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  • You’re a Bad Person

      By Jack Mandaville You are a hypocrite. That means you’re a poser, have little to zero integrity, and cannot be trusted. You’re an uncleanable stain on the advancement of the...

  • The Best Advice I Ever Received

      By RU Rob It is election campaign season and unfortunately the non-stop commercials, media distraction, blah blah blah is coming. I really do hate the election cycle but learned something years...

  • Training, Hazing or Abusing?

      By RU Rob Hazing has been a rite of passage in the military from its inception. Earning the right to wear a badge, or become a member of an elite...

  • Top 3 Ways to Use Your Military Leadership Experience in the Civilian World

      By RU Twisted A military-to-civilian transition is difficult for many. Translating the skills you acquired in places like Iraq and Afghanistan to working for Initech can be nearly impossible. So...

  • The Best Welcome Home…EVER!

      By Jack Mandaville The guys I served in the Marine Corps with—like so many who have served this past decade—spent the majority of their enlistments at war, training themselves for...

  • Warfighters Seeking Purpose

      By Kerry Patton For over a year, I passively removed myself from the veteran community. I became engrossed with my new life after a long transition from years of wearing...

  • 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...

  • America’s Next War: Is it Ready?

      By Rhino Den Ruffians An often-made joke that isn’t actually funny is that America is really good at fighting its last war when it should be fighting the one it’s...

  • US, Syria, and Russia: What do we know?

      By RU Twisted Events are unfolding quickly, as these things usually do. So this is going to be quick and dirty about what we know–and, just as importantly, what we don’t...

  • The Multiple Cradle Launcher is Stupid

      By Kevin Wilson One of the many upsides to the community of writers that produces content for The Rhino Den and Unapologetically American is that we have a diverse array...

  • Did Trump Blame the Military for the Loss of a Navy SEAL?

      By RU Twisted The headline by The Huffington Post would have you believe that the answer to the question posed in the title is an absolute yes. But I don’t think...

  • Russian Military vs American Military: a Quick Look at Military Capability

      By RU Twisted The Russians are Coming! Maybe… With our apparently reignited Cold War, it’s time to give a shotgun blast-style overview of how America’s military stacks up against those...

  • Army XM17 Modular Handgun System – Worth the Wait?

      By LTC Craig Grosenheider (USA, Retired) After years of delay in developing a strategy to field a new sidearm, the Army Acquisition Executive and the Project Manager – Soldier Weapons...

  • Top Three Ways Mattis Will Make the Military Great Again

    By Paul J. O’Leary Donald Trump has been our president (yeah, sorry, even those of us who don’t like him don’t get to opt out) for almost a week and the...

  • Veterans and the Dakota Access Pipeline

    By Smedley Doss with RU Twisted In case you haven’t heard, two guys named Wesley Clark Jr and Michael Wood Jr are organizing a massive group of veterans to rally at Standing...

  • The Dumbass Chronicles: The Wild Boar

    By RU Rob Spend any time in Europe and you will know that there is a shit-ton of wild pigs in the forests.  As detailed in an earlier post: “Helfen Sie...

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