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The strangest Spec-Ops firearms in SOCOM's armory
I love guns of all types, and I enjoy the art of marksmanship, the continuing education aspect, and the mechanical nature of firearms. I also just like really weird guns. Even if these firearms are impractical or somewhat crazy, I enjoy their overall weirdness. There has been a lot of weird guns in the world, so it’s necessary to categorize them, and as such, I’ve gathered five weird weapons......
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SR-72: The Mach 6 Bomber That Could Shake the World?
Lockheed’s hyping of a hypersonic aircraft which may-or-may-not already exist seems explicitly intended to build support for additional funding. This may be because it’s pursuing the project with the Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA), which focuses on innovative development of cutting-edge technologies often well ahead of capabilities in operational service, rather than......
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Putin authorized smear campaign against Biden, US intelligence concludes
With President Vladimir Putin’s authorization, the Russian government used Ukrainian proxies, individuals linked to President Donald Trump, and the U.S. media to “denigrate President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party” through the promotion of tailored “narratives,” the U.S. intelligence community has concluded, according to a ...
Irregular versus conventional warfare: A dichotomous misconception
By Dr. Sandor Fabian* The 2018 US National Defense Strategy (NDS) signals a major shift for the US military from irregular warfare toward developing capabilities for conventional wars against near-peer and peer competitors. Recent events such as......
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How should the US respond to provocations in the Grey Zone?
"Subjugating the enemy's army without fighting is the true pinnacle of excellence." -- Sun Tzu In 1993, in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, James Woolsey, the newly appointed director of the Central Intelligence Agency, observed during his confirmation hearing that "we have slain the dragon, but we live now in a jungle filled with a bewildering variety of poisonous......
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Russia’s armed forces test combat readiness close to Ukraine’s border
By Roger N. McDermott* Since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in February–March 2014 and its subsequent involvement in destabilizing southeastern Ukraine, Russia’s Armed Forces frequently conduct force generation close to the border. In March, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered a snap inspection of combat readiness across Russia’s system of Joint Strategic Commands......
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