Watch Out America: China Is Now Flying Russian Su-35s in Asia

Not good news.

by TNI Staff | The National Interest

Key point: China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force is seeing an increase in its combat capabilities due to the Su-35.

The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E has entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense.… Read more

How to Sink a ‘Battleship’: Why Sea Mines Can Sink Any Navy in a War

A cheap way to deny an enemy access to vital seas.

by TNI Staff | The National Interest

Key Point: Although deadly, innovative drones might reduce their effectiveness.

Though often overshadowed by anti-ship cruise and ballistic missiles, sea-mines are amongst the oldest, cheapest and most dangerous anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) threats faced by the United States Navy.… Read more

Your History Book Lies: Imperial Japan Was Crushed at Pearl Harbor

A major strategic blunder.

by Warfare History Network | The National Interest

Key point: From a strategic perspective, attacking Pearl Harbor was a bad idea. 

Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, strike leader for Operation Hawaii and 20-year veteran of the Imperial Japanese Navy (Kaigun), strapped himself into the observer’s seat as his Nakajima B5N2 “Kate” torpedo bomber, piloted by Lieutenant Mitsuo Matsuzaki, and lifted off from the carrier Akagi on the black morning of December 7, 1941.… Read more