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Donald Trump will be the President of the United States in just a few weeks, and it’s anyone’s guess what plans he has for the military—as of this writing, the president-elect’s transition team has yet to contact the Pentagon. But it’s not so much how many troops you have, or what equipment they’re carrying, that…
Kaiser is one of those marques that, if it was a cartoon suitcase, would be absolutely covered in stickers. It’s been around, even if no cars have been called Kaisers since 1953. And now it looks like it’s coming back, as the nameplate on SsangYong’s all-new special edition of their luxury car, the Chairman W.
Tensions are cranking up on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea executed its fourth nuclear test last week. Now the U.S. has made a clear show of deterrence by dispatching a B-52H bomber for drills over South Korea, culminating in a low-level flyby of Osan Air Base while surrounded by a a phalanx of fighters.
After three weeks of tit for tat action and reaction, a mega-dose of saber rattling, a North Korean deadline to war and three days of emergency high-level negotiations in an abandoned town near the DMZ, the North and South have come to an agreement that will supposedly deescalate the blazing military and political…
Tensions are extremely high on the Korean Peninsula after the North and the South exchanged artillery fire yesterday. This came as at the top of a crescendo of destabilizing events occurring over the last three weeks, one of which saw South Korea blaring propaganda across the DMZ into North Korea border towns via huge…
There has been an exchange of artillery fire between North and South Korea today along the Demilitarized Zone. A North Korean rocket landed in western province of Gyeonggi, which resulted in a retaliatory barrage of a few dozen South Korean artillery shells. Currently, South Korea is on high alert for another North…
America has close to 30,000 military personnel deployed to the Korean Peninsula, still holding the line alongside their South Korean counterparts from a stalemate of a war that officially never ended over 60 years ago. Part of this force includes USAF F-16s and A-10s spread across two bases and the 2nd Aviation…
The SsangYong XAV (for eXciting Authentic Vehicle. Sure, why not) concept just came out at the Seoul Motor Show. The company's CEO introduced it with some comment about #youths and #lifestyle that didn't translate well, but this soft-roader actually looks a little bit awesome.
First some minivan starts slinging parts like projectiles at another car, then HOLY CRAP HERE COMES THE SPIKEY SHELL!
Usually we see the aftermath, or a security video, of a car driving through a building. This is what it looks like from inside the vehicle. Fair warning, there's a lot of shattered glass, and a lot of shattered dignity.
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Those Top Gear challenges where a car is shot with lasers from a plane or helicopter are almost always won by the flying aparatus. Top Gear's counterparts in Korea just beat a helicopter with a Corvette ZR1. And that's because the helicopter crashed. Whoops.
Driving is a dangerous business. You could be driving down the road, minding your own business, listening to the radio or something. Then suddenly, an SUV could come flying through the air out of nowhere and smash though your windshield.
When faced with an impending head on collision with a huge runaway truck, there are only a few options. One of the more ineffective options would be soiling one's pants.
F1 went to Korea over the weekend and we weren't just treated to a complete overload of PSY in a sparkly tuxedo. We got oversteer in an F1 car. YES.
If you're trying to live life rather than monitor U.S. auto sales data, we applaud your priorities. But it is worth pausing to note just how badly Japan's earthquake damaged Japanese automakers in the United States in May.