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  • Our Muslim Commander in Chief Finally Embarrassed Into Doing the Right Thing

    04/30/2016 7:57:03 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, April 29, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week, in a surprising reversal, the U.S. Army decided to retain SFC Charles Martland in the Armed Services of the United States. The decorated Green Beret survived a long-term effort by the Army to kick him out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander pedophile. The incident occurred in northern Afghanistan in 2011. Since that time, the Army has tried to administratively remove SFC Martland from the Armed services. In a telephone interview, Martland told Fox News: "I am real thankful for being able to continue to serve." He loves his job and the Army and Martland expressed...
  • AVX reveals new attack helicopter configuration for FVL Light

    04/30/2016 4:52:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Flightglobal ^ | 30 April 2016 | JAMES DREW
    AVX Aircraft of Benbrook, Texas has responded to the US Armyís request for information on the smallest of five planned Future Vertical Lift (FVL) capability sets with two 7.5t (16,700lb) winged coaxial compound helicopter configurations that the companyís chief executive describes as vertical takeoff fighter aircraft for light reconnaissance, attack, assault and medical evacuation missions. The baseline swept-wing, 13.4m (44ft) diametre rotor concept would be powered by two 3,000shp Improved Turbine Technology Programme (ITEP) engines and is designed to meet a demanding set of core requirements proposed by the US Army in its ďCapability Set 1Ē RFI document. The requirements...
  • Corporal Klinger is now SOP in the US Military

    04/29/2016 10:01:26 PM PDT · by pboyington · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 29, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the hit 1970ís comedy, MASH, Corporal Max Klinger was a street savvy enlisted man from Toledo, Ohio, who had one goal; to return home in one piece with a Section 8 Psycho Discharge, courtesy of Army psychiatrists. Klingerís modus operandi was to pose as a woman, outfitted in the latest 1950ís fashions he had purchased from the Spiegel Catalog. Klinger was not really transgender or transsexual, he was just a guy who wanted OUT, out of the Army. The hilarity ensued as he came up with scheme after scheme to escape the lean green machine with a Section 8,...
  • In Dramatic Reversal, Army Retains Green Beret (short)

    04/29/2016 7:33:07 AM PDT · by rjsimmon · 19 replies
    TownHall ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Army on Thursday announced its decision to retain Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, who was ordered discharged last year after he roughed up a local Afghan police commander for repeatedly raping a little boy and then beating his mother. Outrage against the Armyís actions rightfully ensued after the incident, since the Green Beret had served honorably for more than 11 years and most would argue that taking a stand against a child rapist was the right thing to do, morally speaking.
  • Army retains decorated Green Beret it planned to kick out over confronting Afghan child rapist

    04/28/2016 5:43:00 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a decorated Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course of many days. *snip* "In SFC Martlandís case, the Army Board for Correction of Military Records determination modified a portion of one of SFC Martlandís evaluation reports and removed him from the QMP list, which will allow him to remain in the Army," said Lt. Col. Jerry Pionk.
  • The US Army's first ever female infantry officer who could be leading 150 soldiers into battle ..

    04/28/2016 12:32:07 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-28-16 | Charlie Moore
    Captain Kristen Griest will become America's first ever female Army infantry officer as she graduates from training today. She has completed the Maneuver Captains Career Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, passing a two-month leadership course necessary for holding a command position. Captain Griest has already completed Ranger and Airborne School and could take charge of her infantry unit of about 150 soldiers in Spring next year.
  • The Real Redcoats: How the British fought the American Revolutionóbravely

    04/28/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 93 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 28, 2016 | Alan Pell Crawford
    A few paces west of the public beach in Yorktown, Virginia, is a little cave looking out toward the water. We all know Yorktown from history class. This is where, in October 1781, the British army commanded by Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans under General George Washington and the French under the Comte de Rochambeau. Itís not much of a cave, really, but tourists by the thousands stop to peep into it, as they have for more than two centuries. It is known to this day as ďCornwallisís Cave,Ē and for most of our history visitors have been told...
  • Army 2016 Weapons Handbook

