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The Return of the Mercenary

How private armies, and the technology they use, are changing warfare<p>The use of mercenaries in warfare has a very long history—much longer, in fact, than the almost-exclusive deployment of national militaries to wage wars. Before the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 ended Europe's Thirty Years' War and …

Americas Blind Addiction to Armed Drones

Depending on your capacity for outrage, Andrew Cockburns <i>Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins</i> is a pretty depressing book. In under 300 …

The FBI Releases Final Report of the 9/11 Review Commission Report Details the FBI’s Implementation of the 2004 9/11 Commission Recommendations

<b>The full report can be downloaded here:</b> http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/protecting-the-homeland-in-the-21st-century• <b><br>Read full copy of</b> …

How crashing drones are exposing secrets about U.S. war operations

Crashing drones are spilling secrets about U.S. military operations.<p>A surveillance mission was exposed last week when a Predator drone crashed in northwest Syria while spying on the home turf of President Bashar al-Assad. U.S. officials believe the drone was shot down, but they haven’t ruled out …

Middle East

The Untimely Death and Glorious Rebirth of Faith No More

Keyboardist Roddy Bottum talks gimps, Sasquatch musicals, and that time they met "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.<p>Roddy Bottum won’t tell us who the gimp is. His multiplatinum-selling band, Faith No More, recently unveiled a promotional photograph in which the members appear in tuxes while Bottum—the …

Music

The Mostly Terrible Things I Learned by Listening to Police Scanners for Six Months

While working for a newspaper it was my job to listen in on the parade of misery that kicked off every night.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>She's a woman in her mid 50s or early 60s and she's about 20 stories up, standing on the edge of her apartment balcony. It's a mid-January …

Domestic Violence

A Nuclear Weapon Is Detonated Nearby... What Are Passenger Planes Supposed To Do?

<i>What is the correct procedure when flying a passenger plane if a nuclear weapon is detonated nearby?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and</i> …

American democracy is doomed - Vox

America's constitutional democracy is going to collapse.<p>Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate change forces us to seek a new life in outer-space colonies — there is going to be a collapse of the legal and political order and its replacement by …

Those Who Witnessed Castle Bravo Looked Into Armageddon

America’s most powerful nuke caused our worst radiological disaster<p>by PAUL HUARD<p>Sixty-one years ago on an island in the South Pacific, scientists and …

Main U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Group Disbanding, Joining Islamists

One of the last moderate Syrian rebel groups trusted by Washington is waving the white flag—and picking up the Islamists’ black one.<p>The Syrian rebel …

21st-century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL

Today’s national security landscape challenges the Defense Department with threats ranging from low-tech, lone-wolf terrorists and high-tech peer …

World of Drones | The International Security Program

This site tracks which countries currently possess drones and how they acquired them, based on an analysis of hundreds of news reports and government …

What Is the Future of War?

<b>Whether it has been fought with sticks</b> and stones or improved explosive devices and drones, war has been a seemingly permanent and unchanging part of …

In 1st sign of Afghanistan plan change, headquarters group to deploy to Kandahar

TACOMA, Wash. (Tribune Content Agency) — In the first official sign that the Pentagon plans to keep a U.S. military presence in southern Afghanistan …

Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin

Ukraine's rebels are supposed to be putting down their arms. What can we learn about their next move from the psychology of the man who rules Russia?<p>In June 2005, Vladimir Putin saw a diamond-studded Super Bowl ring on the finger of Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots. Kraft was in …

Russia

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

What's the Matter With the American Military?

Less than 1 percent of the U.S. population has served in the country's recent wars. But if that's a problem, what's the solution?<p>When I first visited Afghanistan in 1996, to write an article about al-Qaeda training camps outside Jalalabad, an Afghan man called my attention to the Tora Bora …

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A Former Combat Advisor Is Exploring the War on Terror through the Eyes of a Young Afghani

Elliot Ackerman's debut novel, <i>Green on Blue</i>, takes its title from an expression for military fratricide.<p>Elliot Ackerman served as a Marine infantry and special forces officer in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 to 2011, at the height of the War on Terror. In Afghanistan, he also worked as a …

US and UK spy agencies stole the secrets keeping your phone secure

You might not have heard the name "Gemalto" before, but you almost certainly have one of their products in your pocket. As the world's largest maker of SIM cards, it's a company that's directly responsible for making sure your cell phone connects to the right wireless network. According to …

The Soviet Union Dumped a Bunch of Nuclear Submarines, Reactors, and Containers into the Ocean | VICE News

The 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine remains one of the worst nuclear incidents in history and highlighted the risks of generating power by splitting atoms. But it's not the only nuclear waste the Soviet Union left behind. Scattered across the ocean floor in the cold waters of the Arctic are …

Houston Music Guide - Local Bands, Musicians, Festivals & Concerts

Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club<p>PJ's Sports Bar<p>Society For The Performing Arts<p>Warehouse Live<p>More Houston Music News<p>I don't get to see that many rabid …

Music

Can Corruption Lose Wars?

In the closing years of the Vietnam war, I traveled to a province on the Cambodian border where I heard this story:<p>Trade with the enemy was rife, and …

Bordering on Conflict: Real Talk on Borders, War, and States

When discussing the territorial boundaries of the Middle East, Africa, or other former colonial areas, there is often a temptation to trace the …

Geopolitics

Libya ~ Four years later

Map by @arabthomnessFebruary 16, 2015

Libya

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Riana Raymonde Randrianarisoa 16 March 2018<p>ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — Two weeks ago, the bodies of 11 critically endangered lemurs were discovered …

10 Greatest Empires in the History of World

Roman Empire ( 27 BC–AD 476/1453)<p>The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic …

World History