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  • Not My Wife But With My Life

      By Kerry Patton   Remember the days wearing the military uniform and listening to an array of ridiculous catch phrases we threw around like throwing candy to kids on the...

  • The Ten Best Pre-Mission Songs For Combat Operations

      By Pablo James   “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”...

  • Jaeger: At War with Denmark’s Elite Special Forces

    We are roaring along at 250 kilometres an hour, about five metres above ground level in the Iraqi desert. I am sitting on the outermost seat in the transport helicopter, feeling...

  • Aftermath

    By RU Rob In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a noticeable lack of quality art engendered by the wars over the last thirteen years or so. The music has...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Soldier’s Burial

    By Jack Mandaville When I was 13 years old I got my hands on an old family poem that had been sitting in a nondescript box in my parent’s basement. In...

  • War Footing

      By J.E. McCollough “If we (the United States) minded our own business we would live in a far less dangerous world.” — Former Representative Ron Paul “America must move off...

  • We’re Still At War

      By Jack Mandaville Earlier this evening I was at dinner with my girlfriend, enjoying a large plate of Texas fajitas with a tall, cold glass of water to wash everything...

  • 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...

  • War Weary

      By J.E. McCollough America, are you ‘war weary?’ The media says you are, the President says you are, the pundits seem to assume you are, but I wonder. Are you...