From war reporters to model soldiers, Monocle issue 56 reports from the frontline of defence. We join Norway’s new recruits, get kitted out with Vatican City veterans and keep a close watch on the defence industry’s moving targets.
Japan’s territorial waters are vast and volatile, home to some of the most disputed islands in east asia. the Japan coast guard is tasked with policing the area. Monocle climbed aboard to see how they do it.
The largest city to be created in the past 100 years is Brazil’s capital. That bold, modernist ideal extends to its military departments, shaped in swathes of creative concrete by architectural icon, Oscar Niemeyer.
Netherlands shipbuilder Damen manufactures the boats that keep navies and coast guards up-to-speed
worldwide. A near-century old success story, theirs is a contribution to a local tradition stretching back even further.
Never work with animals is a mantra in TV but exotic, domestic and native beasts have been employed to work in conflicts around the world with mixed consequences. Take a walk on the wild side with Monocle.
The US military has long used a type of camouflage pattern designed according to the type of terrain in which it will be used. Now, a Brooklyn-based company has persuaded it to try a new way of (not) seeing things.
Keeping the wheels of war turning requires well-run businesses. Some of the world’s most recognisable household brand names have pushed ahead in the fields of technology and innovation by supplying new products to the…
Some say they’re a useful force for good, others say they’re an ungovernable hindrance undermining the good work of government troops. Either way, private security firms are playing an important part in conflicts around the…