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Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter
F-35As Put to the Test in First-ever 'Elephant Walk'
Recovered 'Lost Squadron' Plane Leads to New Mystery
What does an Army combat engineer do?
Does Army experience help your civilian career?
How Army Reconnaissance Jobs Work
Why Nerve Agent Novichok Is So Deadly
How Tear Gas Works
How Agent Orange Worked
U.S. Military Dogs Usually Outrank Their Handlers
Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers Risk All to Save Lives
Why Smoking Rates in the Military Are So High
What Is a Vacuum Bomb and Is Russia Using Them in Ukraine?
How Israel's Iron Dome Defense System Works
Tsar Bomba: The Most Powerful Nuclear Weapon Ever Built
What Are Ghost Guns and Why Are They So Dangerous?
How Bulletproof Are Bulletproof Vests?
Half the World's Gun-related Deaths Occur in Just 6 Countries, Including the U.S.
What Are the Mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' Attacks in D.C.?
Hypersonic Missiles Fuel New Global Arms Race
What Are 'Low-yield' Nuclear Weapons?
You've Seen 'Top Gun.' But What's the Real TOPGUN Program Like?
Ridiculous History: The U.S. Navy Used Dirigibles as Flying Aircraft Carriers
10 Financial Tips for Preparing for Deployment
How Military Video Conferencing Works
What Does Russia's Partial Military Mobilization Mean?
Want to Fight for Ukraine? Here's What You Need to Know
Why a Draft Would Weaken the U.S. Military
Does the U.S. Military Maintain Secret Underwater Bases?
10 Insane Disguises That Actually Worked
How Code Breakers Work
YOU Can Drive a Tank!
Do we still need nuclear submarines?
Type 61 Main Battle Tank
The F-117A is purely an attack aircraft, and lacks the arms and maneuverability for dogfights. The nature of its mission and the characteristics of the aircraft demand extremely skilled, well-trained pilots. Learn about the Nighthawk Stealth fighter.
President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization in Russia during an address to the nation. What does that mean for citizens there and in Ukraine?
By Sarah Gleim
Students at the actual TOPGUN school aren't as cocky as the characters in the movies, but the fictional version gets a lot of other things right.
Ukraine is seeking foreign volunteers to join the fight against the Russians. But unless you've got military experience and elite skills, you probably should stay home.
Russia has been accused of using the extremely dangerous weapons against the military in its war against Ukraine. Exactly what are they and what makes them so deadly?
In 2016, U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba, reported strange sounds and steady pulses of pressure in their heads. Many still have unexplained illnesses. Now at least two incidents have occurred in D.C. What's going on?
Israel's Iron Dome defense system is capable of intercepting — and destroying — thousands of incoming rockets targeting civilian areas. Here's how the sophisticated system works.
By John Donovan
In 1961, the Soviet Union detonated the Tsar Bomba, still the biggest, most powerful nuclear bomb ever built. One of the cameramen who recorded the event said it sounded "as if the Earth has been killed."
President Joe Biden announced new regulations surrounding ghost guns. What are these untraceable guns that allow a purchaser to assemble them from parts?
Members of the U.S. armed forces and their loyal dogs have always had a special relationship – so special that the canine usually outranks its handler. What's behind this military tradition?
Hypersonic missiles, which could reach distant targets in a matter of minutes and wreak destruction with their own kinetic energy, are a potentially destabilizing threat to world peace.
U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmers routinely jump out of helicopters into dangerous waters, risking their lives to save others.
Tank Town USA is just one of a few places in the country where you don't have to be in the military to pay to drive a tank.
The Manhattan Project built the city of Oak Ridge in rural Tennessee, where secret facilities produced uranium-235 for the atomic bomb.
The U.S. Air Force showed its might during this unprecedented exercise. But why?
Without question, they save lives — but they aren't 100 percent failsafe.
All six countries are in the Americas.
By Dave Roos
The search team used a radar-equipped drone to locate a P-38 from the so-called "Lost Squadron" that crash-landed in Greenland in 1942. But the story doesn't end there.
The ArmaLite AR-15 rifle has become a hot-button issue in the American landscape. Where did the rifle originate and how did it become so controversial?
The Trump administration wants to develop a new generation of low-yield nuclear weapons that could be used without launching an all-out nuclear war.
Exposure to this nerve agent in minuscule amounts is enough to kill several human beings.
By John Donovan
Sand turned to glass at White Sands Missile Range. What do we know today about the remnants of the world's first nuclear blast?
By Mark Mancini
Underwater military bases sound super-cool, but what are the odds they truly exist?
By Diana Brown
Self-defense is a hallmark of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But could self-defense insurance policies embolden a gun owner to shoot?
By John Donovan
HowStuffWorks explains two ways that gun owners are modifying their semi-automatic weapons to fire like automatic ones.