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Panzer Fail: The Demise of the Main Battle Tank?

Tanks are the steel beasts of modern warfare. But is the beast becoming extinct in the U.S. military? One critic warns that the U.S. doesn’t even know how to use tanks anymore. Col. Gian Gentile laments in a Small Wars … Continue reading

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No more Burger King for U.S. troops

No more Burger King, Subway or ice cream shops. If American soldiers in Afghanistan want all the comforts of home, then they had better wait until they get home. “This is a warzone – not an amusement park,” wrote Command … Continue reading

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Gay soldiers responsible for Serbian slaughter

Dutch soldiers diddling each other was the reason that 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were massacred by Serbian soldiers. Such is the professional judgment of retired Marine Corps general John Sheehan, who appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to … Continue reading

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When is a fighter pilot not a pilot?

When he is flying a robot aircraft. Or at least that’s what the U.S. Air Force seems to think. Predators, Global Hawks and other unmanned aircraft are doing the lion’s share of the donkey work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The … Continue reading

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Five armies that aren't afraid of gay soldiers

No one calls the Israeli Army a pushover. British soldiers aren’t wimps, and certainly not  tough Australian “Diggers”. So why is it these armies can successfully integrate gays into their ranks, while the U.S. is stuck in “Don’t Ask, Don’t … Continue reading

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They shoot generals, don't they?

The French Revolution had a brilliant idea for motivating their generals. A commander of the revolutionary armies who lost a battle was judged a traitor, or at least someone who lacked the proper zeal for the New Order. So for … Continue reading

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Why the U.S. Army doesn't use the Xbox

Like some twitching testosterone teenage gamer, the U.S. Army loves video games. They’re a cheap way to train young soldiers (who are basically teenage gamers anyway). But why doesn’t the Army doesn’t use console games like the Xbox? The Army … Continue reading

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