MILITARY

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Burmese Parents Are Holding Fake Funerals to Keep Their Children Safe

These families will do anything to prevent their children from being recruited by the country’s rebel groups.
Meera Navlakha
7.22.19
LGBTQ

South Korean Military’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Fosters a Culture of Abuse

Amnesty International’s new report reveals disturbing evidence of violence and bullying towards gay and trans soldiers.
Meera Navlakha
7.14.19
UFOS

Attending the ‘World’s Biggest UFO Conference’ Showed Me it's a Golden Age for Believers

We spoke to attendees of ‘Contact in the Desert’ about the US military’s recent acknowledgement that UFOs are maybe a thing.
Nick Rose
6.6.19
weird

Whale Freed From Harness Was 'Likely' Trained by Russian Navy

We talked to the Norwegian marine biologist who freed a beluga whale from a harness that said "Equipment of St. Petersburg."
Sarah Emerson
4.30.19
korea

Man Acquitted on Charges He Tried to Fatten Himself Up with Fried Chicken to Avoid Army Service

Prosecutors argued that the 22-year-old Korean man intentionally gorged himself on chicken and booze before his physical exam.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.16.19
tech

Meet the Scientist Planning to Blast Space Junk out of Orbit With Lasers

Humanity has left 900,000 pieces of garbage orbiting earth. Professor Craig Smith wants a cleanup.
Mirjana Milovanovic
3.28.19
WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Testify About WikiLeaks

Manning told a federal judge that she would accept whatever punishment he handed down.
Rex Santus
3.10.19
camp century

A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Planners thought it would stay buried in ice forever.
Kate Lunau
3.9.19
war

The US Army Somehow Thought This Rap Recruitment Video Was a Good Idea

'Uniform: paid for. Electric bill: paid for. Water bill: paid for.'
Justin Caffier
2.27.19
Pentagon

The American Military Sucks at Cybersecurity

A new report from US military watchdogs outlines hundreds of cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Matthew Gault
1.15.19
russian hackers

The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

US Cyber Command, a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity operations, says it is releasing malware samples as an information sharing effort.
Joseph Cox
11.11.18
Military Service

People from the Middle East Tell Us All the Weird Ways They Avoided the Draft

"I spent months gorging on as much fast food as possible. I added mayo to everything I ate, and even had it on its own as a snack between meals."
Badar Salem
11.7.18
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