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


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


JFK’s secret bunker, a tiny Russian jet with lots of weapons & one terrifying atomic war game

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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

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


Watch as Sudan’s Rebels Launch Mechanized Attacks


SPLA-N offensive disrupts election efforts in South Kordofan


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by DAVID AXE

War Is Boring at Medium turns two years old in May. They’ve been a busy 24 months for…


How to Annoy an F-35 Stealth Fighter Pilot


Compare his fancy plane to the rough-and-tumble A-10


by DAVID AXE


The Tomahawk Missile’s First Mission Was Over … Iran?


The missiles needed mountains to navigate during the Persian Gulf War