How Liquid Body Armor Works" The basic idea behind body armor hasn't changed very much in the past few thousand years. First, armor stops weapons or projectiles from reaching a person's body. Second, it diffuses the weapon's energy so that the final impact causes less damage. While it's not effective in every situation, armor can generally help protect people from serious injury or death, especially against the right weaponry. Over the years, people have had to develop stronger and more advanced armor to protect against increasingly sophisticated weapons. The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information
MCB Quantico - Combat Development & Integration, G3/G5 (CDI) Mission: The mission of the CD&I G-3/G-5 Division is to develop the conceptual and operational view of how the Marine Corps contributes to the Joint Force. The Division also develops Marine Corps concepts and selected concepts of operations (CONOPS) to guide force development. Next Big Future: US navy looks at next generation SSNX submarines and 200 mile range torpedoes The U.S. Navy is starting early preparation work to design a new nuclear attack submarine to replace the Virginia-class boats (SSN-774) in the 2030s. The new attack boat would become operational in 2044 after the last Block VII Virginias are built. nine years to identify, design and demonstrate the new technologies the new attack boat will need. Johnson said that he has formed a small team to work on a five-year plan to begin to do some of that work.
International Assessment and Strategy Center > Research > China Sows The Whirlwind: Implications of Hezbollah’s Iranian-Chinese Weapons Home Research Email this article Print this article by Richard Fisher, Jr. Published on July 26th, 2006 ARTICLES The Golden Age of Special Operations Globalizing the “Global War on Terror.” This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com. To listen to Timothy MacBain’s latest Tomcast audio interview in which Bacevich discusses what we don’t know about special operations forces, click here or download it to your iPod here. As he campaigns for re-election, President Obama periodically reminds audiences of his success in terminating the deeply unpopular Iraq War. With fingers crossed for luck, he vows to do the same with the equally unpopular war in Afghanistan.
Army Technology Live Army explores future of 3-D printing The July/August 2014 issue of Army Technology Magazine focuses on the future of 3-D printing. Download the current issue by following the link on the homepage. ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Terrorist Groups Terrorist Groups The organizational structure of a group determines its strengths and weaknesses. A general knowledge of the prevalent models of terrorist organizations leads to a better understanding of their capabilities. Knowledge of the different labels and systems of classification that have been applied to groups and individuals aid us in discarding useless or irrelevant terms, and in understanding the purposes and usefulness of different terminologies. In recent times, the popular image of a terrorist group operating according to a specific political agenda and motivated by ideology or the desire for ethnic or national liberation dominated our understanding of terrorism.
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T-90 Development To further improve the T-72's export prospects and its chances of being selected as Russia's sole production main battle tank, the T-80U's more sophisticated fire control system was also added to produce a vehicle designated T-72BU. The T-90 was developed by the Kartsev-Venediktov Design Bureau at the Uralvagonzavod factory in Nizhny Tagil. The production model is based on the T-72BM, with some added features from the T-80 series. The T-90 with an 830 hp (620 kW) engine went into low-level production in 1993, based on a prototype designated T-88. It features a new generation of Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor on its hull and turret.