Jimmy Sikes

Freelance Journalist

Location icon United States of America

Rooster Magazine
My sobering experience as an armed security guard in Afghanistan

Looking back on my experience in Afghanistan, I understand it was a damn unique one. It's an amazing place, with a lot of history nestled in its landscape. And even though conflict still rages within, it maintains an element of mysticism.

Rooster Magazine
An armed militia's increasing role in the future of America

In recent years, citizen militias have become increasingly prevalent throughout the United States. According to a 2015 report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), there was an estimated 276 known militia groups in the U.S. that year alone. These militias, often armed, have made their presence known by appearing at several protests and demonstrations across the U.S.