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  • First look at Navy's experimental railgun that can fire at 4,500 miles an hour

    05/29/2016 11:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal
    A warning siren bellowed through the concrete bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole. The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocitya battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep the...
  • Russia successfully tests anti-satellite missile

    05/27/2016 9:31:01 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 40 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charlie Moore
    Former Pentagon official Mark Schneider warned...'The loss of GPS guidance due to [anti-satellite] attack would take out a substantial part of our precision weapons delivery capability and essentially all of our standoff capability.
  • Obama Admin Considers Permitting Advanced Russian Arms Sales to Iran

    05/26/2016 4:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/26/16 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has the power to sanction key Russian arms sales to Iran, but has so far abstained from exercising this right under U.S. law, prompting some in Congress to question whether the administration is acquiescing to the arms sales in order to appease Iran, according to conversations with sources and recent congressional correspondence to the White House exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. President Barack Obama has the authority under U.S. law to designate as illegal Russias contested sale to Iran of the S-300 missile system, an advanced long-range weapon that would boost the Islamic Republics regional...
  • US military uses 8-inch floppy disks to coordinate nuclear force operations

    05/26/2016 6:02:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 25, 2016 | Dan Mangan
    Maybe they use the '80s flick "War Games" as a training film, too. The U.S. Defense Department is still using after several decades 8-inch floppy disks in a computer system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation's nuclear forces, a jaw-dropping new report reveals. The Defense Department's 1970s-era IBM Series/1 Computer and long-outdated floppy disks handle functions related to intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft, according to the new Government Accountability Office report.
  • The Army Is Bringing Back a 70-Year-Old Gun for New Fights [Karl Gustav]

    05/25/2016 6:04:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    The United States Army will soon begin distributing a weapon system introduced in 1946. The M3 Carl Gustav rocket launcher will bolster the firepower of rifle platoons, giving them a much-needed edge. Developed by Bofors (now Saab), the Carl Gustav is a lightweight, man-portable recoilless rifle. Recoilless rifles are like a cross between an artillery gun and a bazooka: While they have propellant at the base of the projectile like a rocket, the propellant doesn't burn beyond the barrel, meaning the projectile flies unpowered like a bullet or artillery shell. Unlike artillery, propellant gasses are directed backwards, counteracting the weapon's...
  • Malkin: Hey, Gun-Grabbers: Hands Off My Kids Lego Weapons

    05/23/2016 2:19:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    conservativereview ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The gun-control lobby has a new target: Your childrens Lego sets. A new "study" touted by libs decries the prevalence of weapons in the brick construction kits: I kid you not. The gun-grabbers have their panties in a twist over harmless fantasy play with teeny-tiny plastic parts. LEGO building kits are becoming increasingly violent as toy manufacturers are engaged in an arms race to appeal to children, a New Zealand study says. Researchers at the University of Canterbury concluded from research that examined LEGO catalogues from 1973 to 2015 that weaponry is now included in 30 per cent of...
  • Rep. Randy Forbes: In the Hands of Terrorists, Visas Can Become Weapons

    05/13/2016 3:19:38 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/13/16
    Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) said on Thursday that visas issued to terrorists turn the documents into weapons by allowing them entry into the United States without proper vetting. We also know that in the hands of terrorists, visas can become weapons, Forbes said at a press conference at the Capitol. Forbes along with co-sponsors Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced the Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016 on Wednesday. The Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016, which strengthens the Visa screening process to combat immigration fraud, utilize social media to detect threat indicators,...
  • The MAC-10 Was an Over-Hyped Hunk of Junk

    05/02/2016 6:10:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 2, 2016 | Darien Cavanaugh
    For roughly a 20-year period from the mid-1970s to the mid-'90s the MAC-10 submachine gun was everywhere. At least thats what you might think if your only exposure to the weapon is action films and T.V. shows from the era. The compact MAC-10 first registered in Americas collective imagination when John Wayne wielded one with lethal prowess in the 1974 police thriller McQ.
  • Army 2016 Weapons Handbook

    04/25/2016 12:55:26 PM PDT · by Purdue77 · 27 replies
    Military.Com ^ | 4/25/2016
    The U.S. Army has released its 2016 Weapons Systems Handbook, which is available at www.army.mil/e2/c/downloads/431298.pdf. For more on military equipment, including weapons, visit Military.com's Equipment Guide.
  • Will This Weapon Change Infantry Warfare Forever?

