The military under Richard Nixon was ordered not to react to any orders from the president due to his depression.
The soviet military mapped the entire world with an extreme accuracy. They created more than 1 million maps and some are still used today. It remains one of the most ambitious cartography project till today.
The US Pentagon will fund Hollywood movies that portray the military in a positive light.
The U.S. government spent years holding fake arrival ceremonies honoring the return of American soldiers killed in WWII, Vietnam, and Korea to American soil, but the planes were actually empty. The ceremonies were known by staff as “The Big Lie.”
In 2014 Congress spent $120 million on tanks even though the Military repeatedly told them they have no use for them. For the second time.
A gay Vietnam veteran once said “I got a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one”.
The U.S. military originally planned to provide personnel, vehicles, and costumes for the film ‘Independence Day’, but backed out after producers refused to remove the script’s Area 51 references.
Henry Moseley, the scientist that pioneered the concept of the atomic number, volunteered for combat duty in World War I, and was killed by a Turkish sniper. As a result of his death, scientists were later prevented from enlisting in the military.
When worn on deployment, US Flag patches on uniforms are infrared so soldiers can be identified as friendly by others looking through night vision goggles.
U.S. Marine Smedley Butler, one of the most decorated servicemen in American history, was a staunch critic of U.S. military endeavors, including his his own participation, saying “In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.”