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Here’s why Russian tanks keep getting decapitated in Ukraine
It's called the “jack-in-the-box effect.”
A Marine officer is fighting for his religious right to wear a beard
Devout male Sikhs are required to have beards and wear turbans.
Russia’s war in Ukraine is about to enter a new phase
This isn't over.
How technology, both old and new, has shaped the war in Ukraine so far
Weapons such as T-72 tanks, anti-air missiles, and drones have all affected how the conflict has unfolded.
How the Marine Corps tracks — and hides — the crimes of its officers
“At some level, the knowledge that your system is unjust can lead units to fracture. It can directly harm readiness.”
Is China’s navy as dangerous as so many fear?
It depends whom you ask.
Why the Navy’s plan to get rid of 24 ships is a really bad idea
"China is not a ‘pacing challenge’ when they will soon have double the size of our Navy."
The Pentagon is now calling Russia an ‘acute threat’
'Russia poses acute threats, as illustrated by its brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.'
The real reason Ukraine’s information war is so successful
No amount of disinformation can convince the losing side that they’re winning, or win the battle on the ground for them.
Commuting to war, Soviet-era uniforms and other observations from our correspondent in Kyiv
"As long as there are Russian troops on Ukrainian soil...this won't be a frozen conflict."
How drones are helping fuel propaganda in Ukraine
Long used for scouting battlegrounds, unmanned flying machines and their footage can also shape public perception.
Russia’s war in Ukraine is far from over
“Of course, we have stopped them, but now the real hard task begins,” a senior Ukrainian officer told me.
NCOs are the US military’s greatest strength — and one of Russia’s biggest weaknesses
"You can’t eat, you can’t sleep, you can’t shoot, you can’t physically train without an effective NCO."
The US and NATO disagree over an estimate of 40,000 Russian casualties in Ukraine
"We continue to have low confidence in those estimates"
Everything to know about Switchblades, the attack drones the US is giving Ukraine
Here's how these flying weapons work.
Why Russian generals keep getting killed in Ukraine
The Russians have lost more general officers than any other military in decades.
Russian forces face two choices in Kyiv. Both will be bloody and costly
The city is eerily empty as the Ukrainian army tries to sweep the streets clear of infiltrators.
Why the skies over Ukraine have proven so deadly for Russian pilots
"The VKS is simply never meant to fight the way Western air forces do.”
Russian logistics are so bad, its military is begging China for MREs
“The Russian military is not as good as we thought it was."
What the war in Ukraine says about the future of China and Taiwan
It is still too early to determine all of the lessons China and Taiwan can learn from the conflict, but some are starting to become apparent to experts.
Pentagon won’t say if any commanders were fired for deadly attack in Kenya
"We were not as prepared at Manda Bay as we needed to be."
A Marine special ops commander explains why Russia’s stalled advance in Ukraine is no surprise
Russia doesn’t wage war elegantly.
The ‘Z’ spotted on Russian vehicles in Ukraine has become the Kremlin’s pro-war meme
"Symbols have a power of their own and Moscow’s propagandists surely recognize this."
In search of a just war: Why American veterans are answering a call to serve in Ukraine
"I signed up to go overseas and serve my country, not drill for four years."