Patrick Morrison

Deep Sixed: Cancelled Weapons Programs

Deep Sixed. Weapon systems prototypes that never saw action or were cancelled instead of being adopted and deployed operationally.

X-FILES: Encounters on the Battlefield

X-FILES: Encounters on the Battlefield. William Shakespeare once wrote  “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” This one line suggest that despite making great strides to understand the world around...

Vietnam: “Operation Bolo”

Operation Bolo. How the Americans turned the tide against the feared MiG-21 over North Vietnam thanks to a plan devised by Robert Olds.

The Vela Incident: The Night the Sky Flashed Twice

The Vela Incident: The Night the Sky Flashed Twice. A brief overview of one of the more mysteriousIn 1979, a Vela satellite detected a possible nuclear explosion in the Indian ocean... To this day, no one knows who is responsible for this.

X-FILES II: Paranormal Encounters

X files II paranormal encounters. Snippets and stories of soldiers encountering paranormal activities or mysterious occurrences.

The Barbary Wars: The First War on Terror

The Barbary Wars: The First War on Terror. How the United States Navy ended up confronting Barbary pirates and slave traders.

Paradise Ranch: The “Real” Area 51

A brief history of the most well known secret base on Earth.

Future Battleship: What Would it Take?

A hypothetical look into just what a modern Battleship would be like using today's advanced technology and building practices.

Operation Azorian: How America Stole a Soviet Submarine

What if I were to tell you that in 1974 the United States Government, in conjunction with an eccentric industrialist, conspired to salvage an Soviet ballistic missile submarine which had sank just six years prior? Sounds like the plot...

ShinMaywa US-2s For India.

ShinMaywa US-2 Amphibious aircraft After many years of negotiations between the Indian and Japanese governments, its looks as if India's Ministry of Defense is set to finalize a deal with Japan's ShinMaywa Industries to acquire 12 US-2 amphibious...

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…