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05.01.14 Marina Galperina

US Army soldiers are rushing to get really, really tattooed before the new army regulations kick in, The New York Times reports. Issued on March 31st with a 30-day window of unit-by-unit enforcement, the new rules outline what ink is and isn’t appropriate, among other things. (See the PDF here.) Some rules are reasonable, like […]

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10.10.13 Kyle Petreycik

According to BBC, the U.S. Special Operations Command is currently seeking to develop an Iron Man style body suit to give soldiers “superhuman strength” for an advantage while in combat. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (Talos) would have a metallic frame, similar to the one in Iron Man, the film. These suits would be composed of additional layers […]

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04.05.10 Bucky Turco

Always winning the hearts and minds, a video of an Apache helicopter shooting unarmed civilians in Baghdad was released by WikiLeaks. It shows the killing of women, children, and men—including two Reuters journalists. The news agency has been requesting the video since ’07 and it appears to contradict the Pentagon’s version of events. […]

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09.10.09 Bucky Turco

During World War II it was patriotic to grow hemp and the government even sponsored a propaganda campaign to promote the cause, but under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 it was made illegal—even though it can’t get you high at all. But that doesn’t mean the DEA is likely to raid the Army’s Rocky […]

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