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What I Learned About Guns, Government, and Immigration from the Michigan Militia

What motivates a bunch of white guys to go into the woods and practice military drills?
Ben Makuch
5.26.16
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Inside the Michigan Militia

VICE's Ben Makuch investigates the state of militia groups in Michigan and explores the driving force behind the militia movement today.
VICE Staff
5.16.16
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A Missing Former Canadian Soldier Is Alive and Fighting the Islamic State

Brandon Glossop, a veteran of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, hopped on a plane in February to join the People's Protection Units in their fight against the infamous jihadists.
Ben Makuch
4.21.15
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The Canadian Jihadist Who Burned His Passport After Joining ISIS Is Alive and Tweeting

The 22-year-old Calgary native who goes by "Abu Usamah" online told us that he was in Libya and claims Twitter keeps banning him.
Ben Makuch
4.17.15
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Canada Is Sending 200 Soldiers to Ukraine to Train Troops for Russian Conflict

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a new training mission as Kiev keeps asking for real guns.
Ben Makuch and Justin Ling
4.14.15
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The Company Formerly Known as Blackwater Is Training Canadian Soldiers

The mercenary company with a track record of war crimes is instructing Canadian commandos.
Ben Makuch
4.9.15
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NATO Vets Are Setting Up Commando and Sniper Schools for the Kurds

The group says it plans to deploy in May, but is first seeking donations to finance 25 members to be on duty for 12 months.
Ben Makuch
4.8.15
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Canada Plans to Use Satellite Technology to Protect Its Arctic Sovereignty

The Harper government is requesting bids for $17 million worth of development on the Inuvik satellite station in the Northwest Territories
Ben Makuch
4.7.15
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The Canadian Military Is Playing War Games Aimed at Russia

At a time when the specter of the Russian military is high on the minds of European countries fearful of the next Ukraine, Canada's Department of National Defense is playing tough with President Vladimir Putin.
Ben Makuch
4.2.15
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"Stay the Hell Where You Came From": Canadian Politician to Women Who Want to Wear Niqabs at Citizenship Ceremonies

Believe it or not, a pro-gun Tory MP made some bigoted comments on a radio show.
Ben Makuch
3.17.15
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Canadian Intelligence Agent Allegedly Arrested in Turkey, Accused of Helping ISIS

Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reports that the Turkish government has detained a Canadian agent.
Ben Makuch
3.12.15
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Another Suspected Islamic State Sympathizer Was Arrested in Canada

Authorities allege the arrested man was plotting an attack on financial buildings and the US consulate in Toronto.
Ben Makuch
3.12.15
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