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    Stay Under the Bar

      By Nick Barringer A mixture of blood and sweat dripped from my soft callus free hands onto the hot gym floor. The aggressive knurling of the bar had torn my...

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    What the French Train Attack Doesn’t Prove

      By Chris Hernandez First: bravo to the three Americans who took down an armed terrorist on a French train. Those men are true heroes, and as a National Guard soldier...

  • A picture taken on June 13, 2003 shows children fighters from the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC) sitting their guns in Bunia, the bloodstained eastern corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, convicted of using child soldiers in his rebel army, should be sentenced to 30 years in jail, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on June 13, 2012.  "The prosecution requests the chamber to impose a sentence of 30 years in prison," Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges before the court in The Hague. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERGERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/GettyImages

    The Happiest Veteran

      By Jack Mandaville   I had a lot to drink the other night. I wasn’t puking-all-over-the-place-and-can’t-stand-up-on-my-own-will blasted, but I had enough that I knew I wasn’t good to drive. “Uber…come...

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    The Problem with Every Dumb Ranger School Conspiracy Theory: Peer Reviews

      By Tommy Batboy Since the news was released that two women had graduated Ranger School and would be awarded their Ranger Tabs, the military community has broken the internet. A...

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    Readily Will I Display

      By Left of the Boom History abounds with examples of perseverance in the face of adversity. It is one of the core values in the Army and encompasses will, dedication,...

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    ¡Libertad! – Eight Ways U.S.-Cuba Relations Benefit the Military

      By Pablo James This past Friday, the flag of the United States rose over the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba for the first time since that embassy closed in January...

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    Douche of the Week: Not a Chance You Will Be Named for Publicity

      By Noam DeGuerre Don’t let the title fool you, I am naming our newest Douche of the Week, but I’m only doing it once for the entirety of this article....

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    Tribal Relations, ISIS, and your BS Militia

      By Lana Duffy The lyricist Jimmy Kennedy once said, “Istanbul was Constantinople. Now it’s Istanbul not Constantinople. Been a long time gone, Constantinople… Why did Constantinople get the works? That’s...

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    The Rhino Den’s Guide to becoming an Internet Conspiracy Theorist

      By Pablo James We’ve all seen them. Some of us even have friends who believe them. Some of US believe them. Techno-Global Conspiracy Theories. You know the ones I’m talking...

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    Douche of the Week: Bandwagon Bullies

      By Toby Nunn It never ceases to amaze me the self-righteous attacks that blindly follow a social media post about a so-called egregious injustice. Some grammatically incorrect hash-tag that as...

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    Vigilance in a Time of Uncertainty

      By Mad Medic I wish we didn’t have to talk about this. I wish it hadn’t come to this, but the reality is the world we live in, the front...

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    The Chattanooga Shooting and the Anti-Gun Nuts

    By Kevin Wilson Ordinarily, this is the point where I’d make mention of being intoxicated. That’s usually my way of tacitly apologizing for the bile and filth that I just spewed...

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    Douche of the Week: Donald Trump

    By Noam DeGuerre So this past weekend Donald “The Donald” Trump said something incendiary that has shocked the American people, or at least some of them, and has taken the media...

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    What is Success?

      By Kerry Patton “Surround yourself with winners or people working desperately hard to win. And when I say, ‘win,’ it’s not about being loaded or famous or anything that most...

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    Celebratory Fire

      By J.E. McCollough After Baghdad fell and the main fighting was over in 2003, my Marine Corps counterintelligence team was moved to Al Kut in southern Iraq. For the majority...

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    5 Reasons Why ISIS Isn’t The “JV” Team . . .We Are

      By Havoc13 Back in early 20014, President Obama famously dismissed the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS, which is effectively Al Qaeda 2.0) as a “JV team.” This happened...

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