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The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 marked the end of the World War II, and the beginning of the age of nuclear weapons. During... [Read More]
Two Turkish Air Force fighter jets reportedly buzzed a helicopter that was carrying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. [Read More]
A Greek fighter jet crashed and the pilot was killed this week after intercepting two Turkish F-16 fighters that had intruded into Greek airspace. [Read More]
The tank is one of the most important weapon systems on the battlefield. Few weapons strike enemy soldiers with the fear that a fully loaded tank rolling towards them does. After their trial by fire on the fields of Europe in World War I, tanks have become a necessity for any army that wants to be considered a serious foe. In the one hundred years since its invention, tanks have been the winning factor in a number of battles. Entire wars have depended on their successful use. Take a look at how 10 of the biggest... [Read More]
REUTERS/Amir Cohen Standing in from of a massive screen, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the world a PowerPoint presentation of Iran's nuclear weapons program on Monday with one conclusion — Iran lied. "Iran is brazenly lying" Netanyahu said. "The nuclear deal is based on lies."See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Inside Cook Out, the South's most underrated restaurant See Also:Former Israeli intelligence chief: Iran will likely seek payback for the latest strikes in SyriaThese are the most powerful militaries in AsiaTrump says Kim Jong Un wants to meet 'as soon... [Read More]
Russia, China, and the US are competing in a hypersonic weapons arms race. These weapons can travel at above mach 5 and are maneuverable, making them extremely difficult to intercept. Comments by US officials about Russia and China's recent gains have led some to believe that the US is currently losing the race. The situation is more complex — Russia and China appear to be ahead of the US in terms of nuclear-capable hypersonic weapons, but the US is leading the way in hypersonic weapons that carry conventional payloads. Three of the most powerful nations... [Read More]
usually with GAU-17 miniguns, M2HB .50 caliber heavy machine guns, M240B light machine guns, and sometimes even Mk 19 grenade launchers. SWCCs often work alongside Navy SEALs, providing them fire support and transportation via a number of different watercraft. They also can assist in the interdiction of naval vessels. The boats dropped in the video are Combat Craft Assault (CCA) boats. The CCAs are known for having a small radar and infrared signature, and have become a favorite amongst SWCC for their speed and ability to be reconfigured for dif... [Read More]
James Stavridis, a retired US Navy admiral and former NATO commander, warns that an electromagnetic pulse attack by North Korea could be devastating. Such an attack has been previously estimated to kill up to 90% of the US population within one year. Stavridis recommends that the US should increase its defenses against an attack by preserving the US' ballistic missile stockpile, invest in new ballistic missile defenses, and focus on early warning systems, especially in space. James Stavridis, a retired US Navy admiral and former NATO commander, outlined the dangers of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack... [Read More]
386th Air Expeditionary Wing The commander of US Special Operations Command said that Syria has become "the most aggressive electronic warfare environment on the planet from our adversaries." General Raymond Thomas stated that US communications are brought down and that aircraft, specifically the EC-130, have been disabled. The revelations come after a report from NBC News showed that Russian military jamming is affecting smaller US drones operating in Syria. General Raymond Thomas, the commander of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), revealed that Syria has become the frontline of electronic warfare and US planes are... [Read More]
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 marked the end of the World War II, and the beginning of the age of nuclear weapons. During the Cold War, the policy of mutually assured destruction between the US and the Soviet Union — appropriately referred to as "MAD" — meant that if one nation used nuclear weapons on another, then an equal response would have been doled out as soon as possible. Over the course of the Cold War, and several times after it, the citizens of the world were forced to hold their... [Read More]
US Marine Corps US and Jordanian soldiers are currently in the middle of the annual Eager Lion training exercise, an 11-day exercise involving more than 1,500 US sailors and 1,800 US Marines. The troops train in urban, mountain, and desert environments, and practice everything from marksmanship to artillery strikes. One of the highlights of the exercise is the chance to drill at Jordan's special forces training center — the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre — which is carved out of a mountain and has everything the most elite soldiers in the world need ... [Read More]
