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Subterra Castle

A couple converted a Kansas nuclear missile silo into a bizarre 18,000-square-foot castle, and now it’s on the market for $3.2 million — s...

The Pedens spent 33 years renovating the property, decorating it like a castle, and erecting two watch towers.

2 Cold War-era nuclear missile silos sat abandoned for decades and just went on the sale in Arizona for $495,000 each

Each of these silos held land-based missiles that were the largest ever held by the US and stood at the ready for over 20 years.
Despite a ban on government-issued devices, members of the US military still post to TikTok.

US troops are still posting to TikTok despite partial ban over Chinese spy concerns, and there’s not much the Defense Department can do about it...

The US government has expressed concerns about Chinese-owned TikTok, but troops still post from personal devices, potentially posing similar risks.
The decommissioned missile silo is on the market for $400,000.

A decommissioned nuclear missile complex in Arizona that was abandoned for decades just sold for $420,000

This complex used to be home to the US's largest land-based missile, Titan II, which sat there armed for 24 years.
The decommissioned missile silo is on the market for $400,000.

A decommissioned nuclear missile complex in Arizona that was abandoned for decades is now on sale for $400,000

This complex used to be home to the US's largest land-based missile, Titan II, which sat there armed for 24 years. Now, it's on sale.

8 dogs who were military heroes, from Stubby, a WWII Army mascot, to Conan, who helped take down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Dogs have been working as bomb sniffers, message carriers, and guards for US military branches since at least World War I.
US Army Special Forces soldier jumps off the ramp of CH-47 Chinook helicopter with his military working dog during training in 2011.

9 ways that militaries use dogs for dangerous missions

The Delta Force operators who killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi took along a Belgian Malinois named Conan. Here's how dogs have served alongside troops.
A woman and a child react as the body of a man killed during Turkish shelling in the area surrounding the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain arrives at a hospital on October 18, 2019.

The situation in Syria, explained in 30 seconds

Trump's decision to pull US forces from Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria left the civil-war-torn country open to Turkish attack.
A spec ad from the winning pitch deck plays on a viewer's emotions and reverence for the military.

Esports, Comic-Con, and momfluencers: How the US Army is revamping its multi-billion-dollar marketing plan

Struggling to recruit from Gen Z, the Army plans to move its massive ad budget from TV to digital and focus on tech jobs over combat.
World War II veterans featured in photographer Jeffrey Rease's "Portraits of Honor" project.

A photographer captures powerful portraits of World War II veterans to honor their stories

With about 350 American World War II veterans dying each day, Alabama photographer Jeffrey Rease is documenting a vanishing generation.