Americans were mesmerized by the spectacular images of airpower devastating the Iraqi military in the weeks leading to the ground assault in Operation Desert Storm. It was at that point warfare in the modern age changed. Policy makers saw in pre ...

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The United States Army Air Force at the end of World War II was the largest, most powerful aerial combatant the world had ever seen. The US monopoly on atomic weapons seemingly guaranteed peace, however, and the country began to draw down its mi ...

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At 11:00 p.m. on 1 April 1982, the Argentine destroyer Santasima Trinidad landed a small Buzo Tactico (BT, Special Forces) detachment on the south shore of East Falkland Island’s Cape Pembroke. They secured a landing zone on Mullet Creek and rep ...

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Eighty percent of the world’s total sea-transported oil goes through the South China Sea and, of course, that means the area inescapably has international significance. At the same time, within that transshipment total, about 60 percent of China ...

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From 1975 to 1989 war was fought along the Southwest African-Angolan frontier. It was a war that went largely unnoticed in the Western world, though it had considerable impact in Africa as well as the wider Cold War. It involved the South Africa ...

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On 14 May 2013 Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency across three of his country’s northeastern states. Jihadists had seized control over major portions of the territory from local officials with the main group of in ...

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