War Talk: Could U.S. Forces Execute an Amphibious Assault against Iran?

What would that look like? Is that possible?

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

One of the greatest truisms of life is that land wars in Asia are futile. The continent’s vastness allows defenders to trade space for time, extending the logistical lifelines of invaders to the breaking point.… Read more

Very Lucky: This Israeli Fighter Pilot Landed with Only One Wing

A close call.

by Dario Leone | The National Interest

According to uss-bennington.org, Nedivi managed to bring his F-15 to a complete stop approximately 20 ft (6 m) from the end of the runway.

On May 1, 1983, while performing a dissimilar air combat training (DACT)mission over the Negev, an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-15 Baz (actually the F-15D No.… Read more

RIP, F-22: Could U.S. Stealth Fighters Get Crushed By a China-Iran Alliance?

A looming concern.

by War Is Boring | The National Interest

The majority of “Iranian-developed” air-defense systems of Chinese origin are based on various Chinese or Russian designs.

The rapid development of Iranian air defenses over the last few years raises some big questions.… Read more

China’s Navy is Going Blue Water (Starting With 6 Aircraft Carriers)

China has an eleven-thousand-mile-long coastline. We should have seen this coming.

by Mark Episkopos | The National Interest

China’s rush to rival the United States as an aircraft carrier superpower reflects Beijing’s conviction, inculcated after the perceived humiliation of the Third Taiwan Crisis, that China can neither defend its eleven-thousand-mile-long coastline nor project seapower throughout the East Asia region without fielding a modernized carrier fleet; specifically, six of them by 2035.Read more

The Air Force Just Closed The Door on New F-22 Raptors

Is this the end for America’s air superiority fighter?

by TNI Staff

As the Air Force explained in the report, the aging F-22 design will not be competitive against an evolving threat as nations like Russia and China continue to invest in new technologies.Read more

A Retired General Explains Why The U.S. Army Can’t Be Beat

Good luck China.

by Tom Spoehr | The National Interest

Culminating one of the biggest logistical operations in decades, on Dec. 18, 2011, two weeks ahead of schedule, the last convoy left Iraq, with all troops and equipment all safely accounted for.Read more