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- Dec 15 201611 minutes
The Misplaced Fear of ‘Normalization'
Weeks ago, the Los Angeles Times published a Travel-section article about Tule Lake Segregation Center, “the biggest and most notorious of the Japanese American internment camps established by the U.S. government during World War II,” where 120,000 p
- Feb 13 20171 minute
DARPA's New Drone Wants to Cover the Sea With Air Support
Screenshot by author, from YouTube DARPA Tern Concept Video Taking off like a helicopter and flying like a plane, TERN is designed as a versatile armed scout that can operate far from its home ship. Terns are a family of shorebirds that can nest in m
- Apr 11 20172 minutes
North Korea Threatens 'Toughest Counteraction' After U.S. Moves Navy Ships
"We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions," North Korea said. President Trump said the country is "looking for trouble."
- Apr 14 20172 minutes
Navy Tells Sailors To Leave The E-Cigarette On Shore
At least 15 "mishaps" have resulted in injuries or damage, the Navy says. The new policy bans the devices on ships, submarines, aircraft, boats, craft and heavy equipment.
- Apr 17 20175 minutes
Deep Sea Tourism Could Become A Thing Soon
OceanGate Stockton Rush (in blue) helps hip hop artist Macklemore into OceanGate's Antipodes submarine. Stockton Rush wants to take explorers into the deep sea. Not just scientific researchers or military personnel, but regular (well, wealthy) travel
- Apr 19 20172 minutes
China Is Building The World's Largest Nuclear Submarine Facility
BSHIC Giant Factory When this enclosed submarine factory begins operation later this year, the Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. (BSHIC) will be able to quickly build nuclear submarines. Assembling SSNs in a building also provides the advantage o
- Dec 13 20165 minutes
The Applied Learning Of War
The hands-on approach of the U.S. Naval War College prepares students to learn faster and retain the information longer.
- Aug 1 20161 minute
What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay in Vegas
Naval arsenals have long revolved around missiles. these hulking systems, however, consume precious space, are expensive, and can run out of ammo when a ship is at sea. chinese, russian, and u.s. mili
- Mar 16 20153 minutes
Looking Into the Far Future of Earth’s First Long-Term Nuclear-Waste Vault
On June 1, 1676 the Battle of Öland was raging, as the Swedish navy grappled with a Danish-Dutch fleet for control of the southern rim of the Baltic Sea. Amid bad weather, Kronan—Sweden’s naval flagship in the region and one of the largest warships o
- Feb 26 20173 minutes
A Dark Time in Denmark's History
Had the Allies landed on the Western coast of Denmark on D-Day, the Nazis would have been ready. The German forces had built up the defensive Atlantic Wall, which stretched along the European coast from the top of Norway to south of France, to protec
- Apr 4 20174 minutes
Poland's New World War II Museum Just Opened, But Maybe Not For Long
The museum opened March 23 in Gdansk, where the war began. "This is the museum of a war, but not a military museum," says historian Pawel Machcewicz. The government wants something different.
- Apr 6 20173 minutes
At A Hefty Cost, World War I Made The U.S. A Major Military Power
The U.S. was a reluctant entrant into World War I. But when America joined the battle 100 years ago, on April 6, 1917, it transformed a small military in a major international force almost overnight.