    04/25/2016 12:55:26 PM PDT · by Purdue77 · 27 replies
    Military.Com ^ | 4/25/2016
    The U.S. Army has released its 2016 Weapons Systems Handbook, which is available at www.army.mil/e2/c/downloads/431298.pdf. For more on military equipment, including weapons, visit Military.com's Equipment Guide.
  • Army continues to stall Congressman on release of records for female Ranger School grads

    04/23/2016 8:39:45 PM PDT · by pboyington · 47 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 23, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Sources inside Congressman Steve Russellís (R., OK) office informed US Defense Watch this week that the Congressman had received no new information from the US Army concerning his request for the records of the three female Ranger School graduates, Captain Griest, First Lieutenant Haver and Major Jaster, the so-called Mommy Ranger. Seven months later and the US Army and the Pentagon are still refusing to turn over the Ranger School records of the three female graduates. For those who havenít followed the story, hereís a summary of the events leading up to the present time. Captain Kristen Griest and First...
  • Once Upon a TimeÖIn the US Army

    04/21/2016 11:24:07 PM PDT · by pboyington · 22 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    One of the best parts about writing articles is watching the comments drift in, some well-intentioned and full of good cheer, others laced with arsenic from irate readers. A few comments this week and comments by a sergeant in the Rangers and an active duty buddy of mine, whoís probably the last guy in the Army with a 3rd Armored Division combat patch have prompted me to write this piece. First the naysayers: What do you know? You served in the Army a long time ago. You were in that Desert Storm War. What makes you qualified to judge the...
  • US Army captain helped foil Danish Jewish school bombing

    04/21/2016 5:40:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | April 20, 2016 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Army Captain Bradley Grimm, currently based in Iraq, cracked the plot by gleaning crucial details from seized documents. A US Army captain in Iraq helped crack a plot to bomb a Danish school after gleaning crucial details from documents recovered from extremists, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
  • Sec Army to Worldwide Army Commands: ďBalance Lactation Support and ReadinessĒ

    04/20/2016 10:40:47 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 20, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Adolf Hitler once said, ďGive me five years and you wonít recognize Germany anymore.Ē Well, weíve given Barack Hussein Obama seven years and you canít recognize the US Army anymore. The Obama Administration is literally carpet bombing the military on a daily basis with directives, memos, policies and doctrine that if they werenít actually happening would be considered to be something out of a Kafkaesque, Gloria Steinem nightmare. Today, I examined a Memorandum for Record, dated September 20, 2015 and signed by the former Secretary of the Army, John McHugh. You remember Secretary McHugh, heís the guy who dodged and...
  • The US Army has forgotten its mission

    04/12/2016 9:41:11 PM PDT · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 12, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The old adage used to go, ďFirst the mission and then the men.Ē In todayís Army, with its gallant senior leaders at the helm; the old adage has been amended to: first the pension, retirement benefits, defense contractor job after out-processing, TV analyst gig part time, permanent PX parking space for the wife and somewhere after a couple hundred more priorities there is the mission and then the men, the women and of course, the gender neutrals. The US Army seems to be doing a Thelma and Louise every day now. Pentagon feather merchants who resemble Fortune 500 executives feed...
  • Crew remains from 2 WWII crash sites repatriated from India

    04/12/2016 10:58:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Apr 12, 2016 | Tara Copp
    Seventy-two years after eight airmen in the B-24 Liberator Hot as Hell crashed in violent weather over India during World War II, part of the crew began their final journey home after a full-honors ceremony Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi, India. TARA COPP/STARS AND STRIPES AIR FORCE STATION PALAM, NEW DELHI, India ó Seventy-two years after eight airmen in the B-24 Liberator Hot as Hell crashed in violent weather over India, part of the crew has begun the final journey home. In a full-honors ceremony Wednesday at New Delhiís airport, Secretary of Defense...
  • Army Chief Opposes Private Weapons for Troops [semi-satire]

