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  • How...to Defeat a Knife-wielding Terrorist

    12/05/2016 8:29:23 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 4/12/16 | Kfir Itzhaki
    Kfir Itzhaki, a courageous expert in Krav Maga defense, shows exactly how he neutralized a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist and explains why he chose to take a chance on his own life. Video
  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • General James "Mad Dog" Mattis Is a Great Man and a Good One

    12/02/2016 8:31:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/02/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Donald Trump has made a number of promising picks for his cabinet, but surely none better than his selection of my Hoover Institution colleague General James Mattis as secretary of defense. His record shows clearly that hes a great manthe loyalty he inspires and the way he treats others shows, even more important, that hes a good one. Ill let others more expert in military matters chime in about the specifics of his strategies and tactics, but, while there are certainly many others who know him far better than I, there are some things I can say about General Mattis...
  • BREAKING: Media Punked By Fake Gen. James Mattis SECDEF Announcement

    12/01/2016 2:49:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Washington Post first broke the news today from sources within the Trump transition team that President-elect Trump had selected General James Mad Dog Mattis as his Secretary of Defense. After every major media outlet in the country, including this one, reported it, Jason Miller, a Trump spokesman, wrote on Twitter that no decision has been made yet with regard to Secretary of Defense. According to CNN, the official announcement is expected early next week. Following the mass media confusion, Jason Miller told The Washington Examiner: My sources are better than their sources. Trust me on that one. According to...
  • Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense

    12/01/2016 1:17:17 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 359 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years after he hung up his uniform, according to people familiar with the decision.
  • Muslims in State Department, Defense Department, and CIA debate quitting

    12/01/2016 8:30:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2016 | Ed Straker
    Muslims working in the State Department, Defense Department, and intelligence agencies like the CIA wonder if, with the election of Donald Trump, they should quit their jobs. The employees are on edge about everything from retaining their security clearances to the possibility of discriminatory treatment under Trump, whose top aides include known peddlers of conspiracy theories about Islamists infiltrating the U.S. government. "I feel apprehensive," a Muslim intelligence official told POLITICO. "I fear that – whatever white power movement or equivalent all of a sudden feels empowered by the president-elect, whatever tidbits of that community make their way into...
  • Personal data for more than 130,000 sailors hacked: U.S. Navy

    11/24/2016 6:43:53 AM PST · by LoneCrusader · 18 replies
    Hackers gained access to sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, for 134,386 current and former U.S. sailors, the U.S. Navy said on Wednesday. It said a laptop used by a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services employee working on a U.S. Navy contract was hacked. Hewlett Packard informed the Navy of the breach on Oct. 27 and the affected sailors will be notified in the coming weeks, the Navy said. "The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously - this is a matter of trust for our sailors," Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral Robert Burke said in a statement. Burke said the...
  • Presidential Memorandum Eligibility of Multinational Force Observers Receive Defense Articles Serv

    11/16/2016 2:50:23 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    White House ^ | 11/16/2016 | Barrack Hussein Obama
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate ReleaseNovember 16, 2016 Presidential Memorandum -- Eligibility of the Multinational Force and Observers to Receive Defense Articles and Defense Services MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Eligibility of the Multinational Force and Observers to Receive Defense Articles and Defense Services Under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 503(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and section 3(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control...
  • Tom Cotton For Defense Secretary?

    11/16/2016 1:21:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 11/16/16 | Katie Pavlich
    Army veteran and Republican Senator Tom Cotton was reportedly seen at Trump Tower in New York City Wednesday, fueling speculation he is being considered as the next Secretary of Defense. Cotton has been a staunch opponent of the Iran nuclear deal and has been critical of President Obama's foreign policy and national security positions. Senator Jeff Sessions and former Senator Kelly Ayotte, who lost her re-election bid last week, are also reportedly being considered for the position.
  • Jeff Sessions leading choice for defense secretary

    11/14/2016 7:17:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/2016 | By Jeremy Herb and Connor OBrien
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is the leading contender for Donald Trump's secretary of defense, sources close to the transition say a choice that would reward the president-elects most outspoken congressional loyalist but offer few olive branches to a Trump-wary Republican national security establishment. The two men havent seen eye to eye on everything: Session is a budget hawk who favors caps on defense spending, while Trump has called for an arms and troops buildup that could cost $55 billion or more per year. But sources say the three-term Alabama Republican senator has still emerged as the top candidate...
  • Man Trying To Rob Auburn Gresham Store Shot By Security Guard

