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Belgian fortifications in WWII

Belgian fortifications in WWII. As early as in the 1920’s, it was already clear that yet another war was coming to Europe....

The long Russian road to the next generation tank and HIFV.

The long Russian road to the next generation tank and HIFV. The Soviet Union and subsequently Russia, have long strived to come up with the next generation of main battle tank, the next brilliant idea that would give it the edge over tank designs from the West.

Yugoslavia files

Yugoslavia files. A compilation of articles we have written about Yugoslavia over the years. Operation Allied Force/Noble Anvil (Kosovo Air Campaign), the shooting down of a F-117 and the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.

Why the Ukrainian conflict is first and foremost a civil war.

Why the Ukrainian conflict is first and foremost a civil war. The Ukrainian conflict is often simplified by Western Media as a...

1886: The Torpedo Shell Crisis

1886: The Torpedo Shell Crisis. 1886 saw the dawn of modern artillery and dusk of brick and mortar era fortifications.

Battle of the Atlantic Cold War edition

Battle of the Atlantic Cold War edition. In the event of the Cold War suddenly heating up, the aim for the Soviets would have been to reach the shores of Western Europe before reinforcements in men and hardware from the US could cross the Atlantic and be disembarked in France and Belgium.

Kosovo Air Campaign

The Kosovo Air Campaign had two aims: To force the Yugoslav leadership to withdraw its army and paramilitary units from the Kosovo province and to degrade the Yugoslav army's ability to fight and operate

First Chechen war aka the meat grinder

First Chechen war aka the meat grinder. The first Chechen war would inflict Russia its first defeat since the fall of the Soviet Union.

F-117 down over Novi Sad

F-117 down over Novi Sad. On the 27th of March 1999, an American F-117 was downed over Novi Sad. To this day, that incident is used, over and over again for some good old anti-American propaganda and to "explain" how stealth technology is useless.

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Moscow, Damascus, Tel-Aviv and the S-300

Exploring the links and dynamics between the S-300 in Maysaf (Syria), Damascus, Moscow and Tel-Aviv. Implications and Background.

Russian A2AD is a myth

The western community loves talking about Russian A2AD, those defensive bubbles NATO would have to pop to have a chance at winning a war against Russia. We can’t help but talk about A2AD when we talk about the S-300, S-400 and S-500 systems… And yet, A2AD does not appear anywhere in Russian military papers or publications! The reason is simple: anti-access area denial is not part of Russian doctrine as far as defending its airspace is concerned!

Egyptian-Ethiopian War over a dam?

Egypt and Ethiopia have been fighting over the (GERD) for a few years now. Egypt has even threatened to bomb the dam going back to 2013! Negotiations were on-going until they failed in March.

GNA-LNA: Libyan Civil War Update

The Government of National Accord (GNA) has captured al-Watiyah Air Base from the Libyan National Army (LNA) today. The GNA captured ammunition, armored vehicles, aircraft, and even a Pantsir S-1 (SA-22).

Catastrophic Defeat for the LNA?

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has not had a good 48 hours. The Government of National Accord (GNA) has been steamrolling the LNA in western Libya since the capture of the al-Watiyah airbase yesterday
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