Technology of War: Sea Power
The sea is calm the. The horizon serene. In the blink of an eye, a massive force of landing craft boats and helicopters appear on horizon at shocking pace. Troops tanks and supplies forge ahead. An enemy is caught totally by surprise. New advanced technology that is revolutionizing forces in the navy and marines with unprecedented speed and cunning.
Modern Warfare: Wars in the Middle East
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