Why South Korea’s Marines Are Such an Excellent Fighting Force

North Korea should be wary.

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Key point: Seoul takes its national security very seriously.

In modern Korea’s relatively short history, amphibious warfare has played a key and pivotal role. The United Nations essentially liberated South Korea from invasion with a single amphibious stroke, and the country has maintained a large and powerful Marine Corps ever since.… Read more

Russia Has a Christmas Gift for the U.S. Navy: Its Deadliest Submarine Ever

The Yasen-M could do some real damage in a war. 

by Mark Episkopos | The National Interest

(This article first appeared on December 23, 2019)

The United Shipbuilding Corporation is expected to lay down the second Yasen-M submarine later this week, forging ahead with Russia’s most expensive post-Soviet submarine project.… Read more

It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

By Mark Mazzetti, Nicole Perlroth, and Ronen Bergman | The New York Times

People walk past the headquarters of Aldar Properties at Al Raha Beach in Abu Dhabi, January 28, 2013. (Aldar-Sorough/Reuters)

WASHINGTON — It is billed as an easy and secure way to chat by video or text message with friends and family, even in a country that has restricted popular messaging services like WhatsApp and Skype.… Read more

Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero Alien X Girl 1/4 Scale Resin Model Kit by Zombee

$299.99

Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero Alien X Girl 1/4 Scale Resin Model Kit by Zombee:

Here is a stunning 1/4 scale resin model kit of the alien girl from Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero A.K.A. Invasion of the Astro Monster. This special LIMITED EDITION resin model kit will be made for the Wonder Festival Japan Winter 2017 Event Limited (One Day Licensed) only and will not be reproduced.… Read more

A Dozen Mystery Objects Suddenly Popped Out Of Hangars At Tonopah Test Range Airport

The base is known to be the shadowy home of aircraft that move from a developmental state at Area 51 and into an operational, but still secretive one.

BY TYLER ROGOWAY | THE DRIVE

Tonopah Test Range Airport, located along the northern edge of the sprawling Nevada Test and Training Range, may not get all the pop culture attention that nearby Area 51 gets, but in many ways, it is just as fascinating.… Read more

59 Photos Capture The Art Of Cool – Lost In Space photo of Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, June Lockhart and Guy Williams.

Here’s to a generation lost in space! The science fiction television series, Lost in Space aired in 1965 and follows a pioneering family of space colonists (the Robinsons) and their many struggles and adventures. The show ran for three seasons, ending in 1968 with a total of 83 episodes.… Read more