DARPA Says America’s Jets Have Reached The Peak Of Stealth (So What Now?)

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The Pentagon’s pet research agency seems to be taking a swipe at the concept of small numbers of expensive aircraft like the F-35 stealth fighter and B-2 stealth bomber when it calls for “reduced reliance…

Tablet Market Surged in Second Quarter

The global market for tablet computers surged in the second quarter of 2020, despite pandemic conditions, as the global market for the devices jumped 17%, the largest gain in six years. That’s according to a survey released this week by…

Russian Northern Fleet Artillery Forces Kick Off Month-Long Field Exercise

More than one thousand troops from the Russian Northern Fleet’s army corps and marine infantry are now taking part in a month-long field exercise that began earlier this week in the Murmansk Region. The training maneuvers are taking place under…

Don’t Look To Mao To Understand China’s “People’s War” In The South China Sea

Here’s What You Need To Remember: This is not Mao’s China. It’s already a brawny economic and military power, and would be fighting on its own ground. Today’s PLA enjoys far more offensive options than did Mao’s Red Army. Rather than…

The U.S. Navy Can’t Destroy North Korea, But It Can Make Kim ‘Cry Uncle’ In A War

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Sea power furnishes the Trump administration military options in its confrontation with North Korea, but none of them promises easy, quick, or painless results. Thankfully, this is not lost on high-ranking defense officials. How can…

U.S. Navy to Take Major Step Forward With the Littoral Combat Ship Program

The U.S. Navy is looking to overcome years of setbacks in its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program, which has cost more than $30 billion over the past two decades. During that time the Navy has managed to acquire just thirty-five…

3D Printing Keeps B-2 Stealth Bombers Flying

In what might sound like a bit of alphabet soup, the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) B-2 Program Office is utilizing 3D printing to keep the stealth bombers flying. Also known as additive manufacturing, the technology has…

The History of the Fight for Economic Equality in the United States

Americans are increasingly worried about the rising tide of economic inequality, as fewer control more wealth. For the origins of these concerns, commentators usually point to the Gilded Age at the end of the 19th century, when a few men…

Beretta’s M12 Was a Cold War Classic Submachine Gun

As the world’s oldest firearms maker the Italian-based Beretta knows a thing or two about firearms. Since its founding in 1526, it has produced military weapons, and since the middle of the seventeenth century, its firearms have been used in…

The World War II Allies Learned To Fear Germany’s Panzerfaust “Tank Fist”

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Due to the Panzerfaust’s inherent range limitations, German anti-tank teams were most effective in dense or obscured environments such as cities and woodlands. A lone soldier armed with a Panzerfaust could — depending on the angle and…