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Trump’s new national security adviser wrote a reading list for anyone involved in military affairs

Facing added scrutiny in the wake of his predecessor’s resignation, new National Security Council chief of staff H.R. McMaster will have to learn from Michael Flynn’s mistakes. Fortunately learning is one of his favorite hobbies.<p>In 2012, while commander of the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence …

Military History

A Soviet 'Flying Tank' That Crashed in 1944 Is Now Being Restored in Arizona

Half a world away from where it crashed during World War Two, a rare Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik is getting a second lease on life.<p>Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik ground assault aircraft was the Soviet Union's aerial muscle during World War II. The planes were produced en masse to counter the German army on …

Military History

A trove of anti-Soviet jokes recently declassified by the CIA offers a glimpse of Cold War humor

Even spies and assassins have a good sense of humor when it comes to poking fun at their enemies—just look at the woman suspected of killing the former heir apparent to Kim Jong-Il, leader of North Korea, while wearing a LOL shirt. It was no different back in the heyday of spy culture: buried in a …

Military History

The U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Squadrons Are Broken

Two-thirds of Hornets are down for maintenance<p>by DAVID AXE<p>Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. Navy’s roughly 800 F/A-18 strike fighters are grounded owing …

Fighter Aircraft

World's Best Dives: 10 Haunting Shipwrecks

Unlike artificial reefs, these ill-fated vessels have not been stripped clean, but they live on in a way — carrying cargo, wartime ammunition, bodies …

Scuba Diving

U.A.E. to Build Russian Warplane as Iran Stokes Mideast Tensions - Bloomberg

The United Arab Emirates signed an outline agreement to buy Sukhoi Su-35 warplanes and will work with Russia to develop a next-generation fighter …

Military Aircraft

Conservatives Will Love Trump's New National Security Adviser--An Army Lt. Gen. Who is 6 Different Kinds of Badass

Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has been named President Trump's new National Security Adviser, replacing Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was asked to …

Military History

WWII Soldier Attacks German Bunker With Knife

George Lafayette Mabry, Jr. was already a hero cited twice for bravery when, on Nov. 20, 1944, he led his troops out of a minefield using only a …

Military History

A Savage War

<i>A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War</i>. Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-Sieng Hsieh. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 2016.<p>My …

Military History

Navy to Impose More Engineering Oversight In New Ship Classes

USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) steams in formation with USS Independence (LCS-2) on Dec. 8, 2016. US Navy Photo<p>The Navy will need a larger engineering …

Littoral Combat Ships

The Forgotten Fight Between China Taiwan

In 1955, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army embarked on a bloody amphibious landing to capture a fortified Nationalist island, only about twice the …

Military History

Wise quotes on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from every US president

In honor of President's Day, we collected some of the finest aphorisms to come from the Oval Office.<p>They include life lessons from George Washington, leadership advice from Thomas Jefferson, and reflections on character from Abraham Lincoln.<p>These leaders all had one of the toughest, most important …

China's J-10 Fighter Now "Roughly Comparable" to America's Lethal F-15 in Battle

But Washington has a plan to fix that. <i>The F-15 is also being engineered for additional speed and range, along with weapons-firing ability. The</i> …

War

Trump’s new Security Council boss has Colorado Springs ties

<b>By Tom Roeder,</b> <i>The Gazette</i><p>The new head of the National Security Council will be a familiar face in Colorado Springs.<p>President Donald Trump on Monday …

Military History

Air Force fighter jets again scrambled to enforce no-fly zone around President Trump's Palm Beach home

For the second time in less than 48 hours, two U.S. Air Force fighter jets were quickly sent to Palm Beach County on Sunday to intercept an airplane …

Aerospace

The Tomcat’s First Phoenix Kill

The technical staff started to get the Tomcats ready and we checked a number of pilots and they started their combat duties … flying [combat air …

Fighter Aircraft

WW2 veteran fulfils wartime wish by turning 100 surrounded by 100 women

<b>It was a half-joke made in the middle of battle – but years later it has actually come true.</b><p>Hundreds of strangers attend funeral of homeless army …

Military History

When America interned people because of their race

75 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order to remove people of Japanese descent from the West Coast. More than 110,000 …

Military History

Iraqi troops push into ISIS-held southern outskirts of Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi Federal Police forces on Monday pushed into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new push to drive …

Open Source

The Gun the U.S. Army Can't Live Without

The U.S. Army is an armed force with a truly global reach. At any given time, America’s premier land power operates on several different continents …

Guns

LCS crew marooned in Singapore on an open-ended deployment

The embarked crew of the littoral combat ship Coronado, forward deployed to Singapore, was supposed to be home for Thanksgiving after a four- or …

Open Source

Young, Marilyn | Department of History | New York University

Books:<p><i>The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990</i>, Harper Collins, 1991. Recently translated into Greek and Italian.<p><i>Transforming Russia and China: Revolutionary</i> …

Military History

Trump's proposed big military budget no sure thing

WASHINGTON — Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a …

Open Source

Pence tries to reassure Europeans on U.S. support

BRUSSELS — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and …

NATO

ACLU: Here's what you should and shouldn't do if you're stopped by the police

We asked ACLU senior staff attorney Jason Williamson to lay out an individual's rights, and the ACLU's best advice for getting stopped by the police.<p><b>FULL TRANSCRIPT:</b><p><b>[JASON WILLIAMSON]</b> <i>If you're asked for your name, you should provide it. If you're asked for identification, you should provide it.</i> …

Policing

Who Is H.R. McMaster? 8 Things to Know About Donald Trump's National Security Adviser

The Army general has been named to a top post in Trump's Cabinet.<p>Donald Trump has named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster as his national security adviser. He announced his decision to reporters at Mar-a-Lago on Monday. Trump called McMaster "a man of tremendous talent and …

Military History

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

Size isn’t everythingContinue reading on War Is Boring »

Military History

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 …

Armed Forces

Help Digitize History by Transcribing World War I-Era Love Letters

In addition to bringing about groundbreaking technological advancements and hot fashion trends, World War I also produced some deliciously sappy love …

Military History

Retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore Remembered as Great Warrior, Leader

From beyond the brick wall of Fort Benning's Main Post Cemetery on Friday afternoon, the cannons fired 15 volleys as the flag-draped casket holding …

U.S. Military