Terrifying GoPro video from tanks in Syria's war zone

Need a quick reminder as to why war should be avoided at all costs? Spend an hour in the driver's seat of a Syrian Army T-72 tank column as it spews destruction through Syria's Darayya warzone. Then watch the rebels destroying the tanks. Warning: Although you can't see the bodies, fighters on both sides are dying. This … » 3/20/14 2:28pm 3/20/14 2:28pm

U.S. Military Is Losing Patience With Civilian Rule, General Warns

In yesterday's Washington Post, retired United States Army major general Robert H. Scales offered a startling and revealing assessment of the military's mindset as the country contemplates war against Syria: » 9/07/13 3:27pm 9/07/13 3:27pm

Watch A Syrian Rebel Plant A Grenade Inside A Tank And Blow It Up

You don't hear about it enough in Western news outlets, but the civil war in Syria continues to rage on, with some 6,000 people being killed in March alone. It's not uncommon for the rebels to post videos of their attacks on Bashar Al Assad's forces, like this one, which apparently shows them blowing up a tank with a… » 4/03/13 12:00pm 4/03/13 12:00pm

Syria's Amazing DIY Playstation Controller-Driven Tank Needs One Change

The other day the Atlantic ran a photo piece about the remarkable DIY weaponry of the Syrian rebels, and, as always, it was impressive. There's a lot of hard work and ingenuity going into these improvised weapons. Of course, one of the most interesting was the Sham 2 armored car/light tank vehicle that we've covered… » 2/21/13 3:40pm 2/21/13 3:40pm

What Is A Scud Missile?

As Syria's civil war continues to worsen, the Syrian government is turning to extreme measures to quell rebel forces. A couple of anonymous Obama administration officials told the New York Times that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's military has fired several scud missiles at rebel positions. » 12/12/12 3:20pm 12/12/12 3:20pm

These Syrian Rebels Are Like A Giant Motorcycle Gang

It doesn't get nearly as much attention in Western news media as it should, but the Syrian uprising is still underway as rebels from the Free Syrian Army work to push the military regime out of the country. And the rebels here seem to be relying heavily on motorcycles as a way of transportation. » 7/22/12 2:40pm 7/22/12 2:40pm

Iran to Nearly Double Auto Production by 2015

Last year, the Islamic Republic of Iran churned out 1.1 million vehicles. By 2015, they hope to hit the magic two mil mark. According to Manouchehr Manteghi of Iran's largest automaker, Irankhodo, the sanctions imposed due to the nation's nucular program haven't stayed technological progress, but they have made… » 7/11/07 3:00pm 7/11/07 3:00pm