Halen Allison

Halen Allison is a former Marine Corps sergeant and intelligence analyst who has plied his trade for the military and government. He has an M.A. in ancient and classical history from American Military University and a B.A. in intelligence studies from Mercyhurst University. An amateur historian and freshman novelist, Halen lives in Western New York with his wife and their fire team of children.

Recent articles from Halen Allison

Achilles drags the dead body of Hector in front of the gates of Troy in this painting by Franz Matsch
Community
Why Ancient Greek Heroes Are Still So Appealing In Today’s Culture
Heroes of antiquity still have a lot to teach us about our own virtues and flaws.
Marines attending Marine Combat Training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendelton practice detaining possible enemies Aug 28. at Range 314 aboard the camp. The Marines were taught how to properly approach, control, search and contain possible threats while constantly remaining vigilante and safe so they can be effective when they put the skills to use in their future deployments.
News
The American Military Should Be Pissed About The CIA Torture Report
U.S. troops should not appear to lend our support and approval, tacit or otherwise, to practices that amount to torture.
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Humor
The Gentleman’s Guide To Calling Out Stolen Valor
We are well within our rights to call out those committing acts of stolen valor, but do so with a little tact.