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"Iron Man Armour" to Create an Army of US Super-Soldiers

As if the thought of being targeted by a drone strike wasn't enough to strike fear into the hearts of those on the wrong side of US military aggression, the news that the US Army is planning to create a legion of soldiers equipped with real-life "Iron Man armour" surely will. I mean, a single Robert Downey Jr is more than enough for one planet, right? Read More >>

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Helmetcam Shows a US Soldier Taking Fire in Afghanistan

This is war in 2012 — you can literally see a soldier under fire in Afghanistan. The soldier was shot but suffered no permanent injuries. It's insane. Read More >>

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And the Latest, Weirdest Internet Meme Goes To... The Riflestache

Atten-shun! Just when you thought you have seen all there was to be seen in the internet, here comes the riflestache. Guys making photos of themselves holding guns with mustaches painted in them. Yes, that's all. As you were. [Kitup] Read More >>

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US Military Wants to Develop Sixth-Sensing Super Soldiers

Call it "intuition," call it a "gut feeling"—either way the U.S. Office of Naval Research wants to train soldiers to harness their inner-Spidey Sense and improve their chances of getting out of battle alive and intact. Read More >>

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Watch This Life-Sized Tank Get Built Out of Egg Cartons

Building a tank out of egg cartons isn't the most conventional way to support Britain's soldiers. But sculptor Stuart Murdoch went against conventions to make his own, pretty awesome, life-sized replica of the British Army's tank: the FV4034 Challenger 2. A lot of work went into this "egg"-cellent piece of carton engineering, which took over 500 hours and 5,000 egg cartons -- as shown in the time-lapsed video. Read More >>

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The US Army's New Individual First Aid Kit Will Save Life and Limb without Getting in the Line of Fire

The US Army's IFAK—Individual First Aid Kit—used to be built into a SAW ammo pouch. This was a terrible solution as the pouch would continually get caught on other equipment—not what you want in a fire-fight. But no longer! The US military has just overhauled this life-saving accessory. Read More >>

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What Soldiers Look Like Before, During and After War

Photographer Claire Felicie's Marked project shows the faces of soldiers before, during and after war. The differences are slight but undeniable. Skin is weathered, wrinkles are deeper and eyes are sadder. See for yourself. Read More >>

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Adopted War Dogs Are the Cutest War Dogs

You thought the war dog craze of '11 was over, didn't you? Surprise! KitUp's got a nice little look at soldiers in Afghanistan, and the strategic strays they befriend. This video contains both puppies and a SAW machine gun. Read More >>

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Beginning of the End: Scenes from the Allied Invasion of Europe

This is it. The Allied invasion of Europe and the beginning of its attempt to wrest control of the war-torn continent from Hitler's Nazi regime and a faltering Italian southern front. In part 16 of In Focus's 20-part photography series on World War 2, we see the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. Read More >>

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