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Where did the Jolly Roger come from?

Where did the Jolly Roger come from? The flag known as the Jolly Roger is immediately identifiable. Found on bottles of dangerous chemicals, the meaning is always clear: Danger or death is coming your way. So when did a skull and crossbones become an international...

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The 5 Best Cold War Movies of All Time

Cold War movies are no stranger to Hollywood. The time period between the end of World War 2 and the Fall of the Soviet Union has seen countless films and TV shows featuring the daring high-stakes espionage the USA and USSR were up to. Some of these movies were...

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What is Military Appreciation Month?

What is Military Appreciation Month? Military Appreciation Month, as one might guess, is the month we Americans take out of every year to celebrate, honor and appreciate the sacrifices of the men and women in uniform. It was established by Senator John McCain in 1999...

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The Navy Chief: A Primer

You're probably here because you're a sailor, or you were a sailor and now you're prowling the internet to see how badly the young'uns are f*cking up your Navy. Actually, you might even be a Navy Chief. This blog is not for you. You've already seen the Navy Chief...

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The Day the Cold War Almost Went Hot

The Cold War was the period from 1947 until 1991 during which the world constantly faced the threat of nuclear annihilation. As the capitalist western democracies faced off against the communist east, the threat that one day the bombs would drop was omnipresent in...

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