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Russia Hits Kyiv With Missile Barrage, Killing at Least 5

“Places we thought were safe, are not safe,” one resident told Soldier of Fortune. Russia launched extensive missiles attacks that killed at least five people and wounded dozens more in Kyiv and Kharkiv, officials in Ukraine said on Tuesday. The barrage was unlike previous attacks, and hit areas of Kyiv …

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The Christmas Bombings of 1972: A Deafening Roar Told Me Something Big Was Happening

by David Nelson, The War Horse I woke up early on the morning of Dec. 6, 1972, to pack and say tearful goodbyes to my wife, Martie, and our one-year-old daughter, Amy. We’d decided ahead of time that my father-in-law “Pop” Lowry would drive me from Temple, Texas, to Love …

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Chechen Separatists Fighting Russians in Ukraine: ‘The Bear Has to be Driven Out With a Stick’

by Lidia Mikhalchenko / Caucasus For many of the Chechen opposition members and separatists abroad who have come from across Europe to join a volunteer battalion in Ukraine, battling Russia has become a way of life. Decades — even centuries — of Moscow’s often-armed interference in Chechnya have made the …

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‘You Cannot Unsee the Evil’: A Report on the Graphic Hamas Terror Video, From Combat Veteran John Spencer

I am an American veteran who watched the footage of Hamas’s atrocities on October 7. People should know what it shows. by John Spencer Last week, I watched the roughly 45-minute footage of the atrocities conducted by Hamas on October 7 at a private screening at the Israeli Consulate in …

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Soviet Soldiers Boiled Their Ammo While Serving in Afghanistan

The recipe was simple: make a fire; boil water in any metal container at hand; put the ammo in the boiling water; and cook for four to five hours. by Nikolay Shevchenko During the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Russian soldiers were often seen boiling their ammo for hours in a …

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First Hostages Released by Hamas; Swap Is Underway

Hostages released by Hamas are currently with Israeli Special Forces and ISA Forces (Shin Bet), the Israel Defense Forces said today. “The released hostages underwent an initial medical assessment inside Israeli territory,” the IDF said in a statement sent via WhatsApp. “They will continue to be accompanied by IDF soldiers …

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When American Soldiers Brought Thanksgiving to Luxembourg in World War II

When American forces liberated the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from Germany in September 1944, the GIs found an unexpected home away from home. Thousands remained in Luxembourg to rest, and restore their morale – and in the process, brought decades of Thanksgiving to their newfound friends. It all started in …

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Israel and Hamas Agree to First Phase of Hostage Deal

The Israeli cabinet accepted a deal for a temporary cease-fire with Hamas that would involve the release of 50 hostages being held by the terrorist organization inside Gaza. The hostages would be exchanged for Palestinians who are being held inside Israeli jails.  The deal is considered the first of several phases. …

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Inside Gaza, Palestinians Lash Out Openly Against Hamas

by Susan Katz Keating Emboldened by desperation, Palestinians inside Gaza have begun to lash out openly against Hamas, risking their lives in order to challenge the draconian regime that has ruled the enclave since 2006. The dissent has occurred throughout the Gaza Strip, according to witnesses. In one instance, thirsty …

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