The U.S. Army’s Next Generation of Super Weapons Are Coming

And Iran, North Korea, Russia and China should be very afraid. 

by Kris Osborn | The National Interest

(Washington, D.C.) Streamlining multiple targeting sensors to destroy long-range targets, arming forward- positioned robots to penetrate enemy defenses and receiving organized weather-specific terrain mapping from nearby drones – are all emerging combat dynamics increasingly made possible by AI-enabled weapons and technologies.… Read the full article.

Your History Book Forgot This War: In 1979, China Was Beaten Badly by Vietnam

“The PLA’s performance in the 1979 war was so bad, even Vietnamese commanders were surprised, according to some sources.” 

by Charlie Gao | The National Interest

Key Point: When the Sino-Vietnamese war ended on March 16, 1979, it was hardly a definite resolution of the conflict.… Read the full article.

America’s M1 Abrams Tank vs. Israel’s Merkava: Who Wins?

Ultimately, the Merkava IV and M1A2 are both designed according to different national doctrines and operational requirements.  

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

The Israeli Merkava (Chariot) main battle tank is an example of a sophisticated weapon system designed to deal with very specific national requirements.… Read the full article.

Locked and Loaded: Could Iran Sink the U.S. Navy If War Breaks Out?

Tehran has lots of missiles. Could they start sinking warships? 

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key Point: Given the volume of valuable commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf, Tehran is investing in improving its ASBMs—and publicizing that effort to the world—as a means to build conventional military deterrence in a context of rising tensions with Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States.… Read the full article.

The Aircraft Carrier Isn’t Obsolete Just Yet

Skeptics are missing the big policy point: America’s aircraft carriers are no longer intended for use in naval warfare. They’re designed to give the President the power to take control of a substantial chunk of the surface of the Earth and put it to use in the national interest of the United States.

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Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment waiting game paid off. Americans will turn on Donald Trump.

By Paul Brandus, Opinion contributor | USA TODAY Opinion

Republicans accuse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of making a “rush to judgment” with her announcement Tuesday that she is pulling the trigger on an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Sure: She waited nearly a year from the midterm elections. … Read the full article.