Eight former and current detainees are petitioning the president to end a Trump-era restriction that bars artwork from leaving the military prison.
From Catchy Commercials to Hollywood Think Tanks, the Evolution of Military Recruitment Ads
As long as wars have been fought, wars have needed to be sold. And just like with weapons, the US armed forces have long been on the cutting edge of propaganda.
US Department of Defense Wants Biodegradable Bullets Made of Seeds
The US Department of Defense has issued a call for biodegradable ammunition to address the metal pollution in its proving grounds.
Seeking Solutions to My First-World Problems at Standing Rock
Feeling defeated by 2016, I went to Standing Rock seeking a post-Trump formula for resistance. What I found was far messier than what I expected, but no less practical.
Saving a 220-Year-Old Eagle, the Oldest Military Sculpture in the US
One of the oldest locally-carved sculptures in New York City has weathered two centuries out on Governors Island in the New York Harbor.
40,000 Canisters of Aerial Film from World War II Land Online
Aerial photography dates to the early years of the 20th century, when pioneers like George R. Lawrence launched cameras into the skies with kites.
Honoring the Long-Classified Ghost Army of World War II
With inflatable tanks, fake artillery, carefully orchestrated sonic illusions, and hand-sewn interchangeable patches for their uniforms, the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops were the Allied front’s secret weapon of deception.
Modernist Camouflage, Reconstructed
The general goal of camouflage is to be invisible. Back during World War I, however, hundreds of Allied ships went to battle painted in bright geometric designs that were anything but subtle.
Finding Hidden Stories in Tombstone Art
OKLAHOMA CITY — Military cemeteries seem incredibly uniform with the simple headstones showing little more than rank, name, the dates of life, and a symbol of religion. Yet there are still some hidden messages in the stones. This is especially true in a place like Fort Sill, where Buffalo Soldiers, American Indian POWs, and Army soldiers going back to the 19th century are buried.
The Artist-Filled Shadow Army of World War II
There are many reasons that the US and Allied troops won World War II. One of the more obscure ones may be the 1,100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, aka the Ghost Army.
Representational Politics, Video Games & War
When it came to light that the newest release in EA’s Medal of Honor video game series contained a mode in which players could choose to fight as a group named the Taliban, and the US Army was understandably not too happy about it. After all, they had previously been cooperating on developing the game, allowing EA access to military equipment for rendering as well as aiding in the recording of sounds for the game. Yet the thinking behind this pressure from the Army and EA’s final decision to remove the game mode is more complicated than it seems.