KAL 007: The Korea Airlines Flight Everyone Is Thinking About Today

The apparent missile shootdown of a Malaysian Airlines jet over Ukraine this morning will likely go down as one of the worst—and, if initial reports are true, most avoidable—disasters in air-travel history. But it's not unprecedented. A similar infamous incident happened 30 years ago, also involving Russian military… » 7/17/14 12:52pm Thursday 12:52pm

A Rare Tour of the Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born

If you went looking for Zvezdny Gorodok, aka Star City, on a map in the 1960s, you'd have no luck. This small town outside of Moscow was long a state secret, and for good reason: It was the base where Cosmonauts came to train for—and recover from—space flight. And it's still cooking. » 7/09/14 3:25pm 7/09/14 3:25pm

Intense Air-To-Air Intercepts Off The Coast of US, Russia & China

It is really amazing how much tensions have increased among major powers over the last year, and this reality has manifested itself in newsmaking air-to-air intercepts now occurring regularly around the globe. Just last week, three major intercepts made national news, all of which were unique in their own right. » 6/13/14 7:19pm 6/13/14 7:19pm

Here Are A Bunch Of Russian Tanks Straight-Up Driving Into Ukraine

As we've continued our coverage of the vehicles being sent in to fight the Ukrainian government and aid the glorious Russian soldiers of Novorossiya Ukrainian rebels, some commenters have cast doubt on that narrative. Today, that narrative was proven right. By the US government, of all people. » 6/13/14 6:01pm 6/13/14 6:01pm