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Battle of Tora Bora

This was a twelve day military conflict that occurred in Afghanistan from the 6th of December 2001 to the 17th of December. It was one of the battles that opened up the War in Afghanistan that resulted from the 9/11 attacks on US soil. The military attacked Tora Bora...

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Second Battle of Fallujah

The codenames for this battle are Operation Phantom Fury and Operation Al-Fajr. It was conducted by a coalition force involving America, Iraq and Britain. It was an offensive conducted in December 2004 and is considered the most intense engagement during the Iraq war...

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First Battle of Falluja

Another name for this battle is Operation Vigilant Resolve. The aim of this resolve was to flush out extremism in Fallujah and to arrest the people responsible for the murder of 4 United States contractors. This killings occurred in March 2014 served as the primary...

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Invasion of Grenada

In 1983, the United States led an invasion into the Caribbean nation of Grenada. This particular nation had a population of about ninety one thousand and was located north of Venezuela with a distance of about 99 miles between the two nations. The United States got...

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War is known to the Vietnamese people as the “Resistance War Against America”. It is also referred to as the Second Indochina War and the American War. It is a war that occurred in Vietnam and some parts of Cambodia from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975....

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World War II

Whether you call it World War II or the Second World War or WWII or WW2, this great global war is the war that engulfed the world barely twenty one years after World War I. It started in 1939 and lasted till 1945. Although World War II started in 1939, skirmishes and...

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Korean War

This war was fought between North Korea and South Korea, beginning on the 25th of June, 1950. The North Koreans were supported by China and the Soviet Union, while the South Koreans had the United States of America as their primary support. North Korea instigated the...

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Operation Neptune Spea

This is the official code name given to the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. It is a nod to the Insignia of the Special Warfare division of the United States Navy, which spots a trident known as Neptune’s spear. The spear’s three prongs is symbolic of the three...

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Battle of Mogadishu

The Battle of Mogadishu is a two day war that was fought between the United States (in conjunction with UNOSOM II) and an outlaw gang of militiamen who had allied themselves with Mohamed Farrah Aidid—the self-declared ruler of Somalia. This war occurred on the 3rd and...

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The Pentagon

The Pentagon, one of the largest buildings in the world, has a base area of about 6,500,000 sq. ft. It is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense and is located in the Washington DC area. It is shaped like a pentagon with five sides, has five...

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World War 1

World War I has gone by many names down through history, and they include: the First World War, the Great War and the War to End all Wars. World War I involved the entire World and began in Europe. It started on the 28th of July, 1914 and lasted until the 11th of...

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United States First Fleet

The United States First Fleet is a part of the U.S. Navy, and it has been in operation since 1946. It is worthwhile to note that the First Fleet has been more active from 1948 during which time it was called the First Task Fleet. From its early inception almost till...

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United States Second Fleet

After the reorganization of the U.S. Navy in 1945 following the World War II (WWII), the U.S. Eighth Fleet got formed in 1974. However, the Eight Fleet got renamed as the Second Task Fleet and later in 1950 as the U.S. Second Fleet. The chief responsibility of the...

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United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has two major missions, one of which is military in nature, while the other is related to law enforcement. It is one of the branches of the US military tasked with enforcing maritime law. It is able to conduct its charter both in...

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The United States Air Force

The United States Air Force is one of seven uniformed services in the Armed Forces as well as one of seventeen uniformed services in the United States. It is one of the four branches of the United States Armed Force and is responsible for air based military operations...

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United States Army

The United States Army has the acronym USA. It is the land based branch of the United States Military as well as the largest branch. It is one of seventeen uniform services in the entire United States. Established by the second section of the second article of the...

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United States Asiatic Fleet

In the year 1902, the Asiatic Squadron got upgraded as a fleet. However, in 1907 the fleet got downgraded, and it got converted into the First Squadron of the US Pacific Fleet. The squadron got reorganized again and was named the United States Asiatic Fleet. This...

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Navy

The navy can also be referred to as maritime force. It is the part of a military that operates on the sea, with fleets of military ships, from battle cruisers to destroyers to aircraft carriers. The navy is a branch of the army that is concerned with amphibious...

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United States Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps is one of four branches of the US armed forces and one of seven uniform services in the United States. Founded as far back as 1775 as the United States Continental Marines, the United States Marine Corps became a functional component of...

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42nd Infantry Division

The United States Congress stated war against German Empire on 6th April 1917. As the World War 1 began, America formed the 42nd Infantry Division. During the era of World War 1, each state of America wanted to be the first in sending their guards into the war...

