Topic: Military

Sarcastic Amazon Reviews Take a Darker Turn on Toy Drone's Product Page Flood of anti-U.S. comments

Critics of the U.S.'s use of unmanned missile-firing robot aircraft overseas have found a novel forum for airing their grievances: the product page for a toy version of the…

January 28, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

Paula Broadwell Stars in This Infomercial for a Crazy Futuristic Weapon A military expert for Kriss Arms

You can add another title to the growing list of Paula Broadwell's roles—that of infomercial star. The biographer and alleged mistress of David Petraeus endorses a futuristic weapon called the…

November 16, 2012, 9:25 AM EST

John Cleese Orders Strike on Iran in Israeli Ad for Chocolate Spread Um, what?

We've already established that John Cleese will do anything for money when it comes to shooting ads. (Faulty showers, anyone?) He seemed to redeem himself just a little bit recently…

August 23, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

U.S. Army Unveils Branded Peripherals for Video Games Line between real and fake combat blurs further

Opening a new front in the battle for recruits and the war of public opinion, the U.S. Army has entered the gaming peripherals business. The Army is supporting popular Call…

January 12, 2012, 8:25 AM EST

Ex-U.S. Paratrooper Rips 'Hideous' Ad for 'Modern Warfare 3' D.B. Grady says celebrated spot 'trivializes combat and sanitizes war'

Author and former U.S. Army paratrooper D.B. Grady lays down some heavy fire in The Atlantic, blasting 72andSunny's hugely popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ad with Sam Worthington…

January 4, 2012, 10:17 AM EST

Missile Marketing: A Collection of Cold War Rocket Ads Flying death machines were all the rage

U.S. military rockets aren't really the kind of thing you'd expect to be sold through advertising. (I mean, don't they really only have one buyer?) So it's worth taking a…

November 2, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

Air Force Ad Stretches the Definition of 'Not Science Fiction'

The U.S. Air Force continues the "It's Not Science Fiction" campaign with a new post-apocalyptic epic highlighting the service's medical rescue missions. Created by GSD&M and directed by Phil Joanou,…

July 5, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT

Classic Navy SEALs Recruitment Ad Sneaks Up on You

Sunday's daring raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan was a great advertisement for the U.S. Navy SEALs. But the SEALs recruitment commercial below is one of the great…

May 4, 2011, 7:08 AM EDT

Action-starved? Don't join Swedish marines

If you're Swedish and looking for a white-knuckled thrill ride to the bleeding edge of advanced combat, then you'll probably want to look somewhere other than the marines. In two…

March 16, 2011, 8:15 AM EDT

American Airlines ad quietly salutes military

There's some pretty superb and subtle acting going on in this American Airlines spot, "Putting Them First," which highlights the carrier's pre-boarding for active military personnel. The ad, by…

June 3, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT