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The current ghillie suit, known as the Flame Resistant Ghillie System, is shown here. A new suit, called the Improved Ghillie System, or IGS, is under development.

US Army sharpshooters reveal how they hunt enemy snipers in a deadly ‘game of cat and mouse’

One of the greatest dangers US troops face is defeating an enemy sniper. These drawn out battles can take days or months — and you only get 1 shot.
U.S. Army Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire the M24 Sniper Weapon System during weapons density at Fort Campbell, Ky. Jan. 9, 2019.

America’s deadliest sharpshooters reveal how they disappear in plain sight

We asked a handful of the US Army's best snipers how they disappear in any environment. Here's what these top marksmen had to say.
U.S. Army Sgt. John Stewart, an American Sniper assigned to NATO’s Battle Group Poland, improves his fighting position during react to contact drills at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Nov. 8, 2018.

Shoot like a sniper — top Army marksmen reveal how they take out targets from far away

Some of the US Army's best snipers reveal the meticulous process behind every long-range shot, explaining how hard it is to shoot like a sniper.
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, clear a building during a live fire exercise on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Jan 23, 2014.

US Army’s new helmets and body armor will make soldiers lighter, faster, and even harder to kill

"I want our equipment to make our soldiers invincible," a US Army general said as the redesigned helmet and body armor were unveiled.
US soldiers at a naturalization ceremony in support of their comrades-in-arms at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

The Army reportedly leaked sensitive info about thousands of immigrant recruits — now some could face a ‘death sentence’ from foreig...

Sensitive information for 4,200 immigrant recruits was inadvertently disclosed, potentially putting those recruits and their families at risk.
Infantrymen assigned to a combined brigade under the PLA 71st Group Army coordinate with main battle tanks to assault mock enemies' positions during a training exercise on December 24, 2018.

China’s trying to turn its artillery into Mach 6 superguns with magnetized plasma

It sounds like science fiction, but China's apparently been working on magnetized plasma for years. And now it's ready for testing.
A still image from a video posted by US Strategic Command.

Here are some social-media failures and misfires the US military had to walk back in shame

Every day, US military commands reach millions with Twitter and Facebook posts aimed to inform and inspire. But sometimes even these pros screw up.
Army recruiter Lt. Col. Scott Morley gives the oath of enlistment to 35 future soldiers before an NFL game in Glendale, Arizona, November 18, 2018.

Here’s everything you need to know if you want to join the US Army

The Army has many ways to join its ranks. Some require a potential enlistee to visit a recruiter. Others are as easy as applying online.
U.S. Soldiers with 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) prepare to conduct a live fire exercise using the 30mm Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle-Dragoon at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 20, 2018.

The US Army built upgunned Strykers to take on Russia, but these hard-hitting armored vehicles may have a fatal flaw

A recent Pentagon report revealed that the Army's new Strykers are vulnerable to cyberattacks, a serious weakness when facing threats from Russia.
A Class of 2022 U.S. Military Academy at West Point new cadet shoots a M203 grenade launcher for the first time during Cadet Basic Training, July 31, 2018.

Soldiers are firing off Spider-Man-like nets from grenades to down enemy drones

The US Army has invented a simple yet effective way to down enemy drones, and it involves packing nets into 40mm grenades and letting it rip.