Your Local Cops Are Probably Out Buying Ex-Iraq Death Trucks Right Now

This is an MRAP, a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle. It didn't exist until well into the Iraq War, when we went to war with the Army we had, and that Army's Humvees didn't survive very well. We bought a lot of MRAPs. The Iraq War is over. Now, how many of these MRAPs can we put your police down for? » 11/25/13 3:20pm 11/25/13 3:20pm

Why The Next Car You Wreck Might End Up In Afghanistan

We Americans are guilty of treating our cars like any other disposable commodity. We drive them until they're wrecked or used up, and then we replace them. Haven't you ever wondered what happened to a car you were forced to part with? It's possible it ended up in a very interesting place: Afghanistan. » 5/30/13 3:36pm 5/30/13 3:36pm

What's An R/C Track Doing In The Middle Of Afghanistan?

As anyone who's had to perform military service in a warzone knows, overseas deployments tend to involve hard work and long working hours. But the down time can be just as intense, with many of the troops turning to video games and pirated DVDs to keep their minds from drifting wistfully homeward while they're away. » 6/21/12 12:00pm 6/21/12 12:00pm

This Insane Video Of An Apache Helicopter Crash In Afghanistan Is Real

This video purportedly from Sharana, Afghanistan shows a pilot in an Apache AH-64 helicopter flying close enough to the ground to cause soldiers witnessing the incident to scream "Oh my God" before the helicopter hits the surface, nearly cutting into numerous soldiers before it spins wildly out of control.… » 3/21/12 11:40am 3/21/12 11:40am

Watch Obama's Historic Announcement on the Death of Bin Laden

President Obama's statements on the death of Osama bin Laden ushered in one of the greatest moments of collective catharsis in American history. Though only nine minutes in length, the excellent speech managed to incorporate tactical details, an acknowledgment of profound grief, an entreaty for religious tolerance,… » 5/02/11 12:36am 5/02/11 12:36am

Confirmed: Osama bin Laden is Dead

Twitter is freaking out right now over news that Osama bin Laden is dead. Jill Jackson, a producer for CBS News, seems to have broken the story on her feed. Major news organizations like The New York Times and CNN have confirmed it. President Obama has called a news conference. Up-to-the-minute updates after the jump. » 5/01/11 10:42pm 5/01/11 10:42pm