A Pyramid in the Middle of Nowhere Built To Track the End of the World

A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar. An abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight. It could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film, but it's just the U.S. military going about its business, building vast and other-worldly… » 4/14/14 1:22am Monday 1:22am

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 2:48pm 3/13/14 2:48pm

The next world war will be fought by enhanced humans

Security and intelligence expert P. W. Singer has penned a fascinating article outlining the various ways leaders must prepare for the "chaotic battlefields of the future." Looking at the latest developments, they're going to have to anticipate a whole new way of making war. » 11/08/13 2:40pm 11/08/13 2:40pm

Psychologists Propose Horrifying Solution to PTSD in Drone Operators

Drone operators often kill their targets from a continent away, but studies suggest that even thousands of miles of distance cannot mitigate war's devastating psychological effects. But just wait until you hear how researchers propose preventing PTSD, alcohol abuse and thoughts of suicide in drone operators. » 10/28/13 7:43am 10/28/13 7:43am

US Army's new awesome helmet turns war into deadly video game

It seems like something out of Halo, but this new futuristic soldier helmet discovered by KitUp! is now being tested by the US Army. Called the Helmet Electronics and Display System-Upgradeable Protection, it's a modular variation of the current head gear, with face-protective 9mm plating and Heads Up Display powered… » 10/24/13 7:51pm 10/24/13 7:51pm

Comment of the Day: Let Slip the Emus of War!

In today's comments, we shivered over the scariest episodes ever to cross our TV screens, marveled over the surprisingly well-lit post apocalyptic scenes of our nightmares, and learned the identity of the red-eyed beast the strikes fear into the hearts of armies: the emu. » 10/23/13 4:20pm 10/23/13 4:20pm

Quite possibly the creepiest fashion statement ever made

Do you spend all day spying and "rendering" people for cash? Then you might want to consider sporting an item from this amazing new Blue Force Gear tie collection, made from "tactical nylon" — so perhaps they can double as an on-the-fly garrote? » 6/11/13 9:46am 6/11/13 9:46am

When Pets Get Drafted: The Bizarre History of Animal Soldiers

Animals are smarter than many people realize, and they can learn to do all sorts of stuff. That's why so many creatures have been domesticated — but it's also why people have tried, over and over, to send animals to war. Here's a history of animal soldiers, in pictures. » 5/21/13 3:54pm 5/21/13 3:54pm

The most bizarre experimental tanks ever to roll through a battlefield

Tanks are a crucial part of any land force in battle, and every military dreams of coming up with the ultimate invincible vehicle, complete with incredible firepower. But some militaries dream bigger than others. From winged tanks and DiY armored cars, to tanks studded with flamethrowers, here are some of the most… » 2/28/13 5:17pm 2/28/13 5:17pm