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The Terminal List, SOF Interview with former Navy SEAL Sniper and author, Jack Carr

The Terminal List. by Jack Carr Interview with former Navy SEAL Sniper and author, Jack Carr Tell us a little about your background.  From 1996 to 2016, I was in the military.  From a very early age I knew I wanted to serve my country in uniform and had my sights …

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The Canadian Military and the Canadian Weapons of WWI

The Canadian Military and the Canadian Weapons of WWI 18-pounder Field Gun Canadian War Museum text and photos A Dominant Weapon Heavy Howitzer At first, only the Germans appreciated the power of machine-guns when used on the defence from prepared positions with overlapping fields of fire. All armies would soon …

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MAD GHOSTS IN THE TRIANGLE OF DEATH

Mad Ghosts Triangle of Death June 2015 452 By Chuck ConnonFrom the June 2015 issue of SOF June 16, 2006. Three US Army soldiers were assigned to protect an armored vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) spanning a canal at the south end of Route Malibu. Their position was south of Baghdad, in …

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AN AMERICAN GOLIATH IN AFGHANISTAN

The following is largely based on an interview with Contractor, MSG (Retired) Michael (Train) Beltran When Train arrived, the leadership was comprised of all Viet Nam vets, mostly SF. He spent eight years there and didn’t want to leave, but he had attended the assessment and selection course for First …

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SHOK VALLEY: Green Berets Trapped

Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II (front row, far right), poses for a photo with members of his detachment near Pul-e Charkhi Afghan National Army Base, Nov. 6, 2007. (Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Ronald J. Shurer II) By Mitch Weiss and Kevin MaurerFrom the April 2013 issue of SOF …

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Pilot Col Bruce Crandall at LZ X-Ray: 22 missions into enemy fire

Among the most celebrated veterans of the Vietnam War, retired U.S. Army Colonel Bruce Crandall is best known for his actions of November 14, 1965, when he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to evacuate more than 70 wounded and bring ammunition and supplies to United …

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SOF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW With Author of ‘Executive Outcomes: Against all Odds’

SOF INTERVIEW WITH EEBEN BARLOW “EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES: AGAINST ALL ODDS” The book ‘Executive Outcomes: Against all Odds’ is a personal account of a company that gained fame and praise through its successes, and notoriety through its detractors. It is a story that cannot be told without including part of the founder, …

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A Solemn Promise: Missing in Action

America has over 83,000 Missing in Action Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. This film trailer gives us a poignant look at the families of these MIAs. All have sacrificed brothers, fathers and sons to America’s wars. Often these families go an entire lifetime without knowing how or where their loved …

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Rhodesia’s Bush War: Attack on a Fireforce Base, Part II

Attack on a Rhodesian Fireforce Base. by Henri Lepetit all text photos copyright Henri Lepetit PART I Well into the Cold War after the US had fired its final angry shot in Vietnam Rhodesia became the last western democracy engaged in a hot one fighting for its survival against a …

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‘Rhodesia’s Bush War:Rhodesian SAS Hit the Fuel Depot in Beira Mozambique’

Rhodesian SAS hit the Fuel Depot in Beira, Mozambique By Henri LePettit, Feature, Photos copyright  After the mid-70’s Carnation Revolution when the socialists were voted in back home, the Portuguese ditched their foothold in Mozambique. They were sent packing in a panic, ending overnight almost five hundred years of presence. …

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