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Sweet Mother Russia: Putin’s “Gangster Rules”

(A Note from Timaeus: This article was originally published in The Havok Journal on 08 APRIL 2015. It is bizarrely prophetic. As you read it, consider the world's overwhelming support for the Shayrat strike, and the role that strong foreign policy... Continue Reading →

Analysis: ISIS Child Soldier Training Video

One must not underestimate the enemy. This video has a great deal of shock value to it, but it is also a valuable tool to assessing the development of tactics and techniques employed by ISIS. It is also worth noting... Continue Reading →

The Universal Warrior Attributes

By now, those of you that read my blog have realized that I use philosophy to make sense of my world. It doesn’t mean that I’m right – perhaps it would be more accurate to say that philosophy lets me... Continue Reading →

Guilt by Association: Classifying Veterans as Psychopaths (A Cop’s Perspective)

  Originally published in The Havok Journal, February 28, 2017 by Nick Perna In 2006 I was attending a Field Training Officer Class. Field Training Officers, or FTOs, train new police officers after they leave the academy on how to... Continue Reading →

Are You “Working Out” Or Are You “Training?”

January 28, 2017 by Marty Skovlund, Jr This article first appeared in The Havok Journal on 26 March 2014. _____ I recently read two articles recently that provoked some thoughts on the way we approach fitness in the military. One... Continue Reading →

Five Things Veterans Know That The Rest Of America Doesn’t

Originally published by the Havok Journal. November 21, 2015 by Scott Faith Because of their training, their experiences, and their worldview, veterans tend to be a breed apart.  There are many things that veterans know that the rest of American doesn’t,... Continue Reading →

Millennials

Recently, two mutual friends began to bicker of over a meme. The meme compared 18-year-olds in the 1944 and 2016 – the former storming the beaches to save the world from Nazism, and the latter requiring safe spaces on college campus. The objection to the meme was that it unfairly labeled the Millennial generation as overly sensitive, thin-skinned, and weak. As one may expect, there was no truly reasonable discourse over this, because there was - as often happens online - no attempt to hear and comprehend the position of the opposition. But it got me thinking: why is my generation, the so-called “Millennials”, so distasteful, particularly to warfighters such as me and my closest friends?

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