Joseph V. Micallef
The Critical Role of the Arctic Convoys in WWII
The Arctic convoys would play an important role, especially in the critical months between July and December 1941.
From Genghis Khan to Belt and Road: The Uncertain Future of Central Asia
For the first time in two centuries, the future of Mongolia and central Asia is a blank page.
A Bodyguard of Lies: How the Allies Deceived Germany about D-Day
"While the intent to invade could not be concealed, the location had to be if there was going to be any chance of success."
While Hitler Snored: D-Day, Rommel and the Panzers
"The question is, would a different deployment of the Panzer units have affected the outcome of D-Day?"
Trump Administration Zeroes In on the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
In targeting the IRGC, the administration is zeroing in on the organization most responsible for maintaining the regime.
Sri Lanka Attacks Show Continuing Threat Posed by the Islamic State
"ISIS may be more dangerous as a franchisor of jihadism than it was as an armed state."
NATO on Its 70th Anniversary: A Birthday Party or a Wake?
"As NATO moves beyond its 70th anniversary, there are four issues that it needs to address."
Russia Doubles Down in Venezuela
"In addition to mercenaries and Russian troops, the Kremlin has also publicly signaled its support for Maduro."
With ISIS Caliphate Defeated, Syrian Democratic Forces Begin a New Chapter
Its continuing actions and the legacy of its rule will continue to haunt the region for the foreseeable future.
Islamic State 2019: An Assessment
Despite statements from Trump that the Islamic State has been "obliterated," ISIS continues to show remarkable resiliency.
The Mammoth Unsinkable Ice Ships of WWII That Almost Existed
The inventor Geoffrey Pyke suggested the use of large floating ice islands to serve as floating airfields in the Atlantic.
Venezuela: The End Game
"The final phase in the collapse of South American strongmen is typically the point at which the military switches sides."
A Warming Arctic Heats Up US-Russian Military Rivalry
"With Arctic warming continuing, the Arctic Ocean and its periphery is emerging as a theater of Russian/American rivalry."
Polar Geopolitics: The Scramble to Control the Arctic
The prospect of the Arctic Ocean emerging as a theater of military rivalry will create new challenges for the U.S. and NATO.
North Korean Denuclearization Is Steadily Slipping Away
"There is no prospect of denuclearization until North Korea identifies its facilities and the location of its arsenal."
Most Popular Military News
Should Low-Income Military Families Get a Food Allowance? White House Says No
A provision in the House defense policy bill would create an entitlement to cover food and other needs.
Lawmaker Orders Investigation into 'Pink Tax' on Women's Military Uniforms
A bill in Congress would order a GAO report on whether there really are gender disparities in uniform prices.
US Marine Corps Asks Duncan Hunter to Stop Using Marine Symbols for Campaign
The service apparently wrote Hunter a letter asking him to immediately stop using the USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem.
Marines' New Top Officer Wants to Give New Moms a Full Year Off
The commandant's plan would drastically expand the service's maternity leave benefits.
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West Virginia Soldier Dies in Kuwait in Non-Combat Incident
The incident is under investigation.
What's Keeping Generals up at Night? Cyber Threats
America, the world's most computer-dependent nation, is especially vulnerable to cyber attack.
Despite Opposition, Gamecocks Pick Retired General as School's Next President
The former superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point said he is honored to be named UCS's next president.
Norfolk Navy Airman Sentenced in Murder for Hire Plot
Navy Airman Uriel Gerardo-Olivas will also receive a dishonorable discharge.
Leonardo Helicopter Clears Final FAA Approval
If selected by the Navy this fall, the company would produce up to 130 helicopters at its Philadelphia production facility.
Navy Ends Search for Sailor Missing from the Aircraft Carrier Abraham Lincoln
The sailor was reported overboard in the Arabian Sea July 17.
Air Force News
Eglin AFB F-35s Hit Their Highest Mission-Capable Rate
The 33rd Fighter Wing posted a 77.1% mission-capable rate for the 33 F-35s on its flight line.
Some Don't Like It Hot: Shorts on the Way for Maintainers at Nellis Air Force Base
The high-stress, high-heat environment prompted officials to get utility shorts for its maintenance crew, officials said.
Air Force JTAC Awarded Silver Star for Calling Airstrikes Under Fire
Tech. Sgt. Michael Perolio received the third-highest award for valor in combat during a ceremony Thursday.
Marine Corps News
Married Marine Colonels to Take on Separate Commands on the Same Day
During two separate Marine Corps change-of-command ceremonies Friday in North Carolina, Col. Ebitz will take the reins.
USS Kearsarge, USS Arlington Return Home After Deployment
The USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington returned to Norfolk Thursday following a seven-month deployment.
Coast Guard News
Here's How the US Coast Guard Helped Put El Chapo Away for Life
Drug interdictions by the service played a role in convicting the kingpin.
Barry Drenches Gulf Coast, but Initially Spares New Orleans
Coast Guard helicopters rescued a dozen people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish, south of New Orleans.
Coast Guard Cutter Holds Line on China During Rare Pacific Deployment
Bertholf returned July 2 from the Coast Guard's first full-length deployment to the Western Pacific in seven years.