    04/08/2016 2:23:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    In testimony before a congressional committee investigating the murders of military personnel at military facilities, Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley told Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that he was opposed to letting troops carry personal weapons to defend themselves. "Let me assure Congress that our higher ranking officers are well protected by the existing procedures," the General said. "Base commanders have a contingent of armed guards between themselves and any potential assailant. I am confident that no intruders could get to them without themselves being shot." "What about lower ranking soldiers?" Lee asked. "They don't have guards assigned to...
  • Military seeking ways to protect troops from ISIS in Sinai [video Only]

    04/08/2016 4:38:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 7, 2016 | Peter Doocy
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  • Army Chief of Staff Opposes Private Weapons for Protection on U.S. Military Installations

    04/07/2016 7:30:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/7/16 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "I've been around guns all my life. I know how to use them, and arming our people on our military bases and allowing them to carry concealed, privately owned weapons -- I do not recommend that as a force protection," Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley told Congress on Thursday. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked Milley what the Army is doing to provide force protection at military bases and facilities in the United States, following last summer's attack on a Marine recruiting center and a Navy Reserve facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that killed four Marines and one...
  • 'It's a Day I Always Hoped For': Missing Korean War Veteran Returns Home to Bay Area

    04/07/2016 9:49:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | Cheryl Hurd
    The San Francisco native's flag-draped casket was carried off a plane at San Francisco International Airport late Wednesday.Cpl. Robert Perry Graham was declared missing in action 65 years ago. The San Francisco native's flag-draped casket was carried off a plane at San Francisco International Airport late Wednesday. "It's something that my aunts, uncles and mother had always dreamed about," nephew James George said. "Having this closure." Closure the family thought would never happen. Graham, a 21-year-old member of the United States Army, was sent to fight in the Korean War and never returned. His family said the official report...
  • Exclusive: 21 Generals Lead ISIS War the U.S. Denies Fighting

    03/31/2016 7:45:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 31, 2016 | Nancy A. Youseff
    In the war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, the U.S. military is notably short on soldiers, but apparently not on generals. There are at least 12 U.S. generals in Iraq, a stunningly high number for a war that, if you believe the White House talking points, doesnít involve American troops in combat. And that number is, if anything, a conservative estimate, not taking into account the flag officers running the U.S. air war, the admirals helping wage the war from the sea, or their superiors back at the Pentagon.
  • Larger-than-life Texan a Hispanic icon

    03/28/2016 7:13:59 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 13 replies
    San Antonio Express - News ^ | March 27, 2016 | Sig Christenson
    As one version of the story goes, a crippling performance evaluation was pushing then-Brig. Gen. Colin L. Powellís military career toward a dead end when two higher-ranking commanders learned of it. The two generals were horrified to hear Powell tell them over dinner in 1982 that he planned to leave the Army. One of them was a legendary Texas war hero, Gen. Richard E. Cavazos, who decided to intervene. It came as no surprise to those who knew Cavazos that he went out of his way to keep Powell in the Army. The first and only Hispanic four-star general, he...
  • Army Chief Eyeing Glock Pistol as Service's Next Sidearm

    03/22/2016 9:38:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 163 replies
    Military.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army's chief of staff is searching for alternatives to the multi-year Modular Handgun System effort, to include piggy-backing on Army Special Operations Command's current pistol contract. Gen. Mark Milley has used recent public appearances to criticize federal acquisition guidelines that all services must follow when choosing and purchasing weapons and equipment.
  • US general says we could be screwed in a war against China or Russia

    03/16/2016 7:36:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 16, 2016
    The Armyís top general says military forces on the ground face a high level of risk if the United States gets into a large-scale conflict against a power such as Russia or China. Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley ... a ďgreat power warĒ against one or two of four countries Ė China, Russia, Iran and North Korea Ė .. the Armyís readiness is not at a level that is appropriate for what the American people expect to defend them.
  • Savior of VA's suicide hotline dropped 1.4M calls from vets (last 18 months)

