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From guns and ammo to special forces and snipers, explore the evolution and design of history's deadliest weapons.Military Forces and Weaponry is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on June 15, 2000.

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1 Season, 14 Episodes
June 15, 2000
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Military Forces and Weaponry Full Episode Guide

  • One of the Navy's most storied ships, the USS Intrepid played major roles in World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and the Space Race.

  • After the Vietnam War, thousands of U.S. soldiers' lost dog tags were sold at Vietnamese markets and souvenir stands. Since 2001, Bob and Ann McMahon have been on a mission to return the tags to their owners.

  • Private Eugene B. Sledge spent four months engaged in close combat with the Japanese. Years later, his book about the conflict would be hailed as the finest account of an enlisted man's war ever written.

  • Go inside the new world of futuristic conventional weaponry - as the world's most powerful militaries devise new ways to fuse targeted precision with unprecedented punch.

  • Submarines reign supreme in the undersea world. Trace the evolution of submarines from the hand-cranked submersibles of the Civil War to the nuclear-powered warships prowling the oceans today.

  • Although they first took to the sea over one hundred years ago, Destroyers played a key role in the Allied victory of World War II and have participated in every major naval conflict of the 20th century.

  • Picking up where the Dreadnoughts left off, these massive vessels carried the largest, most powerful guns ever to be put on a warship, serving with distinction throughout World War II and beyond.

  • The modern aircraft possesses a more powerful tactical air force than most nations. Experience a privileged tour of the sea's mightiest craft.

  • A manual called "The Fighting Instructions" transforms naval battles from uncontrollable melees into linear chess games on water.

  • From its beginnings after the American Revolution to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we see why the law enforcement officers of U.S. Customs are considered "America's Gatekeepers."

  • Older than the United States itself, the National Guard protects America at home and abroad during war, flood, fire, riots, and now terrorism.

  • The U.S. pays in human lives for the tragic mistakes of its military leaders. Robert Vaughn looks at American combat history.

  • Take a look at the role played by intelligence-collection ships in all the major conflicts in the 20th century, from equipment transport to participation in international disputes.