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Soldiers

Ever wondered what it's like to be a soldier? This section defines the people, technology and science used to equip soldiers. Articles here range from the technology of war and military snipers to gas masks and body armor.


Ghost Tape No. 10: The Haunted Mixtape of the Vietnam War

The U.S. Army tried to make the Viet Cong think the souls of their fallen comrades were wandering the earth. HowStuffWorks explores Ghost Tape No. 10. See more »

U.S. Lawmakers Ask Whether It's Time for Women to Register for the Draft

Now that they can fight in combat, should American women register for the draft? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Why are drone pilots leaving the military?

Nearly a quarter of the Air Force pilots trained and authorized to fly drones quit their jobs each year. Find out why drone pilots are leaving the military. See more »

Does the U.S. military have rules about tattoos?

The U.S. military enforces many rules on appearance -- tattoos included. Find out why the Army's tattoo policy was so controversial at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Works

Post-traumatic stress disorder was first described by a doctor treating patients during the Civil War. Learn about post-traumatic stress disorder. See more »

5 Technical Innovations in the War on Terrorism

Learn about new antiterror technologies developed to identify and diffuse potential terrorist threats. See more »

The U.S. Navy SEALs exemplify unconventional warfare. Find out how conventional and unconventional warfare differ in this article. See more »

How War Dogs Work

War dogs are an important part of the military. Learn how war dogs work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is war murder?

Is war murder, or are soldiers exempt because of certain rules? Find out if war is murder in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

When and why did we invent war?

Did humans invent war out of necessity, or was it invented purely to take advantage of someone else? Find out why we invented war in this article. See more »