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the military

More Fantasy, Less War: The Games the Military Plays

Researchers look at what servicemembers get from games, and how their experiences may reshape their play.
Ian Boudreau
5.27.17
Trump

How the US Military Could Spend $54 Billion

President Trump wants to take a hatchet to America's federal budget and give what's left to its military. Here's what that might look like.
Mike Pearl
3.20.17
war

A Mercenary Explains How to Survive in the Jungle

The ex-military operative—now working as a mercenary—trains Asian military regiments in the Filipino jungle. We caught up to talk survival tips and evasion tactics.
Mahmood Fazal
3.17.17
Turbulence

The US Air Force’s Updated E-3G Radar Planes Are Vulnerable to Hacks

Ironically, the downside to having modern computers in planes lies in their susceptibility to that most contemporary of threats—hacking.
Sebastien Roblin
3.3.17
the military

How the US Army Influences Almost Everything in the Supermarket

I joined Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of <i>Combat-Ready Kitchen</i>, on a tour of a supermarket to examine how the US military has had a hand in just about everything we commonly eat.
Matthew Zuras
3.2.16
the military

How I'm Bringing New Nordic Cuisine to the Navy

The military is known for mass feeding and not for fine dining, but as a Navy chef, I'm bringing in more fermentation, home brewing, and foraging. A lot of these Admirals have never seen that kind of food in the military.
Patrick Parigi
4.16.15
Stuff

This British Versus American Sniper Debate Is a Bizarre Form of Patriotic Dick-Swinging

Neither Chris Kyle nor the <i>Sun</i>'s anonymous British marine is actually the best sniper ever. But it's a weird point of pride either way.
Joel Golby
2.3.15
the military

MUNCHIES Presents: MREs in Colombia

Daniel Hernández hangs with Colombian soldiers and tries an entire MRE (Meal Ready-to-Eat) to get a taste of what military personnel eat in the field.
Daniel Hernandez
1.28.15
Stuff

The Insane Hate Mail Collected by an Organization Fighting for Separation of Church and State in the Military

Bonnie Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation put the venom she's received into a book.
Peter Lawrence Kane
12.11.14