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


Sudan Prepares For a Bloody Battle in South Kordofan


The army and the rebels get ready for one last big fight before the rainy season


The Pentagon Conned Washington … Again


Budget gimmicks stymie real military reforms


by MANDY SMITHBERGER & CHRISTOPHER PREBLE


I Made a Movie About David Axe


But first I had to convince him to let me shoot ‘War Passenger’


by ROBERT WATSON

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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

The World’s Best War Writing — Up for Grabs


Who wants to profit from War Is Boring?


by DAVID AXE


Private Surveillance Drones Take Flight Over Iraq


The Kurds have help from an American entrepreneur


Drones Kill Innocent People All the Time


But now the White House can’t deny it


by ROBERT BECKHUSEN & MATTHEW GAULT


Here’s What You’ve Missed at War Is Boring


El Salvador’s murder explosion, the Nazi submachine gun & Russia’s death toll in Ukraine


Congress Hates On the Navy’s Tiniest Warships


Lawmakers won’t let the sailing branch count its ‘Cyclone’ patrol boats


British Air Power Is Fading Away


722 aircraft — and falling


by DAVID AXE

The U.K. Ministry of Defense has released an accounting of all the…


America’s First Strategic Cruise Missile Was Totally Useless


The Snark missile sucked


by THOMAS NEWDICK