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What a Hell of a Way to Die

Jun 24, 2021

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We review two pieces this week. First, we discuss news that the Taliban have captured a huge chunk of Afghanistan’s provincial districts since May:


We also discuss a story from the Washington Post about...

Jun 17, 2021

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This week, Nate and Francis discuss a recent article in the Associated Press about missing military weapons--everything from pistols to 40mm automatic grenade launchers--which are turning up at crime scenes across the US. You can read the article here:

Jun 10, 2021



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We have a story about the German military using a logistics contractor to repatriate all the beer they’d brought to Afghanistan ( However, before we could get to that, we had to respond to criticism that we’re unfairly biased against...

Jun 3, 2021

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This week, Nate and Francis discuss a recent story that US Air Force nuclear missile custodians based in Europe accidentally disclosed the locations of their munitions by creating open-source, search-engine-indexed flash cards for study.

For our...