Michael Peck

The U.S. Military’s Ultimate Sniper: Armed with Laser-Guided Bullets

The Pentagon’s fringe-science Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has just released a video of its Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, in action. The video depicts a target … and another aim point a couple of feet to the...

This Might Be the U.S. Military’s Worst Idea Ever

The Pentagon wants a mobile nuclear reactor. The goal is to provide reliable electrical power to remote forward operating bases and during quick-response humanitarian missions. But the project also raises questions of nuclear security and keeping atomic materials from...

The Russia’s Killer Robot Rocket Launcher

Robo-Katyusha is coming. A Russian defense official suggests the possibility of a fully automated multiple launch rocket system, or MLRS. "If we look at first-generation systems, be it Grad or Tornado, they, of course, possess some minimal tools of...

Russia’s “Dead Hand” Nuclear Doomsday Weapon is Back

Russia has a knack for developing weapons that—at least on paper—are terrifying: nuclear-powered cruise missiles, robot subs with 100-megaton warheads . Perhaps the most terrifying was a Cold War doomsday system that would automatically launch missiles—without the need for a...

Did a Russian-Made Missile Really Hit an Israeli F-35 Fighter?

The interesting part is that the F-35 has become such a symbol of U.S. technological prowess—or incompetence—that any rumor that an F-35 has been damaged or shot down in combat will draw attention. Did a Russian anti-aircraft missile hit one...

How the U.S. Assassinated the Japanese Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor

Some sixty-eight years before U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, America conducted an assassination of another kind. This time, the target wasn’t a terrorist. It was the Japanese admiral who planned the Pearl Harbor operation. But the motive...

Why U.S. Special Forces Want Russian Machine Guns

Why would U.S. special forces want to manufacture Russian machine guns? Just watch any video of a conflict such as Iraq and Syria, and the answer becomes clear. Many of the combatants are using Russian or Soviet weapons, or...

Why Israel’s New F-35 Stealth Fighters Are a Game-Changer

Something changed in the region last December when Israel declared its first squadron of F-35s operational. Numerically, the change seemed minor. The Israeli Air Force's (IAF) 140 ("Golden Eagle") Squadron has just nine F-35I Adir aircraft, scheduled to grow...

5 Killer Military Weapons That Arrived in 2017

2017 was not a happy year for the world, but it was certainly a good year for weapons. Here are the five most interesting weapons of the last year: The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile When it comes to anti-ship missiles, the...

North Korea Plans to Defeat the U.S. Army in a War

Normal military doctrine says that an attacker should outnumber the defender by at least three to one at the point of attack. But since when is North Korea normal? The Korean People's Army (KPA) believes that it only needs to...

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Michael Peck is a contributing writer for the National Interest. He can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
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Point Blank 19-8 integrates ISR, Special Operations

The 48th Fighter Wing, in partnership with the Royal Air Force, hosted Point Blank exercise. It lasted from 19-8 Nov. 14, 2019. Additional aircraft...

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