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Ukraine's army keeps outsmarting Russia on the battlefield, with cunning ruses and opportunistic attacks

Ukraine has used decoys, cellphone data, and a range of other ploys to ensnare Russian troops durin…

Tom Porter,Mia Jankowicz   


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We followed the US Army's official esports team as it recruited gamers at a national video game convention

As traditional recruitment methods fail, the Army is relying on its 16-member esports team for recr…

Marjolaine Grappe and Nora Nervest   


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The US Army will resume video game streaming on Twitch following the controversial bans of users who brought up war crimes

A US Army spokesperson said in a statement that the US Army esports team is reviewing its streaming…

Palmer Haasch   


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced a measure to stop the military from using video games as a recruitment tool

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has filed a measure that would prevent the military from re…

Palmer Haasch   


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The US Army's esports team has 'paused' video game streaming on Twitch following controversy over its recruitment practices and polices

The US Army confirmed to Insider that its esports team has 'paused streaming' in the wake of contro…

Palmer Haasch   


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This 'nerdy' Special Forces soldier is getting paid to play 'Call of Duty' in the US Army

Sgt. 1st Class Joshua David can speak two dialects of Arabic and handle a Special Forces attack dog…

David Choi   


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A US Army Twitch streamer said the anti-Semitic phrase '6 million wasn't enough' during a game

Motherboard reported a streamer for the Army National Guard Twitch channel repeated the anti-Semiti…

Palmer Haasch   


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The Army wants more soldiers, and it's using esports to put a 'finger on the pulse' of potential recruits

"We're about 18 months into it," McCarthy said, and with that team, Army recruiters were "getting t…

Christopher Woody   


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Coronavirus has upended military recruiting, but the outbreak hasn't slowed down the Navy's new esports team

"We had a big 20-by-20 booth set up with a bunch of different stations ... some X-boxes, some PlayS…

Christopher Woody   


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US Space Force destroys every other military service in a 'Call of Duty' tournament

The Space Force defeated the Royal Air Force in the finals after eliminating the other military ser…

David Choi   


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Meet the international team of volunteers who are retrofitting civilian Fords and Toyotas into battle trucks for the Ukrainian forces

The team, run from the home of Ivan Olekssi in Lviv, Ukraine, has converted 60 trucks into battle-r…

Bethany Dawson   


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Jake Paul caused controversy by making false claims about his boxing and fighting with the ACE family

Jake Paul spent the weekend getting dragged after he bragged about his accomplishments and threaten…

Kat Tenbarge   


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The US Army will block you on Twitch for asking about war crimes, potentially violating free speech laws

Some streamers have been blocked from commenting on the Army's Twitch channel after asking, "How do…

Brian Feldman   


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How the 'Michael Jordan of eSports' annihilated his opponents to win the 'League of Legends' World Championships - in GIFs

KOO's Kuro thinks he can take on Faker in a one-on-one situation as their armies duke it out, so he…

Dave Smith   


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An audit found the US Army wasted $36 million on marketing in one year. Here's how its new leaders plan to ensure a return on taxpayers' money.

Most of the programs labeled ineffective concerned events marketing, so Wardynski said the Army is …

Patrick Coffee   


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Discord users say Jack Teixeira only leaked documents to show off. That's a problem for the US military, which uses the app as a conduit for recruitment.

The US military promotes fostering an online community on Discord but also must warn some of its me…

Lloyd Lee   


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How a fleet of aging farm pickup trucks from Britain is fooling Russian snipers

Converted British trucks Ukrainian forces use have the driver's seat on the right-hand side, tricki…

Bethany Dawson   


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Awaiting the cinema-advertising bounceback

In this week's Insider Advertising we're covering movie advertising's rebound, Instacart and Uber's…

Lara O'Reilly   


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The top influencer mansions where creators make content for TikTok and YouTube

This week's rundown includes how fast-fashion brand Princess Polly became a Gen-Z favorite in 2020 …

Amanda Perelli