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    The Coming Apocalypse: Bullets, Beans, and Ebola

      By Ross Elder My ever creative friends delight in posting internet conspiracy theories to my facebook timeline in sort of a sick and twisted challenge game. The idea is to...

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    A Military and Hollywood Urban Legend Debunked

      By Kelly Crigger Urban legends have staying power no matter how ridiculous they are (how many of you have eaten Pop Rocks with Coke to see if you would explode?),...

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    Curmudgeonism: A Review

    By RU Twisted Here’s the thing: anyone who has read Kelly Crigger’s previous books or his numerous entries at The Rhino Den and Unapologetically American knows he is a talented writer....

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    Steven Pressfield’s The Lion’s Gate: On the Frontlines of the Six Day War

      By Greg “RU Twisted” Drobny Steven Pressfield is no stranger to most members of the US Military, especially in the combat arms. I saw so many copies of Gates of...

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    9 Really Bad Military Stock Photos

      By RU Rob Over the last couple of years, finding photos for our stories has become increasingly hard.  We started using an image service to provide us with all of...

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    Are you Strong Enough? An interview with Mark Rippetoe

      By Nick Barringer Mark Rippetoe is highly sought after strength coach and author. His books Starting Strength, Strong Enough?, and Practical Programming are great resources for anyone looking to become...

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    Mogadishu

      By Nick Palmisciano I was 16 years old and had just been accepted to West Point when I saw the bodies of Americans being dragged through the streets of Somalia. ...

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    Herding Cats: Why Loyalty Counts

      By Lana Duffy This article is about cats. Don’t worry, I’ll get to the relevant bits in due time. I have two cats in my NYC apartment. Go ahead and...

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    SaluteGate: Not Our Biggest Issue

      By SGT Awesome Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. If you’re a member of the military it is highly likely that you recently saw a picture or video...

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    Fellow Veterans, Stop Letting ISIS Win

      By Havoc13 I’ve been getting pinged right and left the last couple of days by well-meaning people who are apparently deeply concerned for my safety. It seems that ISIS, the...

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    Choke-Out Cheating

      By Nick Barringer A few weeks ago recently retired MMA fighter Mark Bocek stated that he thinks 90% of MMA fighters use Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). RU’s very own Tim...

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    Invest Now! Three Technologies that We Think Are the Future

      By Kelly Crigger Microdrones are everywhere and it’s only a matter of time before drones become like smart phones. Everyone will have one because the need to know what’s going...

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    Fear the Caliphate

      By Left Of the Boom In the last few hundred years there has not been an official caliphate in the Muslim world. There have been many pretenders to the throne...

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    15 Things Hollywood Will Get Wrong About Iraq and Afghanistan

      By Kelly Crigger Someday Hollywood will start churning out movies about Iraq and Afghanistan like they did about Vietnam. If Vietnam is a model then it will probably be 10...

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    5 Leadership Tips From A Man With A Beard

    Cover Photo by Joseph D.R. OLeary and his series entitled “Of Beards and Men.” By Marty Skovlund, Jr. Due to the comments on the American (lack of) strategy for dealing with...

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    Media Coverage of the “Militarization of the American Police”

      By RU Pablo The events in Ferguson, Missouri have captured the attention of the American public in recent weeks. One of the many topics in the public forum has been...

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