America is known for taking an almost no expense—spared approach to developing new weapon systems and military capabilities, yet by and large the intricacies of the individual soldier's physiology, and how it can be maintained and maximized, has remained something of a mystery. Until now...
US Army Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment assault a bunker during night combat training in California. Photo: US Army
And now, it's time for your heartwarming car-related Christmas story, ladies and gentlemen. Get those hankies ready.
After long discussions, the producers of Transformers 3 won permission to film around Washington this week. To help fill out one scene, they needed to recruit 33 military men for extras. Who's more expert at recruiting than the Pentagon?
A reality TV show that pranks celebrities by planting fake bombs in their cars is causing a stir in Iraq. But a couple months ago, U.S. soldiers filmed themselves planting a live grenade in an Iraqi's trunk as a 'prank.'
It's got to be tough living in the middle of a war zone, in a strange country, under constant stress. So it's understandable when troops blow off a little steam by being goofy. For example, ghost-riding Humvees and MRAP's. Yep, the craze that started with a yellow short bus and later saw bored suburban kids crashing…