Category Archives: From the outside

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Dr. Orange: The Secret Nemesis of Sick Vets

This story was originally published by ProPublica. A few years ago, retired Maj. Wes Carter was picking his way through a stack of internal Air Force memos, searching for clues that might help explain his recent heart attack and prostate … Continue reading

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A safe jump from 300 feet!

In February 1945, a small group of personnel assigned to the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime spy agency, scrambled to prepare for a particularly risky mission: inserting a team of agents deep behind Nazi lines with the goal of gleaning … Continue reading

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Lone wolf attacks – Recent developments

Recent academic research has shown that around 35% of the perpetrators of lone actor attacks that occurred between 2000 and 2015 suffered from some sort of mental health disorder. European Counter Terrorism Centre 20 July 2016 The four terrorist incidents … Continue reading

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Special Forces: What U.S. gets wrong.

An interesting piece about where our government is screwing up. Surprised? In 2015, U.S. taxpayers are providing $5.65 billion in foreign military finance, the majority of which is going to Israel and Egypt. Kenya, meanwhile, was slated to receive a … Continue reading

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U.S. Military begins training Iraqi Forces . . . again.

By Nick Simeone DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 – The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to … Continue reading

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