War Is Boring

DRONES

Assassin Drones Are Here. Now What?

It was perhaps inevitable that would-be political assassins would turn to off-the-shelf drones.
David Axe
8.7.18
by the way

While No One Is Looking, Trump Is Escalating America’s Drone War

In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
David Axe
6.22.18
War Is Boring

The Navy’s First Carrier-Launched Drone Will Be a Flying Gas Tank

For now.
David Axe
10.12.17
War Is Boring

Robotic Fighter Jets Fly Into Mock Combat

A totally unmanned F-16.
David Axe
5.17.17
War Is Boring

The 'Mother of All Bombs' the US Dropped on Afghanistan Is Nasty, But Mostly for Show

It's unclear how much damage the bomb caused to its intended target—an ISIS tunnel complex—but it may not matter.
David Axe
4.14.17
Dropped Pins

How an Airline Tragedy Brought GPS to the Masses

The Soviet shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 in 1983 spurred Ronald Reagan to open the US military’s satellite-based Global Positioning System for civilian use.
Sebastien Roblin
4.11.17
hot spots

The Pentagon Is Still Worried About Climate Change

Even if the White House isn’t.
Kevin Knodell
2.21.17
ISIS

How the US Air Force’s Biggest Drones Help Set Up Attacks on ISIS

High above Iraq and Syria, Global Hawks are undoubtedly taking images of potential Islamic State targets and snatching up radio chatter.
Joseph Trevithick
1.23.17
machines

How to Track the US Air Force’s Covert Fleet of Civilian-Styled Planes

Ever get the urge to take a sneaky peek into some of the Pentagon’s less well-publicized missions around the world?
Joseph Trevithick
1.17.17
Film

Even the Good Guys in ‘Rogue One’ Are Bad

The Rebellion’s freedom fighters are the Empire’s terrorists.
Matthew Gault
12.20.16
robots

The US Navy’s Robotic Boats Are Getting Smarter

These autonomous robots are not like drones with humans operating them from a remote trailer in Arizona.
Robert Beckhusen
12.16.16
Donald Trump

The F-35 Stealth Fighter Is Politically Unstoppable—Even Under President Trump

Lockheed Martin is now lobbying his transition team.
Robert Beckhusen
11.15.16
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