ARTICLES
January 27, 2023

Something About Phoenix, Arizona Always Puts Me Right Back in Kandahar

Commentary I worked in Phoenix last week, away from my home, like I’ve been doing off and on for years. My day job involves some stress, but not life-and-death stress ...

January 23, 2023

Why I’m Thanking You for Your Service

Commentary "Mommy, Mommy!" he said with the oh-so-cute voice only a preschooler has. "There's one! Can we do it?" You hear this and immediately you tense, body going on high ...

January 20, 2023

Iran’s Latest ‘War Before the War’ Raises Eyebrows

Commentary The Iranian regime raised eyebrows again in December after their military forces conducted exercises designed to serve as "the war before the war" with Israel and the United States, ...

PODCAST
December 12, 2022

Why You Want Cops to Have a Warrior’s Mindset

Commentary Over the past several years, the term "warrior" has been used, labeled, demonized, idolized, and applied to all kinds of professions. These days when someone mentions the word "warrior," ...

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January 27, 2023

Something About Phoenix, Arizona Always Puts Me Right Back in Kandahar

Commentary I worked in Phoenix last week, away from my home, like I’ve been doing off and on for years. My day job involves some stress, but not life-and-death stress ...

January 23, 2023

Why I’m Thanking You for Your Service

Commentary "Mommy, Mommy!" he said with the oh-so-cute voice only a preschooler has. "There's one! Can we do it?" You hear this and immediately you tense, body going on high ...

January 20, 2023

Iran’s Latest ‘War Before the War’ Raises Eyebrows

Commentary The Iranian regime raised eyebrows again in December after their military forces conducted exercises designed to serve as "the war before the war" with Israel and the United States, ...

January 18, 2023

Fellow Police Officers: It’s OK to Die in Defense of Others

Commentary To my fellow police officers. It's OK to die in defense of others. I want that statement to hit you like a ton of bricks, and I want you ...

January 16, 2023

A Middle Eastern Veteran Caught Between Cultures

Commentary It was the middle of the night in the cold Iraqi desert. It sounds funny to say "cold desert," but that's what it was. The Praetorians and Spartan 6 ...

January 5, 2023

Bad Military Leaders: Toxic Versus Radioactive

“Toxic” leaders are bad, but they’re not the worst kind of leaders out there. The absolute worst leaders are “radioactive.” Oh, you didn’t know that there was a difference? Well, ...

December 21, 2022

Most Americans Believe That Most Veterans Have PTSD

According to PR Newswire, a Harris poll conducted in June 2021 indicated that a majority of Americans believe most veterans have PTSD. That's a problem, and based on more recent ...

December 21, 2022

What Is a ‘Military Strategist’ Anyway?

You've probably heard talking heads on network TV being described as "strategists." But what does that term even mean? Let us pretend for a moment you are a dentist. It ...

December 21, 2022

How the 75th Ranger Regiment Taught Me to Dance

I was never in the Ranger Regiment, but I’m fortunate to know a lot of Rangers. I even helped write a book about them, once upon a time. But this ...

December 15, 2022

Bowling for America… in The Philippines?

So, when it was all over, China brought nothing. The EU team brought balloons. The Belgians brought cheerleaders. But the Americans brought… home the trophies. U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! For a few ...

From the front lines to the home front, America’s military veterans and first responders are committed to serving our nation and our community, and protecting our way of life.

The Epoch Times’ “Battlefields” project, in partnership with The Havok Journal, gives voice to America’s Service Community and highlights their successes and their struggles; their triumphs, and their tragedies.

In their own words, and from their own hearts, these… are their Battlefields.