    11/10/2016 1:19:55 PM PST · by NorthMountain · 4 replies
    DNA info | Chicago ^ | November 10, 2016 8:24am | Kelly Bauer
    CHICAGO A man trying to rob a store in Auburn Gresham was shot by a security guard Wednesday night, police said. At 7:56 p.m., a store in the 8100 block of South Racine Avenue was closing when the 18-year-old man walked up, took out a gun and said he was robbing the store, police said. A security guard fired shots at the man, hitting him, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.
  • Military Wants to Bust Through Recruiter 'Roadblocks' Thrown Up by Some Schools

    11/01/2016 5:30:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 1, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the Pentagon is going to be assessing which schools are making life difficult for military recruiters with a plan to "educate" institutions about the law and ease access. In describing the "Force of the Future" initiatives on a visit to City College of New Yorks Manhattan campus today, Carter included the effort in "some important new things to help each of the services improve their recruiting efforts to increase our access geographically, demographically and generationally." "For example, I've heard from some of our recruiters that some high schools aren't giving them the access they feel...
  • The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and theyre executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • USS Nimitz Fifth Carrier Armed with Anti-Torpedo Weapon

    10/12/2016 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Seapower Magazine ^ | October 11, 2016 | RICHARD R. BURGESS
    ARLINGTON, Va. When the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz emerged from an extended period in a shipyard last week, it featured a new installation of an anti-torpedo system. Nimitz is the Navys fifth carrier to have the Anti-Torpedo-Defense System installed. The system includes the Torpedo Warning System, an acoustic sensor that detects an incoming torpedo; a tactical control station; and the Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo (CAT). The CAT, a small torpedo designed to intercept an incoming torpedo, was developed by Pennsylvania State Universitys Applied Research Lab. Compared with air- or ship-launched cruise missiles, anti-ship torpedoes are much more difficult for a...
  • Bond: Retiring but still not shy

    12/26/2010 3:23:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | December 26, 2010 | Bill Lambrecht
    Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond isn't going quietly. In his final days as a U.S. senator before retiring, Bond marched repeatedly to the Senate floor to deliver policy addresses on matters ranging from energy to national security to global trade. He even made a speech entitled "Rare Earth," a lesson on the strategic value of metallic elements in Missouri's soil. He recently introduced a bill to spend $50 million to secure a rare earth supply chain even though he won't be in the Senate to shepherd it. On Dec. 14, Bond, R-Mo., stood to deliver his farewell address, a panoramic...
  • All-Russian training for civil defense will be held from 4 to 7 October (40 Million citizens)

    Interfax News In Russia 12:21, 2 October 2016 All-Russian training for civil defense will be held from 4 to 7 October Any update from 04:32 → Defense Ministry will form a military rescue regiments in each district Moscow. 2 October. INTERFAX.RU - All-Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will hold a training session for civil defense, which will cover more than 40 million people, according to "Interfax" the director of the Civil Defence Department of the Ministry Oleg Manuilov. "Training will be held from October 4 to 7 will be attended by more than 40 million people, more than 200 thousand professionals rescue...
  • Texas Judge Shoots Down Injunction to Delay Campus Carry

    09/08/2016 6:47:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 6 June, 2016, Two professors from the University of Texas, Austin and a Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor filled a lawsuit against the state Attorney General, the President of the University of Texas at Austin, and the members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin. The lawsuit makes a number of frivilous claims, including that the law is vague, the law violates the plaintiffs First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The arguments were childish, irrational, emotional rants. Here is an example: 48. The Texas statutes and university policies that prohibit Plaintiffs from...
  • Hero2Hero interview on the Edward Woodson radio show

    08/21/2016 7:37:19 AM PDT · by RobaWho
    The Edward Woodson Radio Show ^ | Hero2Hero | Rob Cunningham
    By preventing millions of children from believing in terrorism, we protect the innocent and reduce the long-term threat of terrorism in America. Hero2Hero offers a real solution all Americans can support.
  • A Real Solution for Our Time (free enterprise solution to terrorism)

    08/19/2016 4:55:50 AM PDT · by RobaWho · 9 replies
    Hero2Hero - Underground Rescue Team ^ | August 18, 2016 | Rob Cunningham
    Many of us are gripped with a sense of helplessness in today's chaos-filled world. It seems like terrorism, brutality and unspeakable evil is growing by the day. And it's understandable to think our problems will never be solved by any elected politician or military leader. They won't. In the darkest times in human history, from the days of slavery to the holocaust years of World War II, ordinary people took extraordinary actions to rescue others. In the face of unspeakable evil, regular citizens joined together to build underground railroads and secret passage ways that led people to freedom. Courage was...
  • Hillary and a 12 year old rape victim.

