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You Think Your Summer Travel Plans Are Rough? Spare a Thought for People in China

Whenever the People's Liberation Army Air Force decides it's time to practice, millions of passengers sit in the terminal or on the taxiway and fume.<p>The point of my book <i>China Airborne</i> was that just about everything involving China's potential, and its challenges, could be seen in its ambition to …

We Try all of Rick Bayless's Frontera Salsas

Our Favorites!<p>Double Roasted Tomato Salsa<br>• Jalapeño Cilantro Salsa<br>• Habanero Salsa<p>You can always count on Rick Bayless to put real effort into everything he does. Xoco, his venture into "casual" dining, serves incredible sandwiches and hot chocolate made from cocoa beans roasted in-house. When he …

Transforming the B-52 Into a Maritime Patrol Plane

Bomber gets radar pod for open-ocean search<p>The U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bomber is not a natural sea hunter. Boeing designed the huge, eight-engine …

Why Iraq’s army crumbled

ON THE face of it, the stunning success of the ISIS offensive in the past ten days defies understanding. How could a band of fewer than 1,000 …

Desperate odds

ALMOST a century ago, as war raged in Flanders, Britain took the fateful decision to carve up the Ottoman empire. It wanted to stop Russia and others …

Iraq Is Running Out of Hind Gunships

ISIS has shot up dozens of helicopters, so Baghdad is going shopping<p>In the span of a few short years, Iraq went from having a nonexistent air force …

The Science of the Best Sorbet

More<p>Ice Cream<p>Essential flavors and the secrets to the best ice cream you'll ever make.<p>The best sorbet I ever made was also the simplest. It was in 2013 during a glut of great strawberries, when 20 pounds of the fruit cost me all of $40 in Chinatown. I puréed 'em, added sugar, salt, and some lemon. …

Troops in

POLES can be prickly, especially when it comes to their own painful history. They often express dismay that the fall of the Berlin Wall in November …

The battle for the sky

ON FEBRUARY 28th an Atlasjet flight from Istanbul to Crimea made a U-turn over the Black Sea and headed back to Turkey. The pilots had been informed …

Chinese Special Forces Take 1st, 2nd And 4th Place At 'Olympics' For Elite Warriors

For the second time in as many years, China took first place at the 6th annual Warrior Competition. The Snow Leopard Unit of the People's Armed Police (PAP) took first place, followed by the Sichuan PAP special force, and the Jordanian Royal Guard took third place. The Xinjiang PAP special force …

Military

6 Puff Pastry Waffle Variations

We've been waffling up a storm, using a method for stuffing and waffling puff pastry that we developed last week. The basics? Layer ingredients on puff pastry, roll it up jelly roll-style, twist it into a coil, then press it into a heated waffle iron. Let deliciousness ensue.<p>Here are our six …

Taiwan Eats: Pan-Fried Rice Noodles

Perfect for feeding a crowd or a solo meal on the fly, this simple noodle recipe is a standard of home-style Taiwanese fare. It can be made with everyday pantry items and a few slivered vegetables, but for more heartiness, I sometimes add a small amount of thinly sliced pork. While these components …

Russian Military Needs Ukrainian Spare Parts

Kiev’s arms embargo could cripple the Kremlin<p>Russia can nuke Ukraine off the map. But those Russian nukes can’t fly without Ukrainian spare …

Cold War Coloring Book Taught A-10 Pilots to Kill Soviet Tanks

Aspiring Hog pilots, break out your crayons<p>by ROBERT BECKHUSEN<p>Think you have what it takes to be an A-10 Warthog pilot? Then get ready to break out …

Someone Just Shot Down Two Ukrainian Helicopters

Shit just got real over Donetsk<p>The Ukrainian government claimed someone—it’s not hard to guess who—shot down two of its Mi-24 Hind helicopter …

Everything You Need to Know About Balsamic Vinegar

In 1046, the Holy Roman Emperor Henry III was given a silver bottle containing a celebrated vinegar while passing through a town on his way to his coronation. The record of this visit is thought to be the first written reference to balsamic vinegar, a condiment once known only to those in the …

New York's Best Pretzel is Made by an Italian in the Bronx

Sometimes good bread happens in circuitous ways. <b>Alexis Faraci</b> has roots in the Bronx and Italy, not Germany, but she has built the city's best pretzel bakery.<p>Here's how it happened: She loved baking and wanted to open her own business, a bakery in the Bronx. She didn't want to overlap with any …

Snapshots From the Austin Food & Wine Festival

GallerySnapshots From the Austin Food & Wine Festival<p>The third annual Austin Food and Wine Festival came to a close yesterday. Kicking off on Friday night with a "Taste of Texas" event showcasing restaurants from around the state, it was an educational but sometimes wild weekend of epic eating and …

China Thinks It Can Defeat America in Battle

But Beijing doesn’t seem to take into account U.S. submarines<p>The bad news first. The People’s Republic of China now believes it can successfully …

Hands Off Our T-34 Tanks!

It would be a mistake to remove Russian armored vehicles from Berlin’s war memorial<p>The Soviet War Memorial in Berlin’s Tiergarten is a prominent …

Drone Battle Over Syria

Loyalists and rebels spying on each other with off-the-shelf robots<p>It appears the Syrian army is spying on rebel forces using the same drones that …

Ukrainian Air Force Prepares for Battle

Kiev restores old planes, boosts training<p>On March 22, a Russian armored vehicle smashed through the gate of the Belbek air base in Crimea. Swarming …

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

U.S. Army

Russia’s new unmanned aerial vehicle “Altius” unveiled

Russian TV has released a video showing the first prototype of the Altius UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle).<p>1tv.ru has recently posted a video showing …

Don’t Mess With Poland

Warsaw’s military may be the only thing standing between Putin and Europe<p>Four years ago, Poland was set to become the staging ground for advanced …