Monthly Archives: June 2022

California Gun Owners’ Personal Information Exposed in Statewide Data Leak

A data breach in California this week exposed the personal information of people in the state who have applied for permits to carry firearms in public.  The leak, announced Wednesday by the California Department of Justice, revealed the name, date of birth, gender, race, driver’s license number, addresses, and any …

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Russia Pounds Ukraine in Rare Hours-Long Overnight Artillery Barrage

by Owen Thorne Eastern Ukraine was hit with sustained artillery early Thursday on a scale that recalls the heavy bombardments of World War I and Korea. I witnessed the rare attack from a short distance away, for more than three hours during the pitch of night. The bombardment rained down …

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Hair-Raising Ride in Pleiku: ‘Scared the Shit Out of My Boss and Didn’t Get Fired’

by James Donzella, The War HorseSomewhere between my 14th and 15th birthdays, my dad taught me to drive a stick shift. He thought it was important that I knew how. My first car was a stick-shift Ford—fast. It earned me several tickets. A few years later, drafted into the Army, …

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Biden Tells NATO: US Will Bolster its Military Presence in Europe

The United States will bolster its military presence in Europe, including the deployment of additional naval destroyers in Spain and positioning more troops elsewhere, President Joe Biden announced. Biden, in Madrid for a 30-nation NATO summit, said the U.S. would establish a permanent headquarters for the U.S. 5th Army Corps …

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From Soldier of Fortune Publisher Susan Katz Keating: A Tribute to Founder Robert K. Brown, and Looking Ahead

I first encountered Robert K. Brown decades ago in the lobby of the Washington Times newspaper, a couple years after I took out an ad in Soldier of Fortune Magazine, looking for mercenaries. I wanted to write about mercs, but my respondents (and some government types) thought I was trying …

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British Military Chief: 200 Ukrainian Soldiers Per Day to Arrive in UK for Training

From this week, 200 Ukrainian soldiers are set to arrive in the UK every day to receive training from the UK’s Armed Forces, according to Britain’s chief of the Defence Staff. British military chief Admiral Sir Tony Radakin spoke to the U.K.’s Forces News during an interview Saturday in Scarborough, where …

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The Fire Pit: New Section Featuring Stories of Fortune, Lore, and More

Welcome to The Fire Pit! Our new section is for stories and yarns that you would share while sitting with comrades around the fire. This includes categories for Stories of Fortune; Lore; Book Reviews; and more.  On tap are tales from the longtime SOF gang; from publisher SKK on Cold …

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Beijing Ramps Up Military Flights Near Coast of Taiwan

Beijing has doubled down on “its standard form of hostile military signaling,” analyst says  by Ralph Jennings / VOA TAIPEI, TAIWAN — China has increased the number of military flights into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone at sea. Analysts believe the move is designed to send a message to the U.S. …

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Shooting on the Move: Tactical Training That Saves Lives

by Gary Paul Johnston The benefits of shooting while moving, and other reality training for law enforcement. Traditionally, cops have been trained to shoot while standing still. By now it should be pretty clear where this is going, and going should be the name of the game when the going …

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Russia Launches Attack on Kyiv While G7 Leaders Meet in Germany

Russia launched an attack on Ukraine’s capital Sunday. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said at least one apartment building was hit in the shelling. The attack Sunday comes on the same day that Group of Seven leaders from the world’s richest democracies are meeting in Germany. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will …

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