When we think of war, we think of the number of "boots on the ground" we have in Iraq and Afghanistan, but this type of war is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Instead, future wars will be fought with remote-controlled drones and computers. This has probably already happened: The computers that control Iran’s nuclear arsenal were recently hacked into around a year ago, probably by Israel.
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One of the joys of this season is listening to Christmas carols, but some of our brave soldiers are returning from war with a special problem: deafness. Researchers haven’t solved the deafness problem yet, but they are working to get soldiers used to the sounds of battle. Inside a non-descript, soundproof building on the south side of town, Missouri researchers are building an audio battlefield, complete with the sounds of tanks, ordinance, gunfire, shouting and helicopters, in an effort to better prepare soldiers for combat.
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On Veteran’s Day, unknowncountry.com just wants to say THANKS to everyone who has fought so hard for our country, and to remind you of two of Anne Strieber’s most popular diaries, which she wrote about our Vets. To read them, click here and here.read more

The war over who owns the Falklands islands in the Atlantic Ocean east of Argentina was bitterly fought by the UK and Argentina in 1982. Which country owns these seemingly worthless pieces of land, where people mostly raise sheep, has long been disputed. Now oil has been discovered off the coast of the Falklands. Would this make the UK an oil-producing country? Did both sides know about this when they almost went to war? Will the new English Prime Minister face another attack from Argentina as his first major challenge? UK Defence Minister Bill Rammell says that the UK has a “legitimate right” to build an oil industry in its waters.
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