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7 worst military defeats in modern history

It’s easy, when you’re one of the world’s great powers, to think that most battles will go your way. And the ones that won’t? Well, you can only lose so badly when you’ve got better technology, larger formations, and/or God on your side. Unfort…

This is why some Marines wear the ‘French Fourragere,’ and some don’t

You may have noticed a select few Marines and sailors walking around in their uniforms with a green rope wrapped around their left arm — it’s not just for decoration.

That green rope is called a “

Today in military history: Battle of the Somme ends

On Nov. 18, 1916, the Battle of the Somme ended. Also known as the Somme Offensive, the battle was one of the largest of World War I — and one…

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