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The Science Behind the Soldier: ‘Grunt’ by Mary Roach

Hot on the heels of our last article about Natick Labs came this online article from ‘The National Geographic’ about a new book by renowned author Mary Roach:


Mary Roach, a self-confessed “goober with a flashlight,” has created a niche for books with one-word titles—Gulp (on the digestive system); Bonk (on the science of sex)—that take a funny, and informed, look at the scientific secrets of everyday things. In her latest book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, she goes behind the scenes of modern warfare to celebrate the unsung heroes of military science, who do everything from design high-tech clothing for the battlefield to perform penis transplants—all in the name of keeping soldiers “alive and comfortable.”

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D-Day 72

Today we mark the 72nd Anniversary of the “D-Day” landings in Normandy, France.  We especially commemorate and honor the courageous legacy of the American, British and Canadian paratroopers who led the way – jumping at night behind enemy lines and supported only by what equipment and ammunition they could carry.

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Frag Out! magazine is out

The English-language international edition of Frag Out! Magazine is up and running!

Frag Out

The premiere issue features:

  • HK416A5 gun pr0n
  • CZ805 BREN
  • Arc’teryx Khard 45
  • MSBS-5,56 Bull-pup Assault Rifle from Poland
  • TCCC – Combat Medicine
  • SPECOPS ULPC – Ultra Light Plate Carrier
  • Direct Action Gear
  • AK Assault Rifle Basic Training

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Private Military Contractor International

Published by a friend of our’s, Private Military Contractor International is a digital magazine specifically for PMC Operatives and companies involved in the Private Military and Security sectors.

Written by individuals with many years of experience in their particular field, each issue will contain a mix of product reviews, news and general interest features, as well as social and lifestyle articles.



Find publication on Joomag here.

Find on itunes here.

PDF of publication here.

Find PMCI on Facebook here.

OSPREY Publishing: Modern African Wars (4) – The Congo 1960 – 2002

Osprey’s first title in the Men-At-Arms “Modern African Wars” series-within-a-series appeared in 1986, and the series has been a big hit ever since.

The first title was “Modern African Wars (1) Rhodesia 1965-80”, followed by “Modern African Wars (2) Angola and Mozambique 1961-74” and “Modern African Wars (3) South-West Africa”.  The latest title brings the series more up to date, and provides insight into the long and brutal series of conflicts over the past 40+ years that have turned this resource-rich area into one of the most brutal, dysfunctional hell-holes on the planet.


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