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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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    Superstition Road

      By Left of the Boom Nearly every Soldier I have met has a quirk, a habit, a fear, a superstition that they must obey with nearly religious imperative. If you...

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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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    Happy Birthday to Hercules – 60 Years of Flying

      By RU Pablo “C-130 rolling down the strip, 64 Rangers on a one-way trip…” Regardless of your MOS or if you joined the Army in 1974 or 2014, you have...

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    Light on the Right: Ditch Deployment Dodgers

      By Havoc13 “Bro, is that an O6… with no combat patch???” The question, asked by a good friend of mine who happens to be a former Ranger NCO, was whispered...

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    Leadership Lessons: Hands Off Doesn’t Work With Joe

      By Havok 13 If you’re in the Army, you’ve probably already heard all about Joe. “Joe” is a term of endearment used to describe Army personnel of all ranks, but...

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    Courage to Remember

      By Anonymous I know the war affected me. I had my issues with it for a while but I have managed to climb out of the abyss of grief. While...

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    22 Veterans and 1 Robin Williams

      By Kerry Patton The moment news broke about the passing of Robin Williams, my heart dropped. The guy was a legend in the entertainment industry and a die-hard fan of...

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    Music Is My Memory

      By J.E. McCollough “Thunderstruck” makes me remember the attack on Tikrit in 2003. “Here Without You” makes me think of Ramadi, in 2004. “Rolling in the Deep” makes me relive...

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    A Pox on You – The CDC’s Worst Nightmare

      By Left of the Boom In the movie Resident Evil, Umbrella Corp destroyed the world because they made a bio-weapon and someone tried to steal it and it got out....

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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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