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The header photo shows a battalion commander briefing paratroopers on a mission prior to a joint forcible entry assault in northern Italy in Rock Drop, a multi-national training exercise that validates the entire 2-503rd PIR. Photo: U.S. Army by Lt. Col. John Hall

The Editors.


Boko Haram claims to have shot down a missing Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet.

Green Beret Andy Lang once smuggled his own still into Afghanistan. After his 25 year career, he’s now making Whisky in Tennessee.

An estate in Scotland, which was the birthplace of the British Army’s Special Operations Executive in 1941, is up for sale for a cool $3,111,727 price tag.

Toxic levels of lead in the blood of Army Special Operations soldiers prompt changes at shooting ranges.