    03/13/2016 7:10:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 9, 2016 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    A division of the Department of Veterans Affairs tasked with fixing up the VA's broken veteran suicide hotline has dropped roughly 1.4 million phone calls from veterans since fiscal year 2015, a VA whistleblower told the Washington Examiner. That high number of abandoned calls is raising questions about whether the VA is doing all it can to fix up the suicide hotline, which has been criticized as the latest part of the VA that is failing veterans. Scott Davis, a whistleblower and program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta, noted that the VA's Health Resource Center is...
  • happy birthday little bill

    03/10/2016 8:31:55 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 9 replies
    father time ^ | 3/10/16 | RaceBannon
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE BILL!
  • Indian Army Candidates Made to Take Exam in Underwear (To Prevent Cheating)

    03/03/2016 7:06:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    After spate of cheating scandals in Bihar, army reportedly takes radical step to Ďsave time on frisking so many peopleíCandidates at an Indian army recruitment day in Bihar were made to take a written exam in their underwear to prevent them from cheating, according to reports, after a spate of exam cheating scandals in the eastern state. Images in the Indian Express showed dozens of men sitting cross-legged in a field wearing only underpants, with many resting their test papers on their thighs, while a uniformed supervisor stood guard. The paper quoted an army source as saying they took the...
  • Congressman: Army must immediately reinstate Green Beret who hit admitted Afghan rapist

    03/03/2016 1:25:59 PM PST · by pabianice · 28 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 3/3/16 | Dickstein
    WASHINGTON ó A Green Beret selected last year for involuntary separation from the Army because he hit an admitted child rapist in Afghanistan will remain with the service at least two more months. However, some lawmakers in Congress have said the Armyís decision this week to postpone a verdict on Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martlandís future with the service is not enough. ďIt is unfathomable that the Pentagon has yet to reinstate Sgt. Martland,Ē Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., said in a statement released Tuesday, when the Armyís decision on the soldierís future had been due. ďThe Defense Department has had...
  • US Army will have laser weapons by 2023 as research bosses say killer technology is 'very close'

    03/01/2016 10:23:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 18:45 EST, 29 February 2016 | By Mark Prigg
    The US Army is planning to deploy the first laser weapons in 2023, it has been revealed. Mary J. Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, told the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities 'I believe we're very close,' when asked how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons. She said the programmes would be extensively tested as the Army wants to understand the lasers' full capabilities 'before we offer it to a Soldier.' 'It's being done in a 'step-wise demonstration of capability,' she said. 'We have to...
  • West Point instructor found dead in Atlantic City

    02/29/2016 7:56:59 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Times Herald-Record ^ | 2-29-2016 | Michael Randall
    WEST POINT Ė A West Point instructor was found dead in Atlantic City Sunday afternoon. Atlantic City police are investigating, but there is no indication of foul play at this time, West Pointís public affairs office said in a news release Monday afternoon. Maj. Benjamin Recla, 34, was an instructor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and was an officer representative for the West Point Flying Team. He was a member of the West Point class of 2004 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the aviation branch of the Army. ďI wish to extend to his...
  • BREAKING Update: Army Grants SFC Martland an Extension Ė Fight to Defend this War Hero Ramps Up

    02/29/2016 5:32:29 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ACLJ ^ | February 29, 2016 | Benjamin P. Sisney
    SFC Martland was set to be expelled from the United States Army today because he was willing to defend a child from horrific sexual abuse and torture. The Armyís announced extension today is most certainly welcome news. ... the Army says it is extending the deadline in SFC Martlandís case until May 1st saying the ďextension was granted to allow consideration of his application to correct his records by the Army Board for Correction of Military Records.Ē .. SFC Martland, a Green Beret Bronze Star recipient, faces expulsion from the Army because he intervened to protect a child from an...
  • A Navy SEAL and an Army Ranger explain the difference between these two elite tiers

