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.
F-35As Put to the Test in First-ever 'Elephant Walk'
Recovered 'Lost Squadron' Plane Leads to New Mystery
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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
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In 2013, North Korea said it had readied missiles for potential strikes on U.S. military bases. The U.S. government said it was ready to intercept them. But what does that really mean?
The massive explosion at a fertilizer operation in the town of West, Texas, raised the question: With the tremendous amount of fertilizer the world blows through, are accidents like this a frequent occurrence?
Firearms get the historical spotlight, but what about the projectiles they hurl at insane speeds? Here are the innovations that gave rise to modern ammunition. Think of it as 10 rounds of ammo info.
High-profile shootings often make people wonder if the victim or victims would still be alive if no guns had been available. But is that true? Are people more reckless simply because they have a gun?
Do you know which features earn an ordinary firearm the "assault" label in the U.S.? There's more to that definition than just semi-automatic action.
The term "semi-automatic weapon" is used in the U.S. media often. But what does it really mean? Is it just another term for a machine gun?
By Chris Opfer
We're not talking about one of those laughable get-ups that celebs don when they want to go incognito for a latte. Nope, we're talking elaborate disguises -- from operatic to scientific.
"Die Hard" films' John McClane (not to mention a long line of other Hollywood action heroes) never met an explosion he couldn't outrun. In real life, it's not so easy to sprint away from a blast.
By Chris Opfer
It may make you run. It may make you throw up. It will definitely make you cry. It's tear gas, and it's no fun to be hit with.
By Robert Lamb
As Benjamin Franklin once quipped: "There never was a good war or a bad peace." That's why these five countries have gotten out of the military business entirely.
You probably have no idea what explosives smell like. But dogs can be trained to detect that distinctive smell, even if it's just wafting through the air.
Technology has changed the way we fight wars. Future conflicts may be resolved with completely different types of weapons than the ones we use today. What can we expect to see in the years to come?
The U.S. Navy SEALs exemplify unconventional warfare. Find out how conventional and unconventional warfare differ in this article.
Was a dog really the first to encounter bin Laden? We may never know, but we do know that man's best friend has been serving in wars for centuries, getting soldiers smokes, sniffing out bombs and patrolling borders. Why do canines make such good soldiers?
Back in 1983 when the Cold War was in full swing, the U.S. was looking for an effective new tactic to deter a nuclear strike. The "Star Wars" missile defensive initiative, however, wasn't it. Why not?
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on NATO to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, but so far NATO has refused. Could a no-fly zone bring Putin's invasion to an end? How would it be enforced?
From World War I to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military has rarely been able to fire a shot without bringing along soldiers fluent in a language other than English. How does someone get a position translating for the army?
For as long as America has had soldiers, its army has been scrutinizing information about its enemies to gain an advantage on the battlefield. That's the job of an Army intelligence analyst. So, how do you develop a career in this exciting field?
By Jeff Harder
Picture yourself deep behind enemy lines, taking calculated risks to gather information about the enemy. This is Army reconnaissance work. How can you earn yourself a spot among the reconnaissance ranks?
Noncommissioned officers (NCOs) are the backbone of the U.S. Army, rising through the ranks to become leaders. But positions this demanding require extensive training, which the Army provides in the form of professional development courses.
Whether they're on the front lines treating soldiers' battle wounds or stateside caring for veterans, Army nurses are a trusted and respected part of the U.S. military. Think you have what it takes to be one of the military's medical elite?
Whether you already know a second language or want to learn one, the Army's linguist program could provide you with ample opportunities. Find out how.
Doctors in the U.S. Army may tend the wounded in a combat zone but they're just as likely to be taking care of soldiers on an army base or doing research. Find out the benefits and challenges of becoming an army doctor.
By John Kelly
Want to join the service? One prerequisite for joining any branch of the U.S. military is a test called the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). But what do the scores of this test mean, and how do they affect Army jobs?
Care of our public spaces and buildings, plus our environment, is a big job. Fortunately, we have the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, an organization trained and tasked with the challenge. So how can you work with this group?