The stare… Supposedly an image from the Afghan War documentary Armadillo, that followed the lives of Danish soldiers stationed over there. Some would call this the “1,000 Yard Stare” but there is also the possibility the soldier is high after being wounded. Danish, Swedish and even U.S Pararescue combat medics use the painkiller fentanyl in either stick or lollipop form. Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and has effects similar to heroin. (GRH)
Behind the wall… U.S. Special Forces soldier, attached to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, and an Afghan National Army commando, of 6th Special Operations Kandak, scan the area for enemy movement after taking direct fire from insurgents during an operation in Khogyani district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, March 20, 2014. Commandos, advised and assisted by U.S. Special Forces soldiers, conducted the operation to disrupt insurgent freedom of maneuver. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez/Released)
Brass A hat that belonged to a member of Qaddafi’s forces lies on the ground amid spent bullet cartridges during heavy clashes against anti-Qaddafi forces outside the State Security compound in Sirte, on October 9, 2011. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)
Rocket National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters take part in a street battle in the center of the city on October 12, 2011 in Sirte, Libya. (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
War Amid the appalling devastation and bodies of dead soldiers, a crucifix stands tall - miraculously preserved from the shell fire. The powerful image was captured after a bloody skirmish in 1917 - and Walter’s son Volkmar says: ‘This photograph is like an accusation - an accusation against war’. (Photo: BBC Walter Kleinfeldt) Source
Gang members from Los Angeles supposedly fighting for the Assad regime, although they never clarify who they’re shooting at.
I lost track how many times they said “homie”.
By Natalia Zinets and Alissa de Carbonnel KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically, after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor, creating Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War. “This is not a threat: this is actually the declaration of war to my country,” Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, head of a pro-Western government that took power when Russian ally Viktor Yanukovich fled last week, said in English. Putin obtained permission from his parliament on Saturday to use military force to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine, spurning Western pleas not to intervene.
Up there… A female member of the Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion stands on a pick-up truck mounted with an anti-aircraft weapon as she undergoes military training in Aleppo’s Salaheddine district, on June 24, 2013. (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman) *At first I thought there was some guy in a window in the upper right hand corner, then I realized it was a poster.
U.S. Special Forces dog handler, attached to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, conducts training with his multi-use military working dog, Tank, in the Kabul province, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2013. Tank has been trained to detect the scent of improvised explosive devices (IED’s) and has been successful in finding them while conducting operations with the 6th Special Operations Kandak (SOK). (U.S.Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez/Released)
Cover fire… U.S. Coalition Forces, attached to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, return fire during a firefight during an operation with the Afghan Commandos, 6th Special Operations Kandak (SOK), in the Tagab district, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, Nov. 13, 2013. The Commandos and U.S. Coalition Forces were in search of Taliban members or insurgents who had ties to the Taliban. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez/Released)
Chinese soldiers have become so much taller and fatter in recent years that they often find themselves cramped in tanks designed three decades ago, state media reported. The findings of the survey, which began in 2009 and included more than 20,000 soldiers, suggested an upgrade to the military’s equipment was necessary, the newspaper said, citing Ding Songtao, head of the poll project.
Syria’s War A young Syrian fighter from the opposition forces is pictured near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 22. Aleppo, the latest battleground in Syria’s 16-month uprising, will be the Syrian army’s “graveyard,” said Colonel Abdel Jabbar al-Oqaidi, the head of the rebels in the city. (© Bulent Kilic - AFP/File)