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The 7th Infantry Division

As an infantry division of the United States Army, the 7th Infantry Division exists as a unique 250-man deployable headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, overseeing several units. None of the 7th Infantry Division's own historic forces, however, are currently...

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10th Mountain Division

Based at Fort Drum, New York, the 10th Mountain Division is a light infantry division in the United States Army. Originally constituted as a mountain warfare unit, the division was the only one of its size to receive intense specialized training for fighting in...

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82nd Airborne Division

An elite airborne infantry division of the United States Army, the 82nd Airborne Division was first constituted on August 5, 1917 during WWI in the National Army. It was formally activated on August 25, 1917 at Camp Gordon, Georgia. Consisting entirely of newly...

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The Women of North Korea: Buying the Scam

There is little understood about the real plight of women in North Korea because information from this totalitarian state is extremely limited. Here are a few things we know: their role in Korean society had been one of tending the family and serving the husband, who...

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I Corp

I Corps, or “America's Corps,” is a United States Army Forces Command unit located in Washington at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord base. Unique among active US Army corps, I Corps is comprised of 20,000 active duty members of the armed forces and 20,000 army reserve...

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III Corps

III Corps is a formation of the United States Army Forces Command headquartered in Texas at Fort Hood. The corps was originally activated at the beginning of World War 1 and was deployed to France as part of the American Expeditionary Force. They were charged with...

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XVIII Airborne Corps

Located in Fayetteville, North Carolina at Fort Bragg, the XVIII Airborne Corps, “Sky Dragons,” is the largest corps of its type in the U.S. Army and is comprised of almost 90,000 troops. Often referred to as “America's Contingency Corps,” the XVIII Airborne Corps is...

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Army Special Forces

The United States Army Special Forces are also called the Green Berets. The soldiers were nicknamed for the French-inspired headgear they wear. At this time, seven Special Forces Groups exist, the 1st (headquartered at McChord, WA), 3rd (Fort Bragg, NC), 5th (Fort...

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First United States Army

From Paper army to world-changer One of the most under-appreciated story lines of the Second world war, The First Army, its formation, and its utility is proof that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Established in 1918 as nothing more than an administrative...

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1st Cavalry Division

One division which is a part of the four branches of the United States military and also a combined arms division and the combat division is the 1st Cavalry Division. The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States got established in 1921, and it is the only division...

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3rd Infantry Division

The 3rd Infantry Division (3rd ID) is both a combined arms division as well as a light infantry division. It is nicknamed the Marne Division and has its base at Fort Stewart in Georgia. It is currently a subsidiary component of the Air Force. It’s made up of two...

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3rd Cavalry Regiment

The 3rd Infantry Division (3rd ID) is both a combined arms division as well as a light infantry division. It is nicknamed the Marne Division and has its base at Fort Stewart in Georgia. It is currently a subsidiary component of the Air Force. It’s made up of two...

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4th Infantry Division

The 4th Infantry Division’s motto is steadfast and loyal, which is portrayed in its other name, Ivy. Ivy is derived from the Roman numeral IV and reflects the division’s core values of doggedness and dependability. It is a division of the United States Army with three...

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173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team

The 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), known as the “Sky Soldiers,” is a United States Army airborne infantry brigade combat team stationed in Vicenza, Italy. The United States European Command's airborne strategic response team for Europe, the ABCT has a long...

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1st Armored Division

The United States Army's 1st Armored Division famously known as the "Old Ironsides" was indeed the first armored division which got to face the battle in the World War II (WWII). The division is the U.S Army's combined arms division and is also a part of the III...

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100th Infantry Battalion

The one and the only battalion which has been in the United States Army Reserve is the 100th Infantry Battalion. During the World War II (WWII) the Nisei battalion was considered as the primary unit and comprised of members mainly from the Hawaii Army National Guard....

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25th Infantry Division

The 25th Infantry Division is a division in the United States Army and is based in Hawaii. It is popularly dubbed Tropic Lightning and Electric Strawberry. During the Vietnam War, it was called the Cu Chi National Guard. They became active on the 1st of October, 1941...

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2nd Infantry Division

The United States Army 2nd Infantry Division is a Stryker type infantry division that is primary tasked with defending South Korea during the initial stages of a North Korean invasion pending reinforcement from other US military units. This division is made up of...

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2nd Calvary Regiment

The 2nd Calvary Regiment of the United States Army is part of the United States Army in Europe and is based at Rose Barracks in Germany. Its root can be dated back to the 19th century. It has gone by many names over the years, including 2nd Dragoons (which is its...

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U.S. Army Basic Training

United States Army Basic Combat Training, BCT, is the combined mental and physical training required to become a soldier in the United States Army, United States Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. The training is conducted across the country at different Army posts...

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