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Gary Brecher – The War Nerd
War Nerd: Glory to The French

War Nerd: Glory to The French

July 4, 2014
Paraguay: A Brief History Of National Suicide

Paraguay: A Brief History Of National Suicide

August 14, 2013
Burn, Malibu, Burn! — Fire: The Most Effective, Underused Weapon in the World

Burn, Malibu, Burn! — Fire: The Most Effective, Underused Weapon in the World

May 3, 2013
The War Nerd Returns With A Special Survey Of Obama's Wars: "Good Fighter, Can't Cheerlead Worth A Damn"

The War Nerd Returns With A Special Survey Of Obama’s Wars: “Good Fighter, Can’t Cheerlead Worth A Damn”

September 11, 2012
War Nerd Classic: In Praise Of Sikhs, "The Coolest Warrior Tribe Around"

War Nerd Classic: In Praise Of Sikhs, “The Coolest Warrior Tribe Around”

August 8, 2012
War Nerd Classic: Altar Boy Vs. Altar Boy In Uganda: The Lord's Resistance Army & Joseph Kony

War Nerd Classic: Altar Boy Vs. Altar Boy In Uganda: The Lord’s Resistance Army & Joseph Kony

March 7, 2012
The War Nerd: Who Won Iraq? Answer: Anyone Who Stayed Out

The War Nerd: Who Won Iraq? Answer: Anyone Who Stayed Out

December 15, 2011
War Nerd: Ben Grierson, Actual Hero

War Nerd: Ben Grierson, Actual Hero

October 16, 2011
The War Nerd: The Mayan Caste War--Vivan Los Machetes

The War Nerd: The Mayan Caste War–Vivan Los Machetes

October 10, 2011
The War Nerd: China Joins the Yacht Club

The War Nerd: China Joins the Yacht Club

September 18, 2011
War Nerd 9/13: Ten Years On and A Long Way Down

War Nerd 9/13: Ten Years On and A Long Way Down

September 13, 2011
The War Nerd: Golan: When Your Green March Turns Red

The War Nerd: Golan: When Your Green March Turns Red

September 2, 2011
War Nerd Alert: This Guy Look Libyan to You?

War Nerd Alert: This Guy Look Libyan to You?

August 31, 2011
The War Nerd: Libya, By da Yout', For da Yout'...For Now

The War Nerd: Libya, By da Yout’, For da Yout’…For Now

August 30, 2011
The War Nerd: So Who Killed Younes?

The War Nerd: So Who Killed Younes?

August 28, 2011
The War Nerd: Libya: The Berb-Burb Alliance

The War Nerd: Libya: The Berb-Burb Alliance

August 23, 2011
The War Nerd Vs. Darrell Issa's Goldman Sachs Staffer: A Brief History Of Hungarian Fascism Made Simple For Lying Scum

The War Nerd Vs. Darrell Issa’s Goldman Sachs Staffer: A Brief History Of Hungarian Fascism Made Simple For Lying Scum

August 19, 2011
War Nerd: What’s Holdin’ You Up, Muammar?

War Nerd: What’s Holdin’ You Up, Muammar?

August 17, 2011
The War Nerd Vs. Neocon Knucklehead Victor Davis Hanson: A War Nerd Classic

The War Nerd Vs. Neocon Knucklehead Victor Davis Hanson: A War Nerd Classic

July 29, 2011
The War Nerd: Osama Porn

The War Nerd: Osama Porn

May 15, 2011
WN 40*: Pause for Breakdown

WN 40*: Pause for Breakdown

April 30, 2011
WN 40: Syria Wobble

WN 40: Syria Wobble

April 29, 2011
WN 39: The War Nerd Surveys The Baltic Armies

WN 39: The War Nerd Surveys The Baltic Armies

April 28, 2011
WN 38 IRA vs. Al Qaeda: I Was Wrong

WN 38 IRA vs. Al Qaeda: I Was Wrong

April 27, 2011
WN 37: Is There an Al Qaeda?

WN 37: Is There an Al Qaeda?

