Explore the weapons and combat systems used by the armed services. A broad range of topics in the Military Channel includes tanks, aircraft, biological warfare and stealth technologies.
How do they deice airplanes?
What does an Army combat engineer do?
How Tear Gas Works
Why Smoking Rates in the Military Are So High
Is North Korea Equipped to Attack the United States?
Gun Purchases for Self-Defense Skyrocket
Successful Test Puts Military One Step Closer to Electromagnetic Rail Guns
Ridiculous History: The U.S. Navy Used Dirigibles as Flying Aircraft Carriers
10 Financial Tips for Preparing for Deployment
Why a Draft Would Weaken the U.S. Military
10 Insane Disguises That Actually Worked
Do we still need nuclear submarines?
New evidence shows that Big Tobacco specifically targeted U.S soldiers, because they were "less educated" among other reasons.
By Alia Hoyt Sep 5, 2017
In late July 2017, North Korea upped its threats the United States and its allies with nuclear strikes — and the U.N. responded with strict and overwhelming sanctions.
By Julia Layton & Sarah Gleim
Sheltering in place could give you the best chance of surviving a nuclear attack.
By John Perritano Aug 15, 2017
Most experts agree that the all-volunteer military is what makes the U.S. armed forces the best in the world. Would that change if the draft was reinstated?
By John Perritano Jul 20, 2017
A new study shows gun sales in the U.S. for self-defense soars, while sales for recreational shooting and hunting languish.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 5, 2017
The history of the secret spy training school may be overlooked, but Camp X played a vital role in intelligence gathering during World War II.
By Ed Grabianowski
The sci-fi weapon's destructive power may be closer to reality thanks to a recent test of the General Atomics Blitzer system.
By Patrick J. Kiger May 23, 2017
In one of its more bizarre moments, the U.S. Army created voice tapes of allegedly wandering souls to depress Viet Cong morale.
By Alia Hoyt May 16, 2017
The MOAB is the largest nonnuclear bomb ever used by the U.S. So what makes it OK to drop this bomb and not a nuclear warhead? We dive in to find out.
By John Donovan Apr 21, 2017
With tens of millions of active landmines still buried around the globe, scientists are looking for efficient and safe methods to remove them.
By Laurie L. Dove Apr 14, 2017
The Air Force currently handles U.S. military activities in space. But some experts argue that the country needs a new, independent Space Corps.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 24, 2017
Despite the phrase "going ballistic," the term "ballistic" refers to how a missile travels through the air, not its explosive capability.
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 15, 2017
Would populations boom and violence cease? Or would humans and human nature essentially remain the same?
By Christian Sager Jan 19, 2017
For instance, gun silencers don't make guns all that quiet.
By Dave Roos Jan 12, 2017
How did it work? Is it still around? The BrainStuff team investigates.
By Allison Loudermilk Jun 17, 2016
Military researchers created a maglev rocket sled that moves twice as fast as the speediest maglev train — but they're not planning to use it for travel.
By Patrick J. Kiger May 5, 2016
Aloft in the 1930s, the helium-filled USS Akron and Macon were aircraft carriers that docked biplanes. Today both rest beneath the waters off California's Pacific coast.
By Laurie L. Dove May 2, 2016
With military combat roles opening to all, should women have the responsibility to register for the draft at 18 like men? A bill aims to catalyze the conversation.
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 19, 2016
To skirt misunderstandings, the two countries recently established a direct 'hotline' to share info about activities in space. What's the precedent for that?
By Chris Opfer Dec 9, 2015
Advances in technology may soon make it possible for weapons to mount attacks without human direction. Meet the scientists who want to prevent this from happening.
By Lauren Vogelbaum Oct 19, 2015
If you're traveling during the winter time, there's a good chance that your flight may be delayed because the plane needs deicing. Why do they wait until the last minute to do this?
By Karen Kirkpatrick
Why the skies aren't exactly so friendly for drone pilots.
By Chris Opfer
Military types are looking to drones to fly the deadly skies.
"Star Wars" at sea? That's sort of the promise of a new generation of laser-firing jets now being developed by the U.S. military.
By Dave Roos
We know how drone strikes are supposed to work: After careful monitoring, the bad guy is targeted and taken out. The reality is often much hazier — and deadlier.
By Clint Pumphrey
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