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Susan Katz Keating

The Battle of Guadalcanal: How it Unfolded

More than 80 years ago, the Allies launched their first major offensive in the Pacific during WWII. The attack on Guadalcanal began on Aug. 7, 1942. Here’s how it unfolded, with news reports from the day.

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The Nurses of Normandy: Young Women Who Answered the Call

They were young women who answered the call. It was a terrible time, and they went into the fire in order to save lives. These military nurses share their stories of caring for our military men after D-Day in Normandy, France. We cannot thank them enough.

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On D-Day, They Fought to Hit the Beach – and Then They Faced Combat

by Susan Katz Keating It was the largest amphibious assault in the history of warfare, and one of the most decisive military missions of modern times. The outcome of WWII rested upon the success of D-Day – a mission that was long in the making, and shrouded in secrecy until …

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Mail Drop: Vomiting in the Balkans, Choking on Relish, and More

Mail drop! Here’s the latest peek into our inbox at Soldier of Fortune. Send us a note, and you, too, might appear in a future edition of Mail Drop! Vomiting in the Balkans Susan: Hey I saw what you wrote about working on a story in Dubrovnik and then vomiting …

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Shooting Death Near US Special Operations Army Post: First Reports Are Not Always Accurate

My own inquiry shows so far that this tragedy was incredibly sad, but not nefarious. ANALYSIS by Susan Katz Keating I frequently remind readers that when following current events, be mindful that first reports often are incomplete, misleading, or even wrong. This is one of those times. Alarming news emerged Thursday …

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Beyond Eagle Pass: Bodies and Gunfire in the Texas Wilderness

by Susan Katz Keating The cowboys were out on the range on a Texas morning, fixing fences that were cut down the previous night by intruders. Bobby, a “lifelong ranch hand” at age 28, was alone on his horse in a remote pasture. He heard a scream; a weird, piercing …

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Murder Attempt on Slovakia’s Prime Minister Fico: First Lessons

A JFK-style hit, where a sniper takes aim from afar, is not the only type of assassination that threatens a political leader’s life. ANALYSIS¬†by Susan Katz Keating Important first lessons emerge from today’s assassination attempt on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico. Grainy footage from the attack seems to show that …

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In Eagle Pass, Soldiers Toast the Men Who Fought at Salerno in World War II

“Tell people what we did in World War II,” one soldier said. “Tell them about Salerno.” by Susan Katz Keating EAGLE PASS, TX – In a parking lot near the U.S. southern border, members of the Texas National Guard encountered our team from Soldier of Fortune. The “T-Patchers” just had …

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Wagner Group in the Field: Are These Guys for Real?

Wagner Group has been getting increased attention in the wake of a recent article that says they are chasing the depleted warlord Joseph Kony in Africa. I don’t buy that story, and I’m not convinced re this new vid. COMMENTARY by Susan Katz Keating A video on a Russian secure …

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‘Send Me’: A Fitting Love Letter to Shannon Kent, Elite Warfighter Killed by Suicide Bomber

BOOK REVIEW by Susan Katz Keating When Marty Skovlund Jr. told me a while back that he was working on a book about Navy cryptology tech Shannon Kent, I made a note to myself to look for the book when it was published. Within the special operations community, Shannon’s name …

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