I Invaded Grenada in ‘The Operational Art of War IV’
It was one of the most lopsided scenarios I could pick. It was 1983 and the military government of Hudson Austin had only a token force of Grenadian troops and Cuban advisers facing down my incoming force of U.S. Marines, Rangers, SEAL teams and a follow-on Caribbean peacekeeping contingent... Read more
Run Silent, Run Cheat: The Sneaky Hobby Games Navy Submariners Play
This story originally appeared on Feb. 15, 2014. Life is busy aboard a submarine. To wile away the hours not spent working or training, crews have developed a rich tradition of card and board games. Some of these games are popular among civilians, others were picked up by sailors... Read more
The Surprising Importance of ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’
This article contains spoilers for Wolfenstein: The New Order. In certain corners of the Western world, Nazi ideology is making a comeback. For years, we’ve taken it as a given that ideas such as racism and ultra-nationalism were poisonous roads to pain, suffering and war. Pop culture, and especially... Read more
It’s Time for War Shooters to Invade New Territory
The Call of Duty video game franchise has certainly gone on a wild journey. It started as a historical shooter that bounced around in perspective allowing players to see World War II through the eyes of American, British and Russian soldiers. This somehow gave way to Kevin Spacey and cyborgs.... Read more
The True Story of ‘Metal Gear Solid’s’ Fulton Recovery System
In the new video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, players take control of Big Boss, a legendary soldier with a grudge. Nine years before the events of the game, an intelligence agency betrayed Boss, killed his soldiers and left him for dead. Now he’s out for... Read more

Matthew Gault

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