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  • Army Launches Competition for More Powerful Combat Rifle

    08/07/2017 9:36:59 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 132 replies
    Military.com ^ | August 5, 2017 | Matthew Cox
    U.S. Army weapon officials just opened a competition for a new 7.62mm Interim Service Combat Rifle to arm infantry units with a weapon potent enough to penetrate enemy body armor. "The Army has identified a potential gap in the capability of ground forces and infantry to penetrate body armor using existing ammunition. To address this operational need, the Army is looking for an Interim Combat Service Rifle (ICSR) that is capable of defeating emerging threats," according to an Aug. 4 solicitation posted on FedBizOpps.gov. The service plans to initially award up to eight contracts, procuring seven types of weapons from...
  • Raymond Arroyo interview with Sebastian Gorka

    08/02/2017 6:29:32 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    https://youtu.be/ ^ | July 27, 2017 | EWTN
    This is a very good interview with Sebastian Gorka, National Security Advisory Staff. His comments on the new transgender policy start at 7.49. No one was blind-sighted.
  • One-Note Droning on the Transgender Ban

    08/02/2017 8:34:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    A sudden, even shocking announcement came from President Trump's Twitter account on July 26. The government "will not accept or allow ... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity" in the military due to "the tremendous medical costs and disruption" that entails. Whether you favor it or oppose it, and regardless of how this abrupt declaration blindsided the Pentagon brass, it's indisputable that the liberal media could not and would not approach this subject with anything resembling objectivity. Never mind that military men and women -- and that's all we should care about -- cheered the announcement. The press...
  • Pentagon investigators find ‘security risks’ in government's immigrant recruitment program

    08/01/2017 4:21:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/1/2017 | James Rosen
    recruitment program, ‘infiltration’ feared James Rosen By James Rosen Published August 01, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYING VP Pence assures Eastern Europe's NATO partners Close EXCLUSIVE: Defense Department investigators have discovered “potential security risks” in a Pentagon program that has enrolled more than 10,000 foreign-born individuals into the U.S. armed forces since 2009, Fox News has learned exclusively, with sources on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon expressing alarm over “foreign infiltration” and enrollees now unaccounted for. After more than a year of investigation, the Pentagon’s inspector general recently issued a report – its contents still classified but its existence...
  • ‘We Should Just Leave:’ Trump Takes A Look At Pulling Troops Out Of Afghanistan

    07/31/2017 7:18:52 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 80 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/31/2017
    The Trump administration is considering the ramifications of paring back the U.S. presence in Afghanistan as part of its ongoing strategy review in America’s longest war, The Wall Street Journal reports. Trump’s national security cabinet is bitterly divided on the future U.S. role in Afghanistan. Senior national security officials like Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster are reportedly pushing Trump to allow a surge of approximately 4,000 troops into Afghanistan, while White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has lobbied against the effort. “It doesn’t work unless we are there for a long time, and if...
  • I Was Once Transgender. Why I Think Trump Made the Right Decision for the Military.

    07/29/2017 2:30:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 26, 2017 | Walt Heyer
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he wouldn’t allow transgender individuals to serve in the military:
  • Mattis Orders Full Review Of Any Military Training That Has Nothing To Do With Warfighting

    07/26/2017 8:52:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/25/17 | Jonah Bennett
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis has ordered a full review of any military training not directly relevant to warfighting. Mattis told the services to conduct a review of the “requirements for mandatory force training that does not directly support core tasks,” according to a Friday memo obtained by Military Times. In other words, Mattis wants a full examination of all the hours of burdensome, irrelevant training service members have to undergo before deployment.
  • DoD Celebrates LGBTQ Disease Pride Month

    07/10/2017 9:39:43 AM PDT · by SivviServant · 22 replies
    DoD internal email ^ | June 2017 | A Department of Defense Command
    An email (image below) sent by the Commander and Public Affairs Office of a U.S. Department of Defense installation. Sent to several thousand employees and contractors. July is "LGBT Pride Month" throughout the DoD, but note that here is a case of a local military installation taking proactive interest, of its own voilition, in celebrating the unhealthy and relatively dysfunctional conditions of lesbianism, homosexuality, gay, transgender, and queer. This command has celebrated "LGBT Pride Month" for the past several years.
  • The Air Force is updating its awards to recognize drone pilots and hackers

    07/05/2017 8:40:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun 23, 2017 | Christopher Woody
    The Air Force is updating its awards to recognize drone pilots and hackers Christopher Woody Jun. 23, 2017 US airmen tasked with jobs like surveillance and cyber operations have a growing role on the battlefield, even though they are often physically distant from it. To ensure that kind of work is recognized, the Air Force has introduced new hardware for its service men and women. "As the impact of remote operations on combat continues to increase, the necessity of ensuring those actions are distinctly recognized grows," Defense Department officials said in a memo published on January 7, 2016.
  • Retired generals to Mattis: Don't delay accepting transgender recruits

    07/01/2017 2:22:16 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 78 replies
    The hill ^ | 6.27.2017 | Staff
    A trio of retired generals is urging Defense Secretary James Mattis not to delay accepting transgender recruits into the military after reports that the Pentagon chief was considering such a move. “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has stated that he will make personnel decisions based on evidence about what best promotes force readiness,” retired Army Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, retired Army Major Gen. Gale Pollock and retired Army Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender wrote in a statement provided to The Hill.
  • 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.