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A member of Battery C, 1-174 Air Defense Artillery Regiment with a Stinger missile during Combined Resolve XI at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, December 7, 2018.

The US Army is practicing to take down enemy aircraft in the skies over Europe

This month, Ohio National Guard soldiers in Europe practiced shooting down enemy aircraft — a skill that's gaining new value amid tension with Russia.
A General Dynamics Land Systems Griffin II prototype vehicle. GD was selected to produce similar, medium-weight, large-caliber prototype vehicles for the U.S. Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower program.

The US Army wants a new light tank powerful enough to shatter the defenses of a formidable adversary — here’s what it might look like

The Army just moved one step closer to a new light tank that will boost the firepower of light infantry units. Take a look at the leading options.
Then-Capt. Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese naval attache to the US, with US Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur in the late 1920s.

Here’s how the US pulled off a daring mission to take out the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor

The US advance into Japanese-held territory in the Pacific started slowly, but by 1943, US forces were in position for vengeance.
US Army chief of staff Gen. Mark A. Milley at the 243rd Army birthday cake-cutting ceremony at the Pentagon, June 14, 2018.

Trump reportedly plans to pick the Army chief to be his top general

President Donald Trump hinted on Friday that he would make an announcement about the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
An FIM-92 Stinger missile is fired from an Army Avenger vehicle at the Eglin Air Force Base range, April 20, 2017.

The US Army is gearing up for a potential fight with Russia, and it just put a crucial defensive weapon back in Europe permanently

The Army shed its air-defense units 15 years ago. Now with concerns about a great-power fight growing, it's bringing them back.
Russian sailors at a farewell ceremony for the departure of the nuclear-powered cruiser "Peter the Great" to at-sea military exercises, in the town of Severomorsk, March 30, 2010.

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world in 2018

A new report ranked the military power of 136 countries, taking into account 55 facets of conventional power. These are the 25 most powerful.

The US Army’s new camouflage will hide soldiers and tanks in plain sight — wherever they are

The Army's next-generation camouflage offers protection not just visually but against sensor threats across the electromagnetic spectrum.
What appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft flying over the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea in April 2016. Repeated flights by the Russian warplanes were so close they made wakes in the water, an official said.

The US military’s top officer says Russia and China present different challenges — but they both can rival US power

The world isn't in another Cold War, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says, but there are real challenges to US power on the rise.
Dust lights up the rotors of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as US Army paratroopers load for an air-assault mission near Combat Outpost Ab Band, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, May 23, 2012.

These are the best and most dangerous parts of flying the US Army’s transportation workhorse, according to a pilot who does it

The Chinook has been the backbone of US Army transport operations for decades. For the pilots who fly it into action, some experiences stand out.
Soviet missiles in Cuba, seen in reconnaissance photos taken on October 14, 1962.

56 years ago, the Cuban missile crisis took the world to the brink of nuclear war — here’s what it looked like from sunny Florida beaches

The Cold War was in full swing by the time the Soviet Union started setting up ballistic missiles in Cuba in late 1962. Here's what it looked like from Florida.