James Erwin, an encyclopedia writer and two-time Jeopardy Champ from Des Moines, Iowa, was browsing Reddit on his lunch break one day when he spotted a thread that peaked his interest: "Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?" Erwin, who had just finished reading The … [Read more...] about Reddit post about Marines traveling back in time to fight Romans set to become a movie
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Winston Churchill, an officer in the British Army, Nobel laureate, and two-time UK Prime Minister solidified his place in history as the leader of the British people throughout the majority of World War II. His unrelenting refusal to give in to the enemy and storied wit (accompanied with occasional drunken antics) have long been the talk of historians and defensive alcoholics … [Read more...] about Recently unearthed WWII essay by Winston Churchill posits that alien life exists
A story released on Friday by the Associated Press accused the Trump administration of considering a proposal to mobilize one hundred thousand National Guardsmen to aid in immigration enforcement by rounding up “unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border.” The AP cites a draft memo they received from sources within the White House, and … [Read more...] about No, President Trump is not mobilizing the National Guard to round up immigrants
David Steven Askin, who went by Steve among friends, died in helicopter crash near the Sugarloaf car park in the Port Hills of New Zealand on Tuesday. The former special forces soldier was piloting a Squirrel chopper tasked with pouring water on a wild-fire that had engulfed nearly 1500 acres of land, when his helicopter went down. Askin died on the scene and local … [Read more...] about New Zealand Special Forces soldier killed in firefighting helicopter crash
On June 23rd, 1985, a Boeing 747 took off from the Montréal-Mirabel International Airport in Quebec, Canada en route to New Delhi, India by way of London. It reached Irish airspace before a bomb that had been snuck onto the plane detonated, ripping the commercial airliner from the sky and claiming the lives of 329 people. It remains the largest mass murder Canada has ever … [Read more...] about Canadian parole board frees man convicted of airplane bombing that claimed 329 lives
When John Wick came out back in 2014, I was pretty uninterested. Keanu Reeves had starred in some great movies over the years, but he hadn't done anything that would warrant my attention in some time, and the dark tones and action sequences I saw in the trailer felt like just another disposable action movie we'd all forget about until it showed up on Netflix a few months … [Read more...] about John Wick 2’s brutal action goes international, and finally gives America its own Bond
Spy satellites have become an integral part of the American defense infrastructure. While we still rely on spy planes, having downward facing observatories in orbit grants us the continued ability to keep tabs on international opponents, see troop and equipment movements, and gather intelligence that can supplement information gained through other sources. Having an eye in … [Read more...] about Could the Air Force’s secretive space plane be America’s best spy satellite?
While meeting with NATO leaders in Brussels, American Secretary of Defense James Mattis once again called on member nations to fulfill their financial obligations to the alliance, warning that a failure to do so could result in America shifting its level of commitment to the organization. “I owe it to you all to give you clarity on the political reality in the United States, … [Read more...] about Mattis gives NATO an ultimatum: Pay your dues or America will ‘moderate its commitment’
I’ve always loved the 1911. The classic style, combined with its solid metal frame and hefty .45 caliber rounds made it the gun I aspired to own as a young Marine carrying a Beretta M9 as my sidearm. Then, while visiting my brother in Georgia, I got the chance to fire a 1911 and found the gun to be a perfect match for my shooting style, as I was able to manage a fairly small … [Read more...] about $500 challenge: Which is a better real-life carry piece for those on a budget, Glock or 1911?
While the White House is dealing with the media aftermath of President Trump’s National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, being forced to step down amid allegations of inappropriate contact with Russian officials, James Mattis is heading to Brussels to meet with NATO leaders and reassure them of the United States’ commitment to the organization, and to checking Russian … [Read more...] about SECDEF Mattis heads to Brussels to meet with NATO leaders, dismisses concerns about Flynn
Microsoft President Brad Smith gave a speech on Tuesday, in which he called on world leaders to form an international body that can establish the rules of digital warfare, akin to the rules put in place on traditional warfare by the Geneva Convention. In the speech, Smith said that recent hacking of elections in nation-states around the globe such as occurred in the 2016 … [Read more...] about Microsoft President called for a digital ‘Geneva Convention’ for cyber warfare
Last year, the American Southwest was amid a drought so severe, it left some questioning the logistics behind maintaining such sprawling cities in such an arid region. Residents of California and surrounding states looked to the skies in shared hope; without a significant increase in rainfall, their homes and ways of life would face dramatic changes. Then, as though the … [Read more...] about The DoD is prepared to assist as hundreds of thousands of Californians evacuate the region surrounding a failing dam