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October 29, 2014

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4:00 PM | Explainer: France's Influence on the World Stage
Does France really deserve the reputation it has in some corners for being a bit too easily inclined to surrender? Tara takes a look at the country's surprisingly formidable role in the world, considering the middling size of its military.

October 27, 2014

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2:47 PM | Explainer: Russian Military Intrusion into Other Countries
The news in recent times has been littered with stories of Russian military vehicles -- literally hundreds of times -- venturing into the sovereign territory of other nations. What's motivating the hub of the former Soviet Union to make such moves?

October 24, 2014

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1:47 PM | Bunkerology
Dr. Luke Bennett, a Senior Lecturer & Course Leader at the Department of the Built Environment at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, is a leading, perhaps the leading ‘Bunkerologist’. In fact it was he who created the term – meaning ‘the study of bunkers’. For a recent publication on the subject, see : ‘Who goes there? […]

October 17, 2014

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5:25 PM | DNews: What's the Military's Not-So-Secret Shuttle Doing?
It's not entirely a secret space shuttle, but there's still much we don't know about the Air Force craft that recently landed after a journey to space to do ... no one knows what! Trace examines what the mystery ship might have been up to.
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5:04 PM | Explainer: How Powerful Is India?
With the second-highest population in the world, a growing economy and nukes on site, how big of a global power is India becoming?

October 16, 2014

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7:49 PM | U.S., Military to Plan More Strategically for Climate Change
Climate change is a “threat multiplier” and worse than many of the challenges the U.S. military is already grappling with, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The New York Times indicated that the report marks a departure from the DoD’s previous focus on preparing bases to adapt to climate…

October 10, 2014

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5:47 PM | Explainer: Rise of the Drone
The U.S. is testing heavily armed autonomous drones for combat... and they're working. These computer controlled weapon carriers operate solely on their own and have already been used to attack targets abroad. Is this the future of war?

October 01, 2014

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3:00 AM | The Fluke That Thwarted an Invasion
Microbes are the omnipresent yet frequently unacknowledged adversary on the battlefield. Though microscopic in size, their very macroscopic effects can decimate armies, foil the best planned war initiatives, and change the course of history. In one of the greatest military debacles in history, Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 failed on account of body lice […]The post The Fluke That Thwarted an Invasion appeared first on Body Horrors.
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3:00 AM | The Fluke That Thwarted an Invasion
Microbes are the omnipresent yet frequently unacknowledged adversary on the battlefield. Though microscopic in size, their very macroscopic effects can decimate armies, foil the best planned war initiatives, and change the course of history. In one of the greatest military debacles in history, Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 failed on account of body lice […]The post The Fluke That Thwarted an Invasion appeared first on Body Horrors.
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