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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Veterans Site! These are the top ten articles that your Veterans Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Military Leaders Born in November
November yields am impressive list. Here is a list of ten notable military people from around the world and throughout the ages, who were born in November. With whom do you share a birthday?

2. Nerve Gas and Biological Testing on U.S. Troops
From 1952 to 1975, the US Army used 7,000 of its personnel and 1,000 civilians for non-lethal, psychochemical weapons testing. From 1963 to 1970, the US Navy utilized 4,300 of its personnel in testing various nerve agents. There are questions, whether these personnel were aware of the tests.

3. X47B Combat Drone - Extinction for Combat Pilots
The X47B Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle has surpassed huge milestones for computer automated aircraft. The US Navy indicated this will redefine naval aviation for the next fifty years. Does this signal the beginning of the end for Combat Pilots? Read more here.

4. Black Hornet Drone Nano-copter
The Black Hornet is a pocket size surveillance mini drone being utilized by the British Infantry in Afghanistan. It has been proven to save soldiers' lives. The U.S. Army has ordered two of these for testing.

5. QF-16 New Aerial Target for Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is testing converted F-16, unmanned drones as real life targets. They are called QF-16s. Fighter Pilots will be able to sharpen their skills, and test new weapon systems in real world situations. Read about it here.

6. Combat Medics and their Evolution
The evolution of the care of wounded soldiers on the battlefield spans about nine hundred years.Find out more of these heroes who save lives.

7. War by Sebastian Junger: A Book Review
This is an incredible look at one of the most active areas during the Afghanistan War, the relationship built between soldiers, and how the experience of warfare changes their lives forever. Read about it here.

8. Special Forces Top Ten Worldwide
Almost every country, in the world, is proud of their Elite Special Forces. Their acts of bravery and heroism are legendary and shrouded in mystery. Here is the list of the 'Top Ten' in the world. They are 'the Elite of the Elite.'

9. Veterans get Discounts
Everyone is aware businesses extend discounts to active duty military, military retirees, et.al., but many retailers and services give discounts to Veterans too. Learn how to ask for, and acquire Veteran Discounts. It could save you thousands of dollars.

10. Marines/Army Contract for Safer Helmets
The U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army collaborated in testing for an Enhanced Combat Helmet. The result is a new helmet providing a 50% increase in ballistic and fragmentation protection. Deployment of the new headgear is expected in early 2014. Read all about it.



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