As Putin’s options for a favorable outcome in the Ukraine war are decreasing he may have to save face by changing his strategy.
How China could secretly be sending weapons to RussiaMilitary Affairs
As the Russian offensive buckles under Ukrainian resistance, China may be trying to bolster its ally with weapons.
Zero: Did Japan have the best fighter plane of World War II?History
The Japanese Zero is one of the most famous fighter planes in history and a favorite of military aviation enthusiasts.
You can watch fireworks from the deck of the USS New Jersey on New Year’s EveHistory
Battleship USS New Jersey Ready for Holiday Celebrations: Commissioned during the Second World War, and returned to service for Korea, Vietnam and again at the end of the Cold War, the USS New Jersey (BB-62) has earned the distinction of being America’s most decorated battleship – earning more battle stars for combat actions than even the other three completed Iowa-class warships. This holiday season she’s […]
The Marines are using SMASH-mouth tactics to kill dronesTech
Small quad-copter drones can be used by terrorists to drop bombs on American military personnel. The Marines now think they may have an answer – the SMASH 2000L Fire Control System can fit on an M4 carbine and do some damage to enemy drones. This system can target, track, and fire. It won’t let you squeeze the trigger unless […]
What if Japan hadn’t carried out the Pearl Harbor attack?History
What if Japan had not attacked Pearl Harbor eighty years ago today? The attack is today regarded as an enormous tactical success, but a strategic failure. Several older battleships were damaged or destroyed, but the treachery of the attack spurred the United States to fully mobilize for war and to pursue that war with a vengeful fury. The attack also pushed the United States to adopt innovative tactics […]
How Pearl Harbor changed America foreverMilitary Affairs
Eighty years ago tomorrow Kido Butai, the carrier strike arm of the Imperial Japanese Navy, struck the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. Several US Navy battleships were disabled or destroyed, leaving the Pacific and Southeast Asia open to Japanese attack. Over the next few months, Japan would conquer the Philippines and several British and Dutch Pacific colonies. It would […]
How the M16 rifle gave birth to the M4 carbineHistory
From the jungles of Vietnam to deserts in the Middle East, the M4 can make it through just about anything. The Origin Story: The M4 story starts with the CAR-15 carbine, deep in the jungles of Vietnam. The famous M16 rifle was introduced during that conflict and promised to bring a revolution in small arms. Firing the comparatively […]