Anonymous Rifles: DRD Tactical APTUS and PARATUS rifle in use by US ally in Asia

March B. On December 27, 2018 and August 23, 2019, TFB published two articles about a specific DRD Tactical PARATUS and APTUS (AMG) rifle, which was purchased by an anonymous US ally in Asia. The country has signed a procurement contract with DRD and provided an unspecified number of both PARATUS and APTUS rifles. Last … Continue reading Anonymous Rifles: DRD Tactical APTUS and PARATUS rifle in use by US ally in Asia

Nordic Jihad: A troubled Finnish teenager’s path to ISIS fighter

by Jonas Wendell and Charles Jarvis During the Islamic State’s reign in Syria and Iraq, thousands of foreign volunteers flocked to their ranks, answering the organization’s calls to jihad, eager to help establish their caliphate. Many of these came from throughout the Arab world and from the rest of the Islamic world, however, a lot of … Continue reading Nordic Jihad: A troubled Finnish teenager’s path to ISIS fighter

Sisters in Arms: Female Foreign Fighters of the FARC

By Alex Stonor Until a peace deal in 2016, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were engaged in the longest-running conflict between a Latin American government and a guerrilla group. Six decades of fighting led to humanitarian disasters, the death of more than 250,000, and the displacement of 5 million civilians. Despite the chaos … Continue reading Sisters in Arms: Female Foreign Fighters of the FARC

Unveiled Equipment of the KPA Part 1: Small Arms

By Djiego Cura-Igama Military parades in North Korea are held in the capital Pyongyang, every half decade, decade and during jubilee years. The 10th of October parade in particular revealed a wide variety of intercontinental ballistic missiles which have been widely covered, military vehicles, personal equipment, as well as new types of small arms, many … Continue reading Unveiled Equipment of the KPA Part 1: Small Arms