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.
F-35As Put to the Test in First-ever 'Elephant Walk'
Recovered 'Lost Squadron' Plane Leads to New Mystery
How do they deice airplanes?
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?
How the Navy Ship Comfort Is Aiding Puerto Rico
Ridiculous History: The U.S. Navy Used Dirigibles as Flying Aircraft Carriers
10 Financial Tips for Preparing for Deployment
How Military Video Conferencing Works
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
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
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.
Torture was formally abolished in Europe in the 19th century, but reared its ugly head again in the 20th century. Why did it reappear and what is its future?
By Diana Brown
Could a tiny creature called a tardigrade hold the key to slowing biological time, giving soldiers more opportunity to recover from life-threatening injuries?
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
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.
Tattoos and the military seem to go together. Many U.S. soldiers get ink to commemorate their service or fallen comrades. And the tattooed Navy sailor is part of American folklore. But can a tattoo actually prevent you from serving your country?
By Debra Ronca
The U.S. Navy SEALs exemplify unconventional warfare. Find out how conventional and unconventional warfare differ in this article.
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?
Have you always thought of yourself as more of a Jean-Pierre than a Jon? Good news, you can still be that guy, provided you're willing to fight for France for five years.