Turkey’s Leopard 2 Tanks Are Getting Crushed in Syria

Not so good armor after all.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key point: The Leopard 2 wasn’t ready for IEDs or suicide drones.

Germany’s Leopard 2 main battle tank has a reputation as one of the finest in the world, competing for that distinction with proven designs such as the American M1 Abrams and the British Challenger 2.… Read the full article.

The ‘Stargate’ streaming service is closing shop and moving to YouTube

By Marc DeAngelis, Contributor | Engadget


After less than two years in operation, Stargate Command, the sci-fi series’ official streaming service and fan hub, is shutting down at the end of the year. It’s not a total loss though; original shows like Dialing Home and Recon will be available for free on YouTube in 2020. Stargate aficionados are sure to be disappointed by the news, but this seemed like a weird pull from the beginning.… Read the full article.

The F-35 Might Not Be Able to Fly in the Desert

The most expensive weapons program in U.S. military history has yet another technical problem.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key Point: The F-35 continues to have a litany of problems.

After eighteen years of troubled and controversial development, the Lockheed F-35 Lightning stealth fighter may soon enter mass production, many of its bugs having been expensively squashed after delivery of an initial four-hundred “low-rate-of-initial-production” aircraft.… Read the full article.

No F-35 Required: These 5 Weapons Show Why Fighting Israel’s Military Is A Losing Battle

A frighteningly effective military machine, even without the F-35.

by Robert Farley Follow drfarls on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: A nation always at war is always prepared.SPONSORED CONTENT

Since 1948, the state of Israel has fielded a frighteningly effective military machine.… Read the full article.

Chinese buyers help boost Toronto’s luxury housing market

By Jessy Bains | Yahoo Finance Canada

Deep-pocketed buyers are coming back to Toronto’s high-end real estate market.

Sales of homes above $5 million, or ‘uber-luxe’ homes as RE/MAX calls them, were up 8.5 per cent in October compared to last year.… Read the full article.