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Read voraciously: General Miller’s reading recommendations

During my recent interview with General Scott Miller, he said, “If you are a serious practitioner in the military, you have to be a voracious reader. If you’re not well-read, it becomes readily apparent.” He went on to say that intentionally devoting time to reading helps him understand the potential consequences of his actions beforehand. General … Continued

9 awesome war novels everyone should read

Every military professional has his or her favorite war novel and picking the “greatest” is a tall order. But that’s what we do here at WATM. These are our picks for the greatest war novels ever written:


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Fox News Martha MacCallum champions veterans

Fox News anchor of The Story is committed to veterans issues and their stories being put at the forefront of news. For Martha MacCallum, it’s personal.  Growing up, MacCallum often heard the stories of her cousin, Harry Gray. A Marine who’d enlisted during World War II, his letters home were treasured among the family. She’d … Continued

The World War II origins of Navy ‘Torpedo Juice’

Going to any bartender that knows their craft and ordering a “torpedo juice,” means you’ll get a cocktail that’s two parts alcohol (any alcohol) and three parts pineapple juice. It’s not a bad drink, but it’s not exactly refined. Neither were the World War II sailors who created the concoction. These guys had to do … Continued

The former Navy SEAL who oversaw the bin Laden raid is making a children’s book about his experiences

William McRaven, a retired US admiral, is making a children’s book about becoming a Navy SEAL and the lessons learned from the trials. The book is an adaptation of the former special operations commander’s bestseller “Make Your Bed.” McRaven said he hopes it is similar to the “stories of adventure and overcoming challenges” he read … Continued

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