Name The War In Question: Iraq, Syria, Or The American Revolution?

The Long March
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The fighters “belonged to local minorities who feared living in a . . . society where a distrusted majority could dominate them.”


Could be Iraq, could be Syria, could be many civil wars. In this case, the sentence is about Loyalists in the American Revolution.

A Ranger has died after being wounded by small arms fire during a Jan. 13 battle in northwest Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced on Friday.

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Sgt. Trey Troney (U.S. Army photo)

It's a familiar tale of service to American society far beyond the U.S. armed forces. A soldier encounters a traffic accident while traveling home and immediately rushes to aid a driver trapped in his vehicle and, after freeing him, saves his life with nothing more than a hoodie, a pen, and the training he received from his unit's medics. It's the stuff that Army recruiting commercials are made of.

Except there's one problem: It's most likely bullshit.

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Why, oh why didn't you just kill Billy Russo when you had the chance, Frank?

That's the question I asked myself throughout the entirety of The Punisher's second season, which Task & Purpose had a chance to review ahead of the show's Jan. 18 release. Most of those 13 blood-soaked episodes would have been unnecessary if Jon Bernthal's titular character had just killed, instead of maimed, his one-time friend and brother in arms at the end of season one.

Fortunately for us, and less than fortunate for Frank and the villains he sets his sights on, he didn't, and that means we get another season of rip-roaring revenge. (Warning, there are mild spoilers ahead.)

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The Magpul PMAG D-50 is designed to hold 50 rounds of 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Winchester ammunition for SR25/M110 AR-style rifles. (Magpul Industries Corp.)

Editor's Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared onMilitary.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

Magpul Industries Corp. has introduced a new 7.62mm version of its high-capacity polymer drum magazine.

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