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Is China Getting Ready to Build Its Own Drone-Like Cruise Missiles?

There’s talk of weapons like the latest Tomahawks which can select targets in flight Continue reading on War Is Boring »...

The U.S. Navy Goes on the Prowl for a Longer-Range Torpedo

A ‘Torpedo Advance Propulsion System’ will let submarines shoot from much farther away Continue reading on War Is Boring »...

‘War Dogs’ Is a Twisted Love Letter to Dick Cheney’s America

Jonah Hill rules in this classic about America’s military-industrial complex Continue reading on War Is Boring »...

France Is at War in Yemen, Photos Indicate

Satellite imagery underscores Paris’ role in the under-reported conflict Continue reading on War Is Boring »...

Take Another Look at This Incredibly Detailed Soviet Map of Washington, D.C.

The USSR’s mapmakers plotted America’s capital down to the last pumping station Continue reading on War Is Boring »...

Britain’s New Spy Planes Are Practically Spacecraft

Zephyr is a technical marvel, but can it do the job? Continue reading on War Is Boring »...

Lo que el libro “Sobre matar” [On Killing] puede enseñarnos sobre los tiroteos masivos

Un libro de 1996 sobre cómo aprenden a matar las personas supone una advertencia Continue reading on War Is Boring »...

What Does It Mean When War Hawks Say ‘Never Trump’?

The enemies of my enemy may be war criminals Continue reading on War Is Boring »...

Hey Civilians, Quit Bitching About the Military’s Noisy, Scary Training

The United States has been continually at war for 16 years all over the world. To prepare for potentially dangerous deployments, U.S. troops need to train. A little practice — Hell, a lot of practice — could make the difference between living and dying. But for many American civilians, nearby...

The Revolution Will Be Photographed in ‘1979 Revolution: Black Friday’

The interrogator leans over Reza. “My name is Assadollah Lajevardi,” he says. Reza is bloody and bruised. Scratches on his face, ropes across his wrists. The room is the non-descript gray of torture chambers everywhere. This is Iran’s Evin Prison — a building that’s easy to enter, but impossible to...

Does Erik Prince’s Private Air Force Even Make Sense?

You probably remember Blackwater, the notorious U.S. mercenary company that rose to fame — or infamy, as it were — during the Iraq war. You might also remember Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL who founded Blackwater in 1997. Prince had no choice but to sell his company after a...

Holy Crap — Watch These Russian Aircraft Buzz an American Destroyer

For two days in April, Russian fighter-bombers and helicopters buzzed an American destroyer in the Baltic Sea, according to the top U.S. military command in Europe. These incidents are just the latest in a series of provocative moves by Moscow’s aircraft near American and European forces in international waters and airspace....

God No, America Does Not Need Mobile Nuclear Missile Launchers

Decades from now, the U.S. Air Force may embark on radically new method — for the United States — of deploying nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles. These would be mobile ICBMs carried on road or rail launchers … or perhaps other, even more unusual methods of keeping these weapons of mass...

Cómo podrían acabar con Supermán los militares estadounidenses

La última aportación de Hollywood a las décadas de rivalidad entre Batman y Supermán puede que sea un desastre, pero plantea una pregunta importante. ¿Cómo podría derrotar la humanidad a un semi-dios aparentemente invulnerable? Para encontrar respuesta a esa pregunta me puse en contacto con un destacado científico militar estadounidense...

What’s This Apparent U.S. Army Spy Plane Flying Over Libya?

On April 10, Libyan militants looked up and caught a glimpse of a white spy plane flying over the city of Benghazi. The aircraft’s appearance comes as Washington mulls how best to support Libya’s weak government and fight the terrorists taking advantage of the chaos. The Islamist group Ansar Al...

The Suppressed M3 Was America’s Quiet Commando Submachine Gun

The U.S. Army’s M3 submachine gun from World War II drew inspiration from the British STEN. Likewise, the suppressed M3 followed the suppressed versions of the STEN — the Mk. II and Mk. VI. The U.S. Office of Strategic Services formed in June 1943, modelling itself on the British Special...

Russian Mi-28 Gunship Goes Down in Homs

A Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter crashed in Syria on April 12. The two crew died. The gunship is the third aircraft the Russian military has lost in its six-month-old intervention in Syria on behalf of the regime of Pres. Bashar Al Assad. The Mi-28 was not shot down, multiple media...

2018: The Year U.S. Fighter Pilots Could Get Drone Wingmen

The U.S. Air Force is developing new computer algorithms to allow fighter pilots to control armed drones from inside their own cockpits. The goal of the so-called “Loyal Wingman” initiative is to pair up manned, fifth-generation stealth fighters with unmanned versions of older jets — in order to boost the...

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