    08/18/2016 12:15:22 PM PDT · by safetysign · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | unknown | staff
    Video has it all. https://www.youtube.com/embed/BdNHf1g4ivA
  • Georgia Leaders Announce Hero2Hero, Invite America's Help in Reducing Radical Islamic Terrorism

    08/18/2016 5:22:36 AM PDT · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    Hero2Hero - Underground Rescue Team ^ | August 18, 2016 | Rob Cunningham
    VALDOSTA, GEORGIA (PRWEB) AUGUST 18, 2016 The Mailbox Club and ROI Ministry, have formed Hero2Hero, a volunteer group focused on helping children and mothers trapped in areas consumed by terrorism. "Hero2Hero specialists help mothers and children realize that radicalism, jihad and intolerance leads only to a life of misery, and nothing more," stated Rob Cunningham, a Hero2Hero spokesman. "Each time a child's heart is changed, a potential convert to terrorism ceases to exist. And as a result, both America and the world becomes a safer place to live," Cunningham added. Leaders of the Hero2Hero initiative include John Mark Eager, a...
  • One in a "billion" Shot? Try a Quarter of a Million to One.

    07/21/2016 5:21:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An extraordinary shot from a Colorado gunfight is being described as a "one in a billion" shot. The shot is extraordinary, but the odds are much better than a billion to one. It is fairly common for people in a gun fight to get hit in the gun arm or gun hand, or for their firearm to be hit. The gun is usually out front, facing the person who they are firing at and or who is fireing at them. People tend to equate the gun with the threat, so they focus on the gun hand. Where the eyes...
  • 8 Helpful Tips for Defending Yourself Against Multiple Attackers

    07/16/2016 6:38:43 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    PJ Mrdia ^ | 14 Jul, 2016 | JEFF SANDERS
    This article is about what to do if you are unarmed, and you are confronted by multiple attackers. Before anyone writes me "Get a gun! Get a gun!," let me state very clearly that I am a conceal and carry instructor in my home state, I often carry a firearm on me, and I urge others who feel they are up to the challenge to do the same. That being said, I know that most Americans do not carry a firearm on them (or any other kind of weapon). If you don't want to carry a weapon, I'm just fine...
  • Trump Eyeing Gingrich for National Security Position

    07/11/2016 4:57:15 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 43 replies
    Even if Donald Trump does not pick Newt Gingrich as his running mate, the former U.S. House Speaker may still have a job in the billionaire's administration. Trump is considering picking Gingrich for a top national security post should he be elected president, according to two people familiar with the the candidate's thinking. A longtime backer of Trump's campaign, Gingrich was added to the short list of vice presidential candidates in May. While Trump could still ask Gingrich to join the ticket, his focus has narrowed in recent days to Indiana Governor Mike Pence and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie,...
  • Obama plans major nuclear policy changes in his final months

    07/11/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by plain talk · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | josh rogin
    .... Several U.S. officials briefed on the options told me they include declaring a no first use policy for the United States nuclear arsenal, which would be a landmark change in the countrys nuclear posture. Another option under consideration is seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution affirming a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons. This would be a way to enshrine the United States pledge not to test without having to seek unlikely Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The administration is also considering offering Russia a five-year extension of the New START treatys limits on deployed...
  • The military fired me for calling our enemies radical jihadis (Michael Flynn, possible VP for Trump)

    07/10/2016 2:33:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 87 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 9, 2016 | 11:26pm | Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
    Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who is reportedly being vetted by Donald Trump as potential running mate, was fired as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in the winter of 2014 after three decades in the military. Here he tells the real story of his departure from his post and why America is not getting any closer to winning the war on terror. Two years ago, I was called into a meeting with the undersecretary of defense for intelligence and the director of national intelligence, and after some niceties, I was told by the USDI that I was being...
  • White House: India Will Enjoy 99% of US Defense Technologies

