Assessing the state of U.S. nuclear weapons capabilities presents several challenges. First, the U.S. has elected to maintain the weapons—based on designs from the 1970s—that were in the stockpile when the Cold War ended rather than develop new weapons. Second, detailed data about the readiness of nuclear forces, their capabilities, and weapon reliability are not publicly available, and this makes analysis difficult. Third, the U.S. nuclear enterprise is comprised of many components, some of which are also involved in supporting conventional missions. For example, bombers do not fly with nuclear weapons today as they routinely did during the Cold War (although they are capable of doing so again if the decision should ever be made to resume this practice). Also, the U.S. National Nuclear Laboratories perform a variety of functions related to nuclear nonproliferation, medical research, and nuclear detection, among many others, as opposed to focusing solely on the nuclear weapons mission.
The U.S Army uniform sure have changed ever since the revolutionary war. Back them many officers would simple come up with their own uniform, usually the more money the person had the flashier their uniform would look. The camouflage as we know it today didn’t really showed up until the Invasion of Panama, code-named Operation Just Cause, by the United States in December 1989. It also had some appearances during the Vietnam war.
Scenes of U.S. Army training at Fort Irwin, National Training Center in California include constructing an assault landing strip for C-17 aircraft, M1A2 Tank live fire exercise, M-777 Howitzer live fire exercise, and Urban Warfare training.
Capt. Kristen Griest and st Lt. Shaye Haver are the first women to graduate from the toughest school in the U.S Army. And they did it fallowing the same standards as men did.
“PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAMS DURING BASIC AND ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL TRAINING (AIT), AT THE UNIT LEVEL, AND IN SPECIAL COURSES FOR PARATROOPERS, RANGERS, AND SPECIAL FORCES.”
US Army Training Film TF7-3856
Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Ranger School is the toughest school in the U.S Army. If you are going or wanting to go, here are some useful tips and triccks from someone who tabbed.
Land Navigation is a crucial skill to needed to become successful throughout your time as a Cadet and later as a Soldier. Your ability to perform this skill will be assessed at LDAC and is a requirement to graduate Warrior Forge. It is important to learn the techniques of land navigation to perform your best. This video shows some of the basics about completing a land navigation course.