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Confessions of a Mercenary

Confessions of a Mercenary By  Charles Thorp Credit: Tom Weber / Getty Images “I never was one of those kids who dreamed of being a soldier,” says Sean McFate, a decorated soldier, mercenary, and now author of Shadow War, a … Continue reading

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Manifest mercenaries: Mercenary narratives in American popular culture, 1850–1990

Manifest mercenaries: Mercenary narratives in American popular culture, 1850–1990

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Manifest mercenaries: Mercenary narratives in American popular culture, 1850–1990

Manifest mercenaries: Mercenary narratives in American popular culture, 1850–1990

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6 Things Being a Mercenary Taught Me About Being a Novelist

6 Things Being a Mercenary Taught Me About Being a Novelist Sean McFate May 11, 2016 0 Before becoming a writer, Sean McFate didn’t have a desk job. Far from it, in fact. McFate spent years as a private military … Continue reading

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How the U.S. Can Defeat Putin’s Shadow War

Matt Dunham/WPA/Getty Sean McFate THREAT 05.13.16 1:00 AM ET How the U.S. Can Defeat Putin’s Shadow War Vladimir Putin has a czarist vision of a greater Russia, and his first order of business is getting the U.S. out of Europe. … Continue reading

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New War Thriller Delves Into Shadowy World Of Mercenaries

Plainclothes contractors working for Blackwater USA take part in a firefight as Iraqi demonstrators loyal to Muqtada Al Sadr attempt to advance on a facility being defended by U.S. and Spanish soldiers, in the Iraqi city of Najaf. April 2004. … Continue reading

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Battle Your Way to Glorious Victory with “League of War: Mercenaries”

Battle Your Way to Glorious Victory with “League of War: Mercenaries” MunkyFun and GREE team up to launch an exhilarating, fast-paced strategic military action game on iOS and Android 11:35 ET from GREE; MunkyFun SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ … Continue reading

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5 movie mercenaries who remind us of Erik Prince

 5 movie mercenaries who remind us of Erik Prince Published time: 24 Mar, 2016 19:34 © YouTube / Reuters Erik Prince, the notorious former head of Blackwater, is under investigation by the US government for his alleged action in Libya, according … Continue reading

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Justin Chang Variety. 330.15 (Jan. 19, 2016): p104. Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2016 Penske Business Media, LLC http://variety.com Full Text: [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DIRECTOR: Michael Bay STARRING: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski “I feel like I’m … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s myth-makers’ bizarre ability to shape political reality

  Tod Robberson The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s editorial page editor. Robberson: Hollywood’s myth-makers’ bizarre ability to shape political reality By Tod Robberson Mar 10, 2016 Americans have a bizarre tendency to believe that Hollywood is in the business of truth. … Continue reading

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