May 27, 2022 (0)
my 10-year flying career in the United States Air Force, the A-10C Thunderbolt
II, affectionately dubbed the War...
Mar 2, 2022 Updated Mar 22, 2022 (0)
During the Cold War, Western military planners were faced with a tough dilemma: How to counter and deter the overwhelming Sov...
May 24, 2022 Updated Jun 17, 2022 (0)
My time in Ukraine, as much as time on other deployments,
has shown me that without a doubt, as Americans we are a privilege...
Jun 17, 2022 (0)
So many aphorisms, wise sayings, koans…whatevers exist about
the power of truth. Keats wrote that it was the same as beauty...
May 12, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
A-10s are the right thing for
Ukraine, as we've written on this site. Former Assistant Navy Secretary
Everette Pyatt thinks s...
May 10, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
Close air support attack aircraft
Apr 4, 2022 (0)
After nearly 5 weeks, there does not appear to be an end to the Russian-Ukraine war. Both sides have been claiming partial vi...
May 19, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
I have done it; spent too little money on a used car and
ended up with a maintenance nightmare that ultimately cost me far mo...
Jun 18, 2022 (0)
The following is excerpted from an article written for
Defense News, which itself (despite the official-seeming name) is a p...
Apr 26, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
Extending aggressively from the front
of the Warthog is the tool of its trade, the GAU-8 Avenger (correctly referred
to as th...
May 6, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
We are a contentious race. And the
newer and less established something is, the more contentious it can be. Almost
120 years ...
May 28, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
It seems that history has been
kinder to some races of men than it has to others. Conversely, ir is true that
fortune passes ...
Jun 23, 2022 (0)
The following is a
summary taken from reports produced for Lockheed Martin's defense related news
service. And in a previou...
Mar 31, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
The philosopher Hobbes, who had seen the slaughter at the
dawn of the era of modern small arms, called life “nasty, brutish...
Apr 13, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
Military humor can be difficult for the uninitiated,
especially those who don't appreciate gallows humor crossed with sports ...
May 2, 2022 (0)
A week after the Pentagon
mistakenly said they transferred jets to Ukraine, the official Twitter account
of Ukraine's Air F...
Jun 2, 2022 (0)
May 3, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
Major Stepan Tarabalka, first identified then
debunked as the “Ghost of Kiev,” is only the latest in a line of legendary
Apr 8, 2022 (0)
For the last few weeks, Ukraine has been desperately asking other nations for military aircraft to counter the Russian air fo...
Apr 11, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
weapon system to have numerous applications is good, for all of the obvious
reasons. However, there is a point beyond w...
Apr 29, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
ask the reader's indulgence. Now that I have reached Ukraine and am assigned to
a unit of English speakers, an emotional no...
Apr 22, 2022 Updated May 29, 2022 (0)
According to the after action reports, although they may or
may not be totally accurate, the missile destroyer Moskva, pride ...