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 the full article.

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 the full article.

Stealth For Days: Russia Is Rapidly Procuring More Fifth-Generation Su-57s

But they won’t be here for a while.

by Charlie Gao | The National Interest

Key point: Russia is putting resources into preparing for great power conflict.

In July 2019, Russia announced a major purchase of its fifth-generation stealth air superiority fighter, the Su-57.… Read the full article.

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 the full article.