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‘The Phantom’ Fouled the Latrine; We Had to Find Him Before Sarge Flushed Us All Down the Toilet

by Heath Hansen It was 0530 hours the morning our first sergeant kicked open the door to our tent, and told us to “get the fuck outside and form it up!” Late the previous night, we returned to base from a 10-day mission in Afghanistan. I could see through a …

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Border Patrol Agent Dies While Tracking Subjects in Texas

A Border Patrol agent in Texas died early on Wednesday after an accident while tracking people who crossed from Mexico into the U.S., according to a report in the Washington Examiner. The accident involved the agent’s ATV, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told reporter Anna Giaritelli. The incident occurred around 1 …

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Inside the Mind of a CIA Contractor: A Conversation With Shawn Ryan

by Greg Chabot Shawn Ryan the founder/CEO of Vigilance Elite is a former US Navy SEAL and contractor for the CIA. He enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 18 with the goal of becoming a Navy SEAL. Upon his successful completion of BUDS, Shawn served with SEAL …

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America’s Forgotten Terrorists: The ‘Galleanist’ Anarchists Who Invented New Ways to Use Violence

by Jeffrey D. Simon Though largely forgotten today, one of the most creative and destructive terrorist groups in the United States was the Galleanists, a fiery band of Italian anarchists active during the early 1900s. Luigi Galleani, a gifted writer and charismatic speaker, tapped into widespread disappointment among Italian immigrants …

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The KGB Manual on How to Spot a Foreign Spy: Vodka Martinis, Impeccable Manners, and Eavesdropping

by Nikolay Shevchenko Back in the USSR, the KGB wrote a manual describing what a foreign spy would look like. Some of the characteristics were intriguing… In the midst of the Cold War, security services on both sides of the Iron Curtain had to stay vigilant and look out for …

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A Self-Made Partisan Rises Up Against Russians in Ukraine: ‘I Never Thought I Would Do This’

by Aleksander Palikot / RFE-RL KHERSON, Ukraine — For Vladyslav Nedostup, the eight-month occupation of his native city has receded swiftly into the past since the last Russian soldier escaped Kherson on a speedboat in early November, and already seems distant and unreal. But that chunk of time has left him …

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This Afghan Soldier Fled the Taliban, Was Arrested While Seeking Asylum in US

By Allison P. Erickson, The Texas Tribune DEL RIO, TEXAS — Two brothers stand across from each other at the Val Verde Correctional Facility in this border city, speaking reverently through the fixed telephones. They are separated by the visiting room’s thick glass partition, too energized to sit. One brother, …

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The Soldier of Fortune Guns & Gear Gift Guide

by Friedrich Seiltgen Looking for the perfect gift for the firearms enthusiast in your life? Let Soldier of Fortune help out! Here are some gifts for the gun owner to fit every budget. MULTITASKER® TOOLS Shane Keng at Multitasker tools is producing must have products for firearms owners. Their line …

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The ‘Liberator’ One-Shot Pistol Secretly Given to Resistance Fighters in World War II

by Robert Ramsour The FP-45 was an unknown and surreptitious pistol developed in WWII to help our captured allies regain control of their country, or province. In order to conceal its real function as a firearm, our government represented this pistol as a flare projector. It was officially called the …

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Oregon’s Restrictive New Firearms Law is Impossible to Enforce, Sheriffs Say

by Greg Walker Sheriff Shane Nelson of Deschutes County, Oregon, pulls no punches when discussing the state’s Measure 114. The measure, narrowly approved last month by voters, is known as the Changes to Firearm Ownership and Purchase Requirements Initiative. The measure is so restrictive that Second Amendment watchdogs have termed it …

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