What was the Washington Navy Yard Shooting (2013)?

Introduction The Washington Navy Yard shooting occurred on 16 September 2013, when 34-year-old Aaron Alexis fatally shot 12 people and injured three others in a mass shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) inside the Washington Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C. The attack took place in the Navy Yard’s Building… Read More


What was the Military Peace Establishment Act (1802)?

Introduction The Military Peace Establishment Act documented and advanced a new set of laws and limits for the US military. It was approved by Congress and signed on 16 March 1802, by President Thomas Jefferson, who was fundamental in its drafting and proposal. The Act outlined in 29 sections the rules, the number of officers… Read More

What was the National Security Act of 1947?

Introduction The National Security Act of 1947 was a law enacting major restructuring of the United States government’s military and intelligence agencies following World War II. An Act to promote the national security by providing for a Secretary of Defense; for a National Military Establishment; for a Department of the Army, a Department of the… Read More

What is the Posse Comitatus Act?

Introduction The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) signed on 18 June 1878, by President Rutherford B. Hayes which limits the powers of the federal government in the use of federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United States. The Act… Read More

What was the Selective Service Act of 1917?

Introduction The Selective Service Act of 1917 or Selective Draft Act (Pub.L. 65–12, 40 Stat. 76, enacted 18 May 1917) authorised the United States federal government to raise a national army for service in World War I through conscription. It was envisioned in December 1916 and brought to President Woodrow Wilson’s attention shortly after the… Read More

What was Zenith Star?

Introduction Zenith Star was a Directed-energy weapon that started development as part of the US Strategic Defence Initiative. Background Zenith Star included the Alpha laser, a high energy hydrogen fluoride chemical laser, and the LAMP mirror which was a 7 segment adaptive optics mirror. It was never put in orbit, but the Alpha LAMP Integration… Read More

What are the Occupational Outcomes & Revision Rates for Medial Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty in US Military Servicemembers?

Research Paper Title Occupational Outcomes and Revision Rates for Medial Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty in US Military Servicemembers. Background This study evaluates return to work and revision rates for medial unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) in a high-demand military cohort. Methods Patient demographic and clinical variables were isolated from the medical records of active-duty military servicemembers with… Read More