The CIA tricked the Eastern Bloc into purging hundreds of loyal officials and settled a vendetta in the process by DARIEN CAVANAUGH While Joseph McCarthy, the House Un-American Activities Committee and J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI terrorized suspected communists and their alleged sympathizers in the United States during the 1940s and... Read more
A propaganda sign from 1955 with the image of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo. Photo via Wikimedia Mispronouncing a single word may have cost thousands their lives by DARIEN CAVANAUGH In 1937, social and economic tensions within the Dominican Republic were redirected at its neighbor to the west, Haiti. Events quickly... Read more
¿Quién quiere un lanzallamas?
El lanzallamas se encuentra entre las armas más espeluznantes y despiadadas de la guerra moderna. Siembra el terror entre el enemigo y suele presentarse como un arma temible incluso para sus propios usuarios que la empuñan. Tanto los Aliados como las fuerzas del Eje lo utilizaron en la Segunda... Read more
The U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System Was an Expensive Failure
In 2007, the U.S. Army began embedding anthropologists and other social scientists in combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan. It called the initiative the Human Terrain System. HTS aimed to improve soldiers’ knowledge of the local populations so that they could better attempt to win over hearts and minds in... Read more
Antiquated Helicopters Protect America’s Nuclear Missile Sites
The U.S. Air Force’s 450 silo-based Minuteman III ballistic missiles represent the entire land-based leg of America’s nuclear deterrent. The Minuteman missiles are a big deal. So why is missile-field security the responsibility of some of the oldest, slowest helicopters in the entire Defense Department inventory? The network of... Read more
Who Wants a Flamethrower?
Flamethrowers are among the most brutal and horrifying weapons of modern warfare. They strike terror in enemies and are often a frightening weapon even for their own users to wield. Allied and Axis forces used them to merciless effect in World War II. As contributor Paul Huard explained in... Read more
Las armas de fuego subacuáticas son una cosa, y Rusia está de verdad en ello
La Unión Soviética empezó a desarrollar armas subacuáticas hace casi 50 años. La idea era dotar a los hombres rana de los comandos y a otros buceadores de combate de un arma adecuada para un enfrentamiento bajo el agua, ya que aunque tales enfrentamientos subacuáticos resultasen muy raros y... Read more
Hezbollah May Come Out of the Syrian Civil War Stronger Than Ever
When Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah confirmed in May 2013 that Hezbollah had joined the Syrian Civil War on the side of Pres. Bashar Al Assad’s embattled government, it marked a major political and military shift for the Lebanese Shi’ite militia. For the first time in decades, Hezbollah is now focused... Read more
Key West Declared a Faux War on the United States in 1982
Originally published on April 3, 2015. The people of Key West, Florida don’t take kindly to bullies, especially federal bullies. When Washington blocked the only road to the mainland, the islanders formed their own nation … then caused a series of international incidents. It all started on April 18, 1982,... Read more
Ya a la venta una ametralladora de pelotón civil
Durante casi 30 años la M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon ha sido la ametralladora ligera utilizada por los pelotones de infantería del Ejército de Tierra estadounidense, y hasta hace poco también por los pelotones del Cuerpo de Infantería de Marina estadounidense. Y desde ya puedes adquirir en tu armería de... Read more

Jorge Tierno Rey

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Infante de Marina desde 1999. Experto en nada. Sin experiencia real en combate. Fundador y administrador de El Blog de Tiro Táctico (EBdT2) ( Spanish marine since 1999. Expert in nothing. No real combat experience. Founder and administrator of El Blog de Tiro Táctico (EBdT2) (

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