War Is Boring

We go to war so you don't have to.


You Have to Play This 1,600-Year-Old Viking War Game

Especially if you’re a diplomat, soldier or spy, says one ex-spook


The Unusual History of Transport Bomber Planes


For nearly 80 years, desperate air forces have dropped bombs from cargo carriers


A Half Century of Half Aircraft Carriers


Helicopter cruisers were all the rage

by DAVID AXE


America Readies Its New ‘Smart’ Nuke


U.S. Air Force to drop an inert precision-guided B61 bomb this year

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From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics, exploring how and why we fight above, on and below an angry world

Surviving the Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa — and fighting back. A nonfiction graphic novel by David Axe. Art by Tim Hamilton. Edited by Matt Bors.

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Chapter Seven

Iran Stages Giant Attack on Mock Aircraft Carrier


Tehran plans to swarm U.S. ships with missiles and speedboats


Indonesia Deploys Su-27s to Escort Death Row Inmates


Air patrols could be a political statement

by DAVID AXE


The U.S. Navy Reserve’s Fighter Jets Are Going Extinct


And the admirals don’t seem to care

by DAVID AXE


We Threw Military Electronics in the Trash—China Sold Them Back to Us


How e-waste compromises American war tech


Britain’s Ugliest Cold War Vehicle Is Back … In Ukraine


The U.K. retired the Saxon armored taxi because it’s an obsolete death trap


It’s Decision Time for the Air Force’s New Nuclear Cruise Missile


The question is—does the military need it?


We Won the War in Afghanistan—And Then Lost It


Robert Grenier’s CIA diary ’88 Days to Kandahar’ recounts America’s errors in Afghanistan