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As Battle for Bakhmut Grinds On, Russian Forces Are Stalling, British Intelligence Says

Russia’s assault on the Donbas town of Bakhmut has largely stalled, according to military analysts in the United Kingdom. “This is likely primarily a result of extreme attrition of the Russian force,” the British Defense Ministry said Saturday, adding that Russia is likely conducting “a more defensive operational design after …

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Ty Carter Raced Through Withering Fire to Rescue a Wounded Soldier in the Battle of Kamdesh

by Katie Lange With the inside of an armored vehicle was the only thing keeping him safe from a hail of gunfire, Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter had the courage to rescue a wounded comrade on the ground during an intense battle in Afghanistan. For his bravery and devotion, he …

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Russian Soldiers at War in Ukraine: ‘I’m the Only One Left Alive’

At the end of February, Ivan, who lives in the settlement of Volchikha in Siberia’s Altai region, got a phone call from his best friend, a mobilized soldier named Andrei who was serving in Ukraine. Although the two had been in regular contact since Andrei was called up, it had …

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War in the Tunnels: When Combat Goes Underground

As the war in Ukraine has brought urban combat into the forefront, U.S. defense officials are addressing what the complex realm of subterranean warfare will mean for American troops in future conflicts. “Our adversaries have adapted their capabilities against our weaknesses by expanding their use of underground facilities,” Army officials …

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President Bush Ordered US Invasion of Iraq 20 Years Ago Today

Sunday, March 19 marks 20 years since US President George W. Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq. Today Soldier of Fortune highlights some of the stories that have emerged from the war. READ MORE about an American soldier at war in Iraq. Now, American forces remain in the country, not …

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These Sky Soldiers Had to Fight Their Way Out of a Bog Before the Mud Ate Them Alive in Iraq

By John Spencer Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of the book “Connected Soldiers: Life, Leadership, and Social Connection in Modern War” published by Potomac Books and available for purchase at Amazon here. The excerpt describes 2LT John Spencer’s experience jumping into Iraq as a platoon leader with the 173rd …

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Pornhub Website Takes Down Wagner Group’s Recruiting Ad for Men to Fight in Ukraine

The Russian mercenary group Wagner was kicked off of Pornhub, the world’s largest pornographic website, as it tries to recruit fighters to join the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine. When the ad was live, those who entered the pornographic site from Russia saw a video asking the viewer to join Wagner instead …

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Hero Dog ‘Shimanski’ Honored for Courage Under Fire, Served Four Combat Tours With Marines

An American multi-purpose canine (MPC) Belgian Malinois has been honored for serving four tours of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps and performing at the highest standard.  Shimanski was deployed to Jordan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia during his seven-year career and received the Animals in War and Peace Medal of Bravery …

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‘Fighting for Every Meter’: Inside the Fiercely Contested Battle for Bakhmut

“Fierce battles” raged in central Bakhmut as Ukrainian forces desperately fought on the west side of the Donetsk region city against relentless breakthrough attempts by Russian mercenary fighters and as many observers said they expect Kyiv’s forces to mount a counteroffensive in the coming weeks. “The Wagner assault groups are attacking from …

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‘Troops of the Hunter Class’: When Britain Created Its Legendary Commando Force

Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill in World War II wanted “specially trained troops of the hunter class, who can develop a reign of terror down these coasts [of occupied Europe], first of all on the butcher and bolt policy… leaving a trail of German corpses behind them.” This translated into …

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