    04/14/2016 7:43:06 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 46 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 5, 2016 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The U.S. Army is about to acquire a new weapon that could dramatically impact infantry warfare. The U.S. Army is introducing a new shoulder-fired weapon that has the potential to change infantry tactics and revolutionize infantry warfare in a way unseen since the Battle of Kniggrtz in July 1866. That battle, which marked the beginning of the end of the line infantry attack, saw Austrian troops carrying muzzle-loaders outgunned by Prussian infantrymen carrying breech-loading needle guns. According to its fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request, the U.S. Army will produce 105 so-called XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) weapons, a...
  • A look at the Navy's slick new Norwegian antiship missile

    04/12/2016 12:07:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 11, 2016 | Alex Lockie
    As part of the Navy's push towards "distributed lethatlity," littoral combat ships will soon be equipped with the Norwegian built Naval Strike Missile (NSM), an "over-the-horizon" antiship cruise missile with a range of about 115 miles.
  • The Walther P38 Was Germanys Most Popular Wartime Pistol

    04/11/2016 6:17:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 11, 2016 | Matthew Morris
    In 1929, German gun-maker Waffenfabrik Walther began developing a new nine-millimeter pistol for military use. The development violated the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, so Walther kept it secret. Early Walther attempts focused on scaling up its PP line of pistols to chamber the larger nine-mil round. This pistol, the Militarpistole, wasnt strong enough to withstand the pressures and recoil of the nine-by-19-millimeter round. Walther began work on a new design in 1935 following a request from the Heereswaffenamt, the German armys weapons-technology agency. The Heereswaffenamt wanted a pistol to replace the Luger P08 one that...
  • The Lewis Gun Was a New Kind of Killing Machine

    04/08/2016 7:02:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 7, 2016 | Paul Richard Huard
    World War I is supposed to be about men stuck in the mud of trench warfare, a static stalemate with little movement. Yet there were numerous patrols and attacks along the Western Front, the kind of action where portable automatic firepower could give soldiers a tremendous advantage. The Maxim and Vickers machine guns of the time were effective but heavy. Those weapons were for infantry support from fixed positions.
  • Army Chief of Staff Opposes Private Weapons for Protection on U.S. Military Installations

    04/07/2016 7:30:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/7/16 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "I've been around guns all my life. I know how to use them, and arming our people on our military bases and allowing them to carry concealed, privately owned weapons -- I do not recommend that as a force protection," Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley told Congress on Thursday. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked Milley what the Army is doing to provide force protection at military bases and facilities in the United States, following last summer's attack on a Marine recruiting center and a Navy Reserve facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that killed four Marines and one...
  • Navy SEALs tell top House lawmaker they don't have enough combat rifles

    03/07/2016 6:01:35 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 85 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2016-03-07 | AP
    WASHINGTON The tip of the spear may be losing its edge. Navy SEAL teams don't have enough combat rifles to go around, even as these highly trained forces are relied on more than ever to carry out counterterrorism operations and other secretive missions, according to SEALs who have confided in Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. After SEALs return from a deployment, their rifles are given to other commandos who are shipping out, said Hunter, a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. This weapons carousel undercuts the "train like you fight" ethos of the U.S. special...
  • Japan signs pact to supply defense equipment to Philippines

