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Who is Viktor Bout, the Russian ‘Merchant of Death’ Who Was Swapped for Brittney Griner?

In a prisoner exchange between Russia and the United States, convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout was swapped on Thursday in exchange for American basketball player Brittney Griner. Bout was in the news last month again after Moscow announced that talks wee underway for the U.S. to trade him for imprisoned …

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Border Patrol Agent Dies While Tracking Subjects in Texas

A Border Patrol agent in Texas died early on Wednesday after an accident while tracking people who crossed from Mexico into the U.S., according to a report in the Washington Examiner. The accident involved the agent’s ATV, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told reporter Anna Giaritelli. The incident occurred around 1 …

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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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America’s Forgotten Terrorists: The ‘Galleanist’ Anarchists Who Invented New Ways to Use Violence

by Jeffrey D. Simon Though largely forgotten today, one of the most creative and destructive terrorist groups in the United States was the Galleanists, a fiery band of Italian anarchists active during the early 1900s. Luigi Galleani, a gifted writer and charismatic speaker, tapped into widespread disappointment among Italian immigrants …

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The KGB Manual on How to Spot a Foreign Spy: Vodka Martinis, Impeccable Manners, and Eavesdropping

by Nikolay Shevchenko Back in the USSR, the KGB wrote a manual describing what a foreign spy would look like. Some of the characteristics were intriguing… In the midst of the Cold War, security services on both sides of the Iron Curtain had to stay vigilant and look out for …

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Will Edward Snowden Have to Fight in Ukraine, Now That He Swore Allegiance to Russia?

by Susan Katz Keating Will former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden soon be dragooned to take up arms against Ukraine, now that he swore allegiance to Russia? An American citizen by birth, Snowden fled the United States in 2013 after he leaked secret government files from the National Security Agency. …

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Letter Bomb Explodes at Ukraine Embassy in Spain; One Injured

One person was injured in an explosion at the Ukrainian Embassy in Spain, officials in Kyiv said. The explosion was caused by a letter bomb. “The Embassy of Ukraine in Spain received an envelope,” embassy official Oleg Nykolenko wrote Wednesday on Facebook. “During the inspection, the envelope exploded in the …

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Toyota Technicals Among Most Recognized Vehicles of War

It’s one of the most recognizable vehicles of modern war: the unarmored, modified, tricked out Toyota “technical” pickup truck. The vehicle has solidified its place amid various conflicts across the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond. The brand became prominent at war in 2014, when Daesh propaganda videos included vast …

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Taliban in Pakistan Tell Fighters to Resume Nationwide Terror Attacks

An outlawed alliance of militant groups waging terrorism in Pakistan declared Monday that it has ordered fighters to resume nationwide attacks, ending an already shaky “unilateral cease-fire” with the government. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban, said the decision to unleash the violence was taken in …

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How to Find Out Who Fired a Deadly Missile Strike

Can investigators conclusively prove who fired a missile? Colonel (Ret.) Mark Cancian from the Center for Strategic and International Studies explains how to tell whose missile has caused a fatal strike. VIdeo from British Forces Net. Please leave this field emptySubscribe to the Soldier of Fortune Newsletter Enter your email …

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