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    had too much recoil and weighed too much for an efficient submachine gun. The MP5 improved upon this by making a small caliber machine gun that is compact, light, and reliable. Guns would be changed slightly to accommodate more modern attachments, but most guns would stem of similar designs to HK's. Gunships or attack helicopters would be changed as well with the addition of the AH-64 or the Apache in 1984.9 The Cobra was a smaller more nimble gunships but lacked the power to carry large munitions thus, the Apache was born. The Apache was much more technologically advanced than the Cobra. Many weapons would be tethered with the console of the Apache with multiple guidance systems and different cameras, such as thermal to see enemies. The M1 Abrams tank was also created in 1980 to replace old outdated tanks that were lingering from the arms race of the Cold…

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    ¨strolling down the street.¨ As I suspected, the raiders were unintelligent enough to believe him, they’re nothing but pieces of stone. I managed to finish the wall and place 37mm cannons on it right before I heard the rumble of tanks. At first I thought it was one of our armored divisions sent by H.Q. to help with the raider threat; but, the sounds did not sound like the engines we used. The noised were of a struggling, salvaged engine trying to last out its life as long as possible. It was an…

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    Harper’s Ferry, Virginia (Weapons). The difference between the French and U.S. model is, The U.S. incorporated at the current and best features such as rounded hammer face and slanted pan. Eli Whitney produced 10,000 muskets and delivered them to the Army under a July 1812 contract (Weapons). The U.S adopted the Springfield “Trapdoor” model 1873. It was the first issued breech-loading .45 caliber rifle. The model 1873 was the fifth variation of the trapdoor design. From the trapdoor, the U.S.…

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    concrete, emotional and physical, that the average foot soldier had to carry through the jungles of Vietnam. All of the “things” are depicted in a style that is almost scientific in its precision. In the article and book, we are told how much each subject weighs, either psychologically or physically. The last review I have is by David Abrams. He states that the closest he has gotten to combat action that year was in the pages of Tim O’Brien (and Ernest Hemingway, Joseph Heller, and Erich Maria…

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    A Better War examines how General Creighton Abrams’ switch from a policy of attrition to a policy of population security won the battles of Vietnam, but the incompetency of many in Congress lost the war. After General William C. Westmoreland failed to make progress in Vietnam, Abrams was promoted to replace Westmoreland. Under Abrams’ leadership, America saw many victories in Vietnam. However, all of the progress made came a little too late. Weak leadership from Westmoreland combined with a…

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    Lewis has more of a sympathetic view on how Nixon and his administration handled these events, even saying how Nixon was “quite successful” and blaming the defeat on budgetary pressures and political pressures. What we needed in the office was consistency and we weren’t getting that from the U.S. commanders. We had a replacement come in during the year of 1968. As if this is any excuse as to why Nixon lost the war, Sorely suggest that the advisors lacked this major key of consistency that they…

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    M1 Garand Rifle

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    A. Introduction Thesis: Many technological advances were made during World War II, but the development of advanced planes, guns, and the nuclear bomb ultimately led to the end of the war by causing mass destruction and millions of casualties. B. The development of the advanced technological M1 Garand rifle in World War II (helped the infantry soldiers in WWII) essentially help led to the end of the war. The M1 Garand rifle was a highly-acclaimed rifle for the United States in World War II. As…

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    In the aftermath of World War II, the U.S. Military was desperately in search of a serviceman rifle that could put rounds on target at extreme distances, just as the M1 Garand did during the war. In 1958, Eugene Stoner, the head engineer at the small arms engineering company- ArmaLite, came up with the company’s fifteenth rifle project: the AR-15. (Ar15.com, 2014) Soon after the rifle’s birth, the U.S. Military adopted the AR-15 in a fully automatic version known as the M16. The M16 allowed…

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    M1 Trench Narrative

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    Boom! I fall to the ground; there's ringing in my ears. The artillery has bombed another trench yet again (Young 28). My m1 Garand is twelve feet away from me, and the trenches are filling with shrapnel. More explosions are bound to come, so I crawl to my Springfield semi-automatic (m1 Garand), still with the smell of gunpowder and smoke in my nostrils. But I continue to go get my gun I grab it and shoot the Germans pouring in the wood rotten trenches. Then I get out of the trench someone yells…

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    Strange Fruit

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    “Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze / Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees” (3-4). The poem “Strange Fruit” by Abel Meeropol was published in 1937. It sets a deep tone on how racism occurred back in the 1930s. Meeropol was an ordinary high school teacher who went on to teach English for seventeen years. He was also a poet and social activist. Meeropol was troubled at the racism going on in America. He was inspired to write this poem after seeing a photograph of two teenagers;…

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