All over the planet, millions of men and women serve in their respective militaries. They fly aircrafts, sail ships and drive around all sorts of vehicles. Of course, with so many people working in such high stress environments there’s bound to be some sensitive images that get captured by a camera or two. While the government and military leaders would love to have all embarrassing and sensitive images erased, occasionally one of these leaks out into the “real” world.
Ahead we’ll start you off with some pictures snapped from a US nuclear submarine which appear to show a UFO hovering over the ocean in 1971. While we’d like to think that all military equipment works properly, leaked pictures and video from Russia show that this isn’t the case when a high-end missile system malfunctions dramatically. Every military puts their young recruits through some tough training. Then there’s Belarus where leaked images show soldiers living in quarters with no warm water and no showers. Heading on over to North Korea we see some evidence of the Gulag system that Kim Jong-Un would prefer you didn’t know about. For a few years now, separatists and Ukrainian forces have been fighting in eastern Ukraine. Russia has constantly denied any formal involvement, although personal photos taken by Russian soldiers clearly show the truth. Back in North Korea, the government loves to portray its army as strong and unified. Leaked images showing troops scavenging wood and laboring in fields suggests otherwise. Even the US military fears leaked images. The classic example has to do with images of US soldiers abusing prisoners and detainees in prisons all over Iraq and Afghanistan. Back in Russia, we’re not so sure Vladimir Putin would want the world to see some of the military photos that have come out involving very young boys training as soldiers. Speaking of training, being the most powerful military in the world means your troops must train a lot. But accidents do happen as one photo from a tank ground proved in somewhat comical fashion. Finally, we’ll top it all off with the inevitable case of leaked images involving men and women in various states of undress. While this is a huge issue in the US right now, it turns out the Israelis have been at it for a while.