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    Violence of Action

      By RU Twisted I think everyone who has worn a tan beret for the US Army has, while perusing books on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble (I think people...

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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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    Hero Without a Gun

      By Left of the Boom Hero without a Gun I read about a man who went to war without a gun and I was puzzled because not only was he...

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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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    Ranger Up Is Hiring: Graphic Designer

    Job Function: Ranger Up Creative Team-Graphic Artist Status: Full-time, Exempt Department: Creative Location: Durham, NC   Primary Job Purpose/Summary: Your primary role will be working with the design team producing creative...

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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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    From Amateur to Aficionado – The Basics of Cigars

    By Anthony Welsch There’s nothing quite like a cigar to unwind after a long day or make the most of your leisure time. Humans have been puffing on tobacco for centuries...

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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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