James Holmes Security, Asia The navy can contribute to a joint or multinational campaign that destroys the Northern regime or its armed forces. But even that would involve perils, hardships and steep costs. How can the U.S. Navy destroy North Korea should Washington give the word? It can’t. Show More Summary
Kyle Mizokami Security, Yes, this was a real thing. Nearly a hundred years ago the U.S. Navy asked a question: if airplanes can fly through the air, why couldn’t a vessel carrying them fly through the air as well? The result was the Akron-class airships, the only flying aircraft carriers put into service in any country. Show More Summary
Sebastien Roblin Security, Though the airframe may be old, the U-2’s sensors are not, allowing the Dragon Lady to provide Washington keep a detailed eye on what’s happening on the ground from high up in the sky. With the conclusion of...Show More Summary
Ma'an News reports the Israeli army declared the central occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh -- home to imprisoned teenage activist Ahed al-Tamimi -- a closed military zone on Saturday, closing off all entrances and exits.
If you think Trump's "shithole countries" statement is bad, consider that such statements are routine in Israel, whose leaders have likened Palestinians to "cancer" and snakes and cockroaches, said that disloyal Palestinians should be decapitated with an "axe" or drowned, and have actually had a Muslim ban since the country was established.
Charlie Gao Security, But not anymore During the twentieth century, Sweden developed many weapons at the top of their class despite not being a superpower. From the Swedish K SMG to the AT4, Swedish weapons have won American orders and proven themselves to be excellent in the field. Show More Summary
Task and Purpose, Jared Keller Security, Asia It could have been a tragedy...all because someone left a hatch open. The modern submarine is not a simple machine. A loss of propulsion, unexpected flooding, or trouble with reactors or...Show More Summary
Tom Nichols Security, Yes, it could still happen. Military establishments are supposed to be full of worst-case pessimists. Nuclear warfighting ideas, however, rely on incredibly optimistic assumptions about universal rationality, near-perfect...Show More Summary
Tom Nichols Security, A thought experiment. When I worked for the late John Heinz in 1991 when he was the senior senator from Pennsylvania, he voted against continuing funding for the B-2 strategic bomber. The B-2 advocates came toShow More Summary
Ahed Tamimi and Nabi Saleh have shown that popular unarmed resistance – if it is to discomfort Israel and the world – cannot afford to be passive or polite. It must be fearless, antagonistic and disruptive. Most of all, it must hold up a mirror to the oppressor. Show More Summary
Trump could have recognized Miami Beach as the capital of Israel, says Queens rabbi David Shapiro; but that is a political decision that has nothing to do with Judaism. "We have nothing to do with Israel. We are religious Jews... Israel is not my nation state in the slightest. This is a unilateral claim of the Zionists, and it's an assault on my religion."
Kyle Mizokami Security, A real tragedy. Kursk had suffered two massive explosions and sank in 354 feet of water at a twenty-degree vertical angle. An explosion had ripped through the front of the hull, tearing a terrible gash along the upper bow. Show More Summary
Daniel L. Davis History, Asia If only U.S. military planners had thought a little differently. On June 25, 1950, the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) under Marshal Kim Il-sung launched a no-notice invasion of South Korea. Many areShow More Summary
Sebastien Roblin Security, But will they work? In June 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko famously requested exactly 1,240 Javelin missiles—one for every former Soviet nuclear warhead that Ukraine voluntarily decommissioned in the 1990s. Show More Summary
Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia History tells us so--via Saddam Hussein. The failure to destroy the launchers highlights how easy it can be to overestimate damage inflicted upon an enemy, and how difficult it is to hunt down an opponent intent on using hit-and-run tactics. Show More Summary
Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia How did they do that? However, in February 1985, the U.S. Commerce Department revealed it had discovered some hair-raising anomalies in the company’s operations—and some fraudulent claims about the shipments’ destination. Show More Summary
Michael Peck Security, Europe And the world would be a very different place. Was it worth it? The all-out U-boat offensive did sink 880,000 tons of shipping in April 1917 alone and endangered the seaborne trade that Britain depended on. Show More Summary
The Palestinian prisoner's network Samidoun reports the Tamimi women have been charged in Israeli military court: "Palestinian teen and youth activist Ahed Tamimi, 16, whose arrest and detention by the Israeli occupation military has drawn worldwide attention, was charged in an Israeli military court with multiple allegations on Monday, 1 January. Show More Summary
Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia This plane might not be a stealth fighter, but it has a purpose. On December 24, China test flew the largest amphibious plane currently in production—the thirty-seven-meter long AG600 Kunlong or Jiaolong ( “Water Dragon’). Show More Summary
Jonathan Ofir explains why the slap that was delivered to Ahed Tamimi before she slapped back, is hardly mentioned at all - and how it represents a grand pathology of denial.