The Scion Asset management chief owns a copy of "Financial Warnings." He's sounded the alarm on Tesla, meme stocks, and cryptocurrencies this year.
Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock spent his life demonstrating and teaching "that the deadliest thing on the battlefield is one well-aimed shot."
The Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction system provides special-operations units with more choices when planning operations in the Pacific theater.
The Corps celebrated the M40 rifle with Redfield scope, the same type of weapon used by legendary Marine sniper Sgt. Charles "Chuck" Mawhinney.
As the US waged a conventional war in South Vietnam, a group of special operators carried out a secret war inside and outside the country. The Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group, as their unit was known, was disbanded after the war, but it had a lasting influence on […]
In the final hours of January 1968, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army launched a massive offensive across South Vietnam. The Tet Offensive failed to hold territory or spark a general uprising, but daily footage of brutal fighting broadcast into homes in the US had a profound effect on […]
During the Vietnam War, US special operators conducted covert raids deep inside Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam. Their missions took them to places where US troops weren’t supposed to be and often close to disaster, like one Christmas Day mission for John Stryker Meyer and his team. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Modern Marine Corps scout snipers are required to study their history, to learn from the outstanding snipers that came before them. Among those who serve as examples are Charles Mawhinney, Eric England, and Carlos Hathcock, three of the deadliest Marine Corps snipers of the Vietnam War. These three snipers had […]
As the Vietnam War raged 50 years ago, a US special-operations task force attempted a daring prisoner rescue at a camp right next to Hanoi, the North Vietnamese capital. Operation Ivory Coast, as the raid on Son Tay prison was known, didn’t free any US POWs, but it did have […]
Sgt. 1st Class Steven Mason is a jungle-warfare instructor for the 25th Infantry “Tropic Lightning” Division in Hawaii. The Jungle Operations Training Course in Hawaii is a 12-day program for US Army regiments that covers mobility training, waterborne operations, combat tracking, jungle tactics, and survival training. Here, he reacts to […]
As Americans at home sat down for Thanksgiving dinner in 1968, a team of special operators was setting out to solve a deadly puzzle in Cambodia. US intelligence had lost track of tens of thousands of North Vietnamese troops, and with memories of the Tet Offensive still fresh, American commanders […]
Richard Grenell, the former acting Director of National Intelligence, was “duped” by a political correspondent. Ken Klippenstein, a correspondent for The Nation, asked Grenell for a shout-out for his grandfather on Twitter and misleadingly attached a photo of Bill Calley. Calley is a convicted war criminal. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
John Fogerty tweeted Friday that he is issuing a cease-and-desist order to the Trump campaign to stop his music from being played at the president’s events. Fogerty’s cease-and-desist order comes after he criticised the president’s use of the Vietnam War-era song “Fortunate Son” at a September 10 campaign rally in […]
On Thursday, President Trump arrived a campaign rally in Freeland, Michigan, walking off Air Force One to the 1969 song “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. John Fogerty, the musician who wrote the song, responded to Trump’s use of his song via a Facebook video on Friday. “It’s a song […]
President Donald Trump got off Air Force One on Thursday to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” a song about children of influential families who were able to avoid the Vietnam War draft. Trump was one of those people. He received draft deferments five times in the 1960s and 1970s: four […]
US officials and policymakers have embraced a “new Cold War” framing of competition with China. But the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union also featured competition with China, and it was a contest in which the US fared poorly and millions suffered. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Over the past several weeks, tens of thousands of people have gathered in New York City and cities across the US to protest police brutality in response to the death of George Floyd, a Black man, in police custody. Throughout history, New York City has been the centre stage of […]