    02/22/2016 7:48:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb
    The internet has no shortage of basement-dwelling†commandos beating at their keyboards like chimpanzees as they forcefully insist upon one incorrect factoid or another regarding†Special Operations units. All SEALs are considered Tier One, right?No. Rangers pull security for Delta, correct? Time to throw away that scratched-up "Black Hawk Down" DVD, hero.Since the Internet stupidity goes on and on, two of the SOFREP staff decided to team up and write a definitive article†about the differences between SEALs and Rangers. This article was co-written by†Brandon Webb, who served in SEAL Team Three, and Jack Murphy, who served in 3rd Ranger Battalion.
  • Bill introduced to end the draft

    02/11/2016 2:13:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    A bipartisan group of four congressmen introduced a bill Thursday that would abolish the Selective Service System, more commonly known as the draft. "Maintaining the Selective Service simply makes no sense," Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), a former Marine, said in a written statement. "In 1973, the last draftee entered the Army and since then, despite the first Gulf War and subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon has never considered reinstituting the draft. Our all-volunteer military has given us the most elite fighting force in the history of this country." Coffman introduced the bill with Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.),...
  • US Army orders hundreds of soldiers back to southern Afghanistan

    02/10/2016 6:46:59 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    For the first time since combat operations were declared over at the end of 2014, a battalion of 500 U.S. Army infantrymen is being sent to southern Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province where the Taliban have made a comeback, Fox News has learned. The decision, confirmed by defense officials, is a sign of military escalation in the country even as the Obama administration tries to draw down. The battalion is meant to relieve a company of 150 soldiers, giving the U.S. Army nearly 350 more soldiers to prevent the Taliban from taking over volatile Helmand province. The Army's 2-87 infantry battalion,...
  • Nationwide Air Force & Army COMEX communication GRID down exercise Friday 02/12/2016

    02/08/2016 9:10:14 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 69 replies
    Prince William Amateur Radio Emergency Services ^ | 02/08/2016 | larence, K4CNM ‚Äď (AAA3R3, Army MARS Region Three Operations Officer)
    Nationwide Air Force & Army COMEX communication GRID down exercise Friday 02/12/2016 http://blog.pwcares.org/?p=182 Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Events, PWCARES Air Force & Army MARS COMEX 2016/01/19 David Lane Air Force & Army MARS COMEX By: Clarence, K4CNM ‚Äď (AAA3R3, Army MARS Region Three Operations Officer) The Air Force and Army MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio System) will conduct their first 2016 communications exercise (COMEX) from 7:00 am until 6:59 pm EST on Friday, 12 February. The scenario will be: there is no power, no phones (cell or landline), and no internet. Also, internet linked radio repeaters (such as D-Star) should not...
  • House bill requires women to sign up for draft

    02/05/2016 1:42:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Stars and Stripes ^ | February 4, 2016 | Travis J. Tritten
    WASHINGTON -- Two House Republicans introduced a bill Thursday requiring eligible women in the United States to sign up for the military draft, just days after it was recommended by the Marine Corps and Army. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a Marine veteran, and Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Minn., a retired Navy SEAL, filed the Draft American's Daughters Act to stoke debate over the military's historic move to fully integrate female troops into all combat roles. If passed, women from 18-26 years old would for the first time have to join men in registering with the Selective Service program and potentially be...
  • Would-be Fort Riley (Kansas) bomber pleads guilty

    02/03/2016 12:20:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 3 replies
    WIBW News ^ | February 3, 2016 | Greg Palmer
    A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts in connection with a plot to plant a bomb outside an Army post in northeast Kansas. John T. Booker Jr., of Topeka, aka Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, changed his pleas to guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to use an explosive device to damage government property.
  • Army rejects appeal from soldier discharged after confronting accused Afghan rapist

    01/30/2016 7:25:44 AM PST · by kindred · 24 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics ^ | 09/22/15 | Judson Berger
    Decorated soldier being kicked out of Army after shoving Afghan police commander accused of raping boy Army axing Green Beret who stood up for Afghan rape victim EXCLUSIVE: Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources...
  • Army Command Recommends Green Beret Be Kicked Out for Confronting Afghan Child Rapist