    02/29/2016 7:36:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 29 at 7:21 AM | Jim Gomez | AP
    Future talks will determine what defense equipment could be supplied, although Gazmin told reporters without elaborating that Japan has initially offered a surveillance aircraft. This agreement would really substantiate the Philippines and Japan being strategic partners, Gazmin said in remarks during the signing ceremony at the Department of Defense in metropolitan Manila which was not opened to the press. Let me stress that what underpins this agreement is not only our desire to enhance our respective defense capabilities but also to contribute to regional peace and stability. Neither side mentioned Chinas increasingly assertive behavior in disputed areas but that has...
  • Has Russia's T-90 Tank Really Made TOW Missiles Obsolete in Syria? [interference + video]

    02/28/2016 5:17:18 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 40 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | Feb 28, 2016 | N/A
    New Russian tanks sent to Syria have been able to survive hits from US-made TOW missiles, although their anti-missile counter-measures have yet to be seen in combat. In a report on new weapons in the Syrian conflict, Robert Fisk noted tank-based anti-missile systems, as well as night vision and reconnaissance systems. Although new the tanks supplied to the Syrian army have the ability to deflect TOW-like missiles, their full implementation has yet to be seen. A video released by rebels showed the T-90 surviving a hit by a TOW missile, but an open hatch prevented the deployment of an aerosol...
  • Jihadis selling U.S. weapons intended for Syrian rebels on Facebook

    02/24/2016 1:39:59 PM PST · by Fali_G · 26 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 02/24/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Jihadis in Syria are using Facebook as a marketplace to buy, sell and barter a wide variety of American-made weapons and munitions ranging from rocket launchers to machine guns. A Facebook page called "The first weapons market in the Idleb countryside" showcases posts with photographs of weapons, claimed to be CIA-supplied, inviting buyers to contact page administrators privately using popular messaging application Whatsapp to discuss sales and transactions. An AGS-17 Soviet-era grenade launcher is listed for $3,800 and below that a thermal camera made by Oregon-based company FLIR, is listed alongside posts advertising the sale of 105mm cannon shells.
  • The DP Machine Gun Looks Funny, But Spilled a Lot of Blood

    02/24/2016 6:14:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Richard Huard
    Since 1928, the battlefields of the world have seen an oddball Soviet-era weapon that proves the truth of the old saying, “Looks aren’t everything.” Its nickname was once “Stalin’s phonograph” — and the staccato tune it plays is the sound of automatic fire. Used by the Russians to gun down both the Finns and the Nazis, hefted by Chinese communist and North Korean troops fighting United Nations forces, and carried by the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese when attacking American soldiers, the Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova Pekhotny — better known as the DP light machine gun — has spilled a...
  • Say Hello to the Grand Jury, Sid

    08/03/2006 12:03:10 PM PDT · by the Real fifi · 24 replies · 1,308+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2006 | Clarice Feldman
    A.J. Strata informs us that Sidney Blumenthal has leaked the fact that NSA is assisting Israel in tracking weapons shipments from Iran and Syria to Hezbollah, gaining him anti-Israel supporters and (one hopes) a chance to talk to the grand jury investigating NSA leaks: Why would Sydney Blumenthal risk everything to publicize the fact he has been leaked and is publicizing classified information? The leftwing, anti-Israel sites are lapping this up. But my guess is Sidney just won himself an invite to a Grand Jury looking into leaks at the NSA:
  • Intel Chief: ‘We Don’t Know’ Whether Iran Will Build Nuke Weapons

    02/09/2016 2:11:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/16 | Adam Kredo
    The top U.S. intelligence official told Congress on Tuesday that Iran could move forward with the construction of a nuclear weapon at any time and that there is no way to know the Islamic Republic will build these weapons following the implementation of a landmark agreement hailed by the Obama administration as a definitive step towards preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told Congress during an open hearing that despite an intelligence budget in the billions, his office remains uncertain about Iran’s nuclear intentions. “We do not know whether Iran will eventually decide to...
  • Russian deployment of new Pantsyr to Syria confirmed

    02/09/2016 6:34:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Jane's ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeremy Binnie, London and Nikolai Novichkov
    Russia has deployed the new version of the Pantsyr air defence system to its Humaymim airbase in Syria, footage broadcast by the RT news channel on 3 February has confirmed. Russia has had at least one Pantsyr-S1 at Humaymim since 3 October 2015, when its Ministry of Defence released a photograph showing one in the background.
  • Obama bucks history, directs Pentagon to make guns safer, not more lethal

