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  • The moment a mother-of-two sends a would-be burglar 'running for his life' with a shotgun [tr]

    03/24/2017 8:05:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2017 | Valerie Edwards
    A Florida mom sent a burglar 'running for his life' with a shotgun after he broke into her home. The burglary attempt was caught on surveillance video that shows the alleged thief on the woman's front porch. In the shocking video, the man is seen pulling up on the woman's front lawn. He walks up to the door and appears to knock. After a few moments, he tries to break through the door.
  • Situational Awareness: Clerk has gun Ready When Robber Points Pistol (video)

    03/21/2017 6:26:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In this interesting video of an attempted robbery, the clerk's situational awareness allows him to respond quickly. The shooting occurred on March 10, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The clerk is suspicious of the customer coming in the door with his hand hidden. The clerk draws his semi-auto from his right side back pocket.  The lack of a holster is a good clue to a lack of training. Store personnel armed themselves after three armed robberies in a year. Link to video: In the video, I was only able to detect two shots.  One can be heard as the suspect...
  • Germany Slams Trump's Claim That It Owes Vast Sums

    03/19/2017 6:54:35 AM PDT · by KyCats · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 19, 2017 | Zero Hedge's Trump Hater
    The pleasantries, lack of handshake between Trump and Merkel notwithstanding, are officially over. One day after Trump returned to his favorite medium to slam Germany for abusing NATO's funding scheme, and US defense spending generosity, accusing Germany of owing "vast sums" of money to both NATO and the US, Germany has struck back. As a reminder, this is what Trump tweeted on Saturday morning: "Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more...
  • Defense Secretary Mattis: 'Climate change' is a national security threat

    03/15/2017 8:33:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/15/2017 | Paul Bedard
    In a clash with President Trump's environmental team, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has declared that climate change is a threat to national security and one military planners must consider in drawing up strategies. According to a report from ProPublica, Mattis told Democratic senators that climate change is real and "can be a driver of instability." His position, at odds with President Trump and his Environmental Protection Agency chief, came in answers to questions from senators following his confirmation hearing. They were released to ProPublica which reached out to the White House and Pentagon for comment without success. _____________________________________________ Andy Revkin...
  • Jamie McIntyre Daily on Defense for 10 March

    03/10/2017 6:33:55 AM PST · by mbarker12474
    Jamie McIntyre via the Washington Examiner ^ | 10 March 2017 | Jamie McIntyre
    Washington Examiner’s Daily On Defense Newsletter WHO WILL TILLERSON MEET WITH? With the unanimous vote of South Korea’s constitutional court, President Park Geun-hye has been impeached and removed on corruption charges, and elections for a new president must be held in 60 days. Demonstrators filled the streets of Seoul today, and several have died in the protests. The government crisis comes as North Korea has been ratcheting up tensions with its missile tests, and China has been pressing the South to reject the American missiles defense system known as THAAD. And into the fray goes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,...
  • Why Is General Mattis Nominating the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Stooge’?

    03/09/2017 1:24:05 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    PJ media ^ | March 9, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, Anne Patterson, is problematic. Politico briefly explains why: If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon -- and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department, since both Mattis and his deputy, Robert Work, were military officers. As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist government. She came under fire for cultivating too close a relationship with the regime and for discouraging protests against it -- and...
  • Why Is General Mattis Nominating the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Stooge’?

    03/09/2017 1:53:03 PM PST · by dalight · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MARCH 9, 2017 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, Anne Patterson, is problematic. Politico briefly explains why: If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon -- and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department, since both Mattis and his deputy, Robert Work, were military officers. As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist government. She came under fire for cultivating too close a relationship with the regime and for discouraging protests against it -- and...
  • Top Generals: U.S. Has ‘Squeezed’ the Life Out of Aging Nuclear Deterrence Systems

    03/09/2017 1:53:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 9, 2017 | Natalie Johnson
    The U.S. military is relying on zero-hour modernization to maintain its aging nuclear arsenal as an effective deterrent against adversaries, according to two top U.S. generals. Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the House Armed Services Committee that the United States cannot defer nuclear modernization without "significant risk" to its deterrent capabilities, particularly as other countries like Russia and China are working to revolutionize their forces. "These systems will not remain viable forever. In fact, we are now at a point where we must concurrently recapitalize each component of our nuclear deterrent," Selva...
  • Daily on Defense by Jamie McIntyre & Washington Examiner for 02 March

