Blog Profile / War is Boring


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Archived Since:April 2, 2008

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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...

How a Hipster City Planned to Survive Nuclear Armageddon

Think of the city of Portland, Ore., today and it’s easy to conjure images of hipsters living the earth-friendly and artsy Pacific Northwest lifestyle — a laid-back place where a vegan donut is the most popular pastry and according to a character from the T.V. show Portlandia, you can put...

The Walther P38 Was Germany’s Most Popular Wartime Pistol

In 1929, German gun-maker Waffenfabrik Walther began developing a new nine-millimeter pistol for military use. The development violated the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, so Walther kept it secret. Early Walther attempts focused on scaling up its “PP” line of pistols to chamber the larger nine-mil round....

Yet Another U.S. Navy Officer Goes Down Over Prostitutes and Corruption

The U.S. Navy held a preliminary hearing to review criminal charges against one of its officers on Friday. According to a redacted report obtained by USNI News, investigators suspect the seaman of two counts of espionage and three counts of attempted espionage. The Navy didn’t release the name of the...

South Korea’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Is Like the Bradley, But Better

For several years, South Korea has been in the throes of a military weapons binge. In particular, Seoul really wants weapons made in South Korea. Officials have a mix of concerns regarding the evolving nature of the U.S.-Korean alliance, the unique needs of defending their mountainous country and the desire to...

These Taiwanese Howitzers Are Enormous

The 240-millimeter M1 howitzer, or “Black Dragon,” was the heaviest piece of field artillery the U.S. Army deployed in World War II. The huge guns smashed the Axis Powers’ concrete fortifications in Europe to rubble, and blasted Chinese mountain bunkers during the Korean War. “There was little call for the type...

Yikes — Syrian Rebels Wield Old Aircraft Machine Guns

After years of civil war and with a seemingly endless list of different groups and foreign benefactors, the arsenals of Syria’s rebel and terrorist factions have become diverse and eclectic. Locked in what has become a brutal war of attrition, fighters can’t afford to turn down any weapon … even...

Everything That Could Have Gone Wrong Had Japan Built Its Own Atomic Bomb

During the Cold War, the United States supported selective nuclear proliferation as a means of deterring a Soviet invasion of Europe. The Russians might not believe that the United States would trade Berlin for New York, but they might find a British or French threat more credible. Washington did not...

China Jails Military Crooks, Censors Panama Papers Implicating Wealthy Elites

This week, China charged retired Gen. Guo Boxiong of accepting untold millions of dollars in bribes. The Defense Ministry announced on April 4 that he’d been turned over to prosecutors after officials concluded a corruption probe. Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping has made stamping out corruption — particularly in the military...

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