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Hiding CIA Operations: The Attack on Khowst


by Douglas Laux Attack on Khowst Forward Operating Base Chapman was located just outside the town of Khowst, in an area controlled by the Taliban, close to the border with Pakistan. Named after Special Forces sergeant Nathan Chapman—the first US

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Crazy Horse vs Custer: The Battle of Rosebud Creek


by Thom Hatch First Blood: Crazy Horse and The Battle of Rosebud Creek Crazy Horse (Tashunka Witco, Tashunca-Uitco, “His horse is crazy”) was born about 1842 on the eastern edge of the Black Hills near the site of present- day

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The Invasion of Sicily 1943

American and British troops landing near Gela, Sicily, July 10, 1943. By U.S. military - Joint Force Quarterly, Matthew G. St. Clair, "Air Support of the Allied Landings in Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio". Image is in the public domain via

by Christian Jennings The Invasion of Sicily By late spring 1943, the Americans and British and their Commonwealth and colonial Allies had won the war in North Africa. The opening of a Second Front in northwest Europe was still a

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The Haunting Letters of Heinrich Himmler During His Final Days

Letters of Heinrich Himmler

Edited and with Commentary by Katrin Himmler and Michael Wildt; Translated by Thomas S. Hansen, Ph.D and Abby J. Hansen, Ph.D. The Letters of Heinrich Himmler The letters of Heinrich Himmler to his wife, Marga —published for the first time

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The Longest Kill: Sniper Maverick 41

The Longest Kill

by Craig Harrison The Longest Kill In the sniper world, we constantly move after firing. A sniper will fire one to two shots, possibly three, from one position, before having to move. If you stay still, you will be identified—and

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