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Veterans have identified a number of heroes far more deserving of veneration than these Confederate icons

The Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk in Louisiana. Photo: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images

Luis Elizondo helped release Navy videos of unidentified aerial phenomena. Last month, the Pentagon confirmed they were real.

Photo illustration. Sources: To the Stars Academy, U.S. Department of Defense

Hint: Think less ‘Star Wars,’ and more, well, the usual war stuff

Photo illustration; Source: U.S. Air Force

Illustrations: Johanna Burai

The story of one canine entrepreneur shows that it pays to be a military middleman


If you did, you wouldn’t want them playing an endless ‘Call of Duty’ game all over the world

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images


Sure, Veterans Day was a couple weeks ago. This is a powerful story any day.

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Private armies were the norm in most of military history, and they’re making a big comeback

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Military dogs like the one made famous by the raid in Syria have a long pedigree

A photo of Conan, a female Belgian Malinois military working dog.
A photo of Conan, a female Belgian Malinois military working dog.


Hardcore military role players meet regularly to act out the Second Civil War. I strapped on an AR-15 and headed downrange.

American Milsim participants at their final safety brief. All photos by Aaron Gell unless noted.

Commanders need to acknowledge the systemic problems that cause low morale and suicide

Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images

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