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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 Was 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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Letter Bomb Explodes at Ukraine Embassy in Spain; One Injured

One person was injured in an explosion at the Ukrainian Embassy in Spain, officials in Kyiv said. The explosion was caused by a letter bomb. “The Embassy of Ukraine in Spain received an envelope,” embassy official Oleg Nykolenko wrote Wednesday on Facebook. “During the inspection, the envelope exploded in the …

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Toyota Technicals Among Most Recognized Vehicles of War

It’s one of the most recognizable vehicles of modern war: the unarmored, modified, tricked out Toyota “technical” pickup truck. The vehicle has solidified its place amid various conflicts across the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond. The brand became prominent at war in 2014, when Daesh propaganda videos included vast …

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Howitzers Changing the Course of Battle in Donbas, Troops Say

Ukrainian artillery crews make regular use of the Western-supplied M777 howitzer, and say it has had a major impact against Russian forces. “One time we hit 300 men,” one soldier said. Crews operating one in a muddy field in the Donetsk region say the key to its success is its …

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Taliban in Pakistan Tell Fighters to Resume Nationwide Terror Attacks

An outlawed alliance of militant groups waging terrorism in Pakistan declared Monday that it has ordered fighters to resume nationwide attacks, ending an already shaky “unilateral cease-fire” with the government. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban, said the decision to unleash the violence was taken in …

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Can You Spot the Snipers? Test Your Eyes Against Camouflage

Look closely. You may be able to see them hidden in the grass. DoD video by Army SSG Edwin Pierce Please leave this field emptySubscribe to the Soldier of Fortune Newsletter Enter your email below to receive exclusive content from Soldier of Fortune right in your inbox. Email Address * …

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Russia Removing Nuclear Warheads From Old Missiles to Use Against Ukraine

Russia is firing old cruise missiles stripped of their nuclear warheads at Ukrainian targets because Vladimir Putin’s stocks are so depleted, the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) has suggested. An intelligence update from the MOD on Saturday said the desperate improvisation by the Russian President’s struggling forces are “unlikely to achieve reliable …

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