• #AlliesForFreedom: Battle of Manila and the Liberation of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp
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    #AlliesForFreedom: Battle of Manila and the Liberation of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp

    (Music) During the Second World War, Manila, known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” bore witness to the courage and sacrifice of U.S. forces and Filipino fighters. The Battle of Manila was part of the Battle for Luzon. So overall, it was part of the Philippine liberation campaign. The Filipinos and Americans fought side-by-side. There was a race to save Filipino civilians, prisoners of war, civilian internees from being massacred by the Japanese in the places that were converted by the Japanese into camps. The University of Santo Tomas located in Manila had two campuses during the war. From 1942 to 1945, the Sampaloc campus served as an internment camp…

  • North Korea vs United States – Updated (2018) – Military Comparison
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    North Korea vs United States – Updated (2018) – Military Comparison

    A lot has happened since we last compared the militaries of the USA and North Korea. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, have been involved in spats that are both amusing and deeply worrying at the same time. Each leader has issued insults as well as threats. Kim Jong Un famously called Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard”, while Trump later bragged about the size of his button when compared to his nemesis’ button. It all seems quite juvenile, but we might ask how big the threat of conflict really is. After North Korea was accused by the U.S. of being behind the WannaCry cyber-attacks,…

  • United States (USA) vs Russia and China – Who Would Win? Military / Army Comparison
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    United States (USA) vs Russia and China – Who Would Win? Military / Army Comparison

    This video was made possible by WIX. If you are ready to create a website, head over to wix.com/go/infographics to try out one of their premium plans right now. This is an all new kind of military comparison, because we are not matching a pair of nations, but rather two against one. According to Business Insider in 2018, this triumvirate of nations has the most powerful militaries in the entire world, putting the USA in first, Russia in second, and China in third. Following these three countries are India, France, and the UK. Now we already know that the USA spends more on its military than any other country –…

  • Russia VS United States (USA) – Who Would Win – Military Comparison 2019
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    Russia VS United States (USA) – Who Would Win – Military Comparison 2019

    Despite the chummy personal relations between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, tensions between the two nations have reached their highest point since the end of the Cold War. Russia’s illegal annexation of the Crimea has earned it international condemnation, and its threats in recent years to use nuclear weapons against Baltic state capitals has only served to strengthen NATO’s resolve to resist any possible Russian aggression. Russia for its part has seen the expansion of NATO as a form of aggression against itself, and fears being boxed in even as it attempts to resurrect the power it once held over east Europe during the height of the Soviet Union. Yet…

  • The US’ Overseas Military Base Strategy
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    The US’ Overseas Military Base Strategy

    This video was made possible by Brilliant. Learn complex topics simply with Brilliant for 20% off by being one of the first 200 to sign up at brilliant.org/Wendover. If you ask the US military how many bases they have overseas, you won’t really get an answer. They don’t make it all too hard to find out about the larger ones—Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Thule Air Base in Greenland, Camp Hansen in Japan. These all show up on the closest thing to an official catalogue of the US military’s real estate there is—the annual Department of Defence Base Structure Report. According to this document the American military has some 514…

  • How Can a Cheap Submarine Sink an Expensive Military Aircraft Carrier?
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    How Can a Cheap Submarine Sink an Expensive Military Aircraft Carrier?

    Just off the coast of California a hunt is underway. American cruisers and the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier ply the deep Pacific waters, and underneath a Los Angeles class nuclear attack submarine prowls for its quarry. Overhead, anti-submarine warfare helicopters buzz around the carrier battle group, routinely stopping to dip their hanging sonar into the water and listen for the sub everyone is hunting for. Poseidon aircraft fly overhead, their powerful magnetic anomaly sensors scouring the sea beneath the big planes. Thousands of eyes are glued to electronic screens, or scouring the sea with binoculars. Just three miles away from the mighty USS Ronald Reagan, a slender periscope breaks…

  • British SAS Soldiers vs US Navy SEALs – Military Training Comparison
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    British SAS Soldiers vs US Navy SEALs – Military Training Comparison

    The British Army’s Special Air Service, aka SAS, began operations in 1941 during the Second World War. The reason for having such a specialized set of soldiers was to get behind enemy lines and attack them from within, or at least destroy what they could while gaining intelligence. It still takes part in operations that involve the United Kingdom, but as it’s very much a covert Special Forces unit much of what the SAS does is a secret. The Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, and Land team) was formed much later, when President John F. Kennedy established them in 1962 as a clandestine unit which, like the SAS, would take-on special…