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The Week, U.S. Military: The photos,


February 21, 2012, The Week, U.S. Military: The photos,

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A Black Hawk helicopter lands in Afghanistan: The military is putting $4 million behind a device mounted on to vehicles that will cause the enemy to see and hear things that aren't there. Photo: Sgt. J.T. May III

A soldier hugs his child during a homecoming ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas: Because of familial strains or trauma of war, soldiers say it is harder coming home than leave. Photo: Zhang Jun/Xinhua Press/Corbis

A U.S. soldier prepares to deploy a Raven unmanned surveillance drone in Afghanistan in 2010: The military continues to shift its strategy to cheaper, robotic airplanes. Photo: Bryan Denton/Corbis

A U.S. Air Force Reaper drone: A virus that records computer keystrokes has infected a fleet of military drones, and some suspect that secret data may have been captured. Photo: TSgt Erik Gudmundson/U.S. Defense

A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator drone flies over Nevada: President Obama's new defense strategy calls for reducing ground troops while increasing unmanned drone fleets. Photo: DoD/Corbis

An illustrated graphic of the X-51A hypersonic aircraft, which was lost over the Pacific Ocean during an Aug. 14 test-launch. Photo: U.S. Air Force

American citizens hold a banner that reads "Drones fly children die" during an anti-war rally in Pakistan on Oct. 5, 2012. Photo: AP Photo/B.K. Bangash

A WWII-era conceptual tsunami bomb was nicknamed "Project Seal." Photo:

Gen. David Petraeus' old uniform, which was the upgraded "MultiCam" pattern.Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

Eddie Ray Routh is suspected of shooting and killing former Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas shooting range. Photo: REUTERS/Erath County Sheriff’s Office

Despite opposition from both sides of the aisle, President Obama officially nominated Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) on Jan. 7. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

U.S. Marines work to open a door while searching for explosives: The Pentagon's proposed budget cuts mean the U.S. military could not fight two ground wars at once. Photo: U.S. Cpl. Reece Lodder

A Department of Labor sponsored Veterans Employment Expo: The unemployment rate for veterans aged 20 to 24 is about 30 percent or more than double that of others the same age. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

A U.S. military funeral in Arlington, Va.: The main military mortuary in Delaware has allegedly lost body parts, and worse, before transferring the dead soldiers to their families. Photo: Richard T. Nowitz/Corbis

A U.S. Navy officer holds his 3-year-old daughter before deployment: A new study finds that children of military parents are at risk for violent behavior in middle and high school. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece E. Lodder

U.S. soldiers train in a street scene: An MIT invention brings the army a step closer to being able to see through concrete walls. Photo: Samuel King Jr/U.S. Defense

Are there some nicely shaped brows hiding behind this Army man's muddy cover? A new craze is cleaning up the usually rugged looks of some U.S. soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. Sean Mathis

A U.S. marine patrols in southern Afghanistan: The U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to cost, on average, $9.7 billion per month. Photo: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A U.S. army soldier in an Afghanistan housing tent: One expert's estimate says the U.S. military's air conditioning bill for Afghanistan and Iraq will exceed NASA's 2011 budget. Photo: REUTERS/Bob Strong

Students participate during Navy SEALs Hell Week training: The SEAL training is recognized as the hardest military training in the world, says Eric Greitens in The Wall Street Journal. Photo: Getty Images

America's military culture has consistently failed to prevent rape and sexual assault, say plaintiffs involved in a landmark lawsuit against the Pentagon. Photo: Corbis

Army suicides have risen in recent months. Why? Photo: Getty

A poster for the Army suicide prevention program: The Pentagon is looking into ways to help treat depression, and curb suicidal thoughts. Photo: U.S. Army

The military's new mule-like robot, LS3, can carry up to 400 pounds over 20 miles without refueling. Photo: YouTube

Army Sgt. Sandra Coast, pictured during basic training, had to lose 30 pounds before recruiters would take her wish to join the armed forces seriously. Photo: U.S. Army/Melissa K. Buckley

The Navy's electromagnetic railgun prototype can fire metal projectiles like this with 32 times the force of a car traveling at 100 miles per hour. Photo: Facebook/Office of Naval Research

Out of the 11,000 people the military has tested this new "pain ray" on, only two required medical attention. Photo: YouTube

Weighing in at just over a pound, these tiny robots can be thrown into enemy territory to scope out the scene. Photo: Facebook/ReconRobotics, Inc

The HEL TD vehicle is a 500-horsepower truck supporting a laser that can blast missiles out of the sky at the speed of light. Photo: US Military

House Speaker John Boehner, left, with an Ohio soldier stationed in Afghanistan in 2011: Some argue that conservative congresspeople are voting against the Pentagon simply because Obama often supports the military's point of view.. Photo: Getty Images

President Obama and the first lady embrace a woman who lost her husband in the Vietnam War during the first memorial event in the 13-year Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The PVAC (Personal Vaccum Assisted Technology) is a newly developed suction pack that allows ordinary people to climb walls like Spider-Man. Even hefty people: It can hoist up to 700 lbs. Photo: YouTube

A vintage Playboy: A few of the military's finest have been caught surfing porn websites on government computers. Photo: CC BY: trawin

A U.S. Air Force airman applies camouflage makeup before an urban training session in 2006: The military has upgraded its face paint to protect officers from fire and explosives. Photo: Robbin Cresswell, U.S. Air Force

Unless Congress intervenes to avoid automatic budget cuts, the Army may have to go from 569,000 active duty soldiers to 426,000. That would be the lowest number since World War II. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

A screen shot from the new video game Medal of Honor: Warfighter, a first-person shooting game that recreates missions similar to the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Photo: Medal of Honor

In a study, 85 percent of war veterans suffering from PTSD were more responsive to therapy after being treated with the popular party drug Ecstasy. Photo: ThinkStock/iStockphoto


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