    01/31/2016 6:20:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Wartime U.S. presidents have taken keen personal interest in picking the most lethal gun for the military. But in President Obama's first foray into small-arms procurement for the armed forces, his Jan. 4 executive order on gun control directs the Pentagon to find ways to make not so much more lethal firearms, but safer ones. His direct order has brought a few snickers among retired combatants who argue that the commander in chief is issuing his directive at a time of more pressing small-arms priorities. The military, critics say, fields a flawed personal rifle and has spent more than a...
  • The P38 Was the Wehrmacht’s Workhorse Pistol

    01/20/2016 6:56:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 19, 2016 | Paul Richard Huard
    U.S. Army Sgt. Ivan Schwartz survived D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge by remaining very, very careful. Schwartz had landed on Utah beach, going ashore when the sand was littered with dead men and smashed vehicles. He carried rounds for an 81-millimeter mortar, survived a close call when Allied planes dropped bombs close to friendly lines, and strung wire for a field telephone to a forward observer post while under artillery fire — an act that earned him the Bronze Star.
  • Russia to deploy Ka-52 attack helicopters to Syria to protect Latakia air base

    01/18/2016 10:31:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | January 15, 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Russian Kamov Ka-52 (NATO reporting name “Hokum-B”) helicopters would be about to deploy to Syria according to a source who talked to ITAR-TASS.
  • hickok45 channel termination (vanity)

    01/17/2016 8:47:26 AM PST · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | Published on Jan 17, 2016 | hickok45
    Hickock45 explains what he thinks might have caused the problem(s) with his popular youtube channel being terminated. Repeatedly. Plus, why it was reinstated -besides a lot of people causing a fuss about its disappearance.
  • Here’s One Idea How to Defend Ships From Ballistic Missiles (Modified 'San Antonio' LPD class)

    01/16/2016 6:03:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 15, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy has been in discussions with shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls about the possibility of building a missile defense variant of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock (LPD-17). The new vessel could eventually be equipped with new radars, railguns and lasers. The massive 25,000-ton troop carrier has the size and weight margins for the mission, according to industry officials. “You can put a lot of additional weight on the ship and you can put … some modern technologies like ballistic missile defense radars that are very heavy,” Huntington Ingalls vice president Brian Cuccias told reporters at the Surface Navy Association...
  • What's the Most Powerful Weapon in Sci-Fi History?

    01/14/2016 7:01:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 138 replies
    Sploid ^ | January 13, 2016 | Casey Chan
    What’s the most powerful weapon in the sci-fi universe? How does a lightsaber in Star Wars compare to the energy sword of Halo? What about a Death Star vs Dr. Who’s reality bomb? And how do they match up with a real life nuclear bomb? Foundation Digital made this infographic for Fat Wallet detailing the top sci-fi weapons in history measured by their “energy of devastation in Joules.”
  • The .303 Lee-Enfield Was a British Tommy’s Best Mate

    12/23/2015 6:29:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 22, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    Church bells rang on Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 1914 in the Belgian city of Mons — an industrial town that stood in the way of the advancing German army’s plan to crush the British Expeditionary Force. The Tommies – 70,000 strong – were dug in along the Mons-Conde canal and had occupied the town. Bearing down on them was a German force of 160,000 soldiers and hundreds of artillery pieces. As the faithful made their way to mass, the German 1st Army launched an attack, concentrating on the northernmost point of a salient formed by a loop in the canal.
  • A former special-operations doctor explains why he would rather be shot with an AK-47 than an M4

    12/22/2015 6:54:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 21, 2015 | Dan Pronk
    Admittedly, I'd rather not be shot with either, but if I had to choose, I'd take a round from the AK-47 over the M4 any day of the week. To add a caveat to that statement, I'm talking from relatively close range here — say up to 150 to 200 meters. To understand why, it's important to first take a very basic look at the physics behind terminal ballistics. In this case, consider the science of what happens when a penetrating missile enters a human body.
  • On Sale Now — A Civilian Squad Machine Gun (M249 SAW)

