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The Destruction Caused By The War In Syria Is Devastating

Video: Russia Works shot this aerial footage of Homs, Syria and the city, which was the third largest in the country and once home to a population of over 800,000, has been completely destroyed. Buildings and homes have turned to rubble, the city look like the aftermath of the apocalypse, and the people have disappeared. It is so tragic to see.


How The Russian Navy Would Invade A Beach Today

Video: It’s not quite the Evil Empire but seeing the Russian Navy storm a beach doesn’t exactly elicit warm and fuzzy feelings now, does it? This training exercise of the Navy was held at the Barents Sea by the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet and shows soldiers being deployed from helicopters, armoured vehicles being released from landing ships, Destroyers testing out their weapons, and so forth.


This Is What The ISIS Offensive Looks Like From Space

These images of massive black smoke plumes were captured by satellites, after battles at oil production and storage facilities in Libya between 4-6 January. The thick poisonous smoke looks troublesome even from space.


US Drone Pilots Will Start Getting Awards, But Don't Call Them Medals Quite Yet

Just as American soldiers can be awarded the Silver Star, some have long argued that remote operators of drones should be eligible for war medals as well. New reports indicate they might not be getting medals per se, but they will be getting some kind of award.


Teen Arrested For Using 57 Twitter Accounts To Recruit For ISIS From His Parents' House

A 19-year-old US citizen was arrested in Pennsylvania today for using the internet to recruit for ISIS. From within his parents’ house, Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz created a stockpile of weapons and spent his days chatting about buying women as slaves and killing US soliders, using Twitter handles like @MuslimBruh0.


Should Robots Ever Be Making Life-Or-Death Decisions In War?

Video: Current warfare seems ugly enough, what with the drones and Kalashnikovs. But add a dose of computerised efficiency, and the battlefield of the future could be one truly optimised — and terrifying — killing machine.


Physicists: Nobody's Telling The Truth About That Downed Russian Warplane

Russia and Turkey each have their own version of what happened with that downed jet earlier this week, but science may have the last word. According to two Belgian astrophysicists, neither nation is being entirely truthful.


The Next Big War Will Be Digital -- And We're Not Ready For It

In the 21st century the familiar form of warfare in which physical damage is meted out against the opponent’s military forces and infrastructure has become only one form of attack. Instead, states are increasingly launching non-lethal attacks against an enemy’s information systems — this is the rise of information warfare.


A British 'Elite Cyber Offensive Force' Will Join The Digital War On ISIS

Yesterday, Anonymous declared digital war on ISIS. Now, Britain seems to be joining the fight, with an elite cyber offensive force that plans to strike Islamic State fighters.


NATO's Biggest Military Exercise Since The Cold War Is So Very Impressive

Wow. This totally looks like the beginning of World War III but thankfully it’s just Operation Trident Juncture, a military exercise by NATO. But not just any old exercise, it’s the biggest military exercise NATO has done in decades and one that required 36,000 troops and more than 140 aircraft and 60 ships from over 30 countries over a month-long span. It’s a truly impressive flex of military might that hopefully we’ll only ever see in training exercises like this.


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