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Could squid teeth hold the secret to ‘self-healing’ robots?
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Could squid teeth hold the secret to ‘self-healing’ robots?

Military scientists hope cephalopods could also be the secret to building ‘self-fixing’ uniforms
31 Jul 2020
‘Eclipses Bin Laden’: reaction to killing of Qasem Soleimani
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‘Eclipses Bin Laden’: reaction to killing of Qasem Soleimani

Death of Qasem Soleimani ‘one of biggest developments in the Middle East for decades’
3 Jan 2020
Pearl Harbor shooting: the history of the US military base
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Pearl Harbor shooting: the history of the US military base

Japan’s WWII attack on Hawaii was 78 years ago this week
5 Dec 2019
Donald Trump criticised for ‘politicising’ Thanksgiving
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Donald Trump criticised for ‘politicising’ Thanksgiving

Televised phone call to US service members used to attack migrants, judges and media
23 Nov 2018
Why Trump is really sending 5,200 troops to US border
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Why Trump is really sending 5,200 troops to US border

US president accused of stoking immigration fears ahead of critical midterm elections
30 Oct 2018
What does ‘winning’ in Afghanistan look like?
A US Marine looks on as Afghan National Army soldiers raise the Afghan National flag
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What does ‘winning’ in Afghanistan look like?

How US strategy has slowly shifted in face of growing Taliban confidence
17 Aug 2018
Ecstasy named 'breakthrough therapy' for PTSD
US Army soldiers mark Veterans Day in New York
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Ecstasy named 'breakthrough therapy' for PTSD

MDMA therapy could be rolled out for US Army after successful trial
30 Aug 2017

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Iron Man designers to build body armour for US army
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Iron Man designers to build body armour for US army

Hollywood special effect team is working on a new Iron Man 'agile exoskeleton' for US soldiers
7 Jul 2014
Armed and dangerous: US cops get army's unwanted weapons
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Armed and dangerous: US cops get army's unwanted weapons

Mine-resistant vehicles, combat helicopters and M16 rifles now in hands of increasingly paramilitary police
11 Jun 2014
Fort Hood: four dead as soldier opens fire on US army base
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Fort Hood: four dead as soldier opens fire on US army base

Iraq veteran shoots dead colleagues and injures 16 before killing himself, four years after similar attack
3 Apr 2014
Secret weapon behind Chuck Hagel’s plan to shrink US army
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Secret weapon behind Chuck Hagel’s plan to shrink US army

It’s oil. Self-sufficient in energy because of shale oil, the US no longer needs to fret about the sheiks
25 Feb 2014
How Americans grew too fat to serve their
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How Americans grew too fat to serve their

Kids want to enlist because the Army has jobs – but they can’t do push-ups and can’t run
6 Nov 2009
General Petraeus’s surge has failed in every
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General Petraeus’s surge has failed in every

Baghdad’s militias have been strengthened – not weakened. Whoever wins tomorrow’s US presidential election will have to pick up the pieces
3 Nov 2008