Not sure how many of you guys are interested in or aware of this, but I posted a while back about a Jalopnik website called Foxtrot Alpha. It was the best website I had ever come across in terms of current defense reporting, intelligent military/policy commentary, military journalism with connections and simply very fun, interesting and meaningful content. That was entirely due to the blog’s principal author Tyler Rogoway.
Probably in light of a bit of Gawker Media cost-cutting, Rogoway departed for the Time website The Drive, where his content should have a similarly uncharacteristic, but successful fit with a predominantly automotive parent site.
I cannot emphasize enough how abnormally great Tyler’s writing, insight and depth of content is for a non-subscription journal website. His writing is fresh, pertinent, entertaining and thoughtful. If the only place you get your defense news is Fox or MSNBC, you are living in the dark ages. You really ought to try out Tyler’s new blog (and even look up some of the still amazing content leftover on Foxtrot Alpha).
Foxtrot Alpha: http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/
The War Zone (new home): http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone
Tyler’s focus is predominantly aviation, but he has done excellent articles, features and small pieces on every other imaginable military element from ships, subs, tanks, defense spending and policy, special ops warfare, drones, etc… Some of his best articles are those written by ex-military members detailing their stories from time in service. Extremely fascinating. Here are just a couple must reads from back on FA:
There are many, many more.
Here is today’s latest from The War Zone: