December 9

6 Stocking Stuffers Perfect For The Tactical Man

Merry Christmas, you filthy animal! Holidays are right around the corner and yes, most of you are wondering what the hell do I want? RE Factor Holiday Gift Guide Well, look no further soldier. Here’s our annual list of gift ideas to give to your lady so you can continue […]


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December 8

Concealed Carry on Base? DoD Directive 5210.56, Arming and the Use of Force

**I am not a lawyer, and nothing below should be considered legal advice.  This is merely my reading of a recent DoD directive that I know a lot of people were looking forward to.  User assumes all liability** If you’ve been keeping up with the flow of DoD directives, I’m […]


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December 5

Trump’s Appointment of Mattis is All We Want for Christmas

At a rally in Cincinnati, OH Thursday night, President-elect Donald Trump made the announcement that he would like to appoint retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his administration’s Secretary of Defense. Trump went on to liken Mattis to World War II hero, General George S. Patton, saying General […]


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December 2

Need to Get Motivated? Read These 7 Books

Get kicked in the dick lately by your First Sergeant? Take some Motrin, drink water and read these 7 books that will have you off light duty in no time. The Marine Corps Professional Reading List for NCOs 1.  “The Devil’s Guard”  by George R. Elford    2. “Gates of Fire” […]


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December 1

Think You Can Beat Our Time?

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November 29

Tarawa: How an Intelligence Failure Led to the Underwater Demolition Teams

In 1943, the Allies debated their strategy for taking back the Pacific from the Japanese.  Their strategic goal: the unconditional surrender of Japan.  General Douglas MacArthur slogged his way through the South Pacific, closing with and defeating the heavily entrenched Japanese defenders.  A victory in the South Pacific guaranteed the […]


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November 22

Estonia Prepares for War

It’s no secret that Eastern European countries worry about Russia’s intentions.  They have good reason to.  Between cyber and physical attacks, Russia’s activities in its former sphere of influence aren’t exactly an extension of the hand of friendship.  Add to that a little bit of uncertainty about the United States’ […]


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November 9

Here’s What A Training Weekend Looks Like with the Virginia Defense Force

Some of you may remember a previous article I wrote on citizens, the police reserves, and state guards.  Well, I had a chance today to observe some training that the local unit of the Virginia Defense Force was conducting, as well as talk to the Commander of First Regiment, Major […]


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November 7

Why Sometimes Violence Is The Answer

We as Americans live in a bubble, filled with social media drama, reality TV shows, scare tactic politics and an ever-changing social structure that pushes to fit whatever social agenda mainstream media pushes that week.  While this bubble allows our citizens to live in one of the greatest countries on earth […]


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November 3

Mao’s Phases of Revolution and the War for Independence: Part III

This is my second paper for the Naval War College in which I attempt to analyze the American War for Independence through the three phases of revolutionary warfare theorized by Mao Tse-Tung in his book On Guerrilla Warfare.  This is part two of two.  Part one can be found here.  […]


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October 31

Mao’s Phases of Revolution and the War for Independence: Part II

This is my second paper for the Naval War College in which I attempt to analyze the American War for Independence through the three phases of revolutionary warfare theorized by Mao Tse-Tung in his book On Guerrilla Warfare.  This is part two of two.  Part one can be found here.  […]


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October 30

Mao’s Phases of Revolution and the War for Independence: Part I

This is my second paper for the Naval War College in which I attempt to analyze the American War for Independence through the three phases of revolutionary warfare theorized by Mao Tse-Tung in his book On Guerrilla Warfare.  While I do not adhere to Mao’s political views in any way, […]


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October 28

Learn to Swim Like Special Ops, Selection Prep

Many Special Operations units in today’s military place a large emphasis on training to be able to conduct the maritime operations mission set. Most elite units such as Navy SEALs, Marine Force Recon, Army SF, Air Force PJ’s and CCT have a combat dive capability. From maritime operations to dive […]


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October 26

Introducing the Essential Shooting Guide

  After almost a year of work, we are excited to announce the release of our new Essential Shooting Guide. This 91-page book is specifically designed to use in conjunction with our Essentials Target. Together, they will enhance your shooting skills as well as make the most out of your range […]


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October 16

Use of Force and Total War in Cyberspace: Part II

This is the second part of a paper I wrote for the Naval War College.  In part one, we discussed whether or not a cyber attack can rise to the same level of use of force as a kinetic attack.  The contents of this paper reflect my own personal views […]


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