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    Warrior Poetry: Taking Back What’s Mine

      By Stephen Parks All of the horror Burned into the backs of my eyelids Reluctantly closing my eyes I hear the cries I see the loss of lives and… Every...

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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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    Boo Hoo! You’re Getting Pink Slips

      By Kerry Patton With reduction in force taking place, many service members are being told they will not be authorized to re-enlist. Some media outlets title this as “Military Getting...

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    Circle of Shattered Hope

      By Left of the Boom Once again things are spiraling out of control in Gaza as Hamas resorts to terror attacks and rockets to address a criminal act that was...

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    Douche of the Week: Rolling Stone (Yes, Again)

      By Doc Bailey Have you ever read an article and choked on whatever you were drinking, or in my case spit your drink all over your computer?  Have you ever...

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    No Safe Haven

      By J.E. McCollough If the US had known with certainty Al Qaeda was plotting the September 11th attacks a year before they happened, would we have attacked them in Afghanistan...

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    Rooting For Evil

      By Kelly Crigger “I can’t watch this anymore,” I say to my wife. “Why?” “These are bad dudes. They rape, kill, and foment biker stereotypes. Why should I want them...

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    In the Real World, Violence is Golden

      By Havoc 13 “Order demands violence.”  It’s a fundamental truth of human society that is as conspicuous as it is controversial. The controversy comes because people aspire to and yearn...

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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...

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    The Complete Non-Issue of Indian Tribes and the US Military’s Naming Conventions

      By Havoc13 I read something really interesting a couple of days ago, it was titled “The U.S. Military’s Ongoing Slur of Native Americans,” and it went a little something like...

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    Veterans: What We Are All Owed on the 4th of July

      By Havoc13 I get it, you’re a veteran. You’re proud of that, and you want everyone around you to know it. You have the t-shirts, the hats, and the bumper...

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    We’re The Same People

    By Jack Mandaville Only a real asshole would claim to speak for 315 million people. Only a real asshole would claim to be an expert on the American experience, especially considering...

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    Welcome to “Generica”

      By Kelly Crigger The Redskin is not dead, but the US Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to revoke it’s copyright is like the colonists getting off the boat and meeting...

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    Put Me Back In, Coach – The Reasons I Would Go Back To Iraq

      By Havoc13 Like many members of the US military, I served in Iraq multiple times.  I was there in 2004 during the heady days of post-invasion euphoria, when optimism was...

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    PTSD: “Drama” is not “Trauma”

      By Havoc13 It seems there are a lot of people out there these days who don’t quite understand PTSD. I specifically include myself among them; PTSD is a complicated subject,...

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    #nomadicveterans: Men on a Mission

      By Havoc13 Former Army Rangers Marty Skovlund and Leonidas Jenkins are veterans on a mission. The two longtime friends, who between them have 9 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan—and...

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