John Ismay
John Ismay
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Please Don't Ask a Veteran, "Have You Killed Anyone?"

There are good reasons why it's a particularly unwelcome question.

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What Exactly Are Chemical Weapons? A Military Insider Explains What These Killing Tools Actually Do

After OPCW's Nobel win, chemical weapons are back on our minds. Here's a comprehensive list of what chemical and weapons actually are, from a veteran who was trained in their use and destruction.
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We Watched the Twin Towers Fall — Nobody Could Imagine What Came Next

For my classmates, the wars have been background noise. For me, they directed the course of nearly my entire adult life.
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Happy Airstrike Eve, Everyone

Hitting chemical weapons bunkers with cruise missiles is a very, very bad idea. A former U.S. Navy EOD technician explains why.