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The inside story behind the Pentagon’s ill-fated quest for a real-life ‘Iron Man’ suit
The U.S. military's fascination with the science-fiction future of mechanized warfare stretches back a half-century.
No, these Space Force uniform concepts aren’t real
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The Air Force wants to use suborbital transports to insert commandos and cargo anywhere on the planet
Logistics may be the most boring subject on the face of the planet — except when you start talking about spacedropping troops and supplies from fucking orbit
‘Starship Troopers’ is off the Marine commandant’s reading list, but ‘White Donkey’ by Terminal Lance is in
There are so many good f--king books in here.
9 fascinating military facts about ‘Starship Troopers’ you may have missed
Critics may have spent last two decades arguing over Paul Verhoeven’s message, but they’ve missed some of the more interesting military components to 'Starship Troopers' — details that might even...
Top general confirms that, sadly, people serving in the Space Force won’t be called ‘space cadets’
'There are a couple of really strong options on what we'd like to call it and some pretty strong opinions.'
Shanahan’s comments cause a disturbance in the Space Force
Before Space Force can land on Klendathu, it needs to get past the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
SOCOM’s Iron Man suit is officially dead
While SOCOM promised a veritable Iron Man-style tactical armor by 2018, officials told Task & Purpose that much-hyped exoskeleton will likely never get off the launch pad
We’re Not Sure Whether To Laugh Or Cry At This Display Of ‘Powered Armor’ In Ghana
During the 38th annual Technology Exhibition in the country's capital of Accra, a notoriously shady Ghanian auto magnate rolled out what appear to be, ostensibly, powered exoskeletons designed to give...
No Starfleet Academy Or Rifle Squads For Space Force
Beloved readers: Your trusted Pentagon correspondent apologizes for not sending out a Run-Down last week.There was a lot going on. … Continued
This Powered Exoskeleton Is Here To Make Ruck Marching A Breeze
In 1959, Robert A. Heinlein published his iconic sci-fi military epic Starship Troopers, popularizing the concept of exoskeleton body armor … Continued
The Pentagon Refuses To Discuss How It Plans To Screw Up The New Space Force Uniforms
Space may be the final frontier, but it also provides the Pentagon a new opportunity to create a really crappy … Continued
The M41A Pulse Rifle From ‘Aliens’ Is Real Thanks To These Firearms Manufacturers
An iconic science-fiction firearm, the M41A pulse rifle is the standard-issue weapon of the Colonial Marines, the ill-fated, but unquestionably … Continued
Starship Troopers Is Getting A 21st Century Reboot
Great news for guys who came of age in the 1990s: “Starship Troopers,” the epic 1997 sci-fi film directed by … Continued
The Most Badass Marines In Science Fiction
Yes, Space Marines. And why not? As more and more ofscience fiction becomes science fact, why wouldn't the Marine Corps … Continued