combat

VICE Sports

The Twisted and Terrible History of Men Fighting Bears

Kangaroos aren't the only animals who have been forced to face human beings in combat. We take a look at the centuries-old history of men stepping into the ring – or cage – to fight bears.
Sarah Kurchak
10.7.17
medieval

MMA with Medieval Armor and Blunt Weapons

Every year there is a medieval style combat tournament that takes place in a castle in Europe; that means swords, full body armor, and shields.
VICE Sports
10.17.16
paralympics

From Combat in Afghanistan to Rio Paralympic Hero: The Curtis McGrath Story

A former combat engineer, Curtis McGrath lost his legs in Afghanistan - but has become a Paralympic champion.
VICE Sports
9.16.16
Travel

Steaks, Twerking and Men in Camouflage: We Went to Europe's Largest Paintball Tournament

The Euro Big Game is just, wow. So much machismo.
Matern Boeselager
8.4.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: COMBAT!'s "Heavy Accent" Is the Soundtrack to Your Aimless Summer Nights

LA's Mark Nieto makes his debut as COMBAT!, combining house, ambient, and experimental for a sound all his own.
Andrea Domanick
6.7.16
tech

I Tried and Failed to Fight Someone on 'Tinder for Fights,' Because It Was Fake

We talked to the guys behind the viral marketing stunt.
Drew Millard
11.10.15
Stuff

How LARPing Helped One Man Deal with His Autism

In this excerpt from VICE's new film "LARPing Saved My Life," we learn about the mental health benefits of live-action roleplaying.
VICE Staff
10.7.15
Stuff

After ISIS Killed His Friends, This Guy Founded a Security Firm to Kill ISIS

"Anyone who kills friends of mine has made himself my target. I won't stop until ISIS is destroyed."
David Gilmour
9.18.15
Stuff

Do Sociopaths Make Better Soldiers?

Though you might think people who could kill without remorse would make perfect fighters, in reality it can be difficult to make it as a soldier without a conscience.
Sulome Anderson
7.21.15
tech

This is What World War Three Might Look Like

We talked to author and security analyst Peter Singer about why the next war will be so much scarier than past ones, and whether there's anything we can do about it.
Josh Meyer
6.30.15
Stuff

This Company Creates Custom Sex Toys for Disabled Veterans

What does a soldier do when he's sent home from combat, still young and lascivious, but no longer able to feel his dick? He buys a sex toy from Tom Stewart, the owner of Sportsheets.
Erin Meisenzahl-Peace
11.24.14
News

A Task Force of Military Types Just Called Out Obama's Endless Drone Wars

On Thursday, a panel made up of former military and intelligence officials released the most thorough examination yet of America's fondness for the remote-controlled flying death machines commonly known as drones.
Matt Taylor
6.27.14
0102