April 26, 2011
WN 36: Taliban "Escape"

WN 36: Taliban “Escape”

April 25, 2011
WN 35: The War Nerd Looks At War Movies

WN 35: The War Nerd Looks At War Movies

April 24, 2011
WN 34: Monitor and Merrimack, My Ironclad Gods

WN 34: Monitor and Merrimack, My Ironclad Gods

April 23, 2011
WN 33: The Battle of Breitenfeld

WN 33: The Battle of Breitenfeld

April 22, 2011
WN 32: One Oscar-Nom Dead in Libya!

WN 32: One Oscar-Nom Dead in Libya!

April 21, 2011
WN 31: Nigeria's Election Riots: Just Voting by Other Means

WN 31: Nigeria’s Election Riots: Just Voting by Other Means

April 20, 2011
WN 30: Cripple Fight In Libya

WN 30: Cripple Fight In Libya

April 19, 2011
WN 29: West African Ethnic Geology

WN 29: West African Ethnic Geology

April 18, 2011
WN 28: Your Book Pix

WN 28: Your Book Pix

April 17, 2011
WN Day 27: Civil War Memoirs

WN Day 27: Civil War Memoirs

April 16, 2011
WN Day 26: Lulls 'n' Lies Over Ivory Coast & Kenya

WN Day 26: Lulls ‘n’ Lies Over Ivory Coast & Kenya

April 15, 2011
WN Day 25: Monty Python Burning Kikuyu Skit

WN Day 25: Monty Python Burning Kikuyu Skit

April 14, 2011
WN Day 24: Ray Gun vs. Evinrude

WN Day 24: Ray Gun vs. Evinrude

April 13, 2011
WN Blog 23: Guerrilla Funerals: Life Begins @ Death

WN Blog 23: Guerrilla Funerals: Life Begins @ Death

April 12, 2011
WN Blog Day 22: That IMF Don't Fool Around

WN Blog Day 22: That IMF Don’t Fool Around

April 11, 2011
WN Blog Day 21: Brecher's Booke Nooke

WN Blog Day 21: Brecher’s Booke Nooke

April 10, 2011
WN Blog Day 20: Civil War Caturday

WN Blog Day 20: Civil War Caturday

April 9, 2011
WN Blog 19: Video Souvenirs

WN Blog 19: Video Souvenirs

April 8, 2011
WN Blog 18: RPG vs. BMW

WN Blog 18: RPG vs. BMW

April 7, 2011
WN Blog Day 17: The Swampy Smell of Econ

WN Blog Day 17: The Swampy Smell of Econ

April 6, 2011
WN Blog Day 16: One Homme, One Panga

WN Blog Day 16: One Homme, One Panga

April 5, 2011
WN Blog Day 15: Libya on $1000 A Day

WN Blog Day 15: Libya on $1000 A Day

April 4, 2011
War Nerd Blog Day 14: Four Blessed Years without Dixie

War Nerd Blog Day 14: Four Blessed Years without Dixie

April 3, 2011
War Nerd Blog Day 13: Civil War Caturday

War Nerd Blog Day 13: Civil War Caturday

April 2, 2011
War Nerd Blog Day 12: Ivory Coast: Mr. Unpronounceable, c'est Outta There!

War Nerd Blog Day 12: Ivory Coast: Mr. Unpronounceable, c’est Outta There!

April 1, 2011
War Nerd Blog Day 11: Rebels Fail Screen Test

War Nerd Blog Day 11: Rebels Fail Screen Test

March 31, 2011
War Nerd Blog Day 10: Merit-Based!

War Nerd Blog Day 10: Merit-Based!

March 30, 2011
How much would you pay for this dead reb?

War Nerd Blog Day 9: Worth More Dead Than Alive

March 29, 2011
War Nerd Blog Day 8: Flock of Harriers

War Nerd Blog Day 8: Flock of Harriers

March 28, 2011
War Nerd Blog Day 7: Who Are These Luzers?

War Nerd Blog Day 7: Who Are These Luzers?