    12/21/2015 10:14:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 20, 2015 | Darien Cavanaugh
    For almost 30 years the M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon has been the go-to light machine gun for U.S. Army infantry squads — and Marine Corps squads, too, until recently. And now you can walk into your local gun shop and purchase a semi-automatic M-249S SAW, a replica of the fully-automatic M-249. FNH USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Belgian weapons manufacturer FN Herstal, began selling the semi-automatic version of the weapon on the civilian market in November as part of their new Military Collector Series, which also includes replicas of their M-4 carbine and M-16 assault rifle. Fans of black guns...
  • Stealth superwing: Next generation 'Air Dominance' fighter jet ..will have built in laser weapons

    12/15/2015 10:35:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 18:20 EST, 14 December 2015 | By Mark Prigg
    Northrop Grumman has revealed a tantalising image of a new stealth 'superjet' capable of firing laser weapons. The so called 'sixth generation fighter' is rumoured to fly at supersonic speeds, although Northrop Grumman, who are developing it, say the specifications are still secret. The stealth craft is expected to use advanced cooling systems to help disguise its laser systems. Known internally as NG Air Dominance, the craft features laser weapons. The so called 'sixth generation fighter' is rumoured to fly at supersonic speeds, although Northrop Grumman, who are developing it, say the specifications are still classified. ==================================================================================================================== Chris Hernandez, Northrop's...
  • Have police foiled an ISIS chemical weapons plot in Europe? Two Syrian terror suspects arrested

    12/13/2015 6:30:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/15 | Tom Wyke, Darren Boyle
    Have police foiled an ISIS chemical weapons plot in Europe? Two Syrian terror suspects are arrested in Geneva for 'making and transporting explosives and toxic gases' Two suspected Syrians were arrested in Geneva on suspicion of transporting 'explosives and toxic gases' as part of a probe into a terror threat. Switzerland's attorney general said the men were also suspected of making and hiding the dangerous materials. But Geneva prosecutor Olivier Jornot today said only traces of explosives were found in the car, and did not elaborate on claims about potential chemical weapons. More arrests are expected to be made in...
  • (Weird) ... Police Find Spiked Baseball Bats Throughout San Francisco

    12/06/2015 4:31:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | CNSNews.com
    Police find spiked baseball bats throughout San Francisco San Francisco Police are asking for help leading to those chaining up spiked baseball bats to poles throughout the city. San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak says officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning. Andraychak says 27 bats with spikes running through them have been found since then. The latest discovery was Friday in the Fishermen's Wharf area. Andraychak says the spikes on the objects allow them to be considered a prohibited or deadly weapon, which is...
  • Star Wars Weapons are a Reality

    12/09/2015 8:41:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 12/9/2015 | J M Simpson
    At the interstellar interspection of numerous Star Wars movies and national defense is an array of new weaponry and progress. Welcome to today's "galaxy far, far away." Star Wars: The Force Awaken opens in a few weeks in theaters around the globe. The seventh installment in the Star Wars film series, this latest movie is set approximately 30 years after the Return of the Jedi(1983). It also underscores futuristic technology the defense industry is developing. From Jack Kilby's invention of the silicon chip in 1958 to President Ronald Reagan's comment about the "evil empire" of Russia to the introduction of...
  • Why the Gun Control Push Is Futile

    12/06/2015 11:41:33 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    The American Interest ^ | December 4, 2015 | JW
    Another mass shooting, another round of liberal venom hurled at people who oppose further gun control measures. In the wake of the slaughter in San Bernardino, the charges were particularly shrill. “Dear ‘thoughts and prayers’ people: Please shut up and slink away. You are part of the problem, and everybody knows it,” said one liberal Washington Post columnist, in a representative tweet. Most gun control advocates know that the push for federal gun laws is futile. Public support for gun rights is near historical highs, the structure of the U.S. Senate favors pro-gun forces, and—as many observers pointed out at...
  • O'Malley: We Don't Do "A Damm Thing" To Keep Assault Weapons Out Of People's Hands

