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This Cold War British Bomber Nearly Plowed Into a Busy Road

Now, that’s a hot Vulcan. A Cold War-era British Vulcan bomber overshot a runway during a high speed taxi run, and stopped just short of a busy road, causing no injuries but plenty of havoc. The incident occurred on Friday afternoon at Wellesbourne Airfield near Stratford-upon-Avon in the United Kingdom. …

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Veterans Groups Rally to Help Afghan Soldier Arrested While Seeking Asylum in US

by Allison P. Erickson, The Texas Tribune Nearly two dozen veterans groups are pleading with the White House this week to intervene in the case of an Afghan national jailed in a Texas border town after he crossed the border illegally while trying to escape the Taliban and rejoin his …

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Russian Soldiers Told to Use Menstrual Products On War Wounds

Russian recruits are being told to use women’s menstrual products to treat bullet wounds amid claims that they are being asked to provide much of their own gear and equipment. A clip released on social media seemingly shows Russian recruits being told to buy most of their own gear, with …

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This Afghan Soldier Fled the Taliban, Was Arrested While Seeking Asylum in US

By Allison P. Erickson, The Texas Tribune DEL RIO, TEXAS — Two brothers stand across from each other at the Val Verde Correctional Facility in this border city, speaking reverently through the fixed telephones. They are separated by the visiting room’s thick glass partition, too energized to sit. One brother, …

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Anti-War Russian Lawmaker Karpov Wakes Up From Coma After Mysterious Fall

Former Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster Anatoly Karpov, an outspoken critic of the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine, has awakened from a coma following a mysterious fall, according to Russian media. The newspaper Izvestia reported that there is now a “positive trend” in Karpov’s recovery. Additionally, Karpov’s wife, Natalya Bulanova, told the outlet …

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Escape Through the Mountains: Crossing Into Georgia to Flee Putin’s Draft

by Nadia Beard, RFE/RL KAZBEGI, Georgia — The picturesque road that climbs vertiginously through the Caucasus Mountains leads to Stepantsminda, a small town where traditionally the stylish hotels serve as a starting-off point for holidaymakers, hikers, and the more adventurous climbers. But if you drive farther, passing through Stepantsminda to …

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Rescue in the Atlantic Ocean: UK’s Royal Air Force Helps Extricate Sailor From Stricken Yacht

The UK’s Royal Air Force helped rescue a sailor after his boat was stricken and cast adrift in stormy seas far from land. The boat lost its mast in rough waters over the weekend in the Atlantic Ocean, some 700 nautical miles from shore. The RAF headed out on Oct. …

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How to Survive a Bear Attack

Wildlife experts tell us that bear attacks against humans are rare. And yet, every year, people run afoul of these creatures – usually resulting in a win for the bear, and a loss for the human. Hunting season especially will place more of us in the vicinity of bears. For …

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Build a Fire With Twigs and Branches

How do you cook your food and keep warm in the wild? The British Army shows us how to build the perfect fire. British Army video Please leave this field emptySubscribe to the Soldier of Fortune Newsletter Enter your email below to receive exclusive content from Soldier of Fortune right …

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