March 27, 2011
War Nerd Blog Day 6: When Fashion Meets Kaboom

War Nerd Blog Day 6: When Fashion Meets Kaboom

March 26, 2011
War Nerd Day 5: Waiting for the Money Shot

War Nerd Day 5: Waiting for the Money Shot

March 25, 2011
WN Day 4: Turret Skillets and Gremlin Holes

WN Day 4: Turret Skillets and Gremlin Holes

March 24, 2011
WN Blog Day 3: Blown Turrets, Human Shields...Thank You, Libya!

WN Blog Day 3: Blown Turrets, Human Shields…Thank You, Libya!

March 23, 2011
WN Day Two: F-15-1

WN Day Two: F-15-1

March 22, 2011
War Nerd Blog: Day One, Year Zero

War Nerd Blog: Day One, Year Zero

March 21, 2011
THE WAR NERD: Assassinations: Where Accounting Meets Human Resources

THE WAR NERD: Assassinations: Where Accounting Meets Human Resources

February 17, 2011
The War Nerd On Af-Pak: Losing the Long War, One Man at A Time

The War Nerd On Af-Pak: Losing the Long War, One Man at A Time

February 10, 2011
War Nerd: Spartacus Live on Al Jazeera!

War Nerd: Spartacus Live on Al Jazeera!

February 2, 2011
The War Nerd: Market Lessons from the Pashtun

The War Nerd: Market Lessons from the Pashtun

December 30, 2010
The War Nerd: XM25: Gee Whiz, How Can We Be Losing with Such Cool Stuff?

The War Nerd: XM25: Gee Whiz, How Can We Be Losing with Such Cool Stuff?

December 20, 2010
The War Nerd: War & Weather...Plus: Hyundai vs. Autism: Whoop-De-Doo!

The War Nerd: War & Weather…Plus: Hyundai vs. Autism: Whoop-De-Doo!

November 26, 2010
The War Nerd Returns: Be Famous Or Be Shot Tryin'

The War Nerd Returns: Be Famous Or Be Shot Tryin’

July 19, 2010
A Memorial Day War Nerd: Gettysburg Was The Finest Fight Ever In The World

A Memorial Day War Nerd: Gettysburg Was The Finest Fight Ever In The World

May 30, 2010
Homage To Haiti: A War Nerd Classic

Homage To Haiti: A War Nerd Classic

January 13, 2010
The War Nerd Looks At Yemen: An Exile Classic

The War Nerd Looks At Yemen: An Exile Classic

December 31, 2009
The War Nerd: Hardware For Dummies: V-22 Osprey Takes The Pepsi Challenge Against F-18 Hornet

The War Nerd: Hardware For Dummies: V-22 Osprey Takes The Pepsi Challenge Against F-18 Hornet

December 4, 2009
Exile Classic (The War Nerd): Nepal: Peace, Love, Massacres

Exile Classic (The War Nerd): Nepal: Peace, Love, Massacres

October 12, 2009
Blackwater: Stop Acting Surprised

Blackwater: Stop Acting Surprised

August 11, 2009
War Nerd: Battle Paintings: I May Not Know Much about Art, But I’ve Got A Gun

War Nerd: Battle Paintings: I May Not Know Much about Art, But I’ve Got A Gun

July 7, 2009
War Nerd Book Review: A Neocon Thriller That Has Cool Lefties Turning Into Rabid Jew-hating Nazis After A Glass of Wine

War Nerd Book Review: A Neocon Thriller That Has Cool Lefties Turning Into Rabid Jew-hating Nazis After A Glass of Wine

June 26, 2009
War Nerd: Iran's Cedar Show, A.K.A. Don't Get Excited, the Protestors Are Just Letting Off Some Steam

War Nerd: Iran’s Cedar Show, A.K.A. Don’t Get Excited, the Protestors Are Just Letting Off Some Steam

June 18, 2009
When Pigs Fly--and Scold: Brits Lecturing Sri Lanka!

When Pigs Fly–and Scold: Brits Lecturing Sri Lanka!

