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The Afghanistan Security Solution (Long-Term): AFPAK Border Security Fence Needed, Not More U.S. Troops

By Mike Sparks April 29, 2009 “Geographically speaking, Afghanistan is ungovernable. It’s a recipe for a failed state” — Defeatist statement from Peter Zeihan of STRATFOR The April 2009 Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) on page 18 reports we are going to spend more than last year’s $36.5 BILLION occupying Afghanistan with 34,000 U.S. troops in 2008, yet Taliban violence is ... Read More »

CNN’s Rick Sanchez Attacks Fox News and Calls American Gun Buyers/Purchasers “Alarmists”.

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 10, 2009 DefenseReview received an interesting CNN video clip (link below) yesterday from the good folks at the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), yesterday, showing SAF president Alan Gottlieb (Alan M. Gottlieb) going up against the combined brain trust–and we use that term loosely–of CNN news anchor/commentator/newly-appointed hatchet man Rick Sanchez and ... Read More »

P3 Strafer MK4 Mod 0 Less-Lethal Machine Gun/Weapon System

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with an Olympus Stylus 790 SW 7.1-megapixel digital camera, which is advertised as "shock + waterproof". February 24, 2009 This thing’s got "riot ... Read More »

TravelChair Portable Folding Lounge Chairs for Tactical Travel Applications

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with an Olympus Stylus 790 SW 7.1-megapixel digital camera, which is advertised as "shock + waterproof". January 4, 2009 While we like to stay pretty ... Read More »

Anti-Terrorism Shmanti-Terrorism: The Inherent Counterterrorism Reality in Dealing with the Active-Shooter(s) Scenario

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com Article updated on 12/08/08 December 2, 2008 As the world reels from the Mumbai, India terrorist attack(s), a lot of questions are being asked and answered, and accusations are being made. But none that DefenseReview has read, save one (thank you CrimeFileNews.com), get to the core of the problem and discuss why ... Read More »

U.S. Air Force Having Serious Trouble Keeping F-22 Raptor Pilots

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com October 28, 2008 According to a recent Air Force Times article, the F-22 Raptor has the lowest pilot-retention rate of any U.S. fighter or attack aircraft measured, at a rather abysmal 33%. Compare this to 81% for F-15E Strike Eagle pilots and 68% for F-15 Eagle pilots respectively, and, gentlemen, we’ve got ... Read More »

‘Shoot for the Troops’ Celebrity Shoot Being Held in L.A. on August 16, 2008

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com August 4, 2008 On Saturday, August 16, 2008, the Stars and Stripes Foundation (SASF) is holding a “Shoot for the Troops” shooting event at the Moore-N-Moore Sporting Clays range in San Fernando, CA (Los Angeles area). The SASF shoot will include clay target shotgun shooting, handgun and rifle shooting, military vehicle displays and a ... Read More »

U.S. Air Force KC-X Aerial Refueling Tanker Program Controversy: DefRev Opinion

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com DefenseReview has been contacted by a number of journalists (reporters and writers) to get our take on the Northrop Grumman/EADS (Airbus) aerial refueling tanker aircraft contract award and subsequent Boeing protest situation. This is a big-deal situation, since our current fleet of KC-135 tanker aircraft are getting quite long in the tooth, ... Read More »

2008 NDIA Small Arms Systems Symposium Firing Demo: Initial Report

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 25, 2008 Aaaand we’re back. Sorry for the delay in reporting in, but we’ve been fighting the travel demons and illness (minor and temporary) simultaneously. We shot some good video at the 2008 NDIA International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium, but we’re not sure how much of it we can ... Read More »