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U.S. Marines Procure Backpack Anti-IED Jammers

The U.S. Army is thinking of procuring the same system for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

Key Resolve, Foal Eagle, Ssong Yong: 315,000 U.S. & South Korean Troops Conduct Massive Drills

Missile launches by North Korea, threats to preemptively nuke the U.S. & Chinese aggression have sparked 300,000 South Korean joined by 15,000 U.S. soldiers.

150 Al-Shabaab Militants Killed In Massive U.S. Airstrike

Possibly the largest airstrike in the last five years has killed over 150 militants at a terroist training camp 120 miles North of Mogadishu.

Height 776 in Chechnya : 6th Company’s last stand.

  Height 776 in Chechnya : 6th Company’s last stand. August 1999 marked the start of the second Chechen war. The first Chechen war of 1994-1996 had ended in humiliation for Russia. Its armed forces had not yet recovered from...

Exercise Cold Response 2016 – Norway’s Largest Joint Exercises.

The Norwegian Home Guard and U.S. Marines Corps have been moving hundreds of pre-positioned Tanks and LAVs from their secure storage in the mountains surrounding Trondheim, all for one of Norway's largest joint exercises, Cold Response.

A Way Forward: Kurdish Independence

As evil as Daesh and it's ideology are to both the region and the world, Recep Erodgan's policies are far more dangerous to the Kurds path towards independence.

U.S. Military Now In Control of Syrian Air Base

The U.S. military has been given the Rmeilan Air Base, by the YPG, in the Syrian Kurdish region near Syria's Iraqi and Turkish border

Breaking: U.S. Spec Ops Trapped In Afghanistan

Over a dozen U.S. Army Spec Ops (Special Operations) soldiers are currently cornered in a compound in Marjah, Afghanistan.

The West’s Problem; What do we do now?

In the fight to defeat Daʿesh, air-strikes, though not a bad start, will not be enough to finish the job, and inevitably, at some point, “Boots-on-the-Ground” will be needed; but the question remained; “Who will supply them?”

The Iran-Iraq War

I remember the 1980’s well; and apart from the utterly dreadful pop music of that decade (my teenage years were the 60’s), the thing that always seemed to be with us was the interminable Iran-Iraq War.
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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…