Gary Brecher is the War Nerd.
The War Nerd: Captagon, the Beheading Drug!
When it starts raining stupid, you have to figure that pretty soon the stories about evil drugs will start pelting down.
The War Nerd: That Russian airliner... bomb or loose screw?
As soon as I heard a Russian charter plane had crashed on its way back from Sharm-el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, I started trying to guess the odds.
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The War Nerd: Bombed Stupid
The Anglo media is all scared about the Russian air strikes in Syria. So they’ve started a counter-bombardment of their own, dumping tons of stupid on us helpless civilians.
The War Nerd: Why is the F-35 Like an Albanian Mushroom?
A scam worth $1.5 trillion dollars, an obvious scam, the kind that doesn’t even show any respect for the suckers it’s robbing.
The War Nerd: The Museum of Defeats
Mexico City guidebooks are always a little nervous about the National Museum of Interventions...
The War Nerd: How to write an Islamist scare story
Not all violence is equal.
The War Nerd: OK, Who Rocketed?
A funny thing happened on the Golan Heights.
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The War Nerd: Don’t be fooled -- Turkey is attacking the Kurds
You might be cheering for the Turkish Air Force, which has reportedly finally decided to strike Islamic State targets in Syria. Don’t believe it.
The War Nerd: How many soldiers does Hezbollah actually have?
The US and Israel want to exaggerate the power of Hezbollah’s rockets, while blacking out what really scares them.
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The War Nerd: The YPG’s new problem against Islamic State is... Victory
IS had the chance to make a Hezbollah-type stand along Highway 6. They skeedaddled.
The War Nerd: A Glorious Victory, For Once!
The War Nerd: Scuds & Patriots -- The armies of this age are weird
The War Nerd: Doing the math on Alawite casualty numbers
The War Nerd: Escape from East Timor (Part Two)
The War Nerd: Escape From East Timor (Part One)
The War Nerd: Bentleys for Houthis!
The War Nerd: The Art of Turf War
The War Nerd: The Confederates who should've been hanged
The War Nerd: To lighten the mood, here's the cheery tale of Dammaj
The War Nerd: A Brief History Of The Yemen Clusterf*ck
Fear and Forgetting: The War Nerd in East Timor, Part One
The War Nerd: Why did Mohammed Emwazi become Jihadi John?
The War Nerd: Tomb Raiders of Kobane
The War Nerd: Islamic State and American Narcissism
The War Nerd: Boko Haram and the Demon Consensus
The War Nerd: Getting “Women Warriors” wrong
The War Nerd: More proof the US defense industry has nothing to do with defending America
The War Nerd: Murder on the Orientalist Express
A War Nerd Thanksgiving: All you drunks, be thankful you’re not in Kuwait
The War Nerd: Why Sherman was right to burn Atlanta
The War Nerd: "Martyrdom" -- What's the Payoff?
The War Nerd: Farewell Islamic State, we hardly knew ye
The War Nerd: Crunching numbers on Kobane
The War Nerd: How do you deal with wannabe jihadis? An upgrade to business class
The War Nerd: Nobody could have predicted Islamic State's retreat from Kobane (except me)
The War Nerd: Technology, culture wars & jihad
The War Nerd: Islamic State is sulking on the edge of Baghdad
The War Nerd: Let's put Islamic State's menacing advance into perspective by... looking at a map
The War Nerd: Bombs away in the Middle East! But why is Israel so quiet?
The War Nerd: The Day After 9/11
The War Nerd: The long, twisted history of beheadings as propaganda
The War Nerd: Today is the 200th anniversary of the wimpy so-called burning of Washington
Vocativ's ridiculous I.S.I.S. story fails to mention the company's deep links to Israeli intelligence
I.S.I.S. and the Western media: Groping each other in public like a Kardashian Thanksgiving
Lessons from Gaza: The power of any high-tech military is way less than it seems on paper
The War Nerd: World Cup vs. Jihad
The War Nerd: Like it or not, what's happening in Iraq right now is part of a rational process
The War Nerd: Here's everything you need to know about "too extreme for Al Qaeda" I.S.I.S.
From Najran to Bangkok to Las Vegas: My Time with NSFWCORP
War Nerd: What’s happening in Eastern Ukraine is very simple, rational, and straightforward
The War Nerd: Iran is building a "fake" aircraft carrier? How can you tell?
The War Nerd: China, Vietnam, and Naval Nerf Wars
The War Nerd: Nigeria's Inevitable Mess
The War Nerd: Who exactly are the Jihadis (and why aren’t there more of them)?
The War Nerd: Everything you know about Crimea is wrong(-er)
The War Nerd: Driverless trucks can't mask the US military's problem with insurgent warfare
The War Nerd: Google’s Big New Dog
War Nerd: The long, sleazy history behind a Googler's “Nonviolent Militia”
The War Nerd: Mo cattle and oil, mo problems in South Sudan
The War Nerd: Saudis, Syria, and “Blowback”
The War Nerd: United Drones of Congo
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What Kind of Play Has It Been
"You know, for kids"
Future of Journalism
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