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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 ...

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

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.

Scud versus Patriot

Scud versus Patriot. The controversy carries on 26 years on. Has an old Yemeni Scud made it through Saudi Arabia Patriot ABM shield ?

Shock & Awe: The Butterfly Effect

Shock & Awe. What started as a military operation with one simple aim led to a chain of events with terrible consequences.
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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…