Now that we’re out of Iraq, the CIA has come clean on how it came to be bamboozled about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ferrets over at the National Security Archive (NSA) …
King of the Battle
The U.S.: Arms Merchant to the Developing World
The Congressional Research Service’s latest annual compendium of global arms sales shows the U.S. to be the behemoth when it comes to such commerce. Some highlights:
— Per the pie chart, the U.S. accounted for 79% of the
By the Dawn’s Early Smite
Really Old Ironsides
Black Hawk Down: Double-Edged Blades
Helicopters are wonderful machines that, like a bumblebee, are supposed to be unable to fly. It’s all that whirling hardware linked by shafts, masts, transmissions, cyclics and collectives that give them their amazing …
What’s It Like When Your Warship Runs Into an Oil Tanker?
Ever wonder how one of the Navy’s most sophisticated warships, the guided missile destroyer USS Porter, could collide with an oil tanker just outside the Strait of Hormuz early Sunday? Well, safe to say the Navy is trying to …
The Bomber Exchange Program
Remember in high school how there’d always be these exchange students from exotic locales from around the world who’d attend classes with you for a year? How it was supposed to nurture international understanding and good will? …
Of Carriers, and Cakes
As the Pentagon never tires of telling us, the fulcrum of the world is shifting from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Which explains the U.S. military’s pivot from one to the other. The latest evidence?
India has announced plans …