    01/28/2016 1:04:35 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/27/16 | Morgan Chalfant
    Army Human Resources Command has recommended that the Green Beret who confronted an Afghan police commander for raping a young boy be kicked out of the service. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.), who has pushed back against the Army‚Äôs decision to punish Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, revealed the development in a letter to Sen. Pat Roberts (R., Kansas) Wednesday. ‚ÄúRecently, a decision within Army Human Resources Command recommended that the Army uphold the judgment that Martland be removed from service, although a final decision has yet to be made about his future,‚ÄĚ Hunter wrote. While serving in Afghanistan in...
  • Swedish army prepares for war as police flee mob of Muslim ‚Äėmigrants‚Äô

    01/27/2016 7:24:45 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/27/2016 | Carol Brown
    According to an internal military document, the Swedish army is preparing for war. Per a Breitbart report, "the chief of the Swedish army General Anders Brannstrom told men under his command they could expect to be fighting a war in Europe against skilled opponents 'within a few years'." The 28-page document was directed to soldiers, civil servants, politicians, and guests who will be attending next week's military demonstrations that will focus on the army's ability to fight and survive a winter war.
  • ANHA: Turkish army has entered Jarablus

    01/20/2016 5:04:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    ANF ^ | 01/19/16
    Hawar News Agency (ANHA) has reported that Turkish troops have entered Syrian territory through Jarablus border crossing Tuesday evening. Hawar News Agency (ANHA) has reported that Turkish troops have entered Syrian territory through Jarablus border crossing Tuesday evening. According to the ANHA report which is grounded on local sources, the Turkish force of military vehicles and heavy equipment accompanied a mine detection and removal device. After crossing the border, Turkish soldiers moved westwards within the Syrian territory. Sources reported that ISIS gangs in the area were all unresponsive to the activity of Turkish soldiers, and just watched them as they...
  • John McCain Finally Ready To Advance First Openly Gay Army Secretary

    01/18/2016 10:03:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Gay Voices ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery, White House and Congressional Correpondent
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) finally set a confirmation hearing for Eric Fanning, who President Barack Obama nominated months ago to be the secretary of the Army. Fanning will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, which McCain chairs, on Thursday. If confirmed by the full Senate, he will make history as the first openly gay person to fill the post. Fanning has served in a number of senior positions at the Defense Department, and he had been filling in as acting Army secretary since he was nominated in September. But last week, the Pentagon announced Fanning was pulling...
  • Army Paratrooper Tree Landing and Climbs Down Reserve [video]

    01/18/2016 5:14:36 AM PST · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 12-19-2014 | Matt Wilson
    The world's most interesting paratrooper known exclusivly as "HURD BLACK" performs an emergency tree landing and then climbs down his reserve to continue the mission. AIRBORNE!!!
  • The Ted Cruz Iowa staffer who's living in his RV

    01/15/2016 3:22:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 15, 2016 | Kylie Atwood
    In August, U.S. Army veteran Spence Rogers sold his house in Tampa, Florida and bought an RV, and set off with his wife and three children for a cross-country adventure. "We wanted to go to the mountains, wanted to go maybe check out Montana, wanted to check out different states -- just enjoy ourselves," Rogers explained. Instead, they found themselves parking semi-permanently on flatter land. Rogers, his family and the RV ended up in Iowa -- a state he had never before visited -- and instead of sightseeing, he signed on to be Cruz's deputy director for Iowa. Rogers, who...
  • An Army Marches on its Lactation

    01/11/2016 8:39:13 PM PST · by pboyington · 25 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Today, my former boss, a retired Army Intelligence officer sent me a copy of a memorandum for record concerning the US Army’s most recent lactation and breastfeeding policies, signed by the new Secretary of the Army, Eric K. Fanning and dated November 10, 2015. My first reaction was to pop a couple Tums even before starting to read it. As I scanned the document, I realized how far the Army has fallen on its sword. The sword of feminism, the sword of lunacy has completely eviscerated the lean green machine, so that it is the US Army in name only...
  • What a US Military Veteran Learned From Serving in the IDF

