Pete Nealen

Warriors—Born or Made?

Warriors—Born or Made?

There’s a weird sort of determinism running through the talk about veterans, warriors, and even law enforcement these days. Most of the blame can probably be placed on David Grossman, a non-combat...

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What Would World War Three Look Like?  Part I

What Would World War Three Look Like? Part I

[Today's Post is made possible by JTF Awesome Team Member Freedom Munitions]What Would World War Three Look Like?  Part IPete NealenThe Third World War seems to be on everybody’s mind lately. Between Russian interventionism in Syria and Ukraine, and the rhetoric about...

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Starship Troopers and The 21st Century Veteran

Starship Troopers and The 21st Century Veteran

Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers is a thought-experiment of a stable republic able to withstand the swarming, dehumanized anthill of collectivism. It is more philosophical tract than science fiction adventure, a true “science” fiction novel revolving around political science and sociology.

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A Primer on 21st Century Camouflage

A Primer on 21st Century Camouflage

Tonight we'll talk a little camouflage. We've discussed it before. For instance, we've asked why bother? Pete Nealen has been voluble about the silliness of even wearing camouflage if you're moving like an assraped turtle humping a cinderblock. We've talked about how...

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Training on the Cheap: Downtime Battle Drills

Training on the Cheap: Downtime Battle Drills

You guys know our opinion of Pete Nealen. He's written some great op-ed for us in the past, bringing his own mutant-like powers of observation and skewering wit to bear on things. This is one of his best yet. Sequestration and (lack of) money can be as much a drag on...

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