Military

In A.D. 629, the Tang emperor dispatched a force of over 100,000 soldiers to eliminate the northern threat posed by the Eastern Tujue. (Image:  Mu Chuan/Taste of Life)

China’s Virtuous General

The Chinese classic The Art of War thus defines a great general: “… the skillful fighter puts himself into a position that makes defeat impossible, and does not miss the moment for defeating the enemy.” Li Jing, a renowned general, helped establish…

The Russian Navy Udaloy-class destroyer RFS Admiral Panteleyev. (Image: Wikipedia Commons)

Russia’s Pacific Strategy

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest move in his continuing mission to develop Russia’s national and international military capabilities is causing whispers of unease in the international community. It appears that Russia is making a significant play for control over the…

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A General Who Conquered Without Fighting

China’s military generals changed history era after era, leaving legends behind them. They braved the battles, were loyal to their kingdoms, and were wise and brave. They mastered warcraft, and…

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China’s Virtuous General

The Chinese classic The Art of War thus defines a great general: “… the skillful fighter puts himself into a position that makes defeat impossible, and does not miss the moment for…

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Russia’s Pacific Strategy

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest move in his continuing mission to develop Russia’s national and international military capabilities is causing whispers of unease in the international community. It appears that…

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The Legend of the Eight Banners

Nurhaci, the founder of the Qing Dynasty, established the Eight Banners. Initially, there were only four colored banners that represented four different military units: yellow, white, blue, and red.

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

During my summer vacation, I once again carefully read Romance of the Three Kingdoms. I was captivated by the vivid characters in the book. I also gained a renewed understanding…

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NATO Exercises Taunt Russia

Over 24 NATO and partner countries are currently engaging in one of the largest NATO military exercises ever endeavored since the end of the Cold War. Running in Poland, on…

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A Metal Foam That Obliterates Bullets!

Researchers have developed composite metal foam (CMF) that is so tough it turns armor-piercing bullets into dust on impact. The potential for military and civil use are immense, given the…