Men have come to dominate military combat but new evidence suggests this might be more an accident than an inevitability of evolution.
Those who speak of the inevitability of war in space will fuel a race to the bottom, and see even more energy towards an arms race in space.
The last thing the Middle East needs is another open conflict between two massive military powers. Fortunately, they both seem to agree.
A decades-long policy of ambiguity means that Israel's chemical arsenal remains the subject of speculation.
To understand how a new world war might play out, it's important to remember just how powerful the US really is.
Guns for hire are back in business – and they're making war even more dangerous.
Not all rebel armies use rape and sexual violence as a weapon. Some have actually designed ways to prevent such atrocities. How and what can we learn from them?
Coalition forces are careful about how they report civilian deaths. And we think war is painless, as a result.
Whether as soldiers, suicide bombers or human shields, children are an increasingly common sight on the battlefield.
As Japanese imperialism rose and fell, its leaders interpreted and re-interpreted a single distinctive concept: "bushido".
A round of ominous war games might not be cover for military action, but it could raise tensions to an explosive level.
The humble carrier pigeon played a huge role in World War I and saved many lives. But despite huge technological advances, animals are still suffering and dying in modern wars.
Star Wars fantasy or effective weapon system of the future?
Rebel fighters in the latest Star Wars movie are helped by a droid that was captured from the enemy and reprogrammed. Could that happen in real life with today's autonomous weapons?
The effort to take back IS's biggest prize in Iraq has begun at last. But there's no shortage of other problems to deal with.
What is hybrid warfare, and why would Australia benefit from its technological developments?
Passionate disagreement over drone strikes obscures the fact that we actually don’t know much about how they affect U.S. interests.
The author sat in on one of the Swedish military's virtual reality training exercises. Here's what they saw.
When it comes to weapons with artificial intelligence, there's an argument for keeping a human in charge of some of the action.
Acts perpetrated during the course of warfare have, through the ages, led to significant environmental destruction.