    12/03/2015 8:33:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Rundown With José Díaz-Balart,” former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate discussed the mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA that killed 14 and said shooting like yesterday’s happen here because, “We’re the on developed nation on the planet that doesn’t do a damn thing to keep combat weapons out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.”
  • Hitler Hated the Nazi Assault Rifle

    11/30/2015 7:36:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 26, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    By 1944, the Third Reich pulled out all the stops when it came to technological marvels. It was the year of the Wunderwaffe, the “wonder weapon” – devices born out of a combination of science and desperation that Nazi Germany hoped would knock the Allies back on their heels. The V-2 intermediate range ballistic missile, the V-1 cruise missile, the Me-262 jet fighter are the weapons that most often come to mind in the Wunderwaffe category.
  • Russia Sends 10,000 AK-47s To Afghanistan As Gov't Mulls "Inviting" Moscow To Fight "Terrorists"

    11/28/2015 8:49:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/28/2015 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Late last month in "Russia's Mid-East Takeover Continues As Afghanistan Requests Military Assistance From Moscow," we noted, with some amusement, that Kabul was set to request a weapons delivery from Russia to aid in the fight against the Taliban. "Afghanistan, battered by worsening security, is reaching out to an old ally and patron—Russia—just as the Kremlin is seeking to reassert its position as a heavyweight on the world stage," WSJ reported, on the way to detailing a request from President Ashraf Ghani who "asked Moscow for artillery, small arms and Mi-35 helicopter gunships for his country's struggling military."</p>
  • The Swedish K Gun Was Commandos’ Friend in Vietnam

    11/23/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 22, 2015 | Mike Perry
    The nine-millimeter Carl Gustav M/45 submachine gun occupies a unique place in United States Special Forces history for, during the Vietnam War, it was often chosen over the then troublesome M-16 series by members looking for a reliable, controllable and reasonably accurate weapon at short ranges.
  • AP: ISIS exploiting power vacuum in Iraq to create chemical, biological, weapons

    11/19/2015 12:02:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/19/15 | Robert Laurie
    Consequences and legacies. There are few things that strike terror in the heart of the intelligence community like the thought of ISIS with a weapon of mass destruction. To understand, all you have to do is look at the horrors they’ve wrought with machetes, matches, and gas cans, then picture them with chemical or biological capabilities. The left likes to pretend they’re a bunch of misfits wandering the desert, but according to the AP (and French President Hollande) that’s far from the case. If we don’t stop them now, we may be facing the “worst case scenario.” ISIS has, allegedly,...
  • Obama: I'm thinking I'll spend my last year in office focused on gun control

    11/17/2015 6:24:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Your alternate headline comes from Charles Cooke: “President Obama announces record gun sales in 2016.” So two of his major priorities heading into a presidential election year are (a) gun-grabbing and (b) telling Americans they’re un-American for worrying about importing thousands of Muslims from the site of the most vicious sectarian war on Earth. Good luck, Hillary. "The main thing that I've been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries," Mr. Obama said. "But they have more deadly weapons...
  • BREAKING: FBI Investigating Weapons Stolen From Worcester Army Reserve Center

    11/15/2015 7:31:58 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 61 replies
    GoLocalWorcester ^ | 11-15-2015 | GoLocalWorcester News Team
    Weapons were stolen from the United States Army Reserve Armory in Worcester on Saturday night. The facility -- the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center is located on Lake Street. The FBI says some weapons are missing as a result of the break-in. According to the Boston Herald, “The FBI is aware that some weapons are missing as a result of the break in at the Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. We have entered those weapons into NCIC, a national database, and alerted our federal, state and local law enforcement partners,” said Kristen Setera, spokeswoman for Boston Special Agent-in-Charge Harold...
  • Iraqis seize Canadian Forces aircraft, accuse military of moving weapons to Kurds without approval

