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Military Machines: The C-17 Globemaster transporter

From armoured tanks to auxiliary ships, our new Military Machines video series showcases some extraordinary vehicles from across the globe and shares some fascinating facts and figures about their capabilities in the field.<p>In the video above, we take a look at the C-17 Globemaster …

Will Putin Strike Back at Turkey from the Shadows?

One of Vladimir Putin’s rules of life is to get mad, then get even. Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian Su-24 bomber in the 17 seconds it was …

First Steps Towards the Force of the Future

“You’re killing me, Lieutenant.”<p>That’s what Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told Lt. Joseph Riley, his fellow panelist last month at the Reagan …

This is what political philosophy can tell us about how to respond to Syrian refugees

It is no longer news that millions of Syrians have fled their country, and that they are streaming in droves through the Middle East and into Europe. They are seeking haven both from a civil war, in which a host of opposition forces are attempting to unseat Bashar al-Assad’s government from power, …

Terrorism

Daesh? ISIS? Islamic State? Why what we call the Paris attackers matters.

<i>Amanda Bennett is a contributing columnist for The Washington Post.</i><p>The recent Paris attacks have revived a vexing debate: What should the group to which the attackers claimed allegiance be called?<p>Among the more common choices: Islamic State, IS, ISIS, ISL and Daesh (also sometimes spelled Daish or …

France

When Russia Howls, Turkey Moves

Of Turkey’s near-dozen neighbors, there is just one that Ankara really fears: Russia. This is rooted in history stretching back to the Ottoman …

The TV vs. the Fridge

In Russia they call it the “battle between the television and the fridge” — the tension between propaganda-fueled patriotic euphoria and a darkening …