    06/28/2016 2:02:07 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | June 26, 2016
    According to a senior White House official, India will gain access to almost 99 percent of US defense technologies after it is recognized as a Major Defense Partner. Earlier this month, after a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House, the US, in a joint statement, recognized India as a Major Defense Partner', a status coined specifically to mark unique level of military cooperation between two nations. The official estimated this access as "99 percent" of all US defense technologies available. "[In reality], less than one per cent of all exports [requests]...
  • Pope Francis Says Youre NOT Christian if You Support Gun Manufactures

    06/27/2016 7:26:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 191 replies
    Ammoland Shooting Sports News ^ | June 22, 2016 | Ammoland
    Italy (Ammoland.com) Pope Francis spoke with a group of young people at a rally of thousands at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of Turin. Francis started by attacking the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as well as accusing the allies during World War Two of being complicit in the killing of Jews, Christians and homosexuals. Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry, saying. If you trust only men you have lost, he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after...
  • Bernie Sanders versus the Pentagon

    06/22/2016 10:22:52 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    POLITICO ^ | February 18, 2016 | Michael Crowley
    In 1995, he introduced a bill to terminate Americas nuclear weapons program. As late as 2002, he supported a 50 percent cut for the Pentagon. And he says corrupt defense contractors are to blame for massive fraud and a bloated military budget. Since he arrived in Congress, Bernie Sanders has been a fierce crusader against Pentagon spending, calling for defense cuts that few Democrats have been willing to support. Should he defeat Hillary Clinton, analysts say, he will likely be the biggest critic of the Pentagon to win a major party nomination since World War II. Story Continued Below He...
  • Cops go to wrong home in GA and kill homeowner

    06/12/2016 1:54:15 PM PDT · by apoliticalone · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-10-16 | Jeff Martin AP
    A Georgia homeowner shot in the neck after police went to the wrong house has died, a lawyer for the family said Friday. William Powell, 63, died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Center, attorney Keith Martin said. A preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded had gone to the wrong home and showed up at Powell's house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Powell was armed with a gun and was shot in the neck by Sgt. Patrick D. Snook, the GBI said in a report. Snook is on paid leave, the standard protocol in...
  • Elon Musk Earmark in Defense Authorization Bill Would Hurt National Security

    06/08/2016 4:21:45 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2016 | Edward Woodson
    The Senate is debating the Defense Authorization Bill, a bill to provide the annual legislation to map out defense spending priorities for the year, and is going to consider an idea that would hurt national security. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is pushing an earmark for Elon Musk that would make him, effectively, the sole distributor of rockets to launch new satellites into space. In a battle between two potential defense contractors, McCain is trying to pass an amendment that would prevent the United Launch Alliance from continuing to provide rockets so that his pal Musk can take over that contract.
  • Congress Should Not Use Defense Budget as Piggy Bank for Personal Priorities

    06/07/2016 9:21:19 AM PDT · by milton23
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/7/2016 | Justin Johnson
    The defense budget should be used to pay things that make our country more secure and help the men and women in uniform accomplish their mission. Unfortunately, some in Congress use this funding as a piggy bank for their own unrelated priorities. In fact, for the current fiscal year, Congress took almost $500 million from the defense budget to pay for non-military research projects. This is the wrong way for Congress to operate, and is particularly concerning given how seriously underfunded our military currently is. The U.S. military is in rough shape due to crushing budget cuts over the last...
  • Liberman quick to proclaim: I support the 'two-state solution'

    05/30/2016 2:48:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/5/16 | Hezki Baruch
    Newly sworn in Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman was quick to announce on Monday evening that he supports the two-state solution to solve the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict. In a joint statement, Liberman and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed support for the recent call by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the sides to reach a peace agreement. I am committed to peace with our Palestinian neighbors and with all our neighbors, the Prime Minister said in the statement. The Arab peace initiative includes essential elements that can help restore constructive negotiations with the Palestinians. We are ready to negotiate with the...
  • Safeway clerk who punched man in alleged self-defense suspended by store

    05/24/2016 4:05:38 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 11 replies
    kiro7.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Kevin McCarty
    A Safeway clerk who says he punched a man in self-defense has been suspended by the supermarket chain. Surveillance video obtained by KIRO 7 shows Anthony Johnson in a fight with a man he says pulled a knife on him. I did what anybody else would do, I defended myself, Johnson said. But Johnson says even though police agree he was acting in self-defense, Safeway has suspended him for the fight while they investigate the incident. You know my manager was literally there, Johnson said. He was the one who told me there was a knife being drawn. Why should...
  • US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan

