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We're Loving This Official DoD Video Of Cartoon Soldiers Killing Stuff
The Pentagon has revamped its official website of Defense.gov with better-looking graphics, improved experience, and snazzy videos of cartoon soldiers protecting our way of life.
"This change was long overdue," White said. "Drawing on lessons learned from our successful #KnowYourMil campaign and best practices from across the web, we are making the necessary reforms to improve how we share information and engage audiences. We now have the modern website needed to more completely share our military's story with the American people."
Part of sharing the military's story is through an animated video that explains what the military actually does. The cartoon format and simplistic language, however, seems to be better suited to an audience of kids rather than everyone.
The Army, according to the video, uses people, tanks, and helicopters to "fight and defeat bad guys on land." Good job, soldiers!
Meanwhile, "it's all about the water" in the Navy. "They work on it, above it, and below it," according to the video, which further explains that sailors are keeping seas safe so that food, cars, and your phone can get from there to here without getting stolen or destroyed by cartoon pirates.
The Marine Corps: "A bad guy's worst nightmare." Marines come from sea and air to "fight adversaries on land, and they are very, very good at it."
Air Force: Their job is "to fly, fight, and win in the air, space, and cyberspace. "
Coast Guard: "A drug dealer's worst enemy and a boater's best friend."
Looks like we know what to put in next year's recruiting commercials.
You can check out the new DoD website here.
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A former British paratrooper explains how he prepared '1917' actors to fight WWI's most devastating battles
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
Creating a realistic battle scene — whether it's from World War II or the Napoleonic Wars — demands technical know-how and precise attention to detail.
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Biddiss has worked on projects from a variety of time periods — "large Napoleonic battles through to World War I, World War II, right up to modern-day battles with Special Forces," Biddiss said.
Read on to learn about how Biddiss prepared 1917 performers for the gruesome, grueling warfare of World War I.
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