Most Elite Special Forces In The US
There are quite a few more SpecOps units in the U.S. than just SEALs — Green Berets and Marine Snipers, etc. — so we here at Business Insider have made things easy by assembling a comprehensive list o...
U.S. Airman Spencer Stone's Heroic Actions Aboard Attacked Train Are 'No Surprise' To Hometown Friends
Spencer Stone is a true American hometown hero to his friends and former co-workers in Carmichael, California, and they were not surprised to learn that he risked his own life to stop a gunman who ope...
World War II Enola Gay Pilot's Grandson Taking Command Of Nuclear-Capable B-2 Stealth Bombers
A grandson and namesake of the man who piloted the massive B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II is taking over leadership of the United States' aging fleet of nuc...
6 Legendary Mercenary Armies In History
Going back to ancient history, some of the world’s most feared fighting forces were made up of freelance warriors who weren’t aligned with any particular nation or king. Many of these soldiers of fort...
Alex Vraciu, top WW II flying ace, dies at 96
The F6F Hellcat pilot was credited with destroying 19 Japanese planes in the air and 21 on the ground.
Florida Air Force Vet Commits Suicide
"I am in total awe of not only what she was able to accomplish during her short life, but the impact and awareness she will raise about PTSD," Brunette's friend Jessica Aguiar says
The Return of the Soldier of Fortune
The use of mercenaries by modern countries is resurgent, from the Iraq and Afghan wars to the battles against pirates off the coasts of Africa.
Mercenary
http://iraqforsale.org/ Inside America's private army with extended bonus scenes from Robert Greenwald's documentary Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
Special forces
Mixed video about СОБР Antiterror(SWAT-Russian version) and legendary Вымпел(Vimpel KGB Special Forces)
Air force
An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare. More specifically, it is the branch of a...
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Coast guards
A coast guard or coastguard is a maritime security organization of a particular country. The term implies widely different responsibilities in different countries, from being a heavily armed military ...
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Irregular military
Irregular military refers to any non-standard military. Being defined by exclusion, there is significant variance in what comes under the term. It can refer to the type of military organization, or t...
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Mercenaries
A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict who is not a national or a party to the conflict and is "motivated to take part in the hostilities by the desire for private gain."
The ...
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Mountain warfare
Mountain warfare refers to warfare in the mountains or similarly rough terrain. This type of warfare is also called Alpine warfare, after the Alps mountains. Mountain warfare is one of the most danger...
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Navy
A navy (or maritime force) is a fleet of waterborne military vessels (watercraft) and its associated naval aviation, both sea-based and land-based. It is the branch of a nation's armed forces principa...
Navy - Wikipedia
Mercenary
A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict who is not a national or a party to the conflict and is "motivated to take part in the hostilities by the desire for private gain."
The ...
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Special forces
Special forces, or special operations forces are military units trained to perform unconventional missions. Special forces, as they would now be recognised, emerged in the early 20th century, with a s...
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Most Elite Special Forces In The US
There are quite a few more SpecOps units in the U.S. than just SEALs — Green Berets and Marine Snipers, etc. — so we here at Business Insider have made things easy by assembling a comprehensive list o...
U.S. Airman Spencer Stone's Heroic Actions Aboard Attacked Train Are 'No Surprise' To Hometown Friends
Spencer Stone is a true American hometown hero to his friends and former co-workers in Carmichael, California, and they were not surprised to learn that he risked his own life to stop a gunman who ope...
6 Legendary Mercenary Armies In History
Going back to ancient history, some of the world’s most feared fighting forces were made up of freelance warriors who weren’t aligned with any particular nation or king. Many of these soldiers of fort...
Alex Vraciu, top WW II flying ace, dies at 96
The F6F Hellcat pilot was credited with destroying 19 Japanese planes in the air and 21 on the ground.
Shock troops
Shock troops or assault troops are formations created to lead an attack. "Shock troop" is a calque, a loose translation of the German word Stoßtrupp. Military units which contain assault troops are ty...
Commando
Commando is a soldier or operative of an elite light infantry or special operations force often specializing in amphibious landings, parachuting or abseiling. Originally "a commando" was a type of co...
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Landsknecht
The German Landsknechts, sometimes also rendered as Landsknechte (singular Landsknecht, [lanʦ.knɛçt]) were colourful mercenary soldiers with a formidable reputation who became an important military fo...
Landsknecht - Wikipedia
Private defense agency
A private defense agency (PDA) is a conceptual term for a type of enterprise which would provide personal protection and military defense services to individuals who would voluntarily contract for its...
Piracy
Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. The term can include acts committed on land, in the air, or in other major bodies of water or on a shore. It does not normally includ...
Piracy - Wikipedia
Number of warships in service worldwide
The following table lists numbers of warships in service, by type and by country.