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Nolan Peterson: Lessons From Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

After living in and reporting from Ukraine the last nine years, conflict journalist Nolan Peterson h...

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Hunting Season: What I Learned From Witnessing a Sniper’s Head Shot

Twelve years ago, I saw one of my fellow Marines survive a sniper’s bullet to the head. I’m realizing now that I was fortunate to have been there to witness it.

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Listening for Life: The Importance of a Paramedic's Stethoscope

This paramedic's stethoscope was an extension of his ears through the nearly five years he spent on ...

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Chasing the Dragon: A Combat Veteran’s Search for Healing in Central America

How a one-way ticket to Costa Rica and a panic attack forced a Marine sniper to stop chasing the dragon and start facing it.

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End of an Era: Farewell to the Legendary Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

The Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is quickly becoming a thing of the past. As the last remaining...

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A Farewell Letter From Coffee or Die’s Executive Editor

The man who built this magazine from the ground up is saying farewell, but our mission here remains the same.

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Volunteering in Ukraine: The Right Thing Isn’t Always Easy — or Obvious

For years, my brothers and I had been trained to take lives in the most violent ways possible; now, I was using my experience to try and save lives.

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Chasing the Lame Buffalo: From Hunting Men to Hunting Game

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Why ‘Catch-22’ Is the Closest Thing to the Truth About War

Mileage may vary when it comes to Joseph Heller’s Catch‑22, but I rarely find a fellow service member who’s read the book who doesn’t at least find the material recognizable in their own experiences.

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