Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Olive Drab

Here are some pretty good links I found for information about modern military firearms at OD.COM with additional links for further study. They also have an exhaustive directory for general military history information. "Welcome to, where you will find over fifteen-hundred pages of military photos and information resources. Military jeeps, HMMWVs, trucks, tanks, weapons and ammunition, rations, uniforms, web gear and field equipment, electronics, history, books & videos, and much more. From World War II through Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the wars of the 21st Century you will find reading and photos on all the things that equip the soldier to keep the military fighting and moving."

Military Weapons Directory

This section provides information about military weapons ranging from the rifle or pistol of the individual soldier, through crew served infantry weapons like mortars or machine guns, up to military firepower like artillery, naval and air systems, as well as chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

Monday, June 9, 2014

The New Russian Chess Board

As Russia makes efforts to reassert its world-power status, it isn't just the Balkans, SW Asia and the Pacific that matter. Oscar Ware sums it up nicely in this SWJ article.

Old Aspirations - New Tensions: “In Search of a New Russian Identity”

Leader of Donbass Militia unit in eastern Ukraine who have aligned with Russia and defy the Ukrainian government.