The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
History
The Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor Was About Oil
The attack on Pearl Harbor, which took place on Dec. 7, 1941, was a terrible shock to the United States. But it was United States’ economic sanctions that led the Japanese to start a war they could not win.
Ash Carter talks with officers describing the area while receiving an aerial tour aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a visit to Camp Lemonnier, Dijbouti, May 11, 2013.
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Who Is Ash Carter And Why Does He Make Sense As Defense Secretary?
In these days of international turmoil and budget woes, Ash Carter may be exactly what the Department of Defense needs.
The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is credited with the first-recorded, successful underwater attack against the USS Housatonic.
History
The Story Behind The First Submarine To Sink A Warship
The Civil War resulted in many naval innovations, from sea mines to ironclads, but the first successful use of a submarine to sink a warship may have been the most revolutionary of them all.
Sen. Jack Reed, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, and the committee's ranking member, Sen. James Inhofe, listen as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, and Army Secretary John M. McHugh, speak to the committee, April 3, 2014.
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The Committees That Oversee Military And Veterans Affairs Will See Big Changes
Here is a rundown of the likely changes to come with the 114th Congress.
Photograph of a U.S. developed M-388 Davy Crockett nuclear weapon mounted to a recoilless rifle on a tripod, shown here at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in March 1961. It used the smallest nuclear warhead ever developed by the United States.
Gear
The Man-Portable Rocket Launcher That Could Destroy A City Block
During the height of the Cold War, the U.S. Army deployed a nuclear-tipped rocket launcher that could be carried by a fire team.
Robert A. McDonald, then nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, is sworn-in to testify during his confirmation hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.
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So Far, The Big VA Reforms Have A Failing Grade
Has new VA Secretary Bob McDonald followed through with his promises of change? Here’s his report card.
U.S. Sen.-elect Joni Ernst, a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, speaks to supporters during an election night rally, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
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Meet The 8 Post-9/11 Veterans Just Elected To Congress
These 8 veterans will be heating things up in Congress next year.
Recruits from Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practice rear hand punches at the battalion’s physical training field July 21.
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Is The Pentagon’s New Survey On Sexual Assault Too Graphic?
A new sexual assault survey is raising concerns over the explicit nature of some of its questions, but the need for accurate data clashes with those complaints.
Four unmanned remotely operated high-speed maneuvering surface targets as they move to their blocking positions during an Office of Naval Research demonstration of autonomous swarmboat technology on the James River in Newport News, Va.
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Automated Swarm Boats Are Next Up In Drone Warfare
The Navy has demonstrated a new system for securing its warships and facilities, and it is unlike anything that has been put to sea before.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno is briefed about the newest invitations from a Exelis Corporation representative at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Convention and exposition show in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2014.
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Despite DoD Budget Cuts, The Military-Industrial Complex Is Alive And Well
The military may be in the process of tightening its belt, but there are still billions of dollars to be made from the Department of Defense, and the Association of the United States Army’s annual three-day exposition proves it.
Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, north Syria.
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The Psychology Of Why People Join Terror Movements
ISIS recruits come from all over the world, in both nationality and class — what draws them to such a radicalized and violent cause?
Beginning Jan. 1, Marines, sailors and civilian personnel will no longer be allowed to use tobacco products while on the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital grounds or any other naval medical care facility aboard the Combat Center. The policy will also go into effect aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, Calif., and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif.
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Lawmakers Battle Over Tobacco Use In The Military
“Leave us the hell alone — we’re out here fighting for your freedom, and you’re taking away ours.”
Military personnel watch as a stolen helicopter is flown from the White House grounds, Washington on Sunday, Feb. 17, 1974.
Community
This Soldier Took A Joy Ride To The White House In A Stolen Helo
In 1974, Robert K. Preston, 20, landed a helicopter on the White House South Lawn after being shot at by federal officers on his second pass over the executive mansion.
Subway in New York, Sept. 9, 2011.
News
New Report Reveals Evolving Terrorist Threat Against the US
A new report sheds some light on the threats the U.S. faces from al-Qaeda and its affiliates across the world, and how much danger America is actually in.