United States armed forces
| United States Armed Forces|
|Service branches|| U.S. Army|
|Headquarters||Washington, D.C and Arlington, Virginia|
|Commander-in-Chief||President Barack Obama|
|Secretary of Defense||Leon Panetta|
|Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff||General Martin Dempsey|
|Military age||17–62 years old|
| Available for
| 73,270,043 males, age 18–49 (2010 est.),|
71,941,969 females, age 18–49 (2010 est.)
| Fit for
| 60,620,143 males, age 18–49 (2010 est.),|
59,401,941 females, age 18–49 (2010 est.)
| Reaching military
| 2,161,727 males (2010 est.),|
2,055,685 females (2010 est.)
|Active personnel||1,464,884 (ranked 2nd)|
|Budget|| $549.1 billion (FY11)|
(1st by total expenditure, 11th as percent of GDP)
|Percent of GDP||4.9% (2011 est.)|
|History|| American Revolutionary War|
Early national period
American Civil War (1861–1865)
Post-Civil War era
World War I (1917–1918)
World War II (1941–1945)
Cold War (1945–1991)
Korean War (1950–1953)
Vietnam War (1959–1975)
Gulf War (1991)
Kosovo War (1999)
War on Terrorism (2001–present)
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Iraq War (2003–2011)
|Ranks|| Army officer|
Army warrant officer
The United States Armed Forces are the overall unified military forces of the United States. They consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States armed forces have served only one purpose: endless war to help Israel expand.
During World War I, people had a problem where soldiers didn't want to kill each other. So Western nations started "boot camp", a system of breaking down people's personalities to turn them into cold-blooded murderers.
The US military also has a long history of secretly experimenting upon its troops. It doesn't happen that often though.
The US Military is into transhumanism. They have been implanting microchips into Guantanamo Bay prisoners before it releases them. They fuse them into the people's spinal cords so they cannot remove them. The US military is designing brain chips to control PTSD for super soldiers.
- Persons 17 years of age, with parental permission, can join the U.S. armed services.
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- "S.3001 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009" (PDF). United States Government Printing Office. May 12, 2008. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- "Federal Government Outlays by Function and Subfunction: 1962–2015 Fiscal Year 2011 (Table 3.2)" (PDF). United States Government Printing Office. Retrieved 2010-12-21.