Turkey Will Soon Have Russia’s S-400 (And Is Stockpiling F-16 Parts)

Turkey has been stockpiling parts for F-16s and other military equipment in anticipation of a U.S. sanction for acquiring the Russian S-400 air defense system.

by Dario Leone | The National Interest

A Bloomberg report says Turkey has been stockpiling parts for F-16s and other military equipment in anticipation of a U.S.… Read the full article.

Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Needs To Head to the Scrap Yard: Experts

This is why. 

by David Axe | The National Interest

The Russian navy plans to dry-dock its only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in 2020 and conduct extensive repairs on the aging, unreliable vessel.

The plan makes a perverse kind of sense from Moscow’s point of view.… Read the full article.

An Aircraft Carrier Armed With Nuclear Weapons? Why the Navy Said ‘No Way’

Do you think they regret it?

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

In the United States, it was assumed that nuclear weapons would be widely employed in future conflicts, rendering conventional land armies and fleets at sea irrelevant.

(This article appeared earlier this year.)

In the wake of the mushroom clouds that blossomed over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it swiftly dawned on political and military leaders across the globe that warfare between superpowers would never again be the same.… Read the full article.