Breaking News

War

War and Warfare

The Canadian Military and the Canadian Weapons of WWI

The Canadian Military and the Canadian Weapons of WWI 18-pounder Field Gun Canadian War Museum text and photos A Dominant Weapon Heavy Howitzer At first, only the Germans appreciated the power of machine-guns when used on the defence from prepared positions with overlapping fields of fire. All armies would soon …

Read More »

Renaissance Man: From Punk Rock to Army Ranger to Green Beret to Living as a Monk to Philosopher

From Punk Rock to Ranger to Green Beret. Tales of Military Service from a friend, a former Navy SEAL, intrigued Jason Everman who was restless with his rock career and needing challenges. The stories of brotherhood and combat experience triggered his decision to join the Army. He turned his back …

Read More »

SEAL Eddie Gallagher writes a book, on his deployments, his arrest and acquittal of murder

Eddie Gallagher, the Man in the Arena on Amazon SEAL Eddie Gallagher hits the limelight again as his book goes to press. In a recent podcast, he denied being responsible for the murder of the ISIS operative, a death for which he was charged. Yet he nor any of the …

Read More »

Spain’s Legion

By Richard Lucas Tercio de Extranjeros of Morocco The Spanish Moroccan territories were officially declared pacified in 1927. Colonel Millan Astray, the much-wounded, one-armed founder and commander of the Spanish Foreign Legion, was promoted to brigadier general and sent back to the Peninsula in semi-retirement. The Spanish Foreign Legion, Tercio …

Read More »

MAD GHOSTS IN THE TRIANGLE OF DEATH

Mad Ghosts Triangle of Death June 2015 452 By Chuck ConnonFrom the June 2015 issue of SOF June 16, 2006. Three US Army soldiers were assigned to protect an armored vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) spanning a canal at the south end of Route Malibu. Their position was south of Baghdad, in …

Read More »

SHOK VALLEY: Green Berets Trapped

Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II (front row, far right), poses for a photo with members of his detachment near Pul-e Charkhi Afghan National Army Base, Nov. 6, 2007. (Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Ronald J. Shurer II) By Mitch Weiss and Kevin MaurerFrom the April 2013 issue of SOF …

Read More »

Pilot Col Bruce Crandall at LZ X-Ray: 22 missions into enemy fire

Among the most celebrated veterans of the Vietnam War, retired U.S. Army Colonel Bruce Crandall is best known for his actions of November 14, 1965, when he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to evacuate more than 70 wounded and bring ammunition and supplies to United …

Read More »

A Solemn Promise: Missing in Action

America has over 83,000 Missing in Action Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. This film trailer gives us a poignant look at the families of these MIAs. All have sacrificed brothers, fathers and sons to America’s wars. Often these families go an entire lifetime without knowing how or where their loved …

Read More »

Rhodesia’s Bush War: Attack on a Fireforce Base, Part II

Attack on a Rhodesian Fireforce Base. by Henri Lepetit all text photos copyright Henri Lepetit PART I Well into the Cold War after the US had fired its final angry shot in Vietnam Rhodesia became the last western democracy engaged in a hot one fighting for its survival against a …

Read More »

‘Rhodesia’s Bush War:Rhodesian SAS Hit the Fuel Depot in Beira Mozambique’

Rhodesian SAS hit the Fuel Depot in Beira, Mozambique By Henri LePettit, Feature, Photos copyright  After the mid-70’s Carnation Revolution when the socialists were voted in back home, the Portuguese ditched their foothold in Mozambique. They were sent packing in a panic, ending overnight almost five hundred years of presence. …

Read More »