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Springfield Armory MC Operator: A Five Year Update, Zero Regrets

 By Greg Chabot Back in April of 2017 I was just getting started as a wet behind the ears writer here at SOF. I published my first gun review about the XDM .45, which was well received by readers. Feeling cocky, I asked RKB if he had any contacts willing …

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New in Soldier of Fortune: A Message From Publisher Susan Katz Keating

Welcome to Dispatches, the latest in a series of new developments here at Soldier of Fortune. I’ll go into detail about more of them, below, but first a little backstory. Such as, how I – a conflict journalist who saw urban combat while I was a child in Ireland – …

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Inside the Circle of Death, We Got Hit by An IED – And Garrison Bullshit From ‘Old Stinkeye’

By Greg Chabot Note from the author: The following is all from my perspective and how I remember it. Any inaccuracies are on me. Overview I often get asked, “What was the most dangerous mission you went on?” My reply: “Logpack to FOB Warhorse.”  Baqubah in 2004-05 was not a …

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Inside the Mind of a CIA Contractor: A Conversation With Shawn Ryan

by Greg Chabot Shawn Ryan the founder/CEO of Vigilance Elite is a former US Navy SEAL and contractor for the CIA. He enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 18 with the goal of becoming a Navy SEAL. Upon his successful completion of BUDS, Shawn served with SEAL …

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Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Talks About Wagner, War, and More, With Shawn Ryan

By Greg Chabot Erik Prince needs no introduction to SOF readers. The founder and former CEO of Blackwater was recently a guest on the Shawn Ryan show, where he discussed his early life and career and the founding of Blackwater and beyond. It was one of the most eye-opening interviews …

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Psychedelic Therapy: These Combat Veterans Say It Turned Their Lives Around

by Greg Chabot Politicians have no clue what the true cost of war is. For more than 20 years, warfighters have been deployed to hot spots around the world in the fight against terrorism. We now have an entiregeneration of warfighters who have known nothing but combat deployments. This takes …

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SEAL Eddie Gallagher writes a book, on his deployments, his arrest and acquittal of murder

Eddie Gallagher, the Man in the Arena on Amazon SEAL Eddie Gallagher hits the limelight again as his book goes to press. In a recent podcast, he denied being responsible for the murder of the ISIS operative, a death for which he was charged. Yet he nor any of the …

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