Armed Conflict

Why Russia's Enemies Fear the Kalibr Cruise Missile

Moscow's 'Tomahawk'?Since the early 1990s, the United States has launched hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles from warships and submarines to strike …

War

Russia is developing laser, electromagnetic and plasma weapons

Russia’s defence ministry has said it is developing laser, electromagnetic and plasma weapons that can be fired at “hypersonic” speeds.<p>Russian deputy …

War

MoD cannot fall back on usual excuses to explain Trident misfire

When opposition parties press for answers the government cannot explain away this catastrophic test as trial and error<p>Defence departments and arms companies can usually explain away embarrassing failures in the development of new military hardware. There is a ready answer: mistakes are an …

War

Secret US military facility poked via army recruitment website

Beads of sweat must have surely run down the face of one hacker as they inadvertently breached an internal US Department of Defence "website that …

Cybersecurity

The Winds of Green War

Donald Trump has encouraged his cabinet nominees to take the initiative as soon as they’re on the job, and one area ripe for action is reversing the Obama Administration’s habit of letting its green-energy obsessions interfere with national defense. A good place to start is reviewing a wind farm …

War

Dear Allies: The Free Ride Is Over

Mattis shouldn't follow the path of his predecessor.It may be hard, but it is not impossible for a confirmed and now old civilian like me to give …

War

Dasvidaniya! Russia Successfully Tests New Weapon That Can Blow Away Any Type of Armor

Explosions and gunfire—once the hallmarks of modern warfare—will soon be a thing of the past. Military initiatives are focusing their efforts on the …

War

World War II: German Invasion of Poland 1939 - Learning History

Posted at 16:14h in Historical Events, World War II by LHistory 0 Comments<p>At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its …

War

IDF changing tactics for possible Third Lebanon War

Two major changes are shaping the IDF's preparations for a possible third Lebanon war: First, the army is training designated forces for ground …

British Army Exercise Sees Tanks Moved Through Channel Tunnel

The British Army has moved tanks through the Channel Tunnel to test its ability to move equipment by rail - reportedly in case of an invasion of …

War

12 Bizarre Facts From Armies Around The World

Armies serve incredibly important roles, protecting our borders from those who would do us harm. With that critical duty on their shoulders, armies …

Updates from the Front Lines: Dier Ezzor, January 22nd

Update on the battle against ISIS in Syria: combined Russian, Syrian and US air assets pound Islamic State militants in defense of a small force on …

Syria

Top 14 maps and charts that explain NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is a military alliance originally established in 1949 with 12 member states, including America, Britain …

NATO

The Yellow Birds review – Iraq war PTSD made beautiful but baffling

French director Alexandre Moors has a strong cast and excels at creating mood. Alas, his big reveal cannot dispel the fog of the Iraq war<p>Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line proved that you could make a beautiful movie about war. The Yellow Birds, a Sundance premiere from French director Alexandre …

Iraq War

January 22, 1917

<b>Two actions in the North Sea off the Dutch coast: division of German destroyers encountered by British light forces; one enemy destroyer sunk, the</b> …

Military History

Syrian army and allies take village from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies on Sunday drove Islamic State from the village of Soran, east of Aleppo, state media and a military media unit run by Hezbollah reported, bringing them closer to territory held by Turkey-backed rebels.<p>Several overlapping conflicts are being fought …

Syrian Army

Iraqi Helicopters Are Now Flying With Laser-Guided Rockets

Precision-guided weapons are an improvement over dumb bombs<p>by JOSEPH TREVITHICK<p>In November 2016, Iraqi military helicopters were spotted dropping …

War

President Trump's Opportunity To End American War In Afghanistan

The Afghanistan war was forgotten during the 2016 presidential campaign although the war is the longest American war in US history. After 16 years including NATO participation, the war is inconclusive - there is no peace and seemingly no end. The war has been between U.S./NATO and the Taliban. …

Afghanistan War

Contradictory "Alliances": Joint Russia-Turkey Military Operation in Syria against US-Saudi Supported ISIS-Daesh

<i>The Russian Aerospace Forces and the Turkish Armed Forces have been conducting a joint military operation in the area of al-Bab, the Russian Defense</i> …

Syrian Army

MoD 'confidence' in Trident after test 'malfunction'

<b>The Ministry of Defence says it has "absolute confidence" in the UK's nuclear weapons system despite reports of a malfunction during a test.</b><p>The Sunday Times says an unarmed Trident missile fired from submarine HMS Vengeance near the Florida coast in June veered off course towards the US.<p>The paper …

War

KoW: Building an Army List

If you’re thinking about getting into KoW, or are a new player check out this introduction…<p>If you’re new to Kings of War, and aren’t sure what the …

RPGs

Russia Has Another Big Upgrade Coming for the Fearsome T-90 Tank

The T-90M will also incorporate advanced defensive systems such are slat armor, active protection systems and new reactive armor. The T-90M is likely …

War

Israel approves reconstruction for 1,500 homes destroyed in 2014 Gaza war

Certain quantities of cement have been allowed to enter the small Palestinian territory since September 2014, when UN’s Middle East envoy announced a …

China will lose war over islands – analysts

MILITARY and geopolitical experts dismissed Chinese state media’s warnings of war over the South China Sea following US Secretary of State-designate …

South China Sea

Russia's Crazy Plan to Win World War III: Invade Iceland?

From Tom Clancy to the real world? Tom Clancy’s 1986 novel Red Storm Rising depicts a conventional war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. It’s one of …

War

Flynn Creating Military-Heavy National Security Council

Josh Rogin: “President Trump is filling the government’s national security leadership with former military officials and businessmen, rejecting the …

Foreign Policy

In 1999, America Destroyed China's Embassy in Belgrade (And Many Chinese Think It Was on Purpose)

A tragic tale that still has legs in Beijing.During NATO’s 1999 air war over Yugoslavia, the Atlantic alliance struck hundreds of targets over Serbia …

War

During Obama’s Final Days, Hundreds of Civilian Deaths Passed Unremarked in Iraq and Syria

Civilian casualties escalate in Mosul and Raqqa<p>by SAMUEL OAKFORD<p>In the last weeks of the Obama presidency, the U.S.-led air war against so-called …

Syrian Civil War

EXCLUSIVE: Army officer attacks Nigeria’s service chiefs, says they are ‘Nollywood actors’

There have been increased disquiet among troops fighting Boko Haram over poor feeding, inadequate equipment, and basic supplies.The post EXCLUSIVE: …

Nigeria

Why Russia and China Fear America's Ohio-Class Submarines

They might be old, but they could wipe out an entire country in less than an hour.Nine years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, …

War