    03/03/2017 9:36:09 AM PST · by mbarker12474
    emails and Washington Examiner ^ | 2 March 2017 | Jamie McIntyre
    THE SESSIONS STORM: The question driving the day in Washington is: Did Attorney General Jeff Sessions mislead Congress last month during his confirmation hearing? “I didn't have, did not have communications with the Russians,” Sessions testified Jan. 10. Now it turns out he did meet with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, twice. In statement released last night, Sessions drew a distinction between meeting with Kislyak as a surrogate for the Trump campaign, as opposed to his role a senior senator on the Armed Services Committee. "I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign," the statement said....
  • Sweden set to reintroduce conscription: broadcaster SR

    03/02/2017 2:19:33 AM PST · by csvset · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2 March 2017 | Wire
    Sweden set to reintroduce conscription: broadcaster SR Sweden's center-left government will decide on Thursday to reintroduce military conscription next year, amid lingering difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis and a more uncertain security situation, public broadcaster SR reported. The Nordic country mothballed compulsory military service in 2010, but military activity in the Baltic region has increased since, in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, prompting Sweden to step up military preparedness. The decision to reintroduce the draft, following recommendations by an official investigation, will cover both men and women born in 1999 or later, though...
  • Trump vows to destroy 'vile enemy' IS

    03/01/2017 1:41:48 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    The Hindu ^ | Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | PTI Washington
    Terming the Islamic State "a network of lawless savages," U.S. President Donald Trump asserted his regime "will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet." | Photo Credit: Reuters Says he will not allow America to become a sanctuary for extremists. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would not allow America to become a sanctuary for extremists and vowed to work with allies, including friends in the Muslim world, to destroy the Islamic State (IS) militant group. Mr. Trump, during his first address to Congress,...
  • Merkel: Yeah, I guess we should spend that extra money on defense after all

    02/27/2017 2:56:41 PM PST · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall from the 2016 campaign trail that many of our media mavens lectured then candidate Donald Trump about his plans to bully our NATO allies into paying their fair share of defense costs. This was widely viewed in liberal circles as an unreasonable attitude, with some even suggesting that it could discount America’s place as a global leader. It turns out that, yet again, President Trump decided to make good on his promise when he sent his new Secretary of Defense across the pond to deliver precisely that message. (Washington Post) Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued an ultimatum...
  • Trump Seeks "Historic" $54 Billion Increase To Defense Spending

    02/27/2017 8:34:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/27/17 | Tyler Durden
    To offset the defense spending increase, the White House is seeking corresponding cuts of $54 billion in non-defense categories, including "large spending cuts" to foreign aid, the EPA, the State Department and safety programs. The official also added that most agencies would see funding reductions. “Most federal agencies will see a reduction as a result," the official said, with cuts falling most heavily on “lower priority” programs as well as foreign aid. When asked where the extra $54 billion will be spent, the official said “predominantly it will go to the Pentagon,” but declined to name specific offices.
  • Pence brings Trump's military demands to wary Europe

    02/18/2017 8:11:56 AM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 18, 2017 | John Vandiver
    Merkel said Germany is committed to spending more, but will do so at its own pace. Berlin is set to increase expenditures by 8 percent this year and aims to reach the NATO benchmark of 2 percent of gross domestic product in about eight years. “We will do everything we can in order to fulfill this commitment,” Merkel said, adding that a strong Europe is also in America’s interest.
  • Mattis warns NATO: Start paying your fair share on defense or U.S. will “moderate its commitment”

    02/15/2017 10:54:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2017 | AllahPundit
    Of all Trump’s policy unorthodoxies, demanding that Europe boost defense spending is the most justifiable. Among 28 members, just five — five — complied with the NATO guideline last year of devoting two percent of GDP to defense.Now here’s Mattis earlier today in Brussels with a message that came straight from the boss: “I owe it to you all to give you clarity on the political reality in the United States and to state the fair demand from my country’s people in concrete terms,” Mattis said. “America will meet its responsibilities, but if your nations do not want to...
  • Navy’s Depleted Aircraft Will Take Years to Rebuild After Obama-Era Defense Cuts

    02/08/2017 6:15:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 02/07/17 | Natalie Johnson
    he Navy's aircraft arsenal is so depleted it would take several years to rebuild the fleet even if the Trump administration allotted the funding needed to repair inoperable aircraft, according to a policy expert and former Air Force pilot. John Venable, a senior research fellow for defense policy at the Heritage Foundation, cited a report released Monday that found two-thirds of the Navy's strike fighter jets are unable to fly due to maintenance problems exacerbated by several years of military budget cuts. Thirty-five percent of grounded fighter planes are waiting for parts, while 27 percent are undergoing major depot work,...
  • Ceremonial Swearing In of Defense Secretary James Mattis (video)…

