Military

In the wake of several high-profile police brutality cases, law enforcement has come under intense scrutiny in the United States. Outrage, particularly over the 2020 murder of George Floyd by a...
As weapons have evolved over time, they have becoming increasingly more destructive and deadly. From bows and arrows in the 14th century, to the introduction of guns shortly after, to ships, planes,...
A career in military service demands a willingness to fight, and even die, for the interests and security of the United States. And from boot camp to elite fighter schools, the training the 1.2...
Firearm deaths continued to climb in the second pandemic year after a record-breaking 2020, reaching 48,832 in 2021, according to newly released provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control...
Many of today’s special forces have their origins in World War II. These include the U.K.’s Special Boat Service and Special Air Service. The SBS is roughly equivalent to the U.S. Navy Seals....
The U.S. War in Afghanistan ended a year ago last month. The 20-year armed conflict was the longest in American history.  The second Iraq War, which officially ended in 2011, was shorter, at eight...
Historically, India has been known as a major naval power in South Asia, with its reach extending past the Persian Gulf to the Horn of Africa and even the South and East China Seas. As one of the...
Recently, the Ukrainian army has scored some major victories against the Russian army in the eastern part of the country. Yet the war, most experts agree, is far from over. Russia still possesses...
For a country that consists of about 18,000 islands, a formidable navy is required. Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic state, the 14th-largest country by land area, and is home to one of...
People go to war for many reasons. Independence, religion, territory, and political ideology have been some of the causes soldiers were willing to put their lives on the line for. Many have decided...
Kim Jong-un assumed office as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of North Korea in 2011. With this title comes the full responsibility of running a country and its military. Though heavily...
Tensions between the U.S. and its geopolitical rivals have been ratcheting up in recent years. Negotiations with Iran over its nuclear enrichment program have stalled. China’s continued military...
The status of the United States as a global military superpower has remained unchanged since the end of World War II. The size of the U.S. military, however, has changed significantly over the years....
For centuries, shipbuilders have sought to produce the fastest vessels on the seas, capable of cutting through the water to explore new worlds, or to gain strategic advantage over other navies. There...
China has risen to a global military and economic power in recent decades, and nowhere is that more evident than in its Navy. The World Directory of Modern Military Warships’ directory reports the...