October 11

Use of Force and Total War in Cyberspace: Part I

This is the first part of a paper I wrote for the Naval War College.  The contents of this paper reflect my own personal views and are not necessarily endorsed by the Naval War College or the Department of the Navy.  I am by no means an expert on the […]


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September 19

Will There Be A U.S. and Russia Alliance?

There is a decided difference between the cohesion of a single army, led into battle under the personal command of a single general, and that of an allied force extending over 250 or 500 miles, or even operating against different fronts.  In the one, cohesion is at its strongest and […]


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August 30

Brief History of the Airborne

For those of you that have looked into Army Special Operations Forces, you’ve certainly noticed by now that the vast majority of them are Airborne.  If you’ve ever tuned in to HBO, you’ve probably seen the series Band of Brothers, detailing the exploits of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment […]


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August 29

The Aberration of War and its Impacts on Planning

So it’s the time of year again when the Naval War College classes startup, and I’m abusing myself this year with Strategy & War and Joint Maritime Operations.  You lucky guys and gals get to be the recipients of some of the studies and writing I’m doing for class.  Enjoy. […]


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August 24

Shooting Drill of the Week (DoW)

RANGE: 5-yard line STARTING POSITION: Gun holstered and shooter facing downrange. There should be 1 round chambered and 0 rounds in your magazine in order to cause the firearm to go “dry” after the first shot is fired. The first replacement magazine should have 2 rounds and the second replacement […]


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August 22

Daesh’s Global Presence and Homeland Threats

The smallest action you do in their heartland is better and more enduring to us than what you would if you were with us.  If one of you hoped to reach the Islamic  State, we wish we were in your place to punish the Crusaders day and night. ABU MOHAMMED AL-ADNANI ISIS Audio Recording May 2016 Following […]


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July 27

Use This Drill To Get Better At Shooting

The 5 x 5 Drill is designed to be conducted on our Kill Zone Target. This drill can be done from any range between 3-25 yards but we would recommend 3-5 yards to start out.  The starting position for this drill is the holstered position.  If you are at a […]


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July 26

Should I Carry A Backup Gun?

So this debate started in the Team Room, and I think it deserves a little more attention than you can really give it in the comments of a Facebook post.  The original question asked if people carried more than one gun, and then had a second question about pocket carry.  […]


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July 21

Once Again, France Finds Itself The Victim of Terrorism

Proving that terrorists can and will use any available means to achieve carnage, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel used a rental truck to kill 84 people on July 14th as they were celebrating Bastille Day.  Of the 84 victims, 10 were children.  A photo taken from the scene and shared widely around the […]


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July 6

Terrorism Strikes Bangladesh

On Friday, July 1st, five gunmen from a domestic Bangladeshi terrorist group known as Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB) stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery and Cafe in Dhaka and took hostages, holding them for twelve hours before commandos from the Rapid Action Battalion successfully ended the siege.  Four of the attackers […]


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July 1

Here’s a Little Story about Washington Crossing the Delaware

You guys seem pretty psyched about RE Factor’s new line of “modernized” art, especially the Colonial Maritime Raid Force.  Since July 4th is coming up, I thought it might be fitting to talk a little about the story behind the original painting Washington Crossing the Delaware River. In late 1776, […]


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June 28

Is NATO Still Worth It?

  As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) heads into its summit in Warsaw, Poland, next week, questions continue to arise about the role of NATO in today’s threat environment. Everyone from Secretaries of Defense to Donald Trump have criticized NATO in the past few years, much of which has […]


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June 25

When You Hear the Word “Courier,” What Comes to Mind?

The guy on the bike or Segway running mail and memos between city offices, most likely.  But there’s another kind of Courier running around out there, and their job is a lot cooler than moving mail. Since the development of the atomic bomb, the nation has needed a way to […]


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June 25

Get Your Money Right with Our Guide to Financial Readiness

  For a large portion of our military force, the idea of financial readiness plays second-fiddle to tactical, physical and mental readiness. While this is not necessarily a bad thing it is something that we need to work on as an organization. This is due to the fact that being […]


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June 24

How Pulling Troops Out of Iraq Led to the UK Pulling Out of the EU

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” ~Isaac Newton This is not a political rant or a suggestive post on what we as the United States need to do moving forward in foreign policy but rather a look at how one event in international politics can lead to […]


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