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  • What does 'COVFEFE' mean? Try rising military morale

    06/25/2017 4:12:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 25, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    Now here's a photo from our U.S. armed forces in the field worth a look: It's an M109 self-propelled tank from an undisclosed field location, bearing President Trump's cryptic Twitter typo, COVFEFE, according to the Daily Caller, which ran the picture yesterday. COVFEFE was the subject of much speculation, mostly on the left, as to what it might have meant. In this case, one of the troops has helpfully given the answer: rising military morale. You never saw such repetitions of presidential words during the Obama administration. Did anyone ever stamp 'You didn't build that' or 'If you like your...
  • How Trump is empowering the military -- and raising some eyebrows

    06/24/2017 12:18:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | June 24, 2017 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Washington (CNN)In his first six months in office, President Donald Trump has overseen a steady transfer of powerfrom the White House to the Pentagon, handing off several warfighting authorities that previously rested in his hands -- and those of past presidents of both parties -- to the Pentagon and the commanders overseeing the US' military campaigns.The moves are intended to empower the military at a tactical level, bolstering the US' intensifying fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups to praise from several current and former military officials. But those efforts have also raised concerns about whether Trump expects to face...
  • China to set up military bases in Pakistan, says Pentagon report

    06/07/2017 1:23:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Lalit K. Jha
    China's construction of military base in the strategic location of Djibouti is just the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly foreign ports around the world, says a Pentagon report. IMAGE: The Gwadar port that Pakistan is developing with Chinese help. China is likely to establish additional military bases in Pakistan and other countries with which it has longstanding friendly ties and similar strategic interests, a new Pentagon report said on Wednesday as the world's largest army increasingly flexed its muscles. In its annual report to the Congress on China's military build-up, the United States Department...
  • New York Times sues for Defense Secretary Ash Carter's emails

    07/18/2016 4:58:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    Attorneys for The New York Times and the Justice Department are due in federal court Tuesday as part of a lawsuit seeking to force the Pentagon to release full copies of more than a thousand pages of work-related emails Defense Secretary Ash Carter sent and received from his personal account. Carter, who became Pentagon chief in February 2015, acknowledged in December he conducted official business on his personal email account during his first few months in office, in violation of department rules.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico ~ 30 MAY 2017

    05/29/2017 6:00:18 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 82 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New MexicoWhite Sands Missile Range (WSMR) is a United States Army military testing area of almost 3,200 sq miles in parts of five counties in southern New Mexico. The largest military installation in the United States, WSMR and the 600,000-acre McGregor Range Complex at Fort Bliss to the south (southeast Tularosa Basin and on Otero Mesa) are contiguous areas for military testing.The White Sands Test Center headquartered at the WSMR "Post Area" has branches for Manned Tactical Systems & Electromagnetic Radiation and conducts missile testing and range...
  • Melania and President Trump Speak to U.S. Troops in Italy!

    05/27/2017 4:18:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 27,2017
    Melania and President Trump Speak to U.S. Troops in Italy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zatmmkHnH5g
  • The war you’ve never heard of

    05/19/2017 6:11:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Vice News ^ | 18 May 2017 | Nick Turse
    Six years ago, a deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command gave a conservative estimate of 116 missions being carried out at any one time by Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other special operations forces across the globe. Today, according to U.S. military documents obtained by VICE News, special operators are carrying out nearly 100 missions at any given time — in Africa alone. It’s the latest sign of the military’s quiet but ever-expanding presence on the continent, one that represents the most dramatic growth in the deployment of America’s elite troops to any region of the...
  • Marine Corps Considers Ending Policy of “Every Marine is a Rifleman”

    05/10/2017 4:05:22 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 84 replies
    AmericaFlashNews.com ^ | May 8, 2017 | Admin
    The United State’s military may be about to undergo a radical change. The Marine Corps Times is reporting that there’s an initiative in the works that might see Marines branch out, away from the traditional model that trained every member of the Corps on the basics of physical combat. Some of the new Marines may even skip basic training. The idea gained momentum almost a year ago, when Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter suggested a military build up required soldiers with computer skills, and that these new recruits might be able to move into units with credit for their civilian...
  • Pentagon Pulls Security Clearance of Trump White House Aide: Political retribution by anti-Trumpers

    05/07/2017 10:09:33 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon this week suspended the security clearance of a White House National Security Council analyst that U.S. officials say was the target of political retribution by government bureaucrats opposed to President Trump's appointees. Adam S. Lovinger, a 12-year strategic affairs analyst with the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment (ONA), has been on loan to the NSC since January when he was picked for the position by then-National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn. Lovinger was notified in a letter from the Pentagon on Monday that his Top-Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) clearance had been suspended and that he had to...
  • Why is the DOD obscuring the cause of death of Thomas Boyle?

    05/07/2017 6:45:18 AM PDT · by Mrs Boyle · 7 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | March 2016 | Sharon Rondeau
    Nearly four years later, Boyle’s widow, Pauline, has not been told definitively by the Defense Department how he died, which she believes is a result of fratricide resulting in insurance fraud facilitated by the DOD. Several online obituaries do not state the cause of his death. On June 21, 2012, The Chicago Tribune reported that Boyle “apparently died from gunfire.” “I have three death certificates that have three causes of death,” Boyle’s wife Pauline told The Post & Email in a recent interview.
  • PC PENTAGON CAVES TO CAIR, AGREES TO 'REVIEW' ANTI-TERROR TRAINING PROGRAM [not sarcasm]

