Bunker Talk: Let’s Chat About All The Stories We Did And Didn’t Report On This Week

We had no lack of major news headlines to post this week. To say the military and geopolitical situation is heating up in the Middle East would be an understatement. Yet so many questions remain as to what Iran’s objectives and end game would be for blasting holes in transitting tankers. So much else happened this week, as well, including President Trump unveiling his controversial new paint job for Air Force One and a flurry of F-35 stories hit from Defense News. We also found out that the Joint Strike Fighter may finally get external fuel tanks that it could really use to its advantage. Then there was a new look at Area 51 and we got clarification from a Navy Super Hornet pilot who was involved with encounters with UFOs at home and in the Middle East in 2014 and 2015. There was even a John Wick Chapter Three: Parabellum review that did remarkably well. 

These were just some of the stories The War Zone covered over the last seven days. Still, there was a ton of stuff we just couldn’t get to, but it’s not too late!

Welcome to Bunker Talk.

This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net, in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn’t get to. In other words, literally an off-topic thread.

We can discuss how necessity is the mother of innovation for armored vehicle crews in The Phillippines. 

Or how this 747 swam out to its final resting place:

Then there is this sick shot of Marine Nationale Dolphins doing a remarkably precise small boat team insertion maneuvers while in formation: 

Finally, we can gaze puzzlingly at this wacky Super Hornet loadout:

The Bunker doors are swinging open. 


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Tyler’s passion is the study of military technology, strategy, and foreign policy and he has fostered a dominant voice on those topics in the defense media space. He was the creator of the hugely popular defense site Foxtrot Alpha before developing The War Zone.