Patrick Morrison

Voyage of the Damned: The Last (Only) ride of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron.

The Battle of Tsushima was only the final act in an ill fated voyage that was poorly planned and conceived in an desperate attempt to relieve the Russian fleet trapped in the Pacific.

Unsung Weapons of World War 2

There is no denying that World War II was by far thee most devastating and horrific conflict in human history. From 1939 to 1945, an estimated 80 million people were killed and saw the rise of the United States...

Made in China: Chinese Arms.

What can be said about China's military research and development, other than that their unofficial motto being “Copy and Paste”? It's no secret that when it comes to China, they have more or less cemented themselves as the world's Xerox machine.

The Rise and Fall of the Argentine Air Force

There was a time when the Fuerza Aérea Argentina (Argentine Air Force) was considered to be one of the best Air Forces in Latin America, if not the world.

World War II’s Unbelievable Battle Fought Using Potatoes

Believe it or not, the U.S. and Imperial Japanese Navy had it out with Potatoes in combat. Probably the most unbelievable battle, led to the sinking of a submarine.

“AREA 52?”: Dugway Proving Grounds

"AREA 52": Dugway Proving Grounds. A little while ago I did a brief overview and history about Area 51 (http://www.defensionem.com/paradise-ranch-real-area-51/), the world's more well known secret base. In it I said how the facility may no longer be the...

The Chengdu J-20: An Outsider’s Look into China’s Toy

The Chengdu J-20: An Outsider's Look into China's New Toy. China, home to one of the oldest civilizations on Earth with a history stretching back thousands of years. In the past China has contributed greatly to human history with...

SNAFU: 10 Worst Aircraft

On December 17th, 1903, the Wright Brothers made history when they carried out the first successful flight. The aircraft flew a distance of only 120 feet..

Afghan Air Force: A Brief History

A brief history about the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Afghan Air Forces.

Israeli MiG: How Israel “Stole” a MiG-21

How Israel stole a MiG-21 in 1966 to study it and develop tactics to defeat it in the event of a war with its Arab neighbours

About Me

Name is Patrick, I live on the Caribbean island of Trinidad and I have had an interest in military history and news since I was young. I like to focus on the lesser known events in military history, as well as highlight countries and regions you normally don't hear about often. So i hope i am able to inform you correctly and make you a little more aware of the world around you.
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Operation Peace Spring

On the 7th of October 2019, the White House announced that American forces would withdraw from Northern Syria, ahead of an anticipated Turkish military operation in the region. The response, worldwide, was of shock and disbelief: Were the Americans abandoning their loyal Kurdish allies? As the world watched on, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring.
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Russian Navy and Air Force problems

Russian Navy and Air Force problems. Both services are modernising, but progress is uneven and mistakes are being made: Overview.

Voyage of the Damned: The Last (Only) ride of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron.

The Battle of Tsushima was only the final act in an ill fated voyage that was poorly planned and conceived in an desperate attempt to relieve the Russian fleet trapped in the Pacific.

Russian anti-stealth radars

Russian anti-stealth radars. Moscow is more often than not publicly dismissive of stealth technology. In Russia, American stealth aircraft are often presented in the press as a gimmick. Yet, at the same time, Russia has been developing a multitude of anti-stealth radars and sensors. So, in private at least, they seem to actually pay attention to low observable planes and drones…

The cruise missile theory

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday the 14th of September 2019. People have showed a lot of scepticism regarding the whole affair: How can a country at war and armed to the teeth with the best the West can offer be taken by surprise by a cruise missile attack, people ask. What usually follows is a list of conspiracy theories and flawed technical arguments…