    01/27/2017 3:51:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 1-27-17 | Sundance
    Rob O’Neil (the man who killed OBL) said of Mattis: “General Mattis has a bear rug in his home, but it is not dead. It’s just afraid to move”.
  • Obama Was First President to Spend More on Welfare Than Defense

    01/21/2017 9:12:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2017 | 2:52 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Barack Obama was the first president of the United States to spend more on “means-tested entitlements”—AKA welfare—than on national defense, according to data published by his own Office of Management and Budget. Historical tables that the OMB posted on the Obama White House website, include annual totals for both “national defense” spending and “means-tested entitlement” spending going back to fiscal 1962—which is three years before President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating the Medicaid program, a means-tested entitlement that together with the Children’s Health Insurance Program enrolled 74,407,191 beneficiaries as of November 2016. In every year from fiscal 1962 through fiscal...
  • Trump's Defense Secretary nominee: Tel Aviv is Israel's capital

    01/12/2017 12:51:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 65 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/17 | David Rosenberg
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jLNiUzJfsQ President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Defense Department, General (ret.) James Mattis told a congressional confirmation committee on Thursday that he believes that Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, should be considered the capital of Israel. Mattis, who in the past criticized the Jewish state over “settlements” in Judea and Samaria and warned the country was at risk of turning into an “Apartheid” state, appeared to deviate from the stated policy of the incoming Trump administration, which has indicated it plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. When asked Thursday by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham what...
  • Mr. President, Cancel the F-35

    01/06/2017 7:07:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/06/2017 | By Mike Fredenburg
    Our incoming president’s willingness to boldly challenge the status quo is arguably the main reason he was elected. And no defense project is more representative of a disastrous status quo than the 20-year-old Joint Strike Fighter program — the F-35. The F-35 program showcases all that is wrong about our military’s vendor-dominated, crony-capitalist procurement system. Unless dealt with decisively, its massive cost and its lack of capability will have a dramatically negative impact on our military’s effectiveness for decades to come. Therefore, President-elect Trump’s willingness to publicly call out this $1.5 trillion program is good news. However, getting involved...
  • The Giant Challenge Facing SecDef Mattis

    12/30/2016 5:41:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dennis Sevakis
    There’s been a fair amount of Trump-supporter braggadocio regarding the President-elect’s nomination of Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as the new Defense Secretary – an admirable choice, certainly. If Mad Dog can navigate the machinations of the Pentagon as well as he did the battlefield we’re in for a rejuvenation of America’s military that should be a major reversal of its downward fortunes over the past few decades. I hope that Mr. Trump fully appreciates the magnitude of the task he has set before Gen. Mattis. That task that has grown steadily in size and complexity since the end of...
  • Navy repeatedly dismissed evidence that ‘Fat Leonard’ was cheating the 7th Fleet

    12/29/2016 8:53:30 AM PST · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 27, 2016 | Craig Whitlock
    For Fat Leonard, conning the U.S. Navy was a big piece of cake. The Navy allowed the worst corruption scandal in its history to fester for several years by dismissing a flood of evidence that the rotund Asian defense contractor was cheating the service out of millions of dollars and bribing officers with booze, sex and lavish dinners, newly released ­documents show. The Singapore-based contractor, Leonard Glenn Francis, found it especially easy to outwit the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), the renowned law enforcement agency that has inspired one of the longest-running cop shows on television. Starting in 2006, in...
  • Trump to Meet with Defense Contractors: Boeing, Lockheed-Martin

    12/21/2016 1:22:32 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2016 | Melissa Fares
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was scheduled to meet .....with the chief executives of two defense contractors he has criticized over project costs. Dennis Muilenburg, of Boeing Co, and Marillyn Hewson, from Lockheed Martin Corp, arrived at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort where he is spending Christmas. ... Trump has complained about the companies in Twitter broadsides and speeches for costs he said are too expensive, sending defense shares tumbling. Trump has said Boeing's costs to build replacements for aging Air Force One planes - one of the most visible symbols of the U.S. presidency - are too high and urged the federal...
  • 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 · 12 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 · 49 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 he’s a great man—the loyalty he inspires and the way he treats others shows, even more important, that he’s a good one. I’ll 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 O’Brien
    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-elect’s most outspoken congressional loyalist but offer few olive branches to a Trump-wary Republican national security establishment. The two men haven’t 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 York’s 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 they’re 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 Navy’s 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 University’s 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 · 79 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 country’s 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 treaty’s 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]...