Foreign Soldiers Built the French Army
At the end of World War II, the French Army was the fourth largest military force on the European continent, behind the Soviet Union, the United States’s expeditionary forces and Britain. The Free French Forces under Charles de Gaulle had battled fascism alongside the Allied armies and marched straight... Read more
Confederate Veteran John Mosby Knew the Lost Cause Was Bull
John S. Mosby, known as the “Gray Ghost,” was a Virginian who became legendary for his leadership of Mosby’s Rangers—a band of Confederate guerrilla fighters that harassed the Union Army and went toe-to-toe with George Armstrong Custer in the Shenandoah Valley. Mosby is still highly regarded as a strategist... Read more
The First Openly Gay U.S. Air Force Academy Commandant
U.S. Air Force colonel Kristin Goodwin will be moving to Colorado Springs to take over the role of commandant of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Goodwin is currently the senior military adviser to the secretary of the Air Force and on March 14, 2016... Read more
Former FARC Fighters Make For Hot New Hires
In 2016, Colombia’s FARC guerrilla army — which had waged the world’s longest-running insurgency — officially agreed to cease hostilities with the Colombian government and demobilize. But not all members of the group accepted the agreement. There have been bloody clashes between rival factions and competition for lucrative criminal enterprises, including drug trafficking... Read more
A Marine combat correspondent in Afghanistan. Marine Corps photo Ex-military reporters aim a spotlight at Facebook groups that shared nude photos of Marines without their consent by KEVIN KNODELL “This is a problem with our culture. I don’t have a good answer for you. I’m not going to sit... Read more

Winter In Korengal

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An Army Ranger learns a lesson in Afghan hospitality by KEVIN KNODELL & BLUE DELLIQUANTI Read more
Crewmen of the amphibious cargo ship USS ‘Durham’ take Vietnamese refugees aboard a small craft in the South China Sea, April 1975. U.S. Navy photo Even when American leaders have welcomed those fleeing war, the public seldom has by KEVIN KNODELL The White House is in the process of fighting the American... Read more
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster speaks at the U.S. Naval War College. U.S. Navy photo H.R. McMaster has a history of questioning American strategy by KEVIN KNODELL Pres. Donald Trump has a new national security adviser. U.S. Army lieutenant general H.R. McMaster replaces Mike Flynn, who quit after lying about his contact with... Read more
One of many potential security breaches by KEVIN KNODELL “The president receiving the news about the missile incident from North Korea on Japan with the prime minister sitting next to him,” Richard DeAgazio wrote on his public Facebook profile at 9:07 in the evening on Feb. 11, 2017. The post included the... Read more
UAE Air Force Maj. Mariam Al Mansuri during an anti-Islamic State bombing operation. UAE Air Force photo As with all relationships, it’s complicated by KEVIN KNODELL On Jan. 29, 2017, U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens died during an ill-fated raid in Yemen. This mission also resulted in the the deaths... Read more

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