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The jaw-dropping missions of fire-fighting pilots

Fighting fires from the air requires pilots to fly huge aircraft close to the ground – what’s it like to be in the cockpit?<p>The summer of 2015 has been a cruel one for the Pacific states of the US. California, for instance, has sweltered in record temperatures, as a crippling drought has entered its …

The Black Undercover Cop Who Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado

"They were all assholes," he told me.<p>These days the Ku Klux Klan is mostly an unfunny joke, a smattering of ignorant racists who play dress-up and hold poorly planned, sparsely attended rallies to protest the renaming of parks. But half a century ago the Klan's power stretched from coast to coast, …

Crime

The Author of 'The Cartel' on America's Role in Mexico's Brutal and Bloody Drug War

A look at how drug trafficking's massive profits feed high-level corruption, and how American policy is fanning the flames.<p>Don Winslow's recently released novel <i>The Cartel</i>, a sequel to his 2005 book <i>The Power of the Dog</i>, chronicles the rivalry between a United States DEA agent and the cartel kingpin …

Photos from the Northern Irish Tour That Led Up to 1992's Coalisland Riots

Stuart Griffiths was posted to County Tyrone as a military photographer. Some weeks into the tour, a young British soldier lost both his legs to an IRA explosive device, triggering the Coalisland riots.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>It was 1992. I'd just turned 20 and was back in …

Hyped Up: Startups Race To Bring The Hyperloop To Life

The audacious plan to build a train that travels 760 mph<p>Maybe it was the Guns N’ Roses pumping from the speakers. Or maybe it was the spell of Dubai itself, a newly minted megalopolis whose explosion from the Arabian sands screamed that the past was dead and the future had arrived. Whatever it was, …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Is It Possible to Be Both Socially Conscious and Happy?

We had a chat with a representative from the Action for Happiness charity about whether it's possible to be truly happy in the face of all the terrible shit that is happening around the world.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>When John Lennon sang the words, <i>"I read the news today, oh boy,"</i> …

What Am I Saying When I Say 'Nigger'?

I'm still trying to figure out what the most loaded two syllables in the English language mean to me.<p>To quote Kanye's latest single, I say <i>nigga</i> "all day, nigga." If you're riding with me in the whip, then you're probably one of my niggas. If you're hating on whatever it is that I'm doing, then …

Tom Burgis’s account of the plundering of Africa’s natural resources by huge companies and corrupt regimes is enlightening<p>Augustin Katumba Mwanke was a young banker in South Africa when persuaded to return home to help rebuild the Democratic Republic of Congo by the new government of Laurent …

Africa

Train Like a S.E.A.L. (Safe Effective Ammoless Learning)

<i>Editor-in-Chief’s Note: Please join us in welcoming back former Navy SEAL and current Director of Training at Center Mass Group, Chris Sajnog as a</i> …

What Happens When a Civilian Kills a Cop in Self Defense?

A man is staring down death row after killing a police officer during a no-knock SWAT raid.<p>The careless use of SWAT teams in no-knock drug raids — …

What the Greek Left's Election Victory Means for the Greek Far Right

Though leftists won control of the government, the fascist Golden Dawn is the third most popular party in Greece at the moment.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Greece.</i><p>It's the night of January 25, and in front of Syriza's cramped election kiosk on Klathmonos Square in the center of Athens, …

Harmony Korine's 'The Legend of Cambo'

When Cambo's parents went through a brutal divorce, he fled to the backwoods of Alabama to be alone. No traffic, no people, no responsibility—just pure survival.<p>While his parents were out working four jobs, Cambo spent his time learning how to survive in the rough backwoods of Alabama. When they …

MULE Tactical unveils AR15 hidden Glock stock

MULE Tactical unveiled its newest product at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, an AR15 stock that conceals a backup pistol. The MULE Adaptive Storage …

Professional Wrestling Has Been Ruined By Ego and Bureaucracy

After years on top, WWE feels more repetitive and stale than it has for decades.<p>In the 1970s and 80s, professional wrestlers lived in a world of blood, brutality, and bad paydays. They adhered to a territory system that divided the country into 20 distinct parts, each of which they would tour until …

This Game Deserves an HD Remake More Than Any Other

Hideo Kojima's "Snatcher" is long overdue some modern love.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Hideo Kojima is a busy man. The director of Kojima Productions, the studio behind the Metal Gear Solid series and the forthcoming <i>Silent Hills</i>, his 2015 is pretty booked up. <i>Metal Gear</i> …

Is New York the Most Corrupt State in America Now?

New Yorkers will begin 2015 with their governor under a cloud of investigation, the most powerful member of the state legislature being probed for his extra cash, and a congressman resigning for tax evasion.<p>Like almost every other year in this twilight of American governance, 2014 has oozed with …

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Blood Debt

VICE Serbia meets families across the Balkans who have taken justice for their children's deaths into their own hands.<p>In some parts of the Balkans, families still live by a centuries-old law called "the Canon," which recognizes the right to vengeance—if a man from one family kills another, the …

​Most Welfare Recipients Don’t Use Drugs, So Why Do States Keep Drug-Testing Them?

Polls suggest most Americans believe states should drug test individuals who benefit from government programs, and politicians are following their lead. But does it make any sense?<p>On Friday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law suspicion-based drug-testing for welfare recipients in three …

Tactical Clearance: An Alternative CQB Technique

For those of you who have read my blog for a while, you will know that I have big issues with the way CQB is taught and conducted. Traditional …

7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Defense Skill Set

Understanding your risk profile will provide an idea of the skills you’ll need to increase your personal security.<p><b>RELATED: E1D LED Defender Is</b> …

Shooting on the move or move then shoot?

To be or not to be, that is the question…or for us, it’s should I shoot on the move?<p>As a law enforcement trainer, I am routinely asked to incorporate …

“LESS-LETHAL” : EDC FOR THE ARMED?

<i>Takeaway —</i> Simple answer: Yes, less-lethal (impact, aerosol chemical, conducted energy) <i>should be considered</i> as a possible EDC adjunct to being armed. …