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Susan Katz Keating

When ‘Concrete Bob’ Kicked the Ghouls Off the Front Gate at Walter Reed Hospital

by Susan Katz Keating 2006 The traffic along Georgia Avenue going south was sparse throughout the stretch of Maryland road. The bus proceeded unhindered, ferrying wounded warriors strapped into gurneys or propped up with i.v. lines attached, and belted into seats. Many were profoundly changed men and women with missing …

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The New ‘AbramsX’ Main Battle Tank Makes Its Long-Awaited Debut

This hunk of heavy metal was one of the buzz-worthy items on display in Washington, D.C. this week at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army. The “AbramsX” main battle tank from General Dynamics Land Systems has a new look that we heard described at AUSA …

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Anti-Regime Protesters in Iran Torch Billboard Exalting Slain Quds Force Chief Soleimani

In a stark rebuke to the mullahs in Tehran, anti-regime protesters in Iran this week torched a billboard depicting slain IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani was killed Jan. 3, 2020 in a U.S. drone strike near Baghdad International Airport, and has been lionized by the regime as a …

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In Rare Syria Raid, US Forces Kill Senior ISIS Leader

American forces killed a long-wanted Islamic State official who was hiding inside a village in Syria, security sources told Soldier of Fortune. The official was killed in the overnight hours in the course of a helicopter raid on the government-held village of Muluk Saray, in the northeastern province of Hasakeh. …

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Iran Attacks Kurdish Region in Iraq, Kills Nine

An Iranian bombing campaign targeted Iraq’s northern Kurdish region on Sept. 28, killing least nine people and wounding 32 others, the Kurdish Regional Government’s Health Ministry said. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) fired on targets in Iraq’s northern Kurdish regional capital of Irbil and the eastern Iraqi city of …

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Rocket Attack Targets Green Village in Northeast Syria; Fails to Strike US, Coalition Forces

At approximately 7:05 pm in Syria on September 18th, a rocket attack targeting the Green Village base in northeast Syria failed to strike US or Coalition forces or equipment. Three 107mm rockets targeted the base. A fourth rocket along with rocket tubes was found at the launch point, approximately 5 …

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‘No to War!’ More Than 1,300 Protesters Arrested in Russia

More than 1,000 people have been arrested in Russia during protests in several cities against a partial military mobilization announced by President Vladimir Putin on Sep. 21. Demonstrations broke out in Moscow and St. Petersburg and more than 30 other Russian cities after Putin announced the mobilization, OVD-Info said.  By …

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‘Send Putin to the Front Lines’: Protests Erupt Across Russia In Response to Conscription Order

Russian citizens have taken to the streets of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and elsewhere to protest Vladimir Putin’s conscription order for the war in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday the partial mobilization of his country’s military reserves in a move that follows Ukrainian gains in a counteroffensive in northeastern …

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Flights Leaving Russia Sell Out as Men Flee Putin’s Conscription Order

Scores of Russian men seemingly bought all the available seats on flights out of the country on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin declared a partial military mobilization for the war in Ukraine. “This is an outrage,” one 27-year old Moscow resident told Soldier of Fortune via a secure messaging system. …

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‘Pyro’ Was Famous for Sprinting Through the O-Club With a Flaming Newspaper Tucked In His Butt; And Then Came the In-Flight Emergency

by Mitch “Taco” Bell The Marine KC-130 was flying over the chilly North Atlantic at 25,000 feet, taking my crew to Keflavik, Iceland. There was a layer of clouds about 10,000 feet below us hiding the cold water and howling winds. This was a milk run from Mildenhall, England, to …

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