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1. Combat Tour Lengths - A Rough Comparison
The U.S. Army is back to 12 month combat tours again. How does this compare to the wars of yesteryear?
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. 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?
4. Army Infantry Iron Man Suit is a reality
This is a very interesting article on another new piece of new quuipment. The Army will be turning out men and Women into tanks on two legs, or do we call them Iron Man.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.'
8. Sad Sack
Lauded as one of the biggest morale builders of World War II, and many wars thereafter was Famous Comic 'Sad Sack'. It gave our Military lots of laughs when there were none to be had. Its creator George Baker was a hero to many.
9. A Salute to our Veterans
On this Veteran's Day, we need to salute our Veterans not just for servicing the country, but also for their all-giving altruistic hearts. Even the Veteran's children demonstrate that Altruistic Heart. Read it here.
10. 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.
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