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Sweden mobilises Home Guard for first time since 1975

Sweden’s 22,000 volunteer soldiers were on Tuesday evening grabbing their guns and uniform, cancelling social engagements, and rushing to their …

Europe

Why the Military Can’t Quit Windows XP

The Pentagon’s recent push to upgrade to Windows 10 won’t leave all legacy Microsoft products behind.<p><i>This article is part of</i> <i>Update or Die</i><i>, a series</i> …

Windows 10

Could Japan Have Won World War II by NOT Attacking Pearl Harbor?

What was Tokyo other options? <i>In other words, it would have evicted U.S. forces from the Philippine Islands, seized Pacific islands and built</i> …

Military

How Mattis Can Help Reshape the Navy

Arrhythmic operating patterns will help the sea services wrest the initiative from prospective foes, knocking them off-balance to American …

Military

Poland offers US up to $2B for permanent military base

Poland wants a permanent U.S. military presence — and is willing to pony up as much as $2 billion to get it, according to a defense ministry proposal …

Europe

To stop school shootings, use Israel's approach to fighting terror: Texas attorney general

After Santa Fe and Parkland, gun control is a waste of time.<p>America is once again reeling from yet another deadly mass shooting. The victims at Santa Fe High School were taken from us too soon, and the prayers of Texas and the nation are with their families. There is something especially haunting …

Guns

Here’s The F-22 Production Restart Study The USAF Has Kept Secret For Over A Year

We finally see the study that was oddly classified on arrival and it has new relevance based on Japan's desire for a new stealth fighter.<p>Tyler …

Mattis hints at new Navy aircraft carrier strategy to throw off Russia and China in a potential future war

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at major changes in the US Navy's way of deploying aircraft carriers in comments to the House Armed Services Committee last month, Defense News reports.<p>Mattis compared how the US Navy deploys ships to a commercial shipping operation, with predictable, pre-planned …

The U.S. Army Is Close To Bungling Its Chance To Get Badly Needed New Weapon Systems

The U.S. Army’s opportunity to carry out the first comprehensive modernization of its combat equipment since the Cold War ended may be slipping away. That opportunity was created by the election of President Donald J. Trump in 2016, but now the budget walls are beginning to close in, and the Army …

The Toyota Pickup Truck Is the War Chariot of the Third World

For three decades, one vehicle has dominated Third World battlefields.<p>Ubiquitous and incognito, chances are you’re less than a mile from one right …

Two Decades of War Have Eroded the Morale of America’s Troops

After nearly 17 years of war, service members have seen plenty of patriotic displays but little public debate about why they’re fighting.<p><b>S</b>outh of Fallujah’s Route Fran were hundreds of insurgents who’d spent months digging trench lines, emplacing roadside bombs, barricading streets, training with …

Military

How Defensible Are China’s Island Bases?

How Defensible Are China’s Island Bases?

Sergeant Major of the Army Defends Plan for Pinks and Greens Uniform

The U.S. Army's top enlisted soldier defended the senior leadership's effort to adopt the World War II-era Pinks and Greens.

Kim Jong Un has never faced a real threat of nuclear war from the US — and now he's talking

When Kim Jong Un met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing this week, two weeks after agreeing to meet with President Donald Trump, he came out of the shadows to make history.<p>Since Trump took office, Kim has overseen a series of North Korean firsts. North Korea tested its most powerful nuclear …

Japan Seeks to Answer China With an Aircraft Carrier

TOKYO—Japan’s ruling party called for the nation to develop its own aircraft carrier and buy American F-35B fighter jets in response to what it described as aggressive Chinese actions.<p>Tuesday’s proposal from the Liberal Democratic Party’s defense panel, if adopted, would be the latest step by the …

iPhone X spells doom for pricey smartphones

iPhone X looked set to become the beginning of a worrying smartphone trend when it went on sale last November, sporting a hefty $1,000 price tag. We were sure future flagships would be similarly expensive. But consumers just aren’t having it.<p>With iPhone X demand showing no signs of improvement in …

Mobile Technology

10 Defense Stocks to Buy to Go on the Offensive

Handicapping stocks isn’t exactly easy right now. The echoes of the federal government’s infrastructure spending plan unveiling still are ringing, …

Military

Naval Warfare Will Change Forever If Submarines Turn into Underwater Aircraft Carriers

Imagine a future in which nuclear attack submarines (SSNs) can deploy undersea drones (UUVs) to hunt, and possibly kill, enemy subs. The U.S. Navy, …

Xi Jinping Thought Explained: A New Ideology for a New Era

China has a new official political doctrine.<p>It’s called Xi Jinping Thought, and it is everywhere. Schools, newspapers, television, the internet, billboards and banners all trumpet the ideas of Mr. Xi, the country’s president and Communist Party leader.<p>Officially known as “Xi Jinping Thought on …

Experts and activists react to ‘bombshell’ decision to scrap two-term limit that was designed to guard against Mao-style personality cult in China<p>The news broke at three minutes to four on a chilly winter’s afternoon in a two-sentence bulletin.<p>“The Communist party of China central committee …

China

Germany's Bundeswehr 'lacks basic equipment' for NATO mission

The German army reportedly lacks the tents, winter clothes and other essential equipment needed for its deployment in a NATO rapid reaction force. …

Military

The F-35 for Germany

Within a decade, Germany must replace 85 of its Tornado multi-role combat aircraft. Designed and built in the 1970s by a consortium of British, …

Aviation

The Army once had a plan for a futuristic replacement for the M-16 rifle — here's how it fell apart

The US military has long explored the idea of replacing its M-16 assault rifle with something newer and deadlier. From the 1990s onward, German arms giant Heckler & Koch was heavily involved in helping the US Army attempt to reach that objective, creating newfangled firearms that bear considerable …

The Navy's stealth destroyers are getting new missiles that will turn them into long-range ship killers

The Navy is asking Congress for funding to equip its most technologically advanced surface ships, the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers, with new weapons designed to turn them into long-range ship killers, according to budget documents spotted by Defense News.<p>One of the new weapons is Raytheon's …

Technology theft goes both ways – as China is discovering

Beijing is starting to worry that the rest of the world will steal its advanced technology. The Chinese military is calling for stronger protection of the country’s intellectual property, particularly in sensitive defence areas. Supercomputers, drones, rocket launchers and the like, were singled …

Intellectual Property

The newest weapon for the U.S. Marine Corps is a fleet of quadcopter drones

Each squad in the Marine Corps will soon have a new member — a quadcopter drone that will be used in everything from training to surveillance to …

Military

The debate about Britain’s defence funding has reached boiling point. But we could have a better military – and save money too<p>The argument over the UK’s defence budget and the shape of the armed forces has been raging for a while but the debate has reached boiling point this month. Newly appointed …

Military

Australia plans to become leading defense-industry exporter

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government announced a strategy Monday to create high-tech jobs and become one of the top 10 …

Army mulls reinstating WWII-era ‘pink and green’ uniforms

The U.S. Army will make a final decision in a matter of months on whether to switch back to its classic World War II-era “pink and green” dress …

The U.S. Marine Corps Is Getting a New Rifle

The U.S. Marine Corps has picked the Heckler & Koch M27 as its new infantry rifle. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller confirmed the …