Warfare

GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM
The success of 1982’s ‘First Blood’ created a genre of its own: movies starring Chuck Norris and David Carradine that grappled with post-Vietnam America by returning to the scene, revising history, and blowing up stuff
'NO TARGETS SEEM OFF LIMITS'

Since the spring, pro-government militias and Khalifa Hifter, a renegade commander from eastern Libya, have been locked in the most violent conflict in the Libyan capital Tripoli since the ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gaddafi in 2011.

A HARD CROSSING

Ukraine’s simmering war with Russian-backed fighters has an inevitable civilian cost — people are caught in crossfire or step on mines. But a surprising number die in a more unexpected way — collapsing in the queues at the front line.

A TALE OF TWISTS AND TURNS

For a short time in the early 1990s, Amar Kanim was famous. His scarred face and desperate story featured on newspaper front pages around the world. He was known as the little boy who had lost everything in a napalm attack.

HOW... INNOVATIVE

The new missile, which has never been acknowledged publicly before today, is called the R9X and is a variant of the Hellfire missile. But unlike a traditional Hellfire, the R9X is designed with six long blades that only emerge from the missile seconds before impact.

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