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"
Today, the Cold War is remembered for bringing the world to the brink of global war, often personified by an apocalyptic nuclear exchange or a massive conventional war over West Germany. Though NATO and Soviet forces maintained a readiness to fight on land, sea and air throughout the Cold War, it is largely unknown that […]Read more "MiG-105, the Soviet Space Fighter"
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"
While the Vietnam War raged from the 60’s to the 70’s, changing American politics and culture, another war was going on next door in Laos. While the U.S. military and its allies fought a major war in Vietnam, the CIA was covertly fighting the Laotian Civil War. Out of this conflict, a legend would arise […]Read more "Anthony Poshepny, the CIA’s Rogue Agent"
There’s plenty of myths regarding the strange research carried out in the former Soviet Union. Space weaponry, psychotronics, the Ayaks aircraft, all are examples of rumors of strange super technology that was being hidden in ultra-secrecy behind the Iron Curtain. Of course, the lack of solid information only helps to drive people’s imaginations wild, but […]Read more "Soviet Psychic: Nina Kulagina"
When a ceasefire to the Korean War was brokered in 1953 between UN and Communist forces, the war didn’t technically end, which caused the Korean Peninsula to remain in a state of war from 1950 through today. While it may not seem as obvious or relevant aside from the occasional threat of North Korea’s nuclear […]Read more "The South Korean Unit 684"