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The Dangers of Being a Cartel Prison Snitch: ‘There’s Nothing Worse Than a Rat’

by Ivan / Borderland Beat There are only two inmates that everyone wants to kill: protected witnesses and child rapists, reveals a U.S. Marshal interviewed by the author. The list seems endless. All of them high-level members of the Sinaloa Cartel, who after having every imaginable luxury and in almost …

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WATCH: Russian T-90 Tank Obliterated by US-Supplied Bradley Fighting Vehicles

One of Russia’s most capable main battle tanks was obliterated by two US-supplied Bradley infantry fighting vehicles in Ukraine. The T-90 tank was described by Russian President Vladimir Putin as “the world’s most advanced main battle tank.” Despite being protected by explosive reactive armour, though, the T-90’s weaknesses on the battlefield …

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Deadly Combat in Guadalcanal: Marine Corps Pilots Against Japanese Ships in World War II

by John R. Bruning A book excerpt from FIFTY-THREE DAYS ON STARVATION ISLAND: The World War II Battle That Saved Marine Corps Aviation. Henderson Field, Guadalcanal; Friday, August 28, 1942, afternoon Morning bad weather throughout the Solomons chain scrubbed the Japanese raid against Guadalcanal, a blessed reprieve at a time when …

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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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Machine Gun University: Firing Away in Morocco

Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard and the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces received field training on machine guns and a Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle at the Aurora Range in Tantan, Morocco. Soldiers on 25 May 2024 took part in machine gun crew drills where they learned about swapping …

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Sniper Shoots Through Computer Monitor, Kills Suspect in Florida Hostage Standoff

Inside the bank, the suspect was armed with a knife, and claimed to have a bomb. He took hostages. The incident ended when a law enforcement sniper shot through a computer monitor, and killed the suspect. Newly released footage from the Lee County Sheriff in Florida gives more context behind the …

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HIMARS Pops One Off in Tunisia

Rockets in action. Soldiers from the 133rd Field Artillery Regiment, Texas National Guard, conduct a live-fire exercise using the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) in Ben Ghilouf, Tunisia, May 9, 2024. Watch how they blast.

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The Neighborhood Recluse Had a Secret: He Was a War Hero

by Mitch “Taco” Bell Sometimes you never know who your neighbors are and I don’t mean that in the ax murderer scenario way, but in the sense that you have true heros hiding out in plain sight. Take Tommy King, for instance. One weekend we had a giant wind storm and …

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The Battle of the Bulge: the Enemy Strikes

When the courage and fortitude of the American soldier triumphed in the face of great adversity. Lieutenant General Courtney Hodges, commander of First Army. In late 1944, during the wake of the Allied forces’ successful D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, it seemed as if the Second World War was all …

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Huey Grab ‘N Go: Water Survival Operations in Action

How to perfect a water rescue: you train for it. Fairchild Air Force Base teams up with the 24th Special Operations Wing for Special Tactics members to get their master certification at Long Lake, Washington. Fairchild provided the UH-1N Huey for Special Tactic members to test for their medevac and …

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