Numbers were randomly assigned to birthdays across a given year. The lowest numbers were picked first. Would you have been drafted to go to Vietnam?
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The Textron Scorpion's production-ready version will be at the Dubai Air Show, and the plane could end up being purchased by the Royal Saudi Air Force.
The F-22's ability to use the GPS-guided GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb made it the preferred option to attack seven Taliban drug labs in Afghanistan.
If sailors can survive the sinking of a submarine, the United States Navy has technology to rescue them - but better tech may have been discarded.
These one-sided fights still didn't come without costs for the winners, but you have to wonder what the losing side was thinking when they started them.
The B-1B may be a strategic bomber with a lot of firepower, but it is the type of plane that can fulfill a pilots' need for speed in the air.
When pilots decide to do some fancy flying in their high-performance fighters, it can land them in trouble once they're back on the ground.
Kim Jong Un can come up with some very creatively nasty ways to kill people for "crimes" like falling asleep during a speech or possessing a Bible.
Officials say that the research program is intended to get Russia to return to compliance with the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty.
EOD technicians have to be inventive to deal with threats ranging from old cannonballs left over from the Civil War to modern improvised explosive devices.