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Val Kilmer Accidentally Landed Matthew Modine the Starring Role in ‘Full Metal Jacket’

Samantha Franco
Matthew Modine as Pvt. J.T. "Joker" Davis in 'Full Metal Jacket' + Val Kilmer posing on a red carpet

Full Metal Jacket (1987) was one of director Stanley Kubrick’s masterpieces. It follows a young Marine during the Vietnam War who experiences the struggles of…

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine – Where Do We Stand One Year Later?

Ukrainian Special Forces members loading fire mortar shells

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022 – exactly one year ago. Western countries had anticipated the military action for months as Russia began mobilizing…

Samurai Sword Master Kaito Suiju Rates Japanese Sword Movie Scenes

Uma Thurman as Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo in 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1' + Tom Cruise as Nathan Algren in 'The Last Samurai' + Keanu Reeves as John Wick in 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum'

Movies about samurai who’ve mastered the elements of ancient Japanese sword fighting have captivated audiences since the early days of cinema; the adventure, honor, sacrifice…

Is ‘The Guns of Navarone’ One of the Most Underrated War Films of All Time?

Clare Fitzgerald
Cast of 'The Guns of Navarone'

A slew of World War II films have been released in the decades since the conflict, so it’s understandable that some never wound up receiving…

First Battle of Fallujah: America’s Hard-Learned Lesson On Urban Warfare

US service members walking down a dirt road

Located along the Euphrates is Fallujah, Iraq, a densely-populated industrial city with ties to the ancient Silk Road. In 2004, its over 250,000 residents became…

Andrew Bundermann’s Expert Leadership Saved the Lives of Many Stationed at COP Keating

Samantha Franco
Aerial view of Combat Outpost (COP) Keating + Andrew Bundermann wearing a suit

Andrew Bundermann had to tap into everything he knew about battle when the Taliban led a 400-man attack against his position at COP Keating in…

The US Air Force Lost a Mark 15 Nuclear Bomb Off the Coast of Tybee Island

Samantha Franco
Aircraft flying over Tybee Island + Mark 15 nuclear bomb on a dolly

Somewhere in the waters off Tybee Island, near the population hub of Savannah, Georgia, lies a Mark 15 nuclear bomb that was dropped by US…

The US Army Attempted to Cover Up the True Nature of Pat Tillman’s Death In Afghanistan

Clare Fitzgerald
Pat Tillman kneeling in his football uniform + Military portrait of Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman was a football player destined to reach the top of the NFL. He was a talented athlete, but opted to switch careers after…

The True Story Behind ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

Clare Fitzgerald
David Denman and Pablo Schreiber as Dave "Boon" Benton and Kris "Tanto" Paronto in '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'

The 2012 Benghazi attack occurred on the anniversary of September 11th. While the nation was commemorating one of its darkest days, militants launched an assault…

Chemical Research and Spy Satellites: Secret Military Bases You’ve Never Heard Of

Rosemary Giles
Aerial view of Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia + Aerial view of Pine Gap

Villains lairs are a staple in the James Bond universe. Whether located deep within a mountain, on a secluded island or inside an oddly-shaped building, they…

Secret Service Snipers and Their History of Protecting the US President

Two Secret Service snipers keeping watch over US President Barack Obama from a rooftop

First established by US President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, the Secret Service has protected American political leaders and their families for over 150 years. Within…

Robert Duvall Served in the US Army Before Becoming An Oscar-Winning Actor

Portrait of Robert Duvall + Robert Duvall as Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore in 'Apocalypse Now'

Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall has starred in everything from Western movies to The Godfather franchise. He was even the voice behind Apocalypse Now‘s (1979)…