Last week, China released a video that showed seven of their fifth-generation J-20 stealth fighters flying in formation, suggesting to the world that China's most advanced warplane may have finally moved into mass production. The stealth platform, which is believed to be based on stolen plans for America's F-22 Raptor, has run into a number of snags along the way -- including … [Read more...] about This is the only 5th generation fighter statistic that actually matters
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On Monday, CNN reported that a high-level intelligence asset was exfiltrated from Russia in 2017 after senior officials grew concerned that the president may unintentionally expose the person to Russian officials. The story, which is substantiated by CNN's claims of anonymous informants within the White House, has yet to be corroborated by any further evidence. The risk, CNN … [Read more...] about Did the CIA pull a spy out of Russia out of fear Trump would expose him?
Recently, I was at a barbecue at my brother’s house with some friends who had just moved to the area from the Northeast. As we sat around the table catching up, the conversation eventually made its way to politics and the upcoming election. Because our politics didn’t align, there was potential for conflict, but I was pleasantly surprised by the calm, rational, and thoughtful … [Read more...] about What liberals get wrong about guns (and why it isn’t their fault)
According to reports, an A-10 Thunderbolt II accidentally fired a rocket near the city of Tucson, Arizona during a training flight on Thursday morning. Air Force officials announced on Friday that an investigation into the incident is already underway. The venerable A-10 Thunderbolt II recently received a new lease on life in the form of a new Boeing service contract that … [Read more...] about Air Force A-10 accidentally fires rocket near Tucson during training mission
America's special operations units have seen a dramatic uptick in the missions sets they've been tasked with throughout nearly two straight decades of the War on Terror, but despite some overlap in combat operations, each specialized unit has a specific area of expertise to draw from. The Navy SEALs, as most could assume from their name alone, specialize in water-born … [Read more...] about Check out the magnetic system Navy SEALs use to covertly storm ships
All of America's elite special operations units are accustomed to operating under a veil of secrecy, but few units are more adept at secret keeping that the U.S. Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, or Delta Force, as they're often called. Since its very inception, Delta was intended to be a force like no other -- utilizing a large officer corps and extensive … [Read more...] about The legend of Green Berets fighting aliens beneath Dulce, New Mexico
The United States Air Force is concerned that too many of the airplanes the U.S. relies on for defense are too old to be effective in modern battlefields and that the branch has been forced to devote too much of its funding to sustaining these dated platforms. The United States does boast the largest air force anywhere on the globe, as well as many of the most advanced air … [Read more...] about The Air Force thinks their planes are too old (and they’re right)
Army Ranger school is recognized force-wide as perhaps the best leadership school in the United States military. The 61-day course focuses on small unit tactics, building combat leaders under intense mental and physical stresses. Graduates of the intensive program are awarded the Ranger Tab, which is worn on the upper shoulder of the left sleeve on the Army Combat Uniform and … [Read more...] about Female Airman earns Army Ranger Tab for the first time ever
U.S. Air Force pararescueman Staff Sgt. Aaron Metzger was awarded the Bronze Star with valor last week for his actions during combat operations in Afghanistan last year. The special operations Airman assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS) withstood significant injuries from both small arms fire and grenade shrapnel during an hours-long firefight that Metzger refused to be … [Read more...] about Wounded Air Force PJ that fought off Taliban for hours receives Bronze Star
One of the things movies always get wrong about firearms is how water will affect the way a bullet travels. Even in the otherwise-almost-too-real "Saving Private Ryan," bullets are shown flying through water almost exactly as they do in the air: on a straight trajectory and with a lethal amount of kinetic energy. The truth of the matter is, bullets just don't move through the … [Read more...] about This is the secret underwater pistol Heckler & Koch built for Navy SEALs
Late last week, Iran's troubled space program attempted a rocket launch that was met with failure. This didn't come as a significant surprise to many in the national security community, as Iran's space program (which many believe is little more than a thinly veiled missile program) only began in 2004 and only reached orbit for the first time in 2009. It's safe to postulate that … [Read more...] about Operational Security: Can the President just post classified intelligence photos on Twitter?
As of Monday morning, Hurricane Dorian was continuing to batter parts of the Bahamas with its category 4 winds while already turning its sights toward Florida. Hurricane warnings were issued throughout Florida days ago, but as the massive storm moves toward the mainland U.S., communities throughOUT Georgia and the Carolinas have already been issued evacuation orders. Dorian's … [Read more...] about In the path of Hurricane Dorian? Here’s everything you need to do