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What a Hell of a Way to Die

Aug 12, 2021

This week, Francis and Nate speak with reporter and author Spencer Ackerman about his new book REIGN OF TERROR, a comprehensive history of the War on Terror. Particularly, we home in on the concept of how the culture war created post-9/11 requires veterans to never question the war itself if they want to retain any respected status.  It’s a phenomenal book that we both loved, and we strongly recommend you go out and buy it.

In fact, if you buy it here you can get it from a local independent bookstore:

For this week’s bonus, Francis speaks with defense journalist Kelsey Atherton about his recent piece on Substack covering the long usage-life of weapons and how there are in fact quite a few weapons that have been around for decades, if not centuries. Get it on Patreon here:

Read the piece on Substack here!

*SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* We now have a storefront to sell the patches, buttons, and magnets that we also give out as flair for our $10 tier. Buy some sweet gear here:

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You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay

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