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On This Day In History: Operation Market-Garden Launched

Operation Market Garden was the brainchild of Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, but planned primarily by Generals Brereton and Williams of the USAAF. The objective was to create a 64 mi (103 km) salient through German-held territory in the south of The Netherlands. It was to culminate with the...

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Swedish Marines with Swedish Recce Coy, and U.S. Marines with Scout Snipers Platoon, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Marine Rotational Force–Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, travel to an objective during an amphibious raid rehearsal as part of Exercise Archipelago Endeavor 19 on an island near Berga Naval Base, Sweden,...

11 September 2001: The Day The Earth Stood Still

Visible from the International Space Station, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  Photo courtesy of NASA.

Old Time Design Company new Commando Troops Green Beret

The Old Time Design Company have once again joined forces with the world's leading military hat makers, Compton & Webb Ltd., in order to bring the highest-quality WWII style Commando Troops beret to the market. The Commandos were formed during the Second World War in June 1940, following a request...

SIG SAUER Academy Partners with FLIR Systems

SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms and tactical instruction in the world, is pleased to announce a partnership with FLIR Systems for the Night Vision Operator course, to include the addition of cutting-edge FLIR Night Vision and Thermal Imaging equipment. The SIG SAUER Academy Tactical...

Direct Action Releases VANGUARD Combat Trousers

Developed in close cooperation with experienced combat veterans and current Tier 1 Polish Special Forces, Direct Action recently released the first product in their long-awaited combat uniform line the VANGUARD Combat Trousers. Direct Action’s Vanguard® combat uniform is at the forefront of military garment design and specifically developed to interface...

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Robert Mugabe is dead at last! Let's hope that the people of Zimbabwe can expunge his putrid legacy and restore their country to peace, justice, and prosperity.

On This Day In History: The Munich Massacre of 1972

At 4:30 a.m. local time on the 5th of September 1972 eight tracksuit-clad members of  the 'Black September' Palestinian terrorist group - carrying duffel bags loaded with AKM assault rifles, Tokarev pistols, and grenades - scaled a two-meter chain-link fence leading into the Munich Olympic Village and took 11 members...

Japanese vs. American Paratroops in the Philippines

The Imperial Japanese Army developed an airborne paratroop force in the late 1930s, but the program did not receive much attention by the Imperial General Headquarters until review of the success of similar German paratroop units during the Blitzkrieg of 1940 and the capture of Crete in 1941. Japanese Army...