U.S. Military

U.S. Military : Entertainment
Oscar stands tall on the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards

The 2013 Oscars: Live-blogging the awards

Real-time curation and analysis from The Week's Scott Meslow and Jessica Hullinger

U.S. Military : Best Video
Navy SEALs prepare for a night mission in Iraq in 2007. 

The problems with Esquire's bin Laden shooter exposé

Writer Phil Bronstein left a few things out of his profile about the heroic, "screwed" former Navy SEAL

U.S. Military : The Bullpen
Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis: Obama, drones, and the blissful ignorance of Americans

When it comes to the war on terror, most Americans rather conveniently employ an out-of-sight, out-mind attitude

U.S. Military : Analysis
Eddie Ray Routh is suspected of shooting and killing former Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas shooting range.

The murder of Chris Kyle: A watershed moment for military PTSD?

One of the deadliest snipers in America was reportedly shot dead by a troubled ex-Marine he was trying to help

U.S. Military : Best Video
A small piece of high-tech hardware dissolves in water.

WATCH: Are DARPA's dissolvable electronics the future of espionage?

This tiny silicon sensor disappears when you add just a few drops of liquid

U.S. Military : U.S.
@TuckerCarlson: The administration boasts about sending women to the front lines on the same day Democrats push the Violence Against Women Act.

The most brutal takedowns of Tucker Carlson's thoughts on women in combat

Liberals pounce after the editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller fires off some rather puzzling tweets

U.S. Military : The Bullpen
D.B. Grady

D.B. Grady: Why women soldiers don't belong on the front lines

However unfair, however much it pains us to admit it, in some areas, men and women are simply not equal

U.S. Military : U.S.
U.S. Marines, including Lance Corporal Kristi Baker (left) and Hospital Corpsman Shannon Crowley (right), listen to a briefing before heading out on patrol.

U.S. removes ban on women in combat

The groundbreaking policy change opens up hundreds of thousands of new roles for female military personnel

U.S. Military : U.S.
Gen. David Petraeus' old uniform, which was the upgraded "MultiCam" pattern.

The irresponsibly stupid and dangerous camouflage patterns of the U.S. military

You'd think the military would want uniform patterns that keep its members safe. And yet somehow, "distinctiveness" has trumped safety

U.S. Military : U.S.
A child hugs his father, who returned from Afghanistan on Nov. 4, 2012, after a nine-month deployment.

Americans should spend more money on veterans

Supporting our troops cannot begin and end with the mere act of waving a flag or wearing a yellow ribbon

U.S. Military : U.S.
Despite opposition from both sides of the aisle, President Obama officially nominated Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) on Jan. 7.

Would a Defense Secretary Hagel lead to a demise in American military power?

President Obama's nominee has voiced support for cutting the defense budget

U.S. Military : Instant Guide
A WWII-era conceptual tsunami bomb was nicknamed "Project Seal."

The U.S. military's top-secret 'tsunami bomb' from World War II

"If you put it in a James Bond movie it would be viewed as fantasy," says filmmaker Ray Waru. "But it was a real thing."

U.S. Military : By the numbers
Members of the U.S. Army at a food court: While these soldiers look rather fit, some of their colleagues are struggling to stay in shape.

The Army's obesity problem: By the numbers

In 2007, 116 troops were dismissed for being out of shape. In the first 10 months of this year, that figure was a rather massive 1,625

U.S. Military : Opinion Brief
U.S. Army soldiers salute during a 2009 memorial service: Women are barred from taking some 238,000 military positions.

Is it time to stop barring women from combat?

Civil rights activists and female soldiers challenge a policy that prevents women from serving in infantry units

U.S. Military : Burning Question
American citizens hold a banner that reads "Drones fly children die" during an anti-war rally in Pakistan on Oct. 5, 2012.

Should military drones be allowed to decide who to kill?

One day, humans may be confronted with technology that allows robot armies to kill without the green light of human operators

U.S. Military : Instant Guide
In a study, 85 percent of war veterans suffering from PTSD were more responsive to therapy after being treated with the popular party drug Ecstasy.

Can Ecstasy help veterans fight off post-traumatic stress disorder?

A new follow-up study shows long-lasting improvement for soldiers given MDMA during psychotherapy

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