    One year later, as I reflect upon my service to Israel, I am so proud as an American to say that I have stood alongside both the defenders of the United States and the defenders of Israel. As a result of this military service, I have learned a great deal about myself, our two countries, and why we are ‚ÄĒ as I learned to say in Hebrew ‚ÄĒ brothers. The first thing that struck me as I donned the dark green uniform of the Israeli Defense Forces, and for the first time since my own injury while serving in the...
  • Gun Sales Surge In Switzerland As Army Chief Warns "Arm Yourselves"

    01/01/2016 11:53:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/01/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Hillary Clinton says that her "not-so-secret weapon" is her husband Bill and has asked the former president to campaign for her in New Hampshire after the New Year. Bringing in Bill to rescue a flailing Hillary actually sounds like a pretty decent strategy. It appears that she's trying to cash in on the curious but nonetheless real phenomenon of Clinton nostalgia--Bill Clinton nostalgia, that is. People genuinely like the former president even if they can't name a single thing he accomplished while in office. Even so, Bill's rescue operation reflects poorly on Hillary. It's as if she's saying "Yes, I...
  • SEAL: How a Failed Mission to Rescue Bergdahl Caused Irreparable Loss

    12/28/2015 5:56:10 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 54 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Dianna Cahn
    The juxtaposition of two American military men who could stand in the same courtroom in the coming months couldn't be set in more stark relief. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a general court-martial for walking off of his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009. Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity, where he was tormented, before being freed in a controversial prisoner exchange last year. Jimmy Hatch, a Navy SEAL senior chief who led a platoon into a fierce battle to try to rescue Bergdahl, was shot and badly wounded on that mission. Beside him, service dog Remco lay mortally wounded,...
  • Weapons of Mass Deception [WW2 Ghost Army]

    12/22/2015 11:19:50 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Works That Work ^ | 2015 (Vol. 6) | Rick Beyer
    Imagine being assigned to create a massive trompe l’oeil, and not just a painting, but a complex, 3-D, multimedia installation spread out over many kilometres. Imagine that it must convince an attentive and discerning audience to believe in and interact with something that is not really there. Further imagine that your workspace is in the middle of a war zone, and that thousands of lives depend on your success. Also, imagine that next week you will be asked to do it again. That, in a nutshell, was the mission given to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, also known as the...
  • How an angry tirade led to the investigation of a top Special Operations general

    12/19/2015 6:39:00 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 41 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | December 18, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Army Lt. Gen. John Mulholland was apoplectic. Seated at the head of a table in a staff meeting, the veteran Special Operations general was furious that a briefing for him at U.S. Special Operations Command did not follow the directions that he and the top officer in the command, Adm. William McRaven, had provided. In a profanity-laced tirade, Mulhulland told the staff members they had "all failed me" as a commander, and they should all go "shoot themselves right now," according to later accounts of the meeting. He promised that if they tried to brief their work to McRaven he...
  • BOMB Disposed of by British Army in Popular Shopping Mall

    12/17/2015 2:34:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 12/17/15 | Pamela Geller
    Another test. Another form of terror ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúPreston shopping centre bomb alert: Police say device was planted deliberately to endanger life,‚ÄĚ British Army News, December 17, 2015 (thanks to Armaros): Preston‚Äôs Fishergate Shopping Centre remains closed as bomb disposal experts examine device Police have confirmed a device that went off at a shopping centre in Preston was planted deliberately and was intended to endanger life. Army bomb disposal experts are on the scene after the ‚Äúsuspicious device‚ÄĚ went off in bin. It caused no real damage and no injuries.
  • Sikh Soldier Allowed to Keep Beard in Rare Army Exception

    12/14/2015 9:44:31 AM PST · by Theoria · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Dec 2015 | Dave Philipps
    On his first day at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Simratpal Singh sat in a barber chair where new cadets get their hair buzzed short, forced to choose between showing his faith and living it. Cadet Singh had grown up a Sikh. As part of his faith, he had never cut his hair or beard. But his faith also encouraged protection of the oppressed, which inspired him to join the Army. The Army would not allow a soldier with long hair or a beard, so that day he watched his locks drop to the floor. “Your self-image,...