How Mussolini’s Italians Legions Froze to Death (Thanks to Hitler)

A terrible, foolish affair.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Key point: Rome sent its conscripts to fight a losing war and they were horribly crushed.

Why in God’s name were Italian peasants freezing to death outside Stalingrad?

They should have been home eating pasta in Palermo, or veal in Venice, during that bitter winter of 1942–43.… Continues

Thought the F-35 Was Powerful? You Don’t Know What Is Coming Next.

More than just another weapon.

by Military and Aerospace Electronics | The National Interest

Key point: More than just a helmet.

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – U.S. Navy avionics experts will acquire three production lots of the third-generation helmet-mounted displays for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter under terms of a $352.7 million order announced this week.… Continues

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Brace Yourself: The Army’s New M-1A2C Is Coming

And it is awesome.

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: The Pentagon is constantly upgrading its main battle tank and the M-1A2C is just the latest version.

The U.S. Army’s newest tank has made its apparent operational debut at a multi-national exercise in Romania.… Continues