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WATCH: Special Forces Candidates Navigate the Grueling ‘Nasty Nick’ Obstacle Course

Special Forces candidates test their mettle on the Nasty Nick Obstacle course at the U.S. Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. The course was named after legendary Green Beret James “Nick” Rowe. READ MORE: Col. Nick Rowe: Long-Ago Conversations With a Special Forces Legend

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Plausible Denial: Inside Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance’ Against Israel

As fighting intensifies between Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and Israel, Iran has been increasingly vocal about the prospect of additional firepower entering the fray to score a victory for what Tehran calls the “axis of resistance” against Israel. The axis, refined by the Islamic republic over the last four decades, …

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Putin Must Not Be Insulted: Inside the Mysterious Agency That Controls Russia’s Internet

by Mike Eckel, Daniil Belovodyev, and Anton Bayev In the first half of October 2022, employees of an obscure Russian government department working out of a small business center in northeast Moscow were worried about the weather. Not Moscow’s weather, but rather weather in four regions of Ukraine that President …

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The Mobster Who Knew Too Much: Death of a Bulgarian Crime Boss

by Tony Wesolowsky He was one of Bulgaria’s most notorious mafia kingpins, who rose through the ranks in the chaotic 1990s, acquiring along the way an empire of businesses — some legitimate, many not — from fruit markets, parking lots, to a stake in a business at a key border …

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What Is the Russian Hit Squad Linked to Havana Syndrome?

Known as Unit 29155 of the GRU, the squad has been connected with extreme subterfuge. by Susan Katz Keating A new investigation claims that the mysterious Havana Syndrome, which has afflicted U.S. diplomats and intelligence agents, and at least one Pentagon official, may be the work of a Russian military …

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Police on Horseback Chase Alleged Shoplifter in Albuquerque

Captured on Horsecam… A mounted police unit in New Mexico detained an alleged shoplifter after the suspect tried to outrun a horse. Police were called in when a Walgreens outlet reported that a man had stolen from the store. The man fled on foot from a mounted officer who ordered …

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Ship ‘Dali’ That Crashed Into Baltimore Bridge Previously Collided With Antwerp Dock

The ship that crashed into and toppled Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday morning previously was damaged after colliding with its berth in Belgium, records show. The previous incident occurred in 2016, when the 300-meter long Dali had built up substantial stern momentum when it allided with the quay …

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Battered Terror Suspects Appear Before Russian Court; Motives For Concert Hall Attack Remain Unclear

In graphic video that is being circulated on Russian messaging channels, suspects are shown being dealt extreme retribution at the hands of their captors.  by Susan Katz Keating In the days following the worst terrorist violence inside Russia in nearly 20 years, competing claims leave unanswered the question of who …

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Courage, a Rising Death Toll, and Blood Money: Attack on the Moscow Concert Hall

“One of those present in the hall showed unparalleled courage,” officials said. Rescuers pulled more bodies from the rubble of a Moscow concert hall, while one man has been hailed for “neutralizing” an attacker, and four suspected gunmen have been detained in connection with Russia’s worst terrorist violence in nearly …

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Drug Mules Hate Submarines, But Cartels Insist on Using Them to Smuggle Fentanyl

Just making contact with a submarine carries an extra measure of danger for a smuggler. by Susan Katz Keating Smugglers for the Chapitos branch of the Sinaloa Cartel balk when ordered to pull “submarine duty” along the group’s fentanyl trafficking routes, a security official told Soldier of Fortune. “They hate …

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