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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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Nick Irving: An Army Ranger NEVER Gives Up

Nick Irving

by Nick Irving Immediately after graduating high school, I was sent to Ft. Benning to attend US Army Basic training under the Option 40 contract (US Army Ranger Contract).  Before enlisting into the Army, my life long goal was to

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The Afghanistan War’s “Heart of Darkness”

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by T. Jefferson Parker October 7, 2014 marks the 13th “anniversary” of the war in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom). It was on this date in 2001 that the United States and United Kingdom began a bombing campaign against al-Qaeda and

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Inside the Fight: Level Zero Heroes

By Michael Golembesky It all started with a promise—a promise that I kept to the members of my Marine Special Operations Team—that If we survived our tour in Afghanistan, I would tell our story. But it’s not just the story

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June 28, 2005: One of the worst Days in U.S. Special Operations History

By Dwight Jon Zimmerman and John D. Gresham OPERATION RED WINGS American forces in Afghanistan knew that terrorists were planning to do everything they could to sabotage the elections, from trying to stop people from voting to assassinat- ing the

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