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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.

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Can high-tech military gadgets improve safety for soldiers and civilians in combat?

The U.S. military spends a lot of time and money developing cutting-edge gadgetry to help keep soldiers and civilians alive in the heat of battle. How are these gizmos changing the art of war?


When and why did we invent war?

 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 »

Can high-tech military gadgets improve safety for soldiers and civilians in combat?

 Can high-tech military gadgets improve safety for soldiers and civilians in combat?

High-tech military gadgets are explained in this article. Learn about high-tech military gadgets. See more »

Top 5 Gadgets on the High-tech Soldier

 Top 5 Gadgets on the High-tech Soldier

5 gadgets on the high-tech soldier are explained in this article. Learn about 5 gadgets on the high-tech soldier. See more »

Do gamers make good soldiers?

 Do gamers make good soldiers?

Whether or not gamers make good soldiers is explained in this article. Find out if gamers make good soldiers. See more »

How are terror alert levels determined?

 How are terror alert levels determined?

Terror alerts are one way governments try to fight terrorism. Learn how terror alerts work, if they're effective and what the different levels mean. See more »

How The Citadel Works

 How The Citadel Works

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is a college that differs from many others. Learn about The Citadel and the education it offers. See more »

Top 10 Game-changing Military Technologies

 Top 10 Game-changing Military Technologies

These 10 game-changing technologies changed war and history as we know it. Learn which 10 game-changing technologies made our list. See more »

Why do I have to join the French Foreign Legion under an assumed name?

 Why do I have to join the French Foreign Legion under an assumed name?

The French Foreign Legion is a French mercenary unit that bills itself as the school of second chance. Learn more about the French Foreign Legion. See more »

How Mercenaries Work

How Mercenaries Work

Mercenaries have fought in wars for centuries, whether in modern-day Iraq or ancient Greece. Are mercenaries always a fixture in political strife? See more »

How Transparent Aluminum Armor Works

 How Transparent Aluminum Armor Works

Transparent aluminum armor can stop armor-piercing bullets that travel miles. See how transparent aluminum armor works and why you can see through it. See more »