Interview With an American Peshmerga

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Kurdistan is the only autonomous (self-governing) region in Northern Iraq — a democratic oasis in the center of hell, surrounded by hostile neighbors in Iraq, Syria, Iran and Turkey. Since the Kurds are not technically…

Germany Invades French Arsenals as HK416 Confirmed to Replace FAMAS

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Multiple French news sites are reporting that H&K has indeed been chosen by the French military to replace the existing stock of FAMAS rifles with the Teutonic HK416. Designed in…

Inside the Collection of the National Museum of the United States Army

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By T. Logan Metesh It wasn’t until fairly recently that I became aware of the fact that the U.S. Army is the only branch of our military not to have…

What’s Wrong With This Picture: F-35 vs. F-15 20mm Capacity

The above video shows technicians loading an F-15 with what they say are a thousand rounds of 20mm ammo. (wikipedia.org reports that the F-15 Eagle maxes-out at 940 rounds.) In contrast, the Air…

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PA: Drunk Man Shoots Police Officer, Found Not Guilty by Reason of Self Defense

On August 30, 2015, Darrel Burt shot a police officer. On September 2nd, 2016, he was found not guilty by reason of self defense. He was wounded in the elbow…

U.S. Sent 978k “Assault Rifles” and 112k Machine Guns to Iraq and Afghanistan. Guess How Many Went Walkies?

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Writing for nytimes.com, the estimable C.J. Chivers has a look at U.S. small arms shipments to Afghan and Iraqi “security forces” during the last 14 years. Despite President Obama’s pledge to make…

Defense Security Cooperation Agency: 6.2k+ Guns for Afghan National Army

From dsca.mil: WASHINGTON, Aug 18, 2016 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Afghanistan for individual and crew served weapons, equipment, training,…

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Are You European and Want a Gun? Be Swiss!

The Swiss have always had a lot of guns and significant freedom. As Machiavelli noted in “The Prince” in 1517: “Moreover, a Republic trusting to her own forces, is with…

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BREAKING: Gunfire Reported in Ankara as Military Attempts Coup Against Erdogan Government

We’re living in interesting times. From the UK’s Telegraph: “Gunshots were heard in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Friday, a Reuters witness said, as military jets and helicopters were…

Gun Review: FN M249S Semi-Automatic SAW

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FN Manufacturing has been cranking out weapons in Columbia, South Carolina for the U.S. military for years now, winning contracts for everything from the infantry man’s friend, the M4, through…

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Cover: Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

And there I was thinking that the point of a machine gun was suppressive fire — so supporting troops can maneuver into more advantageous position. I was also under the impression…

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Mexican Military: The Most Efficient Killers in Modern Warfare History?

“In the history of modern war, fighters are much more likely to injure their enemies than kill them,” nytimes.com opines. “But in Mexico, the opposite is true. According to the government’s own…