    05/05/2017 2:02:01 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 26, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    Assigns case to Muslim chaplain who graduated from radical Islamic school raided after 9/11. The Pentagon has agreed to formally review an anti-terror training program taught to special forces by a private contractor for material deemed offensive to Islam and Muslims, even though the Muslim group that lodged a complaint against the allegedly “Islamophobic” program has been accused by the Justice Department of supporting terrorism and is currently banned from outreach activities by the FBI. The instructor hired to teach the program says he fears his class might not get a fair hearing, because military brass have assigned the review...
  • US Army Says It Badly Needs A Scout Helicopter After Junking The Ones It Had

    05/02/2017 7:34:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 2, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    The US Army has executed its grand rotary-wing aviation restructuring plan that saw the ousting of hundreds of Bell JetRanger derivatives from service—653 airframes in total. These included the Army's entire fleet of 187 TH-67 Creek primary trainers and the roughly 340 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance/armed scout helicopters that performed so brilliantly in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, just months after the final Kiowa Warriors were officially retired, the US Army is whining about how badly they need...an armed scout helicopter. Under the same aviation plan, the OH-58D was partially "replaced" by far more complex and expensive AH-64E Apache Guardian...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey ~ 02 MAY 2017

    05/01/2017 5:59:46 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 94 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Picatinny Arsenal, New JerseyThe Picatinny Arsenal is an American military research and manufacturing facility located on 6,400 acres of land in Jefferson Township and Rockaway Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States, encompassing Picatinny Lake and Lake Denmark. The Arsenal is the headquarters of the United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. It is known for developing the ubiquitous Picatinny rail, as well as being the army's center of expertise for small arms cartridge ammunition.Picatinny Arsenal is the Joint Center of Excellence for Guns and Ammunition, providing products...
  • 'We are running out of bombs': US admiral warns military is hitting ISIS so heavily stocks are

    04/30/2017 11:32:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/30/17 | Darren Boyle
    FULL TITLE.........................'We are running out of bombs': US admiral warns military is hitting ISIS so heavily stocks are running low.................. US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris testified before a Senate committee He admitted intensive operations against ISIS have depleted stocks of bombs He also warned the US needed to improve anti-missile and ship defences Admiral Harris also told the Senate he needed a replacement for cluster bombs
  • US Army to Search for New 7.62mm Rifle

    04/28/2017 4:07:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 68 replies
    Military.com ^ | 27 Apr, 2017 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army soon will begin searching for a 7.62mm rifle to become its formal squad designated marksman rifle for combat platoons and squads. A recent directed requirement from Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn prompted Army weapons officials to write a new requirement, and most likely they will conduct a competition that will result in the service equipping each combat arms squad with a new 7.62mm squad designated marksman rifle, Matt Walker, deputy for the Lethality Branch at the Maneuver Center for Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia, told Military.com. Equipping units with SDM rifles so they can shoot...
  • Advice for Trump: Revise U.S. Military Manuals Corrupted by Obama’s Pentagon

    04/27/2017 6:40:30 PM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Conservative Base ^ | 27APR17 | Jim-Kouri
    Advice for Trump: Revise U.S. Military Manuals Corrupted by Obama’s Pentagon One of President Donald James Trump’s and Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis’ primary endeavors should be to rollback the damage done to the Pentagon’s military manuals, curricula for training of officers and enlisted men, and the other material compromised by eight-years of political correctness seeping into the military. As part of former President Barack Obama’s mission to “win the hearts and minds” of people who despise the United States of America, including those who live in the U.S., the Pentagon released new military manuals that pleased groups...
  • Trump gives Mattis authority over troop numbers for ISIS fight

    04/27/2017 5:43:11 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2017 | A/P
    The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders. The decision will give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to send more forces into Syria, to assist U.S.-backed local troops as they move to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State group, which has used the city as a de facto capital. It will also let him adjust the force numbers in Iraq, in the ongoing fight to oust ISIS from Mosul and stabilize it as...
  • Trump's defense spending hike expected to be ignored by Congress next week

    04/23/2017 12:09:03 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    President Trump's push for a big military buildup in legislation funding the government is likely to go unfulfilled next week, when Congress returns and quickly tries to agree on how to keep the government open after April 28. A $578 billion bill that funds the Pentagon through September and provides some modest increases has already been hammered out by lawmakers in both chambers and passed by the House. While there is talk of a week-long extension before the big bill is passed, the main bill is likely to be the basis of all defense spending for the rest of the...
  • How Desert Storm Destroyed the US Military

    04/21/2017 9:25:02 PM PDT · by pboyington · 81 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The US military that won Desert Storm or Gulf War I in 1991 was a spectacular military, a gargantuan industrial age military with high tech weaponry and well trained personnel, that when called upon, achieved victory with the speed of Patton and the elan of Teddy Roosevelt. Overlooking the vast eight mile carnage on the Highway of Death in Kuwait, destruction that was caused by a US Air Force and Navy that bore almost no resemblance to the two services now, a sergeant in the 7th US Cavalry remarked, “America sure got its money’s worth from those Joes.” In 44...
  • At Least 36 ISIS Terrorists Killed After US Bombed Afghanistan

    04/13/2017 11:13:04 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 65 replies
    thequint.com ^ | Apr 14 2017
    ... After USA dropped the GBU-43 bomb on Afghanistan, it’s been reported that at least 36 terrorists from ISIS have been killed. ... The GBU-43 is a large-yield conventional (non-nuclear) bomb developed by the United States and having a kill radius of 1.6 km. It weighs a massive 21,600-pound, and is GPS-guided. The bomb is designed to be delivered by a C-130 Hercules. The first testing of the GBU-43 was carried out on 11 March 2003 at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. It was again tested on 21 November 2003. ...