Reuters Recent Chinese military action shows that Xi Jinping has taken a much more aggressive stance on Taiwan than his immediate predecessors. The tension between the two countries stems from the result of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. War with Taiwan could be disastrous because the Taiwanese military is powerful and a conflict risks the involvement of the US. Tensions between the Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan have recently flared up as China held the largest show of naval force in its history this month and made new threats directed towards Taipei.... [Read More]
Mike Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said at two congressional hearings that China is beating the US when it comes to hypersonic missile development. He also said that the only way the US could win a war against China was through superior technology, and that the US needed to invest more in new projects to regain its technological edge. The US Air Force awarded a contract worth up to $1 billion with Lockheed Martin to develop a "hypersonic conventional strike weapon." Mike Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, made... [Read More]
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham is a union of five Islamist organizations based primarily in the northwestern region of Syria that wants to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and replace him with Sharia law. The group has fought ISIS and the Syrian government, and has flourished as the focus of the US-led coalition and the Syrian and Russian governments is focused elsewhere in the country. There are fears that the group could become the next ISIS, as well as become the only rebel faction against al-Assad's rule. With up to 90% of its territory lost, ISIS appears effectively... [Read More]
Air Force amn/nco/snco/Facebook A video showing an oath swearing ceremony for re-enlistment with the Tennessee Air National Guard has caused two different controversies. There was initial outrage and claims that the master sergeant who was reciting the oath with a dinosaur hand puppet was disrespecting an honored military tradition. After all three individuals that were involved with the video were given harsh punishments, people complained that the military does not take the same actions for more controversial actions. A bizarre video showing a Tennessee Air National Guard master sergeant using a dinosaur hand puppet... [Read More]
Two Turkish Air Force fighter jets reportedly harassed a helicopter carrying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis. The episode comes a week after a Hellenic Air force pilot died after his Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed near the island of Skyros while returning from a mission where he intercepted two Turkish F-16 jets violating Greek airspace. Analysts have been worried that Greece and Turkey may be inching towards a war. Turkish warplanes harrased a helicopter carrying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Chief... [Read More]
The last B-52 bomber left US Central Command's area of responsibility on April 7 after being the go-to bomber for operations against ISIS and the Taliban. In the last two years, the B-52 has conducted over 1,850 missions in the Middle East and Afghanistan and dropped around 12,000 weapons on enemy targets. It also broke a number of bombing records. The B-52 will support future operations in the Pacific, and be replaced by the B-1 Lancer as USCENTCOM's primary bomber. The US Air Force announced that the last squadrons of the legendary B-52 Stratofortress have... [Read More]
Fighting in the dark has always been a difficult task in warfare, but with the invention of night vision, soldiers, sailors, and airmen can conduct their operations almost as well as they can during the day. Photos captured while the US military performs nighttime training provide viewers with a unique look into the world of war. Military equipment, as well as the troops themselves, takes on a unique coloring when seen outside of the light of day. Here are 26 striking photos of the US military operating at night:The US Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey fires a... [Read More]
Russia's only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, will be undergoing a repair and refitting overhaul for the next three years. The carrier is known for being outdated and plagued with technical problems. Breakdowns have caused the loss of at least two of its jets during its deployment to Syria. Admiral Kuznetsov's shortcomings are reflections of Russia's complicated history with aircraft carriers, which started during the Cold War. Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, will undergo a repair and refitting process that will take a minimum of three years to complete. The process will be done... [Read More]
US Navy The US Navy is the most powerful group of ships, carriers, and sailors on Earth. The Navy is older than the US — founded in 1775 as the Continental Navy — and is currently made up of 430 ships and submarines. It's been involved in more than 10 major wars, and combat has taken the Navy all over the world. The surface fleet is made up of 16 different classes of vessels, and includes amphibious assault ships, aircraft carriers, command ships, mine sweepers, destroyers, littoral combat ships, and more. We put together... [Read More]
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