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Why The US Army Is Ditching Android For Apple

The United States Army’s Special Operations Command is reportedly ditching its slow and clunky Android phones for the faster iPhone with a sharper display. In other words, the Army thinks iPhones are just better.

How Historically Accurate Is Saving Private Ryan?

Video: Few movie scenes capture the horror of war like Saving Private Ryan. Seeing the storming of the beach in all its ugliness — the fear, the seasickness, the bullets, the desperation, the death — gives us a cold look at the reality of D-Day and how terrifying it must have been. But just how historically accurate is that scene? History Buffs analyses scenes from Saving Private Ryan to point out what actually happened versus what is Hollywood fiction.

NATO's Biggest Military Exercise Since The Cold War Is So Very Impressive

Wow. This totally looks like the beginning of World War III but thankfully it’s just Operation Trident Juncture, a military exercise by NATO. But not just any old exercise, it’s the biggest military exercise NATO has done in decades and one that required 36,000 troops and more than 140 aircraft and 60 ships from over 30 countries over a month-long span. It’s a truly impressive flex of military might that hopefully we’ll only ever see in training exercises like this.

Amazing Photo Of M1 Abram Tanks Surrounded In A Force Field Of Dust After Firing Its Cannon

Image Cache: So. Cool. Here’s a photo from the US Army showing M1A2 Abram tanks and a M2A3 Bradley fighting vehicle during a live-fire demonstration. Because their cannons have kicked up the sand from the ground, they almost look like desert sand sculptures. But then they start to take shape and you realise that yep, they’re war machines.

The Army Wants Its Missing Missile Back

A 45kg training missile fell off an Army helicopter in northern New York on Friday, and the Army still hasn’t found it.

This US Airman Clearly Loves Nirvana

This image looks almost comically serene — and that might in fact be the whole point. This is a security forces Airman shortly after being plunged into a pool as part of his Pre-Ranger Training Assessment Course.

How The US Army Screwed Over Targets Of Biggest Government Hack Ever

Here’s proof that the government blind-bumbles its way through tech problems like some hydra-headed bureaucratic Mr Magoo: The US Army thought a legitimate email of warning from another agency was also from hackers — and ended up leaving people affected by the hack in the dark because of its mistake.

Black Hawk Helicopter Explodes After Landing On Minefield, Four Killed

Video: This is a graphic video showing a Colombian Army Blackhawk helicopter landing on a minefield. It explodes tragically, killing four and injuring six of the 15 people on board. The explosives in the minefield were supposedly detonated by the guerilla movement FARC. So sad. War sucks on both sides.

The US Army Built A Robot To Help Soldiers Shoot Guns Better

The US Army’s latest supersolider innovation is inspired by the movie Aliens. And yes, the mechatronic arm exoskeleton is about as apocalyptic as it sounds. The arm-mounted device is literally a robot that lets soldiers shoot guns better.

Fascinating Visualisation Breaks Down How The Roman Army Was Organised

Video: Legionary. Century. Centurions. Cohorts. Legions. These are all terms for a certain group or type of Roman soldier. This rather interesting break down of the Roman Army shows how the army was organised, how Roman citizens were Legionaries and non-Roman citizens were Auxiliaries, and how those soldiers were grouped together.

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