WATCH: 20 Unspoken Rules of Etiquette That Every Southerner Follows

Not only does Mama salute Emily Post, but she “goes her one better.”

By Valerie Fraser Luesse | Southern Living

There’s social etiquette and then there’s Mama’n’em’s etiquette. None of these rules are written down. Southerners just absorb them through cornbread and the liquid sugarcane we call sweet tea.… Read the full article.

Why China’s Commandos Are to Be Feared

Beijing’s Special Forces are legit.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Key point: Special Forces let a small number of soldiers punch above their weight.

Some special force units get all the attention. America’s Delta Force, Russia’s Spetnatz and Britain’s SAS have glamorous reputations.… Read the full article.

A Stealthy F-15 ‘Silent Eagle’ Fighter Jet Could Be a Terror in the Sky

But is it worth the cost? 

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key point: It could be useful, but a true stealth jet will always be superior.

A recent article concerning Boeing’s pitch to the U.S. Air Force of a cheap, modestly upgraded F-15X fighter elicited lamentations from some commenters that the Air Force was not enticed by a more ambitious proposal for the F-15SE Silent Eagle—an F-15 with a reduced radar cross section.… Read the full article.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Chinese Release Was Canceled Over the Movie’s Depiction of Bruce Lee

Quentin Tarantino reportedly refused to recut the film to appease the nation’s censors.

BY GABRIELLE BRUNEY | Esquire

After reports emerged that Quentin Tarantino’s controversial portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon Upon a Time in Hollywood threatened the film’s Chinese release, a source told Variety that, “as long as Quentin can make some cuts” the movie would “be released as planned.” But the famed director has reportedly refused to edit the film to appease Chinese censors—and its release in the country has been cancelled.… Read the full article.

World War II’s Allied Raid of Berlin Involved 1,000 Bombers (But Germany Fought On)

Did Germany have a center of gravity?

by Warfare History Network | The National Interest

Key point: World War II’s biggest bombing mission.

He was widely regarded as America’s best pilot, he was already a recipient of the Medal of Honor, he was commander of the Eighth Air Force caught up in 1,000-plane bombing missions deep into the Third Reich, and he was mad as hell.… Read the full article.