    05/20/2016 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Editorial
    US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan The US House of Representatives' decision to incorporate stringent requirements for the release of American aid to Pakistan, even in the face of opposition from the White House, is indicative of a gradual change of heart in Washington, DC, towards what was once its frontline ally in the war on terror. It comes days after the US Congress objected to the sale of American F-16s, which have little value in fighting insurgents but help Pakistan build parity with India. This is not to suggest that the US is anywhere close to changing its...
  • New Defense Bill Will Boost War and Tyranny

    05/18/2016 4:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ron Paul
    For many of us concerned with liberty, the letters NDAA have come to symbolize Washingtons ongoing effort to undermine the U.S. Constitution in the pursuit of constant war overseas. It was the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012 that introduced into law the idea that American citizens could be indefinitely detained without warrant or charge if a government bureaucrat decided they had assisted al-Qaeda or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States. No charges, no trial, just disappeared Americans. The National Defense Authorization bill should be a Congressional mechanism to bind the president to spend...
  • Army goes all-in on Bowe Bergdahls defense, assigns four military lawyers

    05/17/2016 4:40:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/17/16 | Rowan Scarborough
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has no less than four military defense lawyers, plus his civilian lawyer, to try to beat the Army charge of desertion on the battlefield in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, which will conduct Sgt. Bergdahls court martial, announced Tuesday that the military had concluded a brief pretrial hearing that morning and scheduled future hearings. Listed as the sergeants judge advocates were Lt. Col. Franklin D. Rosenblatt, Maj. Jason Thomas, Maj. Oren Gleich and Capt. Nina Banks. Asked whether he requested a large defense team, Sgt. Bergdahls lead civilian counsel, Eugene Fidell, said in an...
  • Trumps America First Crusade Is a Win with Voters: Poll

    05/06/2016 11:18:19 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 33 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | Eric Planin
    Put America First- rings true with voters. As they continue to size up billionaire Donald Trump and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, American voters appear highly conflicted on questions of national defense and foreign policy......... The conflict makes odd political alliances
  • OK: Constitutional Permitless Open Carry Almost to Governor

    05/06/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature has passed HB 3098, the bill to restore permitless open carry to Oklahoma. The bill passed the House 73 to 15, and the Senate 37 to 9. Unless it is stopped in conference committee, it will be sent to Governor Mary Fallin. Two years ago, in 2014,Governor Fallin, (R) Oklahoma, vetoed a number of bills in what has been described as a tantrum on the 29th of April. The legislature overrode one of the bills. It is unclear if Governor Fallin would veto HB 3098, which passed with veto proof majorities. I have read the bill,...
  • Should America Resurrect the Lethal F-22 Raptor? (I think so, just my opinion)

    05/05/2016 9:25:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 27 replies
    National Interest Blog ^ | May 05, 2016 | Kris Osborn
    Several prominent leaders in the national defense community are calling upon the Pentagon to re-start production of the high-speed F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet which began air attacks against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. Citing Russian and Chinese stealthy fighter jet advances, Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., and former Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne wrote an OPED in the Wall Street Journal describing the current fleet of F-22s as massively insufficient to address todays fast-changing global threat environment. (article continues, please see link)
  • Trump Foreign Policy Speech Alarms Allies [semi-satire]

    05/02/2016 11:36:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2016 | John Semmens
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's emphasis that the guiding principle for foreign policy under his administration will be "America first" has made some of our European allies nervous. Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier characterized Trump's stance as "arrogant and selfish. To put America first is offensive to my ears. He is denying our equality and our right to participate in determining what America must do to protect all of our mutual interests. If this kind of self-centered viewpoint had prevailed in an earlier era my country and perhaps all of western Europe would today be run by fascists or communists."...
  • $400bn F-35 fighter jet now has computer 'brain' problem which could see entire fleet grounded

    04/22/2016 12:11:32 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/22/2016 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD and MARK PRIGG
    The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been hailed as the 'most expensive weapon in history.'But despite a price tag of $400 billion for 2,457 planes, the fifth-generation fighter has been plagued with issues. Now, a new report says problems with its logistics software system could ground the entire fleet. The issue is with what the Department of Defense officials call the 'brains' of plane, also known as the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS). A Government Accountability Office report says a failure 'could take the entire fleet offline' because there is no backup system.
  • Arms makers take on Pentagon's cost cop

