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The Presidential Guard: How Evzones Became a Potent Symbol of Greece

The long and honorable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (also known as Evzones) goes back to more than 150 years ago to December 12, 1868, the day it was established in the modern Greek state. This distinguished, battalion-sized military...

Top Ten Military Powers in the World Right Now

Lists of strongest military forces are appearing in various publications now that Russia's invasion of Ukraine has the world standing on edge

Warrior Women: Female Military Units Throughout History

Women warriors appear in myths across the world. According to Greek mythology, the Amazons were a group of female soldiers famed for their ferocity and skill in battle. Meanwhile, the Vikings believed in the mythical Valkyries who carried worthy...

US Unveils New Stealth Bomber, the B-21 Raider

On Friday night, the US Department of Defense (DOD) finally unveiled its new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider. The new aircraft was revealed at Northrop Grumman's Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin presented the B-21 to...

ISIS Leader Killed, Terrorist Group Names Successor

Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS)—also known as ISIL, Daesh, or IS—has been killed in combat, the terrorist group announced on Wednesday, November 30th. At the apex of its power in 2014, ISIS controlled approximately...

Turkish Airstrikes in Syria Jeopardize War Against ISIS, US Says

The rising intensity of Turkish airstrikes on targets in Syria has jeopardized operations against ISIS, according to US officials. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are mostly bolstered by units from the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG), have said they...

Russian Forces Withdraw from Kherson, Ukraine

On Wednesday, top brass in the Russian military announced their forces' withdrawal from the strategically important Ukrainian city of Kherson. Russian forces now appear to have retreated to the east bank of the River Dnipro. The decision to pull back...

What if the Greeks Hadn’t Said “Oxi” on October 28, 1940?

"Oxi Day," on October 28th, is a Greek national holiday, but it's establishment as such is not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the country's entry into a war instead of...

Ukraine Claims It Reseized Land From Russia In Lightening Offensive

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, said that his country's forces liberated more than 6,000 square kilometers (2,317 sq miles) of territory in the east and south from Russia in September thus far.  Some military experts believe that Russia's admission that it...

Special Forces From Greece, US, and Israel in Joint Exercise “Orion”

Special forces units from Greece, the US, and Israel were among others participating in the "Orion 22" exercise that kicked off on Thursday near Athens. Personnel from the armed forces of Bulgaria, France, and Cyprus also participate in the drill....