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5 Sniper Rifles Can Turn a Soldier into the Ultimate Weapon of War

Here are five of the most common—and effective—sniper rifles. Sniper rifles are useful not just against human targets, but are used to destroy communications equipment, vulnerable supply targets and even disable armored vehicles. The Barrett M82’s big .50 caliber round is particularly useful in this regard, as it only drops below supersonic speeds at 1,700 […]

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Question for the Navy: Is It Time to Build Stealth ‘AIP’ Submarines?

The United States has not built a diesel-electric submarine since 1959. Is it time for a change?  All in all, there is no question that AIP-equipped boats pose a threat, under some conditions, to the large nuclear attack submarines that many great navies have come to rely on. However, this does not necessarily mean that […]

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How a Freak Chemistry Disaster Destroyed Russia’s Aircraft-Killer Submarine

In the end, the sinking of the Kursk appears to have been caused by a simple, freak accident of chemistry. Like many torpedoes, the Type 65 used hydrogen peroxide as an underwater fuel. Unfortunately, hydrogen peroxide becomes explosive when it comes into contact with a catalyst, such as organic compounds or fire. A similar accident is thought to have […]

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Who Cares About the F-22, F-35 or B-2 Bomber: A New Generation of Stealth Could Be Coming Soon

Researchers at BAE Systems and The University of Manchester successfully test-flew an experimental unmanned aerial vehicle with no moving control surfaces. It’s long been a goal of aerospace developers to eliminate moving control surfaces from airplanes. Besides boosting a plane’s radar cross-section, or RCS, moving surfaces are also heavy, complex and expensive to build. Researchers […]

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Bang: 5 Most Deadly Bullets on the Planet

Let the debate begin.  The flechette was fin-stabilized, making it highly accurate. It also tended to bend into a u-shape when striking human flesh, causing large and often lethal wounds. The program was shelved due to the difficulty in making the flechette at an affordable cost. Since their invention in the tenth century, engineers, soldiers […]

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Assad’s Suffering Syria Seeks Reconciliation with the Arab World

While many Arab leaders would have loved to oust Assad and hand Iran a major strategic setback, many are now of the mindset that the Syrian dictator isn’t going anywhere. For the Syrian people, the last eight years have been excruciating. Hundreds of thousands of their fellow countrymen have perished in a civil war where […]

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Is Bolsonaro Just the Latest Installment of a Populist Revolution?

Right-wingers like Steve Bannon cheer the ascension in Brasilia; restrainers mull over the Brazilian president-elect’s very pro-Trump foreign policy. National Interest Sunday night in an interview following the election of Brazilian right-winger Jair Bolsonaro as president. on Twitter . “We agreed that Brazil and the United States will work closely together on Trade, Military and […]

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Back in 2003, a Chinese Submarine Sank. How the Crew Died Is Horrifying.

” “When they boarded on April 26, they found all seventy personnel slumped dead at their stations.” Even brief breakdowns in crew discipline or mechanical reliability can rapidly turn the stealthy underwater marauders into watery coffins. On April 25, 2003 the crew of a Chinese fishing boat noticed a strange sight—a periscope drifting listlessly above […]

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