Stealth Suprise: Is Japan’s New Submarine a Game Changer?

Or a dud?

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

In June 2019, submarine manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries hosted a presentation (subsequently shared on Twitter) revealing plans for Japan’s next-generation submarine, dubbed the 29SS or “New 3,000-[metric] ton Submarine.” 

Documents reveal the 29SS will begin development in 2025–2028, and is targeted for entry into service in 2031.… Read more

Trump Couldn’t Ignore the Contradictions of His Foreign Policy Any Longer

The president moves to straighten out his own foreign policy—and leaves his hawkish national security adviser on the sidelines.

By Thomas Wright, Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution | The Atlantic

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they meet at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019.
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Drone shootdown highlights history of U.S. incursions into Iran’s airspace

By Sean D. Naylor, National Security Correspondent | Yahoo News

Yahoo News photo Illustration; photos: AP, Getty Images

WASHINGTON ⁠— The U.S. military drone Iran shot down near the Persian Gulf on June 20 likely didn’t stray into Iranian airspace, as the Iranians claimed it had, according to several former senior officials.… Read more

Experts raise concerns about the super high-cut bikini trend: ‘The look is not for everyone’

By Elise Solé | Yahoo Lifestyle

High-cut bikinis are in — but are they safe? (Photo: Beginning Boutique)

Loincloth, cl** hammock, front thong, v-floss.

Whatever you call it, the high-cut swimsuit has made its summer return, with celebrities like Khloé and Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Emily Ratajkowski taking the plunge ahead of National Bikini Day on July 5.… Read more

Sneaky: America’s F-22 Stealth Fighter Snuck up on an Iranian F-4 Phantom


by Robert Beckhusen | The National Interest

It was a close call.

Back in 2013, Pentagon press secretary George Little said that an Iranian air force F-4 Phantom combat plane attempted to intercept a U.S. MQ-1 Predator drone flying through international airspace near Iran.… Read more