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    The Picatinny Mounted MK31 MOD 0 Pen Flare of Operation Enduring Freedom

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Unfortunately, an inevitable result of any large-scale military counter-insurgency operation are unintended, innocent civilian casualties otherwise known as collateral damage. The questions stated to military planners are not “If” but instead “When”. How any modern Infantry forces works through this sort of preparation can sometimes determine the difference […] More

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    POTD: “Afghan Commandos in a breaching exercise, with what seems to be DeWalt quick-saws”

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com “Abraxas Spa” posted this picture on Twitter: “Afghan Commandos in a breaching exercise, with what seems to be DeWalt quick-saws.” The picture can also be found at Resolute Support Mission on Facebook. With a photo like that, a lot of questions were raised. Like why is he running […] More

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    Night Vision Capabilities of the Taliban in Afghanistan

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The ability to execute complex operations in conditions of low light or complete darkness has been an asset unique to NATO militaries since the 1990s when fighting against local insurgencies. Often within planning sessions for OIF, OEF, or the current Resolute Support mission, it is supposed that the […] More

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    The Two Way Range Part Two: Returning Fire

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com In an earlier TFB TV episode, we covered some of the experiences that combat veterans have gone through while under fire. We continue that discussion in this final episode, going into much more detail about some of the nuances and specific aspects of being in combat and actually […] More

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    The Two Way Range or How Someone is Trying to Kill You

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Mortal combat has been the cause of study for military historians since the Greek teacher Herodotus. But what it is like being on a two-way shooting range? What sorts of thoughts and emotions are experienced by those who participate as Infantrymen or Law Enforcement? Myself and a friend […] More

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    “Tup-e-Tung”, or the Afghan War Rug

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Carpet sellers in Afghanistan call it a “Tup-e-Tung” in Dari, or what we know of in the United States as the “Afghan War Rug” in popular conception. This style of carpet initially became prevalent among tribal Baluchi women who weaved low profile designs into their carpets to signify […] More