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    Gulf War: The Air Campaign

      By Mad Medic On the 17th of January 1991, America saw something on CNN that still induces freedom-chubbies to this day.  Through grainy night vision videos we saw Iraqi air...

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    The Tape Test: It is more sensible than you think!

      By Nick Barringer, PhD.  When it comes to debated military assessments, there may be none that cause more fervent discourse than the dreaded “tape test”.  The methods used in the...

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    2nd Amendment: Poorly Worded, Still Awesome

    By Kevin Wilson Alright, so when I opened up the bottle of Wild Turkey this evening, I was fully expecting to write a funny yet pointed prediction of the way things...

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    Top 6 Weapons We Should Be Using — But Aren’t

      By: Noam DeGuerre I just sat down and re-watched The Pentagon Wars. If you haven’t seen it and need a reminder about how we get some of the absolutely fuck...

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    I Lost A Hero — Justin Fitch

      By Pablo James “The basic building block of selfless service is the commitment of each team member to go a little further, endure a little longer, and look a little...

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    The Standard

      By Luis Rosa So, I feel like I should explain something. I really don’t feel like I can call myself a Ranger. Bear with me now, it can get complicated....

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    Ranger Up Talks Suicide: We Ramble On

      By RU Guest Contributor Mark Endy Sometimes I don’t even know where to begin—where to pick up, or where to end. You start to feel that rush—the adrenaline is pumping...

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    Ranger Up Talks Suicide: Animal Suicide

      By J.E. McCollough Did you know animals sometimes commit suicide? Look it up. Google it. Cats can become so depressed they refuse to eat until they starve. Dogs can do...

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    Ranger Up Talks Suicide: Why?

      By Special RU Contributor SFC (R) Michael Schlitz My name is SFC (Retired) Michael Schlitz and I am a 14-year US Army Veteran who medically retired after a severe injury...

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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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