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    Why I won’t be Voting for Trump

      By Lana Duffy There are a lot of people out there who are pro-candidate and therefore anti-other candidate. That is not me. I’m not pro-anyone this election – more like...

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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...

  • Daniel "Doc" Jacobs practices for a softball tournament at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Friday, April 12, 2013. Jacobs, an Iraq war veteran who lost part of his left leg in an explosion, tried out for the Los Angeles Dodgers recently and has said he wants to show the public that injured veterans are capable of many things and are not just statistics. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen)

    Wounded Warrior Project and the Local Discussion No One is Having

      By Lana Duffy Some were shocked by the recent articles on the spending and culture at Wounded Warrior Project. CBS, The New York Times, and several others released investigative pieces...

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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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    Mentors and the Broken Veteran Conundrum

      By Lana Duffy Come on, people. I just kvetched about this. Can we please, for a minute, examine that not all veterans are angry, and not all veteran suicides are...

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    Have You Been Vetted?

      By Lana Duffy There’s a new show trying to break out these days, and it’s called Vetted. On the heels of the short run of Enlisted, which we in the...

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    The Fine Line Between Hard and Stupid

      By Lana Duffy Contrary to most Manhattan-dwellers, I have a small section of coveted, private outdoor space. So naturally I put in a small fire pit after my super told...

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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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    ISIS Beheadings – What We Can Do

      By Lana Duffy It started with Daniel Pearl. On 21 February 2002, the video was released of Pearl’s beheading in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. None other than...

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    Women Get Blown Up, Too

      By Lana Duffy This one is sort of for the ladies. We need to have a chat, especially with the hoopla around women in combat roles and such and the...

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    On Getting Help

      By Lana Duffy Last night I sat having a beer or two with some good friends who happen to be fellow veterans. As it sometimes does, the conversation turned to...