May 22, 2009
Sri Lanka War Nerd Update: Prabhy Dies Yellow

Sri Lanka War Nerd Update: Prabhy Dies Yellow

May 20, 2009
War Nerd: The Tamil Tigers Shoulda Listened to Yo’ Mao-Mao

War Nerd: The Tamil Tigers Shoulda Listened to Yo’ Mao-Mao

May 11, 2009
The War Nerd: This Is How the Carriers Will Die (Updated Version)

The War Nerd: This Is How the Carriers Will Die (Updated Version)

April 1, 2009
War Nerd: Apocalypse Never

War Nerd: Apocalypse Never

March 10, 2009
War Nerd Roundup: Mo’ Money for Mog, Bummer of A Gaza

War Nerd Roundup: Mo’ Money for Mog, Bummer of A Gaza

February 5, 2009
War Nerd: Abba, Civil War Songs—Anything But Gaza

War Nerd: Abba, Civil War Songs—Anything But Gaza

January 19, 2009
War Nerd: Rules in the Era of Squeamishness

War Nerd: Rules in the Era of Squeamishness

January 12, 2009
War Nerd’s Interview Tips for General Nkunda

War Nerd’s Interview Tips for General Nkunda

January 9, 2009
The War Nerd: Hamas Ain't No Hezbollah

The War Nerd: Hamas Ain’t No Hezbollah

January 6, 2009
War Nerd MC’s First Man O’ War O’wardz

War Nerd MC’s First Man O’ War O’wardz

December 18, 2008
Minnesota to Somalia: The Kinko’s Crusade

Minnesota to Somalia: The Kinko’s Crusade

December 15, 2008
Greece Gripped with Riots? What Riots?

Greece Gripped with Riots? What Riots?

December 11, 2008
War Nerd Blog: Darko Takes Bad Bounce in Miramar

War Nerd Blog: Darko Takes Bad Bounce in Miramar

December 10, 2008
How Many Guys Attacked Mumbai?

How Many Guys Attacked Mumbai?

December 9, 2008
Bad Day at Black Water

Bad Day at Black Water

December 8, 2008
War Nerd Called It: Indians And Pakis Too Faggy For War

War Nerd Called It: Indians And Pakis Too Faggy For War

December 5, 2008
War Nerd Gloat: My Pir-rate Boyeeez Takin' My Tips!

War Nerd Gloat: My Pir-rate Boyeeez Takin’ My Tips!

December 1, 2008
Mumbai: Exporting Pakistan's Resources

Mumbai: Exporting Pakistan’s Resources

November 27, 2008
War Nerd Update: Mother Ship, Shrimp Boat, Either Way It’s Puree!

War Nerd Update: Mother Ship, Shrimp Boat, Either Way It’s Puree!

November 26, 2008
War Nerd Update: Yo Ho Ho and a Tanker of Crude

War Nerd Update: Yo Ho Ho and a Tanker of Crude

November 18, 2008
War Nerd Book Review: From Hyena's Belly to Canadian Bitch

War Nerd Book Review: From Hyena’s Belly to Canadian Bitch

November 17, 2008
War Nerd: Bush Fought The Wars And The Wars Won

War Nerd: Bush Fought The Wars And The Wars Won

November 13, 2008
War Nerd: Congo Warrior Nkunda Is Nkool

War Nerd: Congo Warrior Nkunda Is Nkool

November 11, 2008
War Nerd Update: Jack al-Sparrow vs. the Do-gooders!

War Nerd Update: Jack al-Sparrow vs. the Do-gooders!

October 29, 2008
WAR NERD: From the Rhino's Head to the Hyena's Belly

WAR NERD: From the Rhino’s Head to the Hyena’s Belly

October 28, 2008
Pakistan, Where History Just Won't Quit

Pakistan, Where History Just Won’t Quit

October 7, 2008
War Nerd Islamablog: Day 3

War Nerd Islamablog: Day 3

September 22, 2008
War Nerd Islamablog: Day 2

War Nerd Islamablog: Day 2

September 21, 2008
The Islamabad Marriott: Rooms Available

The Islamabad Marriott: Rooms Available

September 20, 2008
Please Don't Help the Georgians

Please Don’t Help the Georgians

September 13, 2008
War Nerd: Ossetia: All Over But the Whining

War Nerd: Ossetia: All Over But the Whining

September 9, 2008
War Nerd: Georgians Gone Wild Video Clips!

