Ryan Pickrell, Business Insider

Ryan Pickrell

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Recent articles by Ryan:

North Korea offered a good look at its new hypersonic missile as Kim Jong Un vowed to build 'invincible military'

Experts said that while North Korea has offered a clearer view of its new missile, it's hard to know what it can actually do. → Read More

ISIS suicide bomber who killed 13 US troops in Afghanistan was reportedly released from prison at Bagram Air Base days before the attack

Bagram Air Base was a key base of operations for the US and its coalition partners until the US military left it in early July. → Read More

The US Air Force F-35A stealth fighter just took a big step toward being able to drop nuclear bombs

"It makes our potential adversaries think more about their game plan," an Air Force official said of arming stealth fighters with nuclear bombs. → Read More

Taiwan says it 'will not bend to pressure' as China stresses island's defenses with frequent military fly-bys

A Chinse official warned Monday that "China will take all necessary measures to resolutely crush all attempts at 'Taiwan independence.'" → Read More

Marine officer who blasted top military leaders over Afghanistan failures is being released from jail

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller may still face a court-martial after recording a video testimonial critical of US failures in Afghanistan. → Read More

Military police are investigating after someone raised the Confederate flag at a US military base in Germany

"This criminal behavior does not align with the Army's values," an Army spokesperson said of the incident. → Read More

China sent 52 warplanes into Taiwan's air defense zone in its largest show of force yet

The massive display of Chinese military might comes one day after the US urged China to end its "provocative" military activities near Taiwan. → Read More

China is working on a next-generation fighter jet for its growing fleet of aircraft carriers and could unveil it this year

News on the next-generation fighter jet comes as China continues to make significant progress on a new, more modern aircraft carrier. → Read More

North Korea says the latest weapon it tested was a hypersonic missile

North Korea has been testing new missiles and launch platforms. The latest missile, purportedly a hypersonic weapon, is named the Hwasong-8. → Read More

Top generals testify that Trump's deal with the Taliban hurt morale among Afghan forces and 'negatively' affected their performance

Both Gen. Mark Milley and Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said that the Doha agreement with the Taliban hurt Afghan troop's morale. → Read More

Fighter pilot from the Marine Corps' first F-35C squadron says the stealth jet is making US aircraft carriers more lethal

"The jet brings a lot of capability to the Marine Corps and to the Navy," Maj. Mark Dion told Insider. → Read More

The US military successfully flight-tested new hypersonic weapon technology

DARPA said the test "was a successful demonstration of the capabilities that will make hypersonic cruise missiles a highly effective tool." → Read More

PHOTOS: Special operators and airborne soldiers put the US military's new sniper rifle of choice to the test by jumping out of airplanes with it

The sniper rifle was then checked to make sure it still fired with precision during the post-drop live-fire trials. → Read More

2 dozen Chinese military aircraft, including fighters and bombers, fly near Taiwan in apparent show of force

Chinese military aircraft fly near Taiwan almost daily, but larger displays of military might like this are less common. → Read More

The US Navy backed the hunt for Titanic in part because the explorer who found it argued it would 'drive the Soviets crazy,' book reveals

The president and his Navy secretary wanted to rattle the Soviets psychologically, and one explorer convinced them finding Titanic would do just that. → Read More

France is furious after Australia scrapped a submarine deal to partner with the US and UK. Here's how American, British, and French subs stack up

Experts told Insider that it makes sense for Australia to go with nuclear-powered subs over conventional diesel-electric submarines → Read More

France recalls ambassadors from the US and Australia over submarine deal rift

France took the extraordinary measure of recalling both of its ambassadors from the US and Australia on Friday, escalating their feud. → Read More

Pentagon makes 100 National Guard troops available to respond to pro-Capitol rioters rally in DC

A security fence around the US Capitol has gone up ahead of the Saturday rally held to support arrested Capitol rioters. → Read More

France canceled a celebration of US-French relations amid outrage over a scrapped submarine deal

A French official told The New York Times that under the circumstances, it would be "ridiculous" to go forward with the event. → Read More

North Korea's latest ballistic missile test appeared to involve firing missiles out of a train

North Korean state media said the "railway mobile missile system is an effective counter-striking means" and can "deal a heavy blow" to enemy forces. → Read More