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Even More Iraqi and Syrian Civilians May Have Died in U.S. Air Strikes

The United States has carried out thousands of air strikes in Iraq and Syria, and doesn’t know how many civilians have died in them. But now we’ve learned that the U.S. military’s top headquarters for the region is still investigating nearly two dozen incidents. Earlier in August, War Is Boring obtained an official spreadsheet...

Step by Step, Here’s How to Defeat China in a War

The air campaign in Desert Storm was a watershed for air power. It demonstrated the effectiveness of precision munitions, marked a high water point for electronic warfare and introduced radar stealth in a decisive manner. It also established a template for the application of air power that has taken root...

How Does the Government Decide When to Kill a Terrorist?

The White House and Pentagon are less than forthcoming about how they decide to send drones or commandos to kill or capture terrorists. In March 2011, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Historical Research Branch published a report called “Intelligence and the Challenge of High Value Targets.” The U.S. Air Force’s Intelligence,...

Congrats — You Can Now Be a Woman Marine and Shoot Down Enemy Planes

The U.S. Marine Corps is about to finish training its first women Stinger anti-aircraft missile-shooters. Low Altitude Air Defense Gunner’s Course 3-15 at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona will graduate four enlisted female gunners. “I couldn’t be more proud of my [military occupational specialty] or my job,” said Lance Cpl....

We Joined Troops Battling Washington’s Wildfires

The air is hard to breath as we walk up the gravel road. Smoke fills the air, obscuring the trees and mountains in the distance. It’s Aug. 25 and we’re about 10 miles south of Loomis, Wash. — one of several towns in the path of the Okanogan Complex Fire. It’s...

French and U.N. Troops Are Losing the Battle to Save Mali

Imagine your country is a beacon of democracy, when suddenly, it’s overrun by angry rebels and hardcore jihadists. To add insult to injury, elements of the army — after losing control of half the country — stage a haphazard coup and throw your president out of power barely months before...

Check Out the U.S. Air Force’s New Gunship Up Close

Air Force commandos are in the process of getting their brand new gunship, the AC-130J Ghostrider. These heavily-armed aircraft can loiter above the battlefield while unleashing a barrage of cannon and missile fire. Now you can get a closer look at one of the prototype Ghostriders in official pictures War...

China Builds Up Its Fleet of Ships That Make Artificial Islands

Venturing ever further from the rivers and coasts that it helped develop in the first three decades of China’s post-Mao reforms, China’s burgeoning dredging fleet has not only excavated new land in the South China Sea, but has also given China a big new shovel to break ground on the...

In Myanmar, Buddhist Extremists Whip Up Anti-Muslim Hate

The 969 Movement, a grassroots, leaderless group of monks promoting Buddhism and militant nationalism throughout Myanmar, may surprise the country’s recent tourists with its anti-Islamic rhetoric. Many longtime observers, however, consider the movement another example of how religious extremism remains a serious problem in Myanmar. It’s not uncommon for minority...

The United States Runs a Strip Mall Just for Cops in Afghanistan

The U.S. State Department runs a strip mall for cops in Afghanistan. No, seriously, that’s what Washington calls three compounds in Kabul. For almost a decade, State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs — a.k.a. INL — has run all sorts of law enforcement projects in Afghanistan out...

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many Civilians It Has Killed in Iraq and Syria

The Pentagon has looked into hundreds of possible civilian casualties from the bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria. But Washington is having trouble keeping track of everything — including its own allies. Since August 2014, the American-led coalition has lobbed nearly 14,000 bombs and missiles in thousands of individual airstrikes...

It’s Time to Change America’s Nuclear Strategy

Every week, War Is Boring and Reuters sit down to discuss the stories behind the front lines. It’s War College and this week Thomas Nichols helps us understand America’s current nuclear strategy … or lack thereof. This August marked the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Seven...

America Is at War With Fire

The American West is burning. An unusually hot and dry summer led to widespread drought and turned the forests and plains into kindling. Now massive wildfires rage from California to as far north as Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula near the Canadian border. Smoke and haze fill the air, darkening what...

Listen to This Lecture From the Man Who Dropped Both Atomic Bombs

At first, Jacob Besser sounds like another grumpy old man out of touch with the times. “One of the things that really distressed me this summer is that I ran into quite a few Americans in Japan — a so-called peace movement.” He clears his throat and continues, describing a...

Kenya’s Elephant-Protection Air Force

The twin Tsavo national parks in southern Kenya are home to some of the East African country’s biggest elephant herds. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Kenya Wildlife Service work together to protect the gentle creatures from heavily-armed poachers, including flying air patrols over the elephant herds in the...

Hundreds of Dead Bodies Rot in Bangui Wells

In early August, workers from the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action exhumed three piles of bones from a drinking well in Bangui’s Kilometer-5 district, indicating that at least three people, and possibly more, were deposited there. The remains were missing their skulls. It’s long been a common discovery in the Central African...

Lockheed Martin Took Taxpayer Dollars, Spent It Lobbying for More Dollars

Lockheed Martin Corporation will pay $4.7 million to settle charges that it illegally used taxpayer dollars to lobby the government for a no bid contract extension at one of the nation’s nuclear weapons labs, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. From 2009 to 2012, Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned...

The Dark History Behind ‘American Ultra’

We’re living through an action movie renaissance. I’m not talking about big, tentpole blockbuster films such as the Transformers franchise. No, I’m talking about smaller, not-quite-independent action romps such as John Wick and American Ultra. The blockbusters all have nonsensical plots that bloat close to three hours in length and...

The Rocket Dog of America’s Special Forces

America’s Special Operations Command will hold a conference in October and it recently put out the call for white papers. SOCOM is looking for cool future tech such as silenced engines, lightweight ammunition magazines and better suppressors. But SOCOM’s sample white paper — which is to help businesses get their...

South Carolina Sheriff Gets In Trouble Trying to Trade for a Spy Plane

Leon Lott, the colorful and immensely popular sheriff of Richland County, South Carolina — the county encompassing the state capitol Columbia — really digs military hardware. Arguably the most famous photo of Lott depicts him posing in front of his department’s M-113 armored personnel carrier, replete with a.50-caliber machine...

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