We Found The Best MOAB Memes The Internet Has To Offer

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The internet was (predictably) awash with hot takes after the United States military dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb on Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan. Some speculated that the MOAB would drastically disrupt warfighting for the next four years, while others complained that the “MOAB is the epitome of lethal patriarchy.”


But we’re not here to discuss any of that.

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We’re here for the memes, because one thing is certain: The mother of all bombs has given birth to a kiloton of amazing memes. Because when America blows something up, it is every American troop’s duty to meme the shit out of it. Thank you for your service to these Facebook and Instagram accounts that won the Internet.

“Ooh, what does that do?”

(h/t Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said)

“Hold my beer.”

(h/t Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said)

Then there’s the matter of how is becomes was.

(h/t Marine Corps Tattoos)

Word to your mother.

(h/t Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children)

Speaking of… sad day for bombs.

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(h/t craighaspics)

Really nice tunnel you’ve got there, or had there…

(h/t Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children)

Did I fucking stutter?

(h/t Pop Smoke)

Though the news wasn’t greeted with elation by everyone, some were… triggered.

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(New Line Cinema)

The Marine Corps has tapped a new Silicon Valley defense firm to develop a "digital fortress" of networked surveillance systems in order to enhance the situational awareness of security forces at installations around the world.

Marine Corps Installations Command on July 15 announced a $13.5 million sole source contract award to Anduril Industries — the two-year-old defense technology company and Project Maven contractor founded by Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey and several former Palantir Technologies executives — for a new Autonomous Surveillance Counter Intrusion Capability (ASCIC) designed to help secure installations against "all manners of intrusion" without additional manpower.

This is no standard intrusion system. Through its AI-driven Lattice Platform network and 32-foot-tall autonomous Sentry Towers, Anduril purports to combine the virtual reality systems that Luckey pioneered at Oculus with Pentagon's most advanced sensors into a simple mobile platform, enhancing an installation's surveillance capabilities with what Wired recently dubbed "a web of all-seeing eyes, with intelligence to know what it sees."

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The Marine Corps' dune buggy drone jammer may have downed two Iranian drones in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. military have officials announced.

The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer was transiting the Strait of Hormuz on July 18 when two Iranian drones came dangerously close, according to U.S. Central Command.

"This was a defensive action by the USS Boxer in response to aggressive interactions by two Iranian UAS [unmanned aerial systems] platforms in international waters," CENTCOM spokesman Army Lt. Col. Earl Brown said in a statement. "The Boxer took defensive action and engaged both of these platforms."

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On July 17, Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Stayskal briefly met with President Donald Trump at a rally in Greenville, North Carolina to discuss the eponymous legislation that would finally allow victims of military medical malpractice to sue the U.S. government.

A Green Beret with terminal lung cancer, Stayskal has spent the last year fighting to change the Feres Doctrine, a 1950 Supreme Court precedent that bars service members like him from suing the government for negligence or wrongdoing.

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The Pentagon is no longer topless. On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm Mark Esper as the United States' first permanent defense secretary in more than seven months.

Esper is expected to be sworn in as defense secretary later on Tuesday, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters.

"We are grateful for the Senate leadership and the Senate Armed Services Committee's willingness to quickly move through this process," Hoffman said.

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The new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick that dropped last week was indisputably the white-knuckle thrill ride of the summer, a blur of aerial acrobatics and beach volleyball that made us wonder how we ever lost that lovin' feeling in the decades since we first met Pete "Maverick" Mitchell back in 1986.

But it also made us wonder something else: Why is Maverick still flying combat missions in an F/A-18 Super Hornet as a 57-year-old captain after more than 30 years of service?

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