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    Five Successful Marine Corps Veterans You Haven’t Heard About

    By J.E. McCollough Entering the private sector after military service is rarely a simple transition. Life throws all kinds of complications at the veteran from the simple to severe. The loss...

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    FBI Director James Comey Pulled a Serious Judo Move on Hillary Clinton

      By Kelly Crigger Hillary Clinton probably realizes by now that FBI Director James Comey pulled a fast one on her. His decision not to indict Clinton for a long list...

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    We Don’t Have A Clue

      By Kevin Wilson The recent string of attacks in Europe has proved once and for all that we, and by we I mean western society, have no fucking clue how...

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    Working in the Unknown

      By RU Rob Imagine if you will, being deployed to Afghanistan. You are there for one purpose, to fight and win. Every day you know that when you leave the...

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    Iron Sharpens Iron

      By RU Rob For any military officer, staff work sucks. They like to lead, not get stuck behind a desk on a thankless Battalion, Brigade, Division, or Joint staff. But...

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    First Drone Strike on U.S. Soil

    By J. E. McCollough The battalion commander I fought under during the invasion of Iraq had a saying, “Never send a Marine where you can send artillery, and why send artillery...

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    Comparing Clinton – Email, OPSEC, and Intent

      By Lana Duffy On 5 July, the FBI declared they would not pursue federal charges against Former Defense Secretary and current presumptive Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton. Despite saying she acted...

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    An Open Letter to the Army Chief of Staff

    By SGT Awesome An Open Letter To Army Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, Hi Mark, it’s me, Awesome. I see you’ve decided to let a few people roll up their...

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    Range 15: A Review

      By Kevin Wilson Full Disclosure: Both Unapologetically American and The Rhino Den are owned by Ranger Up, and while I don’t have anything to do with Article 15, I would...

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    An Open Letter to Nick Palmisciano

      Before you read the meat of this letter, I’d like to preface it with the fact that I have worked for Nick Palmisciano for four years now. Before that I...

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    Victim or Victor

      By Josh Gagnier We are not special and we are not owed anything. You are the only one responsible for your situation. “I don’t want to be a product of...

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    Single Ply Ain’t Fly

      By Kevin Wilson Readiness is one of those military buzzwords that everyone with foliage, wildlife or bits of astronomy on their collar likes to throw around as the impetus behind...

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    Why You Should Shut Up About the Two Girls Who Enlisted Infantry

      By Paul J. O’Leary The online veteran community has discovered something new to get its collective panties in a bunch about. It seems two 17-year-old young ladies from Texas have...

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    From MRAPs to Minivans: An Infantryman’s Guide to Family Road Trips

      By Paul J. O’Leary If you’ve been in the military anytime during the Global War on Terror, then you’ve experienced the magic that is convoy operations. Long hours on hot,...

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    Standing Before the Legend: A Tribute to Duane “Dewey” Clarridge

      By Kerry Patton To write words about a man who some like myself have idolized has become a nearly impossible task knowing he is still alive today yet tomorrow, he...

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    The New York Times and Interrogation: a Response From a Veteran

      By J. E. McCollough  On March 19 the New York Times ran an op-ed, Owning Up to Torture, by a former contract interrogator who had worked in Iraq in 2004. This...

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