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May 28, 2008
War Nerd Summer Reading Guide

It’s summer, you’ve got a little more time off, so you can read up on war instead of trying to live in whatever boring suburb you live in. Lawns, neighbors, dogs, kids—it all sucks and the best thing you can do is get as far out of it as you can.
May 15, 2008
From Lebanon To Iraq: We’re In Deep Shia Now

OK, we’ve just gone through a really exciting time in world military moves, so let’s test your strategic IQ. What’s the relation between these three Shia developments...
May 4, 2008
Russia's Other Great Victory

For this special Victory Day column, the War Nerd takes a look at Russia's other epic victory in World War Two...

April 16, 2008
Tibet: Five to One Against

Writing a column on the military history of Tibet seemed like a good idea before I started actually trying to research it. Some of the stuff on Tibetan military history is just so damn weird it made me feel like that scene in Ghostbusters where Rick Moranis gets possessed by some ancient demon...
April 2, 2008
Who Won Iraq's "Decisive" Battle?

What happened in Iraq this week was a beautiful lesson in the weird laws of guerrilla warfare. Unfortunately, it was the Americans who got schooled.
March 28, 2008
The War Nerd Book - Order Yours Today!

Attention War Nerd Fans: Your prayers have been answered. The War Nerd book starts shipping on June 1, 2008. Pre-order your very own copy today.
March 24, 2008
The Comoros Coup Factory: Vive le Bob!

It's time for something a little lighter, and nothing cheers me up like a tiny African state whose main export is coups. And so we set sail for the glorious Comoros Islands off the coast of East Africa...
March 7, 2008
Kosovo: The Brave Tribes Are Doomed

The War Nerd talks about the glorious battle that started this whole Serbia/Kosovo thing way back 1389. Yep, that's more than 600 years ago. Ain't history fun?
February 26, 2008
The Kurds Will Always Lose, Part II

Kurds are what the Discovery Channel would call the base of the food chain in the Middle East...
February 21, 2008
Hardware For Dummies: The Osprey Vs. The Hornet

The War Nerds talks US hardware, shitty flying hardware: the F/A-18 and the V-22.
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Save The eXile: The War Nerd Calls Mayday
The future of The eXile is in your hands! We're holding a fundraiser to save the paper, and your soul. Tune in to Gary Brecher's urgent request for reinforcements and donate as much as you can. If you don't, we'll be overrun and wiped off the face of the earth, forever.

Scanning Moscow’s Traffic Cops
Automotive Section
We’re happy to introduce a new column in which we publish Moscow’s raw radio communications, courtesy of a Russian amateur radio enthusiast. This issue, eXile readers are given a peek into the secret conversations of Moscow’s traffic police, the notorious "GAIshniki."

Eleven Years of Threats: The eXile's Incredible Journey
Feature Story By The eXile
Good Night, and Bad Luck: In a nation terrorized by its own government, one newspaper dared to fart in its face. Get out your hankies, cuz we’re taking a look back at the impossible crises we overcame.

Your Letters
Russia's freedom-loving free market martyr Mikhail Khodorkovsky answers some of this week's letters, and he's got nothing but praise for President Medvedev.

Clubbing Adventures Through Time
Club Review By Dmitriy Babooshka
eXile club reviewer Babooshka takes a trip through time with the ghost of Moscow clubbing past, present and future, and true to form, gets laid in the process.

The Fortnight Spin
Bardak Calendar By Jared Lindquist
Jared comes out with yet another roundup of upcoming bardak sessions.

Your Letters
Richard Gere tackles this week's letters. Now reformed, he fights for gerbil rights all around the world.

13 Toxic Talents: Hollywood’s Worst Polluters
America By Eileen Jones
Everybody complains about celebrities, but nobody does anything about them. People, it’s time to stop fretting about whether we’re a celebrity-obsessed culture—we are, we have been, we’re going to be—and instead take practical steps to clean up the celebrity-obsessed culture we’ve got...


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