Armed Conflict

Air Force: We Need Next-Gen Nuclear Weapons

The Air Force is now evaluating formal proposals from three vendors competiting to build hundreds of new, next-generation Intercontinental Ballistic …


Another Sad and Dangerous Obama Legacy: Much of US Military is No Longer Combat Ready

A 2015 analysis by the Heritage Foundation determined that the U.S. military under President Obama was not only shrinking in size, but had become …


The Former Secretary of Defense Outlines the Future of Warfare

To an engineer in Silicon Valley, the Defense Department can look a little old, a little slow, and a little fat. To the Defense Department, the smug …

Silicon Valley

The Pentagon Is Still Worried About Climate Change

Even if the White House isn’tContinue reading on War Is Boring »


Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits.<p>Mattis told …


Ancient Roman Wars: The Battle of Cynoscephalae - Learning History

Posted at 12:55h in Ancient Times, Historical Events by LHistory 0 Comments<p>The Battle of Cynoscephalae, 197 BC, settled once and for all the age-old …


Media, Trump Both Unreliable: Why Can’t We Admit That?

Choosing sides is no substitute for thinking<p>The problem with the man currently leading the Republican party is that he is, as the <i>Washington Post</i> puts …


The USS ‘Massachusetts’ Packed Lots of Firepower in a Small Package

Size isn’t everythingContinue reading on War Is Boring »


Navy Builds Future Attack Drone "Ghost Fleet"

<b>----Swarms of aerial drones could, for instance, detect an enemy surface vessel and relay information to unmanned surface vessels or undersea drones</b> …


UAE arms show comes as Yemen war, suspicions of Iran linger

Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored …


U.S. boots on the ground in Syria? Only if all Americans must sacrifice

Associated Press fileSyrians, evacuated from Aleppo, walk in a refugee camp near Idlib, Syria, on Dec. 16.<i>Re: “If Trump wants safe zones in Syria,</i> …

Syrian Civil War

Syrian rebels say army attacks wrecking ceasefire efforts | Reuters

AMMAN Syrian rebel groups who have participated in peace talks said on Sunday that an upsurge in Syrian army shelling and bombing was wrecking the …

Syrian Army

Which nuclear threats should we worry most about?

During his 24-day reign as national security adviser, Michael Flynn put non-nuclear Iran “on notice” after it conducted a medium-range ballistic …

North Korea

Sending the Mexican Army to Fight a Drug War Has Been a Disaster

Ten years and 100,000 deaths later, Mexico isn’t backing downContinue reading on War Is Boring »


Thoughts on the Role of Cavalry in Medieval Warfare

<b>Thoughts on the Role of Cavalry in Medieval Warfare</b><p>By Jack Gassmann<p><i>Acta Periodica Duellatorum</i>, Vol.2 (2014)<p>A late 13th century depicting mounted …


Pentagon Starts 'Logistics Offensive' on Russian Borders

<b>US supply troops have started an experiment on deployment and supply of troops, operating far away from the major bases in Germany.</b><p>Photo: US Army / …


India's Real Military Problem (And It's Not Pakistan or China)

The Indian government has unveiled its budget estimates for the coming fiscal year, with defense once again in line for a 10 percent year-on-year …


'Riyadh uses Scottish smart bombs in Yemen'

<b>A recent report has disclosed that Scottish-made Paveway IV laser-guided smart bombs have been dropped on Yemen by UK-trained Saudi air force as the</b> …


Military restructuring: India needs a CDS with full operational powers, not bureaucratic 'games'

The media is yet again in hyperdrive over the possibility of a military restructuring in the country: With ongoing talks of appointing a single-point …


Is Canada really doing the “heavy lifting” at NATO like Trudeau claims?

Print<p>In response to concerns from the U.S. that other nations in NATO are not doing enough, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that German and …


America's F-22 Just Deployed to Australia

The U.S. Air Force has deployed a squadron of Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to Australia. The goal of the 12-aircraft deployment is …


Why China Fears U.S. Aircraft Carriers

More than twenty years ago, a military confrontation in East Asia pushed the United States and China uncomfortably close to conflict. Largely unknown …


Iraq launches offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State

Iraqi forces early morning Sunday began a large-scale offensive to seize the western side of Mosul, Islamic State's de-facto capital in Iraq.<p>It was the second phase of the campaign liberate the city from Islamic State. An earlier offensive had taken the eastern half of the city late January.<p>As dawn …


Turkey Will Be Alone If It Attacks Syria’s Kurds in This City

Don’t mess with ManbijContinue reading on War Is Boring »


Mass Effect Andromeda: Weapons, Skills and Combat

Bioware released the first video in the Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay series. It focuses on combat and skills, and as you'll see, it's a big step …


Experts: Military readiness depends on better firepower

WASHINGTON -- More ships and aircraft will boost readiness, but what the Defense Department really needs is better firepower, a group of outside …

Open Source

Philippine army to create task force to chase big drug syndicates

MANILA: The Philippine army will create a "battalion size" task force to help the government's anti-narcotics agency run after high-value targets in …


How the World's First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Changed History

It’s time to say goodbye to the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.<p>The USS <i>Enterprise</i>, hull number CVN-65, was officially decommissioned …


Accidental Inbound Missile Warning Scares the Hell Out of American Air Force Soldiers

The message read “MISSILE INBOUND. SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!” as it took over the screens of soldiers working at the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem …


General: Russia Waging ‘Fake News’ War Against NATO

Russia planted a recent fake news report about a rape committed by German soldiers in order to discredit NATO’s new eastern force, a top NATO general said Saturday. Czech army general Petr Pavel said in an interview with Reuters that the “fake news” about a rape of a 15-year-old girl in Lithuania …