Archived posts from category ‘Conspiracy’

Great Moments in Photoshopped War & Weaponry

The good folks at China Defense Blog were excited when they discovered last week what appeared to be the first image of a new prototype Chinese heavy helicopter.

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The Men Who Stare at Skeptical Reporters

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="490" height="400" wmode="transparent" /] by DAVID AXE Did you see the new movie The Men Who Stare at Goats? Remember Stephen Lang’s character General Dean Hopgood — the grinning, white-haired officer who championed Jeff Bridges’ character’s notion of psychic warriors? Well, Hopgood’s based on a real guy, an Army Major General Albert Stubblebine, [...]


Drone Test = Idiots’ UFO Sighting

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] by DAVID AXE The Sun tabloid pointed to a video of a U.S. Navy F/A-18 tailing a strange-looking object. “UFO watchers reckon it could be proof of a government cover-up,” the paper declared. Jeebus, people, it’s the Boeing X-45 killer drone. See?


Positive Thinking = Bomb Counter-Measure?

by DAVID AXE What’s the “ultimate ‘left-of-the-boom’” counter-measure for defeating the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that are the biggest killer of U.S. and allied troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? Is it aerial surveillance combined with thorough, neighborhood patrolling, to find and capture bomb teams? Is it counter-finance efforts aimed at locking down bomb-makers’ bank accounts? [...]


Foo Fighters over Somalia

In this month’s issue of the Naval Institute’s Proceedings, I argued that everyday Somalis are increasingly angry at the United States, and by extension the whole Western world, for backing the Ethiopian army that has brutally occupied Mogadishu since the spring of 2007. It’s fascinating, and disheartening, to watch the ways that anger grows and [...]

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Afghanistan Makes Me Crazy

His leg shackled and padlocked to a tree, Mohammad Tahir rocks relentlessly back and forth. He has been like this, day and night, lying in the open with nothing but a blanket for cover for 21 days. Each day he is fed only a scrap of bread, a raw chilli and two glasses of water, [...]

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Top War Tech #4: Jam(mers)

Roadside bombs have killed around 2,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it could have been much much worse. Thanks to better training, better tactics and some choice pieces of new tech, U.S. forces evade, block or destroy 90 percent of Improvised Explosive Devices. One of the most important bomb-defeating techs is the Warlock [...]

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