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As seen in War Slang: American Fighting Words & Phrases Since the Civil War: "Royal Order of Whale Bangers. An 'exclusive' club open only to airmen who have mistakenly dropped depth charges on whales, supposing them to be enemy submarines." Rea...

Currently, being transgender is considered a mental disorder that could get you dismissed from the military—but that may change soon. On Monday, a Pentagon working group will begin preparations for dismantling the ban.Read more...

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts have signed a letter calling for a worldwide ban on “autonomous weapons.” Read the rest...

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c. 1916Renault tanks built for combat in World War I in a factory in France.Image: Jacques Boyer/Roger Viollet/Getty ImagesIn Britain, tanks were first referred to as landships. The Landships Committee was set up in 1915 by Winston Churchill to devel...

Chelsea Manning's extraordinary act of whistleblowing continues to enrich journalism, the public, and the historic record to this day. Chelsea is currently appealing her unjust conviction and 35-year jail sentence under the Espionage Act, but her leg...

The U.S. military is on the brink of ending a controversial ban on transgender service members — one that prohibited them from joining the armed forces, or serving openly if they transition during their career Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, i...