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    Trust Me, You Don’t Know Hate

      By Mad Medic So let’s talk about hate. I’m not talking about what you think your political opponents feel towards the group that you think is special this election cycle...

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    I’m A Damn Moron: The Freon Incident

      By Jack Mandaville “I actually felt more comfortable when you and your brother were in Iraq, because at least I knew you two were being professional.” –Ski’s mother during a...

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    The New York Times and Interrogation: a Response From a Veteran

      By J. E. McCollough  On March 19 the New York Times ran an op-ed, Owning Up to Torture, by a former contract interrogator who had worked in Iraq in 2004. This...

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    Celebratory Fire

      By J.E. McCollough After Baghdad fell and the main fighting was over in 2003, my Marine Corps counterintelligence team was moved to Al Kut in southern Iraq. For the majority...

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    5 Reasons Why ISIS Isn’t The “JV” Team . . .We Are

      By Havoc13 Back in early 20014, President Obama famously dismissed the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS, which is effectively Al Qaeda 2.0) as a “JV team.” This happened...

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    Douche of the Week: Brian Williams

      By Jack Mandaville Do you know what The Rhino Den has been in desperate need of lately? A good douching. No, not the feminine kind that gives you the fresh...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Fall of Tikrit, Mosul, and Some Thoughts on What it Means.

      By RU Twisted I spent most of 2009 in the Tikrit AO. What I saw then and how it applies to the recent news that Tikrit fell to al Qaeda...

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    Seven Nightingales

      By J.E. McCollough Sometimes the truth is intentionally covered up. Sometimes, though, the truth just slips through the cracks, obscured by the fog of war and then overtaken by surrounding...

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    Eleven Years And We Still Haven’t Learned From Our Mistakes

      By J.E. McCollough We’d all like to forget our mistakes. Even the ones we learn from usually involve events we’d prefer not to think about or be reminded of on...

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    Sometimes It’s Better To Let It Go…

      By RU Fan – James On July 2, 1976 the Country of Vietnam was unified under the flag of Communism after the United States cut off all military aid to...

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    No Quarter

      By Anonymous RU Fan I was in a transportation company in Iraq (‘08-’09) tasked with transporting M1As, Bradleys, MRAPs, etc, and drove an HET (Heavy Equipment Transport)—look that bad boy...

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    ‘Aumakua: Sacrifice in a Fallujah Hell House

      By Jack Mandaville The November, 2004 offensive into the city of Fallujah, Iraq—dubbed Operation Phantom Fury—placed the individuals involved into the renowned annals of American Military  narration.  The young men who...

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