EA’s Battlefield 3 won’t be released until this fall but you can get yourself ready with this twelve-minute gameplay trailer. It’s set in Iraq and, while your team of U.S. Marines is supposedly fighting a fictional insurgent group called the “PLR,” it’s not hard to see who the enemy’s supposed to be.
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The lure of Hollywood was strong enough for several soldiers serving in Iraq that they reportedly took their danger pay and invested it all in a low-budget horror movie called 2084 that stars Billy West, best known for creating the voice of Stimpy in Ren & Stimpy. +Continue Reading
Avenged Sevenfold’s lead singer M. Shadows talks to the Pentagon Channel about their new album Nightmare, the loss of longtime drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan and the band’s upcoming USO tour of Iraq and Kuwait.
Back in April when he was still serving in Iraq, Sergeant Leo Dunson, now discharged and an aspiring rapper, thought it would be hilarious to secretly plant grenades in Iraqis’ car trunks at check points just so he could film the reaction once he “discovered” the contraband.
Unless Saddam was running Candid Camera reruns on state television for the last 50 years, it’s hard to imagine Sgt. Dunson’s prank had the intended effect. (via Gawker)
“On deployment, there’ll be fifty blokes to each woman.”
HMForces.co.uk reports that the UK’s Ministry of Defence has placed an advertisement in the Army’s official magazine Soldier that urges female soldiers and civilian staff to bring their own condoms and not leave pregnancy prevention up to their male counterparts. Even though the British military prohibits sexual relationships in war zones, 102 pregnant women were sent home from Iraq and 31 from Afghanistan between 2003 and 2009.