Number 12: Black Hawk Down | Directed by Ridley Scott in 2001, it is based on the 1999 non-fiction book of the same name by Mark Bowden, chronicling the events of a 1993 raid in Mogadishu by the U.S. military aimed at capturing faction leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid, and the ensuing firefight, known as the Battle of Mogadishu.
NORTH ARABIAN GULF (April 15, 2020) Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels conducted unsafe and unprofessional actions against U.S. Military ships by crossing the ships’ bows and sterns at close range while operating in international waters of the North Arabian Gulf. The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) is conducting joint interoperability operations in support of maritime security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo) ** FILE **
Number 12: Black Hawk Down |
Directed by Ridley Scott in 2001, it is based on the 1999 non-fiction book of the same name by Mark Bowden, chronicling the events of a 1993 raid in Mogadishu by the U.S. military aimed at capturing faction leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid, and the ensuing firefight, known as the Battle of Mogadishu.
In this Nov. 21, 2013, file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba — a camp that was used as the first detention facility for al Qaeda and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey (left) briefing reporters alongside new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, said the U.S. military is focusing its assistance more heavily on protecting the strategic city of Baiji than on Ramadi, the capital of Al Anbar province. (Associated Press)
The military had 2,837 active-duty chaplains as of December 2014 but recent high-profile cases of military chaplains facing punishment for private counseling sessions that reflected the teachings of their religion could cause devout Americans who are qualified for military service to think twice about joining the U.S. military. (Associated Press)
In this Oct. 10, 2007, file photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, an American flag flies behind the barbed and razor-wire at the Camp Delta detention facility, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Despite many items on the chopping block, Congress' 2014 year-end defense spending bill maintains funding for the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, which President Obama vowed to close as part of his 2008 campaign promises. (associated press)
M14 - an American selective fire automatic rifle that fires Â (.308 Winchester) ammunition. It gradually replaced the M1 Garand in U.S. Army service by 1961 and in U.S. Marine Corps service by 1965. It was the standard issue infantry rifle for U.S. military personnel in the Contiguous United States, Europe, and South Korea from 1959 until it was replaced by the M16 rifle in 1970. The M14 was used for U.S. Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps basic and advanced individual training from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. The M14 was the last American 'battle rifle' (weapons that fire full-power rifle ammunition) issued in quantity to U.S. military personnel. The rifle remains in limited service in all branches of the U.S. military as an accurized competition and sniping weapon. It is also used as a ceremonial weapon by honor guards, color guards, drill teams, and ceremonial guards. The M14 serves as the basis for the M21 and M25 sniper rifles.
SP4 Michael Ferreira, left, Dallas, Tex., and SP4 David Booker, Geneva, Indiana, keep close watch during their guard duty tour on the Dak To perimeter with their M14 weapons in Vietnam on June 11, 1969. American defenders have beaten off enemy attacks in the area on 24 of the last 31 nights. (AP Photo/Cornu)
Jets fly over as members of the U.S. Military hold the American Flag across the outfield, in honor of Memorial Day, before a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox on Monday, May 26, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)