3 things you might not know about the vaunted F-15 fighter jet

The F-15 has been a workhorse for the US Air Force for more than 40 years. Newer, more sophisticated jets have joined the service in that time, but the F-15 has a few features that keep it in high demand. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The Mcdonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and its subsequent […]

Warnings about an imminent Chinese invasion of Taiwan are overblown

China’s posture toward Taiwan has grown markedly more belligerent in recent years. Nonetheless, there are many good reasons to be skeptical about warnings of a near-term or even medium-term invasion of Taiwan by Beijing. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The top US military commander for the Asia-Pacific region, Adm. Philip Davidson, raised eyebrows […]

How American guns help Mexican cartels overwhelm Mexico’s police and military

About 70% of guns used in crimes in Mexico that are seized and traced originated in the US. Weapons sent illegally from the US to Mexico and used by criminal groups are overwhelming Mexican security forces. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO — Almost 50 years after Mexico’s first law to […]

Here’s how the legendary B-2 bomber’s stealth actually works

Only 21 B-2s were ever built, and they reportedly have a stealth profile similar to that of a large bird. Because it’s so hard to spot, it can be a first-wave attacker, clearing air defenses and opening paths for less stealthy aircraft. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The B-2 Spirit is one of […]

How a little-known Pentagon agency trains troops to escape the enemy and get home safely

An airman runs across a road during a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape exercise in Minnesota, April 12, 2014. US Air National Guard/Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren When US military personnel are stuck in harm's way, it's often the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency that gets them home. JPRA is the Pentagon's clearinghouse for personnel-recovery operations […]