    11/10/2015 8:17:26 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    MSN ^ | 11-10-201 | David Pugliese
    Iraqi officials temporarily seized a military aircraft carrying weapons for Canadian special forces in Kurdistan, amid a wave of anti-western conspiracy theories rife in Iraqi politics. The seizure and the reasons for it raise questions for Canada’s new Liberal government, which has vowed to do more military training in the country. The Iraqis said they held the Canadian Forces Hercules transport aircraft, carrying supplies into Kurdistan without authorization, for four days. Some Iraqis are concerned that the Kurds, who ultimately want independence for their territory, will use the support and weapons they receive from the U.S.-led coalition to eventually break...
  • WEAPONS CACHE Found Hidden at Swedish Migrant Center

    11/04/2015 10:35:01 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/04/15 | Jim Hoft
    Security officials in Krokum Sweden found a large weapons cache concealed in the heating room at the migrant center. Avpixlat reported: (rough translation) Gun Crine A weapon cache was found last week at an asylum accommodation in Krokom in Jämtland inside the property’s heating chamber. According to reliable sources, Avpixlat has been in contact with both the police and the Security Service. The weapons were seized. The weapons were detected when staff from a local energy company entered and read the meters of the boiler. They could not get in because the door was locked. After finding the master key,...
  • Report: US Spied on Israel, Prepared to Destroy Israeli Bombers to Protect Iran

    10/23/2015 5:25:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 23, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In an explosive report we learn that ever since 2012, the United States has been spying on Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear sites, according to Fridays Wall Street Journal. The White House had sent an additional aircraft carrier to the region after learning that Israeli aircraft had flown into Iranian airspace in what U.S. officials feared was a test run for an attack on Irans Fordow plant. The carriers had attack aircraft on board prepared to respond to any Israeli attack on Iran. If that wasnt enough to strain the conceit that...
  • Syrian rebels say receive more weapons for Aleppo battle

    10/19/2015 8:18:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-19-2015 | Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    Rebels battling the Syrian army and its allies near Aleppo said on Monday they had received new supplies of U.S.-made anti-tank missiles from states opposed to President Bashar al-Assad since the start of a major government offensive last week. The rebels from three Free Syrian Army-affiliated groups contacted by Reuters said new supplies had arrived in response to the attack by the army, which is backed up by Russian air strikes and on the ground by Iranian fighters and Lebanon's Hezbollah. The "Free Syrian Army" refers to a loose affiliation of groups fighting Assad that do not operate with a...
  • Russian Military Uses Syria as Proving Ground, and West Takes Notice

    10/15/2015 11:05:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 14, 2015 | Steven Lee Myers and Eric Schmitt
    Two weeks of air and missile strikes in Syria have given Western intelligence and military officials a deeper appreciation of the transformation that Russias military has undergone under President Vladimir V. Putin, showcasing its ability to conduct operations beyond its borders and providing a public demonstration of new weaponry, tactics and strategy.
  • The Anti-Jew Anti-Gun Crusade

    10/14/2015 10:25:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, 2016 Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson bore the brunt of the media's ire for his politically incorrect take on the evils of gun control. "Through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance," Carson writes in his new book, "A Perfect Union." Leftists, including the activists of the Anti-Defamation League, promptly condemned Carson. National Director Jonathan Greenblatt explained, "the notion that Hitler's gun-control policy contributed to the Holocaust is historically inaccurate." Nick Baumann of The Huffington Post wrote, "There was some armed Jewish...
  • Why the American military is so hot on laser weapons

    10/09/2015 4:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    From hand-held blasters to planet-destroying death rays, laser weapons are a fanciful staple of science fiction. But at their core, lasers are just concentrated beams of light that generate heat. As simple as that sounds, they've proven remarkably difficult to weaponize. Until now. Quietly and without great fanfare the laser weapon has arrived, and warfare will never be the same. This week Lockheed Martin, the defense contractor behind the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, announced it was exploring ways to put a laser on the controversial fighter. The U.S. Navy has already fielded a laser weapon on the USS Ponce. And...