This section lists established sources of military reference information and materials on the Internet. Since the Internet is constantly growing and changing, you should use Google or other search engines to expand your sources. In particular, use this link to Yahoo to discover many more military sites within the US Government and other countries. Or use the Google US Government Search or other search engine to explore the hundreds of sites coming on the web in constantly increasing numbers. The U.S. Government website called FirstGov can link you to every department and agency of the U.S. Federal government that relate to the military or veterans.
ArmsControlWonk.com was created by Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, Director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative at the New America Foundation. With a focus on arms control and other cooperative security strategies, Dr. Lewis, and others he has invited to participate, blog on current strategic issues of the U.S. military organizations and intelligence community.
The Army Recognition site offers information , descriptions, identification and many pictures
about military equipment from all countries of the world.
The Army Study Guide will help you prepare for Army Soldier and NCO Boards and SGT / SSG Promotion Boards, as well as much more information and career assistance.
Robert L. Bolin of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has prepared this Army technical intelligence chronology, a list of official documents from the 1930s to the 1990s in many subject areas of interest to the Army.
Aspals Legal Pages includes links
for military/international lawyers who are searching for research pointers,
or who are briefed to appear before a British court-martial.
The Defense Daily Network
has this web site and a free weekly e-letter containing defense news,
industry reports, and conference coverage.
DefenseData.com is a National Stock Number resource, a subscription based on-line service providing
users with the ability to search U.S. Department of Defense databases
for reference information about millions of NSNs. See this Olive-Drab.com page for more information about NSNs.
DoD Web Sites is DefenseLINK's portal to the Department of Defense on the Internet.
Defense Update has news
of the international defense community, on the website and via an e-mail
newsletter. Published in Israel, it has additional depth regarding
the IDF and Israeli defense industry developments.
The Federation of American Scientists
is engaged in analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public
policy for global security. Their site includes analysis and facts about
the arms sales, biological warfare, US Department of Defense, weapons
systems, and policy along with much other information which bears on national
security. One of the most complete web sources for details on US weapons
and equipment for land, sea, and air warfare.
Jane's Information Group Ltd. is
the prime resource for organized research studies about the world's military
forces. In a series of books, reports, intelligence briefings, and other
methods, Jane's is the most authoritative source.
The Military Education Research
Library Network (MERLN) is the web presence of the military education
libraries in the United States and Europe. MERLN offers the combined resources
of the largest and most comprehensive collections of military information
resources in the world by providing access to the library holdings and
electronic information resources of the member libraries. Thanks to Steven Rothman for this suggestion.
a wide ranging resource in several languages on the military hardware,
history, and events of many countries.
Military Periscope is a one-stop shop for open-source defense and military information. Periscope databases include usni military database, pentagon blue tops, daily defense news
capsules and special reports.
The National Security Archive is a very useful information resource for U.S. defense and security matters. They use the FOIA and other open government tools to probe the secrets of the most secret agencies.
NavWeaps covers naval weapons, naval technology and naval reunions.
Small Wars Journal (formerly The Urban Operations Journal) has an on-line edition and Blog dedicated to operations undertaken under executive authority, combining military force with other means to influence outcomes.
This link takes you to DOD publication MIL-STD-40051A which describes
in exhaustive detail the standards for Technical
Manual preparation. Requires free Acrobat reader.
There are many fine websites that have additional information on this
topic, too many to list here and too many to keep up with as they come and go.
Use this Google web search form to get an up to date report of what's out there.
For good results, try entering this: military reference materials. Then click the Search button.