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Battle of Kamdesh: Vastly Outnumbered, US Army Troops Defeated Over 300 Taliban Insurgents

Members of the 61st Cavalry Regiment standing together

On October 3, 2009, more than 300 Taliban insurgents descended upon US Army Combat Outpost (COP) Keating in Kamdesh, Afghanistan. The some 50 soldiers of…

Korengal Valley: Why the Region Is Nicknamed the ‘Valley of Death’

US Army soldiers walking along a dirt path in the Korengal Valley

Between the mountain ranges bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan lies the infamous Korengal Valley. The area saw some of the deadliest engagements to occur during the…

How Did Bravo Zulu Come To Mean ‘Well Done?’

Madeline Hiltz

The military can be a rather thankless place. So when you do get a compliment, it should be celebrated. Arguably, the most famous form of…

Is Fort Hood The Most Dangerous Military Base In The United States?

Madeline Hiltz

Like everything in Texas, Fort Hood is huge. Today, Fort Hood is one of the largest military bases in the entire world. Located just outside…

The Contentious History of Russia-Ukraine Relations

Protestor in Ukraine holding up a protest sign + Russian soldiers lined up

The history of Russia-Ukraine relations is a contentious one. The pair’s relationship dates back long before the creation of the Soviet Union and has continued…

6 Of The Most Feared Warriors In Military History

Baba Deep Singh

Since the beginning of time, wars have been fought for various reasons. Some warriors and tribes, though, have been more efficient and brutal than others.…

A-10 Thunderbolt II Pilot Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for Actions in Afghanistan

Mike "Vago" Hilkert standing in front of the American flag

The United State Army is honoring a member of the Air Force for his heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan. Major Mike “Vago” Hilkert is…

Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy to Star in Movie About the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Channing Tatum wearing a suit + US Soldier standing behind barbed wire + Tom Hardy wearing a suit

Universal Pictures has announced it’s purchased an untitled pitch from writer and producer George Nolfi. The yet-to-be-written production will cover the days leading up to…

Decorated Navy SEAL Avenged Dog’s Death After Unprovoked Shooting

Marcus Luttrell + DASY

In a move reminiscent of the John Wick films, retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell took extreme measures to corner those who’d murdered his beloved canine…

The Biggest Invasions of Afghanistan: 330 BC to Present-Day

Women standing together, with one holding a sign requesting aid

The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan created an unprecedented situation. The Taliban has once again seized control, leading many Afghan citizens to risk their…

How The Bandung Conference Of 1955 Was The Beginning Of The End For Indonesia’s President

Asian–African Conference at Bandung April 1955

The Bandung Conference of 1955 was a meeting of Asian and African nations, many of which were newly emerging from colonial rule. It was an…

Bob Denard: The Mercenary ‘Pirate of the Republic’

Bob Denard being escorted by two French military members + Portrait of Bob Denard

To many, Bob Denard may not be a familiar name. However, those with knowledge of 20th-century mercenary activity know him as the Frenchman who staged…