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Assymetric Warriors

It’s been a while since we’ve shown you any videos featuring the makeshift weapons used by rebels fighting dictators in the Middle East. Well, we’ve got one today and it’s a doozy. The video below shows Free Syrian Army rebels attacking a government checkpoint, capturing army troops and, wait for it … using a fuel […]

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Missiles That Matter

by John Reed on April 13, 2012

Here’s our quick mention of the North Korean Rocket fail — that made everyone angry — yesterday. Yup, the big, what turned out to be an almost non-event that everyone’s been obsessing over and will now promptly forget. (But, wait, you know someone’s going to start raising whether the failiure of the long-ragen rocket aimed […]

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Check out this footage of Syrian rebels using an antitank weapon to destroy a Syrian government fighter jet sitting just outside its hardened aircraft shelter. Yup, it looks like the rebels used an antitank missile to hit what looks like a Mig-23 Flogger (maybe it’s a Mig-29 fulcrum or Mig-25 Foxbat — it sure has […]

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Here are some slides from Center For Strategic and Budgetary Assessments presentation this morning that illustrate the seven major trends that the think-tank envisions American ground forces will encounter on battlefields for the next 30 years or so. These trends, argues CSBA, should be taken into account when the Pentagon selects the vehicles that will […]

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Well then. Western special operators may well be on the ground in Syria covertly conducting reconnaissance missions and training rebels fighting the regime of Bashar al Assad, much like Western SOF troops did in Libya last year, according to the STRATFOR documents that were recently published by Wikileaks. Apparently, a STRATFOR analyst sat down with […]

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