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How the West Inadvertently Gifted Iraq to Iran

How the West inadvertently gifted Iraq to Iran by invading Iraq on the 20th of March 2003. 15 years later, we go through the first steps that set those wheels in motion.

Analysis of the Russo-Georgian war of 2008

On the 7th of August 2008, Georgia's president Mikheil Saakashvili, a known risk taker and political..

World War 3 Has Begun – In Syria

"World War 3" has started; because nuclear weapons are not involved, nobody appears to have noticed. Syria is a mess, we uncover the crisis.

A war against Iran could set the whole Middle-East on fire.

A war against Iran could set the whole Middle-East on fire. With the war of words gathering momentum between the US and Iran, the potential for a real conflict between those two countries seems ...

The British/Indian Thermoplyae: Battle of Kohima

One of the most sorely fought battles of the Second World War, was the fight for Kohima.

Hmeimim: Russian Airbase In Syria

The Hmeimim airbase has been the subject of a lot of attention in the past weeks with the Russian government signing a lease agreement approved by Damascus. What does it all mean? How important is Hmeimim and what are...

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.

No Lider Destroyer for the Russian Navy yet…

The Lider destroyer class is meant to replace the Udaloy class, Sovremennyy class as well as the Slava class.

“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...
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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…