambodia’s massacre sites are now tourism hotspots by ADRYEL TALAMANTES If not for Cambodia’s dark past, there would be no reason for anyone to visit the quiet fields south of Phnom Penh. A short tuk-tuk ride through the city’s... Read more
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