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Why Donald Trump is the U.S. Army’s Once in A Lifetime Opportunity

The stars may be aligning in favor of the U.S. Army. There is a recognition in all quarters – Congress, the military, the American people and even President-elect Trump’s nominees for national security cabinet posts – that the United States faces a range of serious security threats, foremost among them Russia. This leads, naturally, to the need for a U.S. military capable of fighting and prevailing in high-end, high-tech conventional conflicts. There is growing concern among these same stakeholders that the U.S.

In 1961, Russia's Tested the Most Powerful Nuclear Weapon Ever (But Was Completely Unusable)

The ‘Tsar Bomba’ Was a 50-Megaton Monster Nuke (but it was far too big to ever be a practical weapon).

Maj. Andrei Durnovtsev, a Soviet air force pilot and commander of a Tu-95 Bear bomber, holds a dubious honor in the history of the Cold War.

Durnovtsev flew the aircraft that dropped the most powerful nuclear bomb ever. It had an explosive force of 50 megatons, or more than 3,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima weapon.

Over the years, historians identified many names for the test bomb.

Barack Obama: The Most Partisan U.S. President Ever?

With each day that ticks off the calendar, President Obama gets closer and closer to handing the reigns of executive power to his successor. After eight tumultuous years battling congressional Republicans on everything from healthcare and government spending to Planned Parenthood and the Iranian nuclear agreement, it's probably not a stretch to assume that Obama is looking forward to a few months off with his family in Hawaii—even if there is a lingering thought in the back of his mind that he could have won a third term if the Constitution allowed him to.

Desert Storm: The War That Changed Everything (Think Stealth and Smart Bombs)

The Air War lasted 6 weeks to clear the way for a successful 100-hour ground invasion and brought new technology to air attacks?

As laser-guided bombs incinerated Iraqi tanks from the sky, surveillance aircraft monitored enemy troop movements and stealth bombers eluded radar tracking from air defenses in the opening days of Operation Desert Strom decades ago – very few of those involved were likely considering how their attacks signified a new era in modern warfare.

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