Israeli Air Force Pushes Hard For Chopper Pick

Israeli Air Force Pushes Hard For Chopper Pick An Israeli CH-53 deploys commandos during an earlier training exercise in 2011. TEL AVIV: The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is putting heavy pressure on the Israeli General Staff  to reach a fast decision on the replacement of...

China home-built aircraft carrier tests weapons at sea

China home-built aircraft carrier tests weapons at sea BEIJING — China’s Defense Ministry said the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s only entirely home-built aircraft carrier is performing sea trials to test weapons and equipment as well as enhance training of the crew. Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang...

All aboard the Sea Train!

All aboard the Sea Train! Imagine the following scenario. Four medium-sized U.S. Navy vessels depart from a port along the United States’ coast. There’s no crew aboard any of them. About 15 nautical miles off the coast, the four vessels rendezvous, autonomously arranging themselves in...

When Civilian Protest Is Labeled ‘Urban Warfare’

When Civilian Protest Is Labeled ‘Urban Warfare’ When state officials say they face “a sophisticated network of urban warfare,” they’re looking through the lens of a militarized police force. This is what escalation looks like. “The situation on the ground in Minneapolis & St. Paul...

When Civilian Protest Is Labeled ‘Urban Warfare’

When Civilian Protest Is Labeled ‘Urban Warfare’ When state officials say they face “a sophisticated network of urban warfare,” they’re looking through the lens of a militarized police force. This is what escalation looks like. “The situation on the ground in Minneapolis & St. Paul...

It’s Time to Listen to the Doomsday Planners

It’s Time to Listen to the Doomsday Planners Another pandemic, or a terrorist attack, could cripple an unprepared executive branch. For a moment earlier this month, the West Wing seemed like a vector of disease. First came the news that Donald Trump’s personal valet had...