As a Pararescueman in Iraq, David Broyles saved lives and helped those in need. After leaving the military, he wanted to continue that mission. He found a charity providing assistance to severely wounded and disabled veterans. To raise funds and awareness through the charity, he wanted a tough challenge in their honor. David discovered that fewer Americans had swum across the Strait of Gibraltar t
Iraq war vets from across the country talk about why many of them oppose the war. Most of these vets remain loyal to their branch of the service, but believe that U.S. involvement in Iraq is wrong. This documentary is not a statement from the political left– many of these vets who now abhor the war come from conservative backgrounds. You will meet Dave, from Illinois, who believed he was there to
Mordechai Vanunu, Israel's nuclear whistle blower, was jailed in 1986 for publishing photographs of Israel's nuclear bomb factory at Dimona. Olenka Frenkiel reveals the extent of Israel's nuclear gagging. The Sunday Times Revelations hit the press in October 1986. Vanunu has spent 17 years in jail, a11 of which were in a minute solitary confinement cell - and he has just had his appeal for parole
During the war in Vietnam, thousands of people in the Vietnamese province of Cu Chi lived in an elaborate system of underground tunnels. Originally built in the time of the French, the tunnels were enlarged during the American presence. When the Americans began bombing the villages of Cu Chi, the survivors went underground where they remained for the duration of the war. The secret tunnels, which
The American Army’s intrusion in Hollywood war films may surprise some. In fact, the U.S. Army secret services have had close ties with American filmmakers for several decades. The movie Top Gun, for instance, was filmed with the support and approval of the U.S. Army. There is even a special bureau, the Film Liaison Office, that oversees these issues for the Pentagon and the Capitol. It has a clea
After the Vietnam War, hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans suffered toxic reactions, neurological damage, and rare cancers due to exposure to 2,4,5,-D and 2,4,5-T dioxin that was used in the form of the defoliant Agent Orange. Unfortunately, the U.S. military denied the problem and failed to heed any of the lessons of this chemical butchery. Instead, it expanded its harmful legacy to the curren
Join Mack aboard the USS Texas – the first in a new class of super-silent multipurpose submarines. Catch sight of weapons that are so stealthy, you can't see them coming including the latest B2 'Spirit' Stealth Bomber, Barrett's 416 long range sniper round and the Krakatoa anti-ship sabotage device.
Future Weapons showcases advanced weapons that use stealth technology to their advantage, such as the Predator unmanned aerial drone and a newly developed sniper rifle that is effective at ranges up to two miles.
Watch Mack as he handles a XM307 machine grenade launcher that unleashes a terrifying barrage of firepower. Plus, test weapons that are tough enough to survive the front line of battle including the Stryker family of fighting vehicles, Land Warrior hi-tech equipment for combat soldiers and the CV22 Osprey.