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Archived Since:April 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

War Is Boring is Moving!

by DAVID AXE Good news! War Is Boring has a new home. Starting today, we’re officially a collection within, a new site from the creators of Twitter. Myself and Robert Beckhusen will be the main writers, with design by Matt Bors. The new WIB will preserve the best qualities of the old: frontline and [...]Show More Summary

Kony’s Ivory: LRA Poaching in Garamba National Park

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Danger Room: Hacking the Drone War’s Secret History

In 2008 U.S. troops in Iraq discovered that Shi’ite insurgents had figured out how to tap and record video feeds from overhead American drones. Now you too can hack Washington’s globe-spanning fleet of silent, deadly armed robots — although...Show More Summary

Breaking Defense: GOP’s War On Terror 2.0: More Drones, More Missiles, More Boots On Ground

President Barack Obama says he wants to end the 12-year-old war on terror. Not so fast, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and Armed Services Committee member. Not only does Graham warn against declaring victory over al Qaeda, he wants more drones, more deployed missile defenses and more U.S. Show More Summary

A Review of A Hijacking

Humble ship’s cook Mikkel Hartmann looks forward to a return home after a long voyage at sea. Back home in Denmark his company’s CEO Peter Ludvigsen closes a tough negotiation with a Japanese company. So opens Tobias Lindholm’s sober piracy film, A Hijacking. Show More Summary

The Upside Down Flag

A few days back at we ran this photo attached to a story about troops in Afghanistan and their technology. Since then I've gotten several emails about the captain's upside down flag patch. Related posts: Danger Room: More Jets,...Show More Summary

International Security and Relations Network: The Fighter You Have

The development, entry into service and widespread worldwide use of the United States' controversial new stealth fighter is, by now, a foregone conclusion. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), produced by aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, has been in full-scale development for 11 years -- and low-rate production for six. Show More Summary

Danger Room: Turncoats: How the Taliban Undermines and Infiltrates the Afghan Local Police

ZARI DISTRICT, Afghanistan -- The sound of gunfire was the first sign that the Afghan cop's loyalty was suspect. Related posts: By the Numbers: Independent Afghan Security Forces Americans, Afghans and Battlefield Agility Danger Room: U.S. Kicks Drug War Habit, Makes Peace With Afghan Poppies

Metro on ARMY OF GOD

From the U.K. Metro. Related posts: ARMY OF GOD for Sale ARMY OF GOD Cover The Guardian on ARMY OF GOD: “Not a Light Read.”

Danger Room: Robot Guns, Combat Facebook: The Tech of the Army’s ‘Last’ Afghanistan Brigade

The latest robots and high-tech electronic warfare, silently watching over soldiers as they sleep. Rickety but vital helicopters whose pilots devise new tactics to make up for aging hardware. Hand-carried devices that promise to endShow More Summary What Happened to the Pentagon’s Formation-Flying Satellite?

The U.S. military has cancelled a seven-year, $200-million effort to develop a new kind of satellite -- one comprising groups of small, formation-flying craft orbiting in tight-knit formations and sharing data wirelessly. Related posts: Danger...Show More Summary Navy Drone Touches Down On Carrier Deck for First Time

The U.S. Navy's X-47B jet-powered drone prototype touched down on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush for the first time on Friday -- continuing an historic series of accomplishments begun on May 14, when the 62-foot-wingspan...Show More Summary

Danger Room: After $200 Million, Darpa Gives Up on Formation-Flying Satellites

Space News broke the story of F6?s cancellation today. Brad Tousley, the new director of Darpa’s Tactical Technology Office, told the trade publication he killed off the program after a recent review of research programs. Tousley told...Show More Summary

British Reapers Operate from Home Ground

British MQ-9 Reapers have started operations from a base in Lincolnshire, North East England according to Ministry of Defense (MoD) reports. The British drones had been flown from Creech air force base, Nevada. Now the 10-strong fleet...Show More Summary

Danger Room: Will The Navy’s New Killer Drones Hunt Terrorists or Fight China?

America’s ship-launched X-47B killer drone prototype took off for the first time from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush sailing near the Maryland coast on Tuesday morning — the first step in proving that a high-performance Unmanned...Show More Summary

Reuters: The Case for Sea-Based Drones

If all goes according to plan, sometime on Tuesday the military balance of power in the Pacific Ocean could tilt to America’s advantage. The U.S. Navy’s main warships, whose firepower now cannot match the range of Chinese missiles, could...Show More Summary Behind the Navy’s Carrier-Launched Killer Drone

Sometime today the U.S. Navy will launch a modern, jet-powered, armed drone from the first time from an aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush. The X-47B Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, built by Northrop Grumman, is a possible precursor...Show More Summary

Danger Room: Is this China’s First Killer Drone?

A pair of grainy photos shot at long distance could be the best evidence yet of Beijing’s first jet-powered and presumably armed drone warplane. Related posts: Danger Room: China’s Giant New Warplane Will Look Awfully Familiar to the U.S. Air Force Danger Room: Questions Abound as China Unveils Another Stealth Jet Danger Room: Navy Preps Killer Drone for First Carrier Launch

Danger Room: U.S. Kicks Drug War Habit, Makes Peace With Afghan Poppies

ZARI, Afghanistan -- Because of the poppies, the raw material for most of the world's heroin, the list of things 1st Lt. Christopher Gackstatter and his 2nd Platoon can't do in Sartok is far longer than the list of things they can. Related...Show More Summary

Matt Bors in Columbia, S.C.

If you're within driving distance of Columbia, S.C., you've got a rare opportunity on May 14 to meet in person the best and funniest political cartoonist in America: Matt Bors. Related posts: Matt Bors: Drones for Chavez Matt Bors: Pentagon Budget Math Matt Bors: The Bin Laden Memos

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