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The Coming Iron Man Suit

June 25th, 2015

  Defense firms tried to dazzle special operations officials here in hopes of one day being selected to build the command’s futuristic operator suit — typically referred to as the Iron Man suit. U.S. Special Operations Command launched its effort to create the highly-advanced, Tactical Assault Light Operator’s Suit, or TALOS, in 2013 to “provide comprehensive ballistic […]

   During his years in hiding, Osama bin Laden urged followers to concentrate on attacking Americans and wrote bittersweet letters to one of his wives and his children, according to documents released Wednesday by U.S. intelligence officials. Many of the captured letters and documents that Navy SEALs found in bin Laden’s headquarters he was killed have been […]

  More homeowners are tearing down wallpaper then putting it up in their homes. Yet a group of Army engineers think wallpaper could be more valuable than ever for soldiers seeking shelter. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is developing a ballistic wallpaper that would protect soldiers by shoring […]

 Robert O’Neill vehemently disputes a report that refutes many key portions of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter describing the article as “ludicrous” and “full of lies.” “When I was first sent this article, I thought it was a joke,” O’Neill said during a recent television interview. “This thing is so […]

The U.S. subsidiary of British defense giant BAE Systems Plc is developing a new headset that merges night vision and thermal imaging. Soldiers typically wear night-vision goggles to see their surroundings in the dark, but use thermal sights mounted on their rifles to engage targets. Soon, they’ll be able to use one device for both tasks. […]

  All eight female soldiers participating in the first co-ed class of U.S. Army Ranger School failed to advance to the second phase of the grueling infantry course. Things have just begun so I am sure that in the future that will be many women added to the ranks of our US Army Rangers. I believe that […]

   A huge fish that is impervious to piranha attacks could become the inspiration for a new class of ultratough composite materials. Its scales are so tough that piranha teeth crack when they chomp down onto them. Each scale is coated with a rock-hard mineral material, but they have soft cores made from strings of […]

  Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces to defend the United States and its interests. Synchronize planning of global operations against terrorist networks. Personnel: 60,000 active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and DoD civilians Components and Sub-commands under SOCOM: U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) Air […]

   We are closely watching to see what happens in the military’s new quest to add women to active combat units. All branches of the service have opened up their doors to commando training for women as well as the United States Army. The United States Army has opened Ranger training to women and they had […]

   A battery commander and half a dozen leaders were disciplined after an artillery accident at Fort Bragg last year that killed one soldier and injured seven soldiers, two seriously, according to an Army investigative report obtained by The Fayetteville Observer. The accident occurred at Sunken Track training field just after midnight on Feb. 21, […]

   The Navy will deploy its first underwater drones from Virginia-class attack submarines for the first time in history later this year according to its director of undersea warfare. The deployment will include the use of the Remus 600 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles, or UUVs, performing undersea missions in strategic locations around the globe. “Now you […]

  The U.S. Army wants to buy a clip-on thermal sight to help snipers see through heavy fog or sand storms to find and kill their targets. Snipers are already deadly because they can hide on the battlefield and pick off specific targets at will. There has been a dramatic increase in the weapons and equipment […]

     The war in Vietnam was a puzzling war to our men and women who fought in it as well as to our politicians who had to deal with the situation. This was a war that we entered into halfheartedly. If our military had been allowed to do their thing and fight the war […]

Operation Desert Storm was probably the last war of an era. I believe that this war marked the place which was the beginning of a shift in military tactics, technology, and doctrine which will describe future wars. It is possible but that there may be one day another war that is very similar to that […]

    Normally when we use the term “Persian Gulf War” we are talking about the first war in Iraq which took place in 1990/1991. There have been several other conflicts since then and they all are rolled into the category of Persian Gulf Conflict. The term however did begin with the first invsion of Iraq. The […]