• Roman Military Technology and Tactics
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    Roman Military Technology and Tactics

    2000 years ago, the Roman army is the best equipped army in the world. While the architects have mastered the art of manipulating stone and concrete, military engineers have fashioned metal and wood to create devastating weapons of war. The Roman foot soldier’s main weapon is a fearsome sword called the Gladius, a double edged blade about 18 inches long with a sharp point. It was used for stabbing and thrusting, rather than slashing. But if a sword could be deadly at close quarters, their spear called a Pilum, could kill from a distance. It can be thrown with lethal accuracy around 100 feet. DR KATE GILLIVER: The Pilum is…

  • New Cadet Reception Rites Of The Philippine Military Academy Class Mabalasik
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    New Cadet Reception Rites Of The Philippine Military Academy Class Mabalasik

    April one is said to be a fool’s day for most people “Five counts…” “Four” “Three” “Two… You’re parents are still here. They can take you home if you want” “One” “Take charge” On this day 350 young men and women gave up their social lives for a more serious, tougher and life-changing mission The reception rites is part of the new cadet training It is always done during April 1st of each year During the reception rites, they will be given a series of physical exercises They will shout at them So, during the reception rites This is the time that their spirits will be broken This will determine…

  • The Design of Przemyśl Fortress – Walking Through The Old Forts I THE GREAT WAR Special
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    The Design of Przemyśl Fortress – Walking Through The Old Forts I THE GREAT WAR Special

    I am Indy Neidell, welcome to a special episode about Przemyśl Fortress part of which you can actually see behind me. I have a special guest here who is going to take us through a couple of the forts. Can you tell us who you are and what you do just in general? My name is Tomasz Idzikowski and for, I think, 25 years I tried to search in archives, measure the forts, try to reconstruct the strategy and I write books about the construction of the forts of Przemysl. Because Przemysl is my main topic and then Austro-Hungarian fortifications in general. Okay, can you tell us how the forts…

  • President Moon emphasizes strong defense to achieve peace on Korean Peninsula
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    President Moon emphasizes strong defense to achieve peace on Korean Peninsula

    president mangina highlighted the importance of real tangible changes in national defense while discussing plans for reforming the armed forces with relevant ministries the South Korean leader emphasized that a strong military is a foundation of peace packaging shares with us his remarks president moon Dean has reiterated the importance of maintaining a strong national defense to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula he was being briefed Tuesday by South Korea’s Defense Ministry on its policy goals for the new year at Acadia complex the heart of the nation’s combined military forces honky-tonk door Wilma jang-ho nugudo Dan Balsamo can turn an entire category upon two-year to Bermuda bingo game…

  • U.S. military on ‘high level of readiness’ as it braces for possible N. Korean ICBM launch
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    U.S. military on ‘high level of readiness’ as it braces for possible N. Korean ICBM launch

    while calling on North Korea to return to the denuclearization talks the US military says is maintaining a high level of readiness if talks with North Korea don’t pan out and South Korea is also preparing to deploy a u.s. strategic asset to strengthen its monitoring of North Korea our Kim Jiyeon has more the u.s. is bracing for North Korea to test an intercontinental ballistic missile as a regimes leader kim jong-in threatened to take a new path after the regime warned of sending washington a Christmas gift if it isn’t offered concessions by the North’s self-imposed years and deadlines the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff…

  • GAO: Poor Conditions at Military Depots
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    GAO: Poor Conditions at Military Depots

    [ Background Music ] About 80,000 people work at 21 Department of Defense industrial depots all over the United States preparing ships, aircraft, and ground vehicles. Many of these facilities were originally designed and built during World War 1 and World War 2. As a result, many facilities are not up to modern standards or large enough for efficient work. And more than half of all the depots rely on facilities that are on average in poor condition. For example, in one hangar, maintainers can only work on a single FA-18 Super Hornet at a time because the facility was never designed to handle the power requirements of modern aircraft.…

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    Inside the Arctic Military Base at the Center of U.S.-Russia Tensions | WSJ

    (dramatic music) – Decreased Arctic sea ice has resulted in increased human activity, both from Russian and from China. – We’re really on the front lines of what I would consider kind of a red dawn or Cold War type mindset. – The Russians are pushing and probing and seeing what they can achieve here. The U.S. is trying to figure out how best to defend against that sort of aggression. – The need for the ice breaker is both from a commercial side, from a search and rescue side, and from a military side. – 24/7, 365, we’re here with pilots and maintainers, ready to get these airplanes airborne…

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    Military robots and the future of war | P.W. Singer

    I thought I’d begin with a scene of war. There was little to warn of the danger ahead. The Iraqi insurgent had placed the IED, an Improvised Explosive Device, along the side of the road with great care. By 2006, there were more than 2,500 of these attacks every single month, and they were the leading cause of casualties among American soldiers and Iraqi civilians. The team that was hunting for this IED is called an EOD team— Explosives Ordinance Disposal—and they’re the pointy end of the spear in the American effort to suppress these roadside bombs. Each EOD team goes out on about 600 of these bomb calls every…

  • Germany vs Russia – Who Would Win? (Military Comparison)
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    Germany vs Russia – Who Would Win? (Military Comparison)

    In one corner is Russia, a ghost desperately trying to reclaim the glory of its former superpowerdom but mostly only succeeding at further alienating itself from the rest of the world. Russia is still a considerable military heavyweight however, and continues to develop cutting edge weapons- even if it more often than not is unable to afford their manufacture. In the other corner is Germany, an industrious powerhouse of a nation, German engineering remains some of the best in the world, and many consider the nation the de facto leader of Europe. Closely allied with the United States, Germany it seems has turned its back on its 20th century ambitions…

  • Spend US Military Defense Budget ($716 Billion) In 24 Hours or Lose It All –  CHALLENGE
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    Spend US Military Defense Budget ($716 Billion) In 24 Hours or Lose It All – CHALLENGE

    Hello Infographics fans, and welcome to another special challenge episode of The Infographics Show. Today we’re taking on the US defense budget, and asking you to find a way to spend every penny in 24 hours. As usual you’re not allowed to give anything away to charity, and you have to spend all of it or return everything you bought and pay back everything you spent. Just like last time if you fail all the money goes instead to an organization dedicated to kicking kittens- but this time we’re adding some innocent puppies into the mix too. So think you can do a better job then us? Stay tuned and…