James Dresnok deserted to North Korea in 1962. He is still there.

James Dresnok desertion North Korea
James Joseph Dresnok (born 1941) is an American defector to North Korea, one of six American soldiers to defect after the Korean War. After defecting, Dresnok worked as an actor in propaganda films, some directed by Kim Jong-il, and as an English teacher in Pyongyang. He was featured on the CBS magazine program 60 Minutes on January 28, 2007, as the last United States defector alive in North Korea, and was the subject of a documentary film entitled 'Crossing the Line'.  View More
February 3, 2017 Jason

The “Corporate Warfare” project by Foreal studio

"Corporate Warfare" is a self initiated and personal art project by Foreal, a young design studio based in Germany with a focus on illustration and art direction. The project intends to represent the power and impact of famous international brands through a striking series of 3D illustrations. Imagining a time when the major corporations rule the world and go to war, Benjamin Simon and Dirk Schuster create weapons and missiles in the colors of Google, McDonald’s, Adidas or DHL.  View More
November 7, 2016 Tiffany

The new Chinese drone “CH-5 Rainbow” has a range of 12,000 miles.

Chinese military officials unveiled the CH-5 at a state air show this week, signalling a refreshed drone arms race with the United States. The CH-5 is able to remain airborne for up to 50 hours with an operational range of 12,000 miles (20,000 kms). The drone, which can carry up to 8 air-to-ground missiles, is now ready to enter service with the Chinese military as well as go up for sale on the international market.  View More
November 5, 2016 Michael

British Army apologizes for blackface tweet “sense of humor”.

The UK Ministry of Defence was accused of racism after a bizarre photo was posted on the Army's Twitter feed. The tweet showed a soldier in a jungle with black paint covering his face. The image was accompanied by the message: 'Being a #soldier in the jungle requires a robust sense of humour'. The tweet was later taken down. But the picture sparked angry accusations of racism, with critics comparing it to the caricatures of black people by early 20th century 'minstrels'.  View More
October 29, 2016 Joshua

Costa Rica is forbidden to have an army. By its own Constitution.

On December 1, 1948, President José Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica abolished the military of Costa Rica after victory in the civil war in that year. In a ceremony in the Cuartel Bellavista, Figueres broke a wall with a mallet symbolizing an end to Costa Rica's military spirit. In 1949, the abolition of the military was introduced in Article 12 of the Costa Rican Constitution. The budget previously dedicated to the military now is dedicated to security, education and culture. Costa Rica maintains ...  View More
October 22, 2016 Jessica

Before smartphones, Samsung was making self-propelled artillery

Most of us know Samsung for its consumer electronics presence, including mobile devices. Whatever piece of technology you want that's viable for your kitchen, living room, bedroom, or other house facilities - you can buy it with a Samsung logo proudly perched on a visible spot. But there's a side to the Korean mega corporation that you probably aren't in touch with, and maybe for the better! We're talking about Samsung Techwin, a weapons technology company.  View More
October 18, 2016 Jason

Off-duty soldiers in Israel must carry their weapon at all times

If you’ve visited Israel, while it may be disconcerting to tourists, it’s quite common to see soldiers on the street, at a bus station, or elsewhere in day-to-day life, pass with their rifles slung over their shoulder. Both men and women in Israel are required to serve a term of military service in the Israeli Defense Forces. Soldiers in Israel must keep their weapons with them at all times, even when they are off duty. When soldiers take their weapon off military premises, they must guard ...  View More
October 15, 2016 Michael

The Russia Nuclear Missile Troops motto: “After us, it is silence”.

The "Strategic Missile Troops" are the military branch of the Russian Armed Forces that controls Russia's land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). As of 2015, Russia has a total fleet of 299 land-based ICBMs with around 902 nuclear warheads, much more than the US fleet of 450 Minuteman-III ICBMs with 450 warheads. Meanwhile, the US possess 1152 nuclear warheads deployed on Submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) while Russia only deploys approximately 512 weapons on SLBMs.  View More
September 9, 2016 Tiffany