Obama’s Administration Sold More Weapons than any Other Since World War II

President Barack Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, will leave office in a few weeks with the dubious honor of having sold more weapons than any other American president since World War II. And experts say President-Elect Donald Trump will most likely sell even more. Most of the arms deals totaling over …

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Inside the AK-47: A Look at Simplicity and Reliability

The AK-47 (Russian: Автомат Калашникова) was developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov in the last year of World War II. The fixed-stock AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces in 1949 and adopted by Warsaw Pact Forces. During the Cold War, the Russians sent these rifles to guerilla forces around the world and set up factories in dozens of countries.  Decades …

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Iran is Too Much of a Mess to Acquire Russian Weaponry

News reports claim that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in the process of deploying Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles and is either negotiating for, or has already placed an order for, 300 T-90 main battle tanks and at least 30 Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter jets manufactured in the Russian Federation. In reality, very little of …

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Defense Contractors Tell Investors World War III is Great for Business

The mainstream media has been working overtime to position Putin’s Russia as our newest and most pressing international threat, and now even the most absurd events in media are linked to Russian interference. The reason why media is working so hard to create the impression that Russia is actively conspiring against is because conflict with the former Soviet Union is good for business.

Iran releases images of 1st self-manufactured missile defense system

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (2nd L) and Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan (L) stand near the new air defense missile system Bavar-373, in Tehran, Iran August 21, 2016. © President.ir / Reuters Published time: 21 Aug, 2016  The final version of Iran’s first domestically-built long-range air defense missile system has been unveiled at a Defense expo, alongside other …

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Russian Air Force Gets New Anti-Stealth Fighter Jets and Multi-Purpose Aircraft

The Russian Defense Ministry reports that since the beginning of the year the Russian Aerospace Forces have received over 30 new advanced aircraft along with over 30,000 units of aircraft weapons. On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement regarding upgrades to the Russian Aerospace Forces fleet as Moscow looks to enhance its military to contend with an environment …

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Meet The Real Lords Of War: How The World Goes Shopping For Death

Aug 12, 2016 Tyler DurdenThere are movies, and then there is real life. Global military spending rose to $1.68 trillion in 2015, making up about 2.3 percent of the world’s gross domestic product, according to Bloomberg. To document a small portion of it, over the past four years, photographer Guillaume Herbaut has been traveling to Jordan, …

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Armata v. Tow, Will Russia’s New Tank Survive?

Russia's new T-14 Armata tankJuly 31, 2016Russia’s new “super tank,” the T-14 Armata, appears to be well-protected against one of the most commonly used anti-tank missiles in the world, the “stalwart” US-made BGM-71 TOW, defense analyst Sebastien Roblin wrote for the National Interest, but there is a twist.The expert compared Armata’s defensive capabilities with technical …

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