A Terrex rolls through a training area during an exercise. U.S. Army photo Complicated political moves couldn’t stop the singing by SÉBASTIEN ROBLIN It’s not every day an armored vehicle gets its own song — and for that song to become a national sensation. But that’s what happened after the Hong Kong’s Customs... Read more
One of the U.S. Air Force’s OC-135B Open Skies surveillance planes. Air Force photos America is the agreement’s biggest winner by NICK ANDERSON Even within the defense community, many people don’t know that Russia flies surveillance aircraft over the United States, collecting intelligence on military installations, critical infrastructure and nuclear power plants... Read more
Analysts try to predict the future, but are stuck in the past by TOM ENGLEHARDT They call themselves the U.S. “Intelligence Community,” or the I.C. If you include the office of the Director of National Intelligence — aka ODNI, which began in 2005 as a crew of 12 people, including its director... Read more
Pres. Donald Trump. Sky News capture America’s combative, nationalist president is now in charge of its improvisational, never-ending wars by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. If I can make one prediction — knowing full well and hoping it’s wrong — it’s that four years from now,... Read more
Trinity test fireball. U.S. government photo Podcast — but there are plenty of other reasons to be scared by MATTHEW GAULT A week ago on Jan. 9, 2017, Gizmodo ran a story titled “Trump Just Dismissed the People in Charge of Maintaining Our Nuclear Arsenal.” The article published claims from anonymous members of... Read more
Failure makes Hitler sad. Sony Pictures capture Whitefish didn’t want the Nazis and neither did the family they claimed to protect by MATTHEW GAULT Neo-Nazis made headlines, again, last month when prominent jackboot enthusiast Andrew Anglin announced he would march through the small town of Whitefish, Montana with a band of armed... Read more
Photo via U.S. Army She’s inextricably linked to WikiLeaks’ global influence by KEVIN KNODELL Chelsea Manning will walk out of prison in May 2017. In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of the controversial leaker, whose actions played a key role in Wikileaks’ growth into... Read more
Tensions could quickly escalate into conflicts by MICHAEL KLARE Within months of taking office, Pres. Donald Trump is likely to face one or more major international crises, possibly entailing a risk of nuclear escalation. Not since the end of the Cold War has a new chief executive faced as many... Read more
Photo via Vice Motherboard London widens justifications for unmanned strikes by BEN SULLIVAN The United Kingdom has sought to clarify its position on drone strikes in an unprecedented speech held by the U.K. government’s attorney general Jeremy Wright. “It cannot be right that a state is prevented from meeting its first duty... Read more
Few people showed up for the 2015 confab by ROBERT BECKHUSEN War Is Boring originally published a version of this story on April 30, 2015. In a small room on the sprawling campus of Texas A&M University at College Station, the face of Russian demagogue Alexander Dugin appeared a screen, his... Read more
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