Joseph V. Micallef
Is Chinese Telecom a Threat to American National Security?
The administration argues that the use of Huawei’s 5G network could allow the Chinese government to conduct cyberespionage.
Why the Syrian Endgame Is Looking Like a Stalemate
The civil war is now largely stalemated, as are many of the secondary issues that were linked to it.
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."
Most Popular Military News
AFSOC's 'Ultimate Battle Plane' Now Operating in Afghanistan
The new AC-130J "Ghostrider" gunship has begun combat missions in Afghanistan.
Air Force to Institute New Fitness Requirements for Commanders
Starting next week, commanders will be expected to stay in shape, according to Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein.
Support for Repeal of 'Widow's Tax' Higher than Ever, Military Coalition Tells Congress
Veterans and military groups are pushing for change in the upcoming defense bill.
A Navy Carrier Strike Group Is Deploying Without Its Broken-Down Aircraft Carrier
Ships from the Harry S. Truman Strike Group are deploying from this week, but one thing is missing -- the Truman.
The Air Force Just Dropped 80,000 Pounds of Bombs on Island 'Infested' with ISIS Fighters
The U.S.-led international coalition said it targeted ISIS militants on the island, located in the Salah ad Din Province.
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The 'Hero of Cologne' Receives his Bronze Star 75 Years Late
When 96-year-old Clarence Smoyer came to Washington, he thought he was heading to the Pentagon to sign copies of "Spearhead."
West Point Grad Esper Fields Tough Question on Army-Air Force Game Loyalties
Defense Secretary Mark Esper feigned neutrality Wednesday on the upcoming Army-Air Force football game.
Cybercriminals Target Military Online to Set Up Imposter 'Romance Scams'
For Staff Sgt. Sherri Vlastuin, Instagram popularity came quickly -- and at a price.
Former San Diego Sailor Receives 20-Year Sentence for Sex Crimes Against a Minor
A former U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday for having sexual contact with a 14-year-old.
UFO Videos Are Footage of Real 'Unidentified' Objects, US Navy Acknowledges
The first video of the unidentified object was taken on Nov. 14, 2004.
The Navy Is Creating a New Senior Leader Position to Attack Maintenance Backlog
The service is creating a new deputy assistant Navy secretary for sustainment position on Oct. 1.
Air Force News
After PT Deaths, Air Force Weighs Separating Waist Measurement from Fitness Test
The Air Force's top enlisted leader said some airmen go to extremes, even starving themselves, to pass the tape test.
The Air Force Has Declared War on Hopelessness in the Ranks
Toxic leadership appears to contribute to "hopelessness," according to the top enlisted person and chief of staff.
Air Force Wing Ready for Disaster Response Worldwide 'Anytime, Anywhere'
The 621st Contingency Response Wing has the mission to set up or restore airfields in disaster response.
Marine Corps News
Corpsmen May Need Skills to Keep Patients Alive Well Past 'Golden Hour' in Future Fights
Officials with North American Rescue, which creates the lifelike TOMManikin, are pushing new tools for training medics.
This Osprey-Style Drone Could Help Marines Protect Navy Warships
The Marine Corps is considering using a massive drone not unlike its MV-22B Osprey to protect ships.
Marines Near Deal to Test 'Transformers'-Like Exoskeleton Prototype
Marines who spend much of their day lifting hefty ammunition or moving pallets full of gear could soon get a helping hand.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Discovers Abandoned Panga Boat with 41 Bales of Marijuana
A helicopter crew was dispatched to conduct a search for possible people in distress.
Wreckage from Fatal Boat Fire Taken to Naval Base Ventura County
A ship-tracking website shows the barge that transported the Conception in Port Hueneme.
Cruise Ship Carrying Sightseers Collides with World War II Destroyer Floating Museum
Guests on a sightseeing tour got to see what happens when a cruise ship collides with another boat, the USS Slater.