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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...

Afrin Offensive: Erdogan’s Madness Continues

During the last 24 hours, 72 Turkish jets have reportedly struck 150 targets inside the Kurdish-controlled Afrin district in north-western Syria in which six civilians and three Kurdish militiamen have lost their lives. And today, Turkish ground troops in...

The United States: Addicted to special forces

The Special Operations forces of the United States - currently 70,000-strong and thus larger than the regular militaries of many sizable countries - occupy a very special place in US national mythology. This claim is expressed in recent article...

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...

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America’s Wars

Over the past 16 years, a profound transformation has been underway in how America wages war. Starting under George W. Bush after 9/11, and accelerating under Barack Obama and Donald Trump, Special Operations Forces—once a small, secretive subset of the...

Are the U.S. Marines Dying?

The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. But a new Government Accountability Office report suggests that lack of training may be eroding the Marines’ amphibious capabilities. The problem isn’t with the marine amphibious units...

How Afghan Jihad triggered insurgency in Kashmir?

In Pakistan, there are three distinct categories of militants: the Afghanistan-focused Pashtun militants; the Kashmir-focused Punjabi militants; and foreign terrorists including the Arab militants of al-Qaeda, the Uzbek insurgents of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and the Uighur rebels...

Army’s Support for Terrorism and Judicial Coup in Pakistan

In a momentous decision on 28 July, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from holding public office by the country’s Supreme Court on the flimsy pretext of holding an ‘Iqama’ (a work permit) for a Dubai-based company. Although it...

Foreign Forces Seemingly Reluctant to Leave Syria Despite ISIL Defeat

With the conflict in Syria approaching its latter stages, the legitimacy of various foreign forces currently engaged in the war has once again been called into question. Author: Suliman Mulhem Although the conflict is officially classified as a civil war, it has...
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What is the equivalent of an AK-47 for sniper rifles?

The question itself cannot be properly answered due to the way it is worded. Since the AK-47 is not...
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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...

INVISIO receives follow-up order for SEK 25 million from its new customer, the Belgian army

In partnership with Thales Belgium INVISIO has received an expected follow-up order from the Belgian army for communication and hearing protection systems. The order...

British Army ordered a new contingent of Boxer MRAVs

The British Defence Secretary has proclaimed that the British Army will get more than 500 Boxer 8x8 high mobility, network-enabled armored vehicles. The primary...

Navy SEAL Robert Ryan Guzzo: His Story

Rob led a life of dedication to his family, friends, Seal Team 5 and his country. Rob graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1997...