    04/11/2016 8:45:03 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 11 April 2016 | Ellen Mitchell
    Some of the nations leading defense companies are declaring war on a powerful enemy an obscure Pentagon official named Shay Assad who has helped cut more than $500 million from military contracts with his aggressive scrutiny of their costs. The industrys tactics include blanketing congressional committees with proposals that would make it harder for Assad and his contracting officers to get detailed breakdowns of the companies' expenses, according to documents obtained by POLITICO. But Assad, the Pentagon's pricing director for the past five years, refuses to back down, saying: "We are going to be relentless in pursuing getting the...
  • FREE ebook Survival Prepping: When it hits the fan, have a plan

    04/06/2016 7:36:28 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 16 replies
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  • Time to take the F-35 program by the horns

    04/05/2016 7:35:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/5/2016 | Sierra Rayne & Kaya Forest
    The F-35 program that emerged proposed to build a dual-role tactical aircraft capable of both air-to-ground (strike) and air-to-air (fighter) combat operations. It is a fifth-generation aircraft designed to incorporate the most modern technology such as thrust vectoring, composite materials, stealth technology, advanced radar and sensors, and integrated avionics to greatly improve pilot situational awareness. The operational requirements of the F-35 program required 70% to 90% commonality between three versions of the aircraftone for each of the air force (F-35A), marine corps (F-35B), and navy (F-35C). As a result, many of the high-cost partsincluding the basic engine design, avionics, and...
  • 'The prosecutor has no evidence against the soldier'

    03/30/2016 1:21:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/16
    Attorney Ilan Katz, who is heading the defense team for the soldier who last Thursday shot a wounded terrorist in Hevron, said on Wednesday that the soldier's lawyers will not agree to him being stood on trial for homicide. In the incident, the soldier was filmed by an Arab activist for the radical leftist NGO B'Tselem shooting a terrorist, who minutes earlier together with an accomplice stabbed and wounded a soldier. The soldier has argued he shot the terrorist over concerns he was moving to detonate a bomb belt that was thought to be hidden under his unseasonable coat. That...
  • Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence

    03/24/2016 5:52:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 03/19/2016 | Mark Brown
    Chicago Brown: Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence Mark Brown This is a good news story, but underlying it is a bleak reality. The volume of gunshot wounds and other trauma cases treated at Stroger Hospital is so high that the U.S. Navy has teamed up the past two years with the hospitals prestigious trauma unit to keep its medical personnel better prepared for their next deployment. The Navy guys might see as much action in a typical night at Stroger as they would if they were in a combat setting. Let that sink in for a minute....
  • DoDs Gitmo closure chief: Released detainees have killed Americans

    03/23/2016 1:54:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Closing the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay and releasing most of its detainees, Barack Obama argues, will make Americans safer. Just how has that worked out so far? Even the man in charge of Obama’s project at the Department of Defense admitted today that released Gitmo detainees have murdered Americans.And yet, Paul Lewis argues, the project continues: Testifying before the GOP-led House Foreign Affairs Committee, Paul Lewis, the Defense Department’s special envoy for the closure of the detention center, declined to provide details and did not say whether the incidents occurred before or after President Barack Obama took office...
  • Obamas Legacy The Threat of More Terrorism Here

    03/23/2016 6:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Center For Security Policy ^ | March 8, 2016 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    Obamas Legacy The Threat of More Terrorism Here Free Fire | March 8, 2016 | Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Defense Budget & Programs, Understanding the Shariah Threat Doctrine The Presidents Homeland Security Advisor says international terrorist groups are planning for sophisticated and coordinated terror attacks in this country. In fact, Lisa Monaco warned that the threats are becoming broader, more diffuse, and less predicable than at any time since the 9/11 attacks. Call it Obamas legacy. Unfortunately, as former clandestine CIA officer Clare Lopez and I point out in a new book, See No Sharia, our first lines of defense against...
  • What The Establishment Fears

    03/18/2016 3:50:51 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    The plotting -- and abject fear -- continues... (CNN) Prominent conservatives led by Erick Erickson on Thursday called for a unity ticket and a convention fight to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump, a sign of the growing desperation in the party establishment to find an alternative to the billionaire businessman. .... "We intend to keep our options open as to other avenues to oppose Donald Trump," the statement said. "Our multiple decades of work in the conservative movement for free markets, limited government, national defense, religious liberty, life, and marriage are about ideas, not necessarily parties." Uh huh. So let...