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The U.S. Air Force has no interest in purchasing either Boeing’s advanced fourth-generation F-15X version of the aging Eagle. Nor does the service have any plans to revive the stealthy fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in either its original...
Brace yourselves: the Army is exploring the rapid development of a long-range strategic cannon that can reach out and slap a target at a range of up to 1,000 nautical miles, per Military.com, a range comparable to Pentagon’s existing...
The next time we have a big war, I think the Navy will be our armed service that is caught the most flat-footed. Why? Because it hasn’t had its nose bloodied since 1945. That’s a long time to go...
Here’s the fourth entry in our Combat Pooping contest, and it’s a strong one. If you have something you think is as good, please e-mail it to Tom Ricks. On my outpost in Kandahar, we had six porta-potties for about 60 guys, which...
As Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas last week, the U.S. military prepped for the aftermath of the deadly storm by forward deploying troops and supplies. As of Sunday, the Army had committed 13,000 soldiers to provide search and rescue, supply distribution, and other emergency...
The U.S. Air Force set out to return to Cold War numbers by growing nearly 25% and taking on hundreds more planes to form an additional 74 squadrons, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced on Monday. The Air Force, which...
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange reportedly tried to obtain a Russian visa in 2010, according to the Associated Press. In a letter to the Russian consulate in London obtained by AP dated Nov. 30, 2010, Assange wrote: “I, Julian Assange, hereby...
In 2009, the Department of Defense introduced the so-called ‘Golden Hour’ mandate.  This led to the development of systems that ensured the injured warfighter access to surgical care within 60 minutes of injury. This led to massive infrastructure being...
Once, back in the funky times, I was interviewing a howitzer crew at Grafenwoehr maneuver area. I can’t remember what the subject was. They were going to be conducting a live-fire exercise soon. It was night, and raining, so...
In the course of a few days, Hurricane Florence left at least 14 dead and nearly a million homes and businesses without power in North and South Carolina — and with the storm system moving north, the Department of Defense...
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