War Nerd: Georgians Gone Wild Video Clips!

September 4, 2008
War Nerd: South Ossetia, The War of My Dreams

War Nerd: South Ossetia, The War of My Dreams

August 11, 2008
War Nerd Classic: The Mauritania Coup Factory

War Nerd Classic: The Mauritania Coup Factory

August 6, 2008
War Nerd: Amazing Combat Video from Iran-Iraq War

War Nerd: Amazing Combat Video from Iran-Iraq War

July 31, 2008
THE WAR NERD: Iraq, Iran, IRAM!

THE WAR NERD: Iraq, Iran, IRAM!

July 28, 2008
Iraq's Blood Rain Symphony

Iraq’s Blood Rain Symphony

July 24, 2008
The Taliban Strikes Back

The Taliban Strikes Back

July 21, 2008
Animated Map of Middle-East Gore

Animated Map of Middle-East Gore

July 21, 2008
This is Your War on Drugs

This is Your War on Drugs

July 14, 2008
War Nerd Summer Reading Guide

War Nerd Summer Reading Guide

May 20, 2008
From Lebanon To Iraq: We’re In Deep Shia Now

From Lebanon To Iraq: We’re In Deep Shia Now

May 15, 2008
War Nerd: Russia's Other Great Victory

War Nerd: Russia’s Other Great Victory

May 4, 2008
War Nerd: Tibet: Five to One Against

War Nerd: Tibet: Five to One Against

April 17, 2008
The War-Se, The Better

The War-Se, The Better

October 17, 2002
It's D-Day In Zalambessa

It’s D-Day In Zalambessa

October 2, 2002
Future War: Hi-Tech Toys vs. Fanged Vermin

Future War: Hi-Tech Toys vs. Fanged Vermin

September 19, 2002
War Nerd: Make America Roman

War Nerd: Make America Roman

September 6, 2002
Colombia: A Hundred Years of Slaughtertude

Colombia: A Hundred Years of Slaughtertude

August 22, 2002
Spain vs. Morocco: Two Muppets Du Iwo Jima

Spain vs. Morocco: Two Muppets Du Iwo Jima

July 26, 2002
Iraq 2: Here Comes the Dumb-Ass Sequel

Iraq 2: Here Comes the Dumb-Ass Sequel

July 25, 2002
War Nerd: What's a Chechen?

War Nerd: What’s a Chechen?

June 28, 2002
War Nerd: Altar Boy Vs. Altar Boy In Uganda: Introducing The Lord's Resistance Army & Joseph Kony

War Nerd: Altar Boy Vs. Altar Boy In Uganda: Introducing The Lord’s Resistance Army & Joseph Kony

June 26, 2002
War Nerd: Fag vs. Fag: the India-Pakistan Phoney War

War Nerd: Fag vs. Fag: the India-Pakistan Phoney War

May 29, 2002
War Nerd: Tom Clancy Is Not One of Us

War Nerd: Tom Clancy Is Not One of Us

May 16, 2002
War Nerd: Israelis On Wheels!

War Nerd: Israelis On Wheels!

May 1, 2002
Meet The War Nerd: Gary Brecher's First Article

Meet The War Nerd: Gary Brecher’s First Article

April 21, 2002

Gary Brecher writes the The eXiled’s “War Nerd” column.

Brecher has been published in The American Conservative and Alternet, and is the author of the book “The War Nerd.” Brecher has been cited on FoxNews, and was once accused by neocon historian Victor Davis Hanson—guru to Dick Cheney and “Scooter” Libby—of setting fire to Hanson’s vineyards. Brecher has been interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio and on Chuck Mertz’s “This Is Hell” radio show. Read Gary Brecher’s first ever War Nerd column by clicking here. He lives in Fresno, California.

Contact Gary at gary.brecher [at] gmail.com.

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