In terms of modern warfare, “stealth” is a word that instantly grabs both the layperson and historian with images of aircraft that can seemingly attack anywhere in the world and disappear without a trace; an example of both American technological superiority and the changing face of combat. Aircraft like the the SR-71 Blackbird, the F-117 […]Read more "Hidden Killer: The Comanche Stealth Helicopter"
In the second in a series of articles on future warfare, this article will look at the possibility of wars being fought over the last oil reserves. While it may seem strange at first to fight over oil, it is important to remember petroleum provides 39 percent of the world’s energy consumption. During the Gulf […]Read more "Future Wars: Oil"
Everyone from science fiction writers to military officials have planned on what future conflicts would be, looking at factors ranging from population shifts to dwindling resources. In the first in a series of articles, this will look at the potential for conflict revolving around Rare Earth Elements. To begin, Rare Earth Elements, or REE’s, are […]Read more "Future Wars: Rare Earth Elements"
The end of the Cold War brought to many an end to the fears that a nuclear war could erupt at any moment between the United States and the Soviet Union. And while that fear has by and large subsided, there is a relic of the Cold War that could have enacted a nuclear exchange […]Read more "Mertvaya Ruka: Dead Hand"
Even though the radio was many people’s main form of entertainment for years, it has been slowly falling to the wayside with the introduction of the television and the Internet. Today most use the radio to listen to music while others are amateur HAM radio enthusiasts, although there are still some mysterious broadcasts yet to […]Read more "The Backwards Music Station"
A precursor to the more recently created KSK, there was a team of soldiers created in the Federal Republic of Germany to deal with counter-terrorism at a time when the primary fear of many people was that of a Third World War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. That unit continues to exist today, and […]Read more "The GSG-9 Counter-terrorism Team"
If there’s one thing that’s been made abundantly clear in recent years, it’s that the military of the Russian Federation is looking to modernize in order to compete with the United States and NATO. This can be seen in the development of the AK-12 assault rifle to the PAK FA stealth fighter, and now the […]Read more "Russia’s New T-14 Armata"