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The True Story of Marine Special Operations Team 8222

by Michael Golembesky The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the twenty-two men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, call sign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region

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The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

by Bill O’Reilly Valley Forge, Pennsylvania February 16, 1778 Mid-morning George Washington’s army is desperate. It has been a miserable winter, with rebel troops camped just eighteen miles away from the British Army, which is comfortably housed in Philadelphia. While

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A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir

by Philip Caputo The 40th-anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir—featured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick—with a new foreword by Kevin Powers. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers

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The Importance of “America’s Oldest” Alliance

by Tom Shachtman In Paris for Bastille Day, President Donald Trump said, “France is America’s oldest ally.  A lot of people don’t know that,” and added, “France helped us secure our independence, a lot of people forget.” My new book,

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The Last Words of John Wilkes Booth

by Philip Jett “Did Jett Betray Me?” Many years before Ancestry.com, my uncle researched the genealogical history of the Jett family and discovered some were Virginian colonists of English descent. My father, however, did not share his brother’s inquisitiveness. “Just

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