Alex Hollings

Alex Hollings

Alex is a former U.S. Marine that writes about defense policy and technology. He lives with his wife and daughter in Georgia. 

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Why the F-14 Tomcat Is Such a Badass Plane
This dogfighting dynamo was designed to win a war that never happened. Several decades—and one star-making turn in Top Gun—later, it’s …
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What It’s Really Like to Fly the F-35

It’s the most advanced weapon system ever made, and one F-35 pilot tells us what it’s like in the cockpit.

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The Saturn V, Wernher von Braun, and the Nazi Roots of America's Moon Rocket
More than 40 years in the making, the Saturn V rocket was born out of the bloodiest war in history but grew up to become humanity's cro…
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What 'Hunter Killer' Gets Right About Submarine Warfare

This submarine warfare film might be fiction, but its underlying action feels all too real.

Red Falcon Air Demonstration Team Performs In Changchun
Counterfeit Air Power: Meet China's Copycat Air Force

China went from a regional to world power in record time, but it needed some "help" along the way.