Old U.S. Army newsreel documents the effects of psychoactive…

Over the course of the 1960s, the U.S. Army released a series of videos (at least ten, maybe more) featuring ongoing military R&D projects. The progress reports mostly highlighted advances relating to military equipment — missile operations systems, tanks, personnel carriers, things like that. But at the end of the… » 3/01/12 3:01pm 3/01/12 3:01pm

The U.S. Military Is Already Looking One War Ahead

What's the future of warfare? Factions within the U.S. military are battling over this very question. Some military leaders believe that after Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. will avoid ever getting embroiled in another "assymetrical" ground wars against an enemy that uses "irregular" methods. They believe the United… » 9/15/08 9:30am 9/15/08 9:30am

US Army Sargeant Volunteers Unit to be First Colonial Marines

Being a member of the US military in Afghanistan takes it's toll after a few years. So last week, Sergeant First Class William Ruth of the Army's 101st Airborne Division proposed an alternative mission for his soldiers: let them be the first humans to colonize another planet. In his letter (below) to an editor at » 4/29/08 9:40am 4/29/08 9:40am