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History can be an amazing teacher if you pay attention. The Spanish flu killed over half a million Americans in 1918, Polio killed thousands, Asian flu killed over fifty thousand, View More ›
One fall morning, I skipped up the steps and down the gilded halls of academia to my first class of the day for the semester. As I rounded my way View More ›
Over the past few months, there have been commentaries and talking heads screaming for ISIS blood. I keep hearing the term “total war” being bandied about, and the blogosphere is View More ›
The goal of pretty much every violent Islamist group has been the establishment of an Islamic State. This was a stated goal of AQI before it became ISIS, and before it declared itself actually to have achieved the goal of creating such a state in 2014.
In an October 15, 2014 article by Greg Zoroya featured in USA Today, which cites an NPR story from the same day, the author points out that a small number of View More ›
Since the very beginning of the war against international terrorist elements in Afghanistan in the fall of 2001, a confluence of Haqqani Network, Al Qaeda, localized insurgency elements, and Afghan View More ›
I have been through a lot of training over the years. After a few beers, people sometimes ask about the toughest training I have ever seen. After you read this View More ›
Marty Skovlund, author of Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment, joins us on Episode 116, which is hosted by Special Forces vet and SOFREP writer View More ›
Since they first caught the attention of the world in late 2013, ISIS (or ISIL) seems to have taken over as the ones to hate in the world of terrorist View More ›
The words “quiet professionals” have been used to describe the men of Air Force Special Operations Command since their inception. AFSOC has bred some of the most effective combat assets View More ›
Part I: Sawanobori, or, basically, river climbing, is a very old Japanese pastime. It involves following a river or stream, up a mountain, to its source. The climber ascends a tributary of View More ›
Nuclear power facilities are designed to withstand any number of “incidents,” to include natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Defense is arrayed in-depth, in layers.
This year we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the largest airborne operation conducted during World War II. “Market-Garden” was the name of the operation that took place between the 17th and 26th View More ›