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  • Thirteen Turkish soldiers killed in military helicopter crash

    06/01/2017 9:50:01 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    KOM News ^ | 6-1-17 | none stated
    All 13 Turkish soldiers, including high-ranking generals, on board a Cougar military helicopter were killed when it crashed after getting caught in a high-voltage power line in the Senoba district of Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province, the army said on Wednesday.In a statement, the army said the AS 532 Cougar had crashed shortly after taking off around 1855 GMT on Wednesday. It said emergency search and rescue teams were dispatched to the area and evaluations were underway at the crash site.Broadcaster CNN Turk said Defence Minister Fikri Isik would travel to Sirnak, while presidential sources said President Tayyip Erdogan had...
  • US General Forced Out For Using Taxpayer Credit Cards At Strip Clubs

    02/10/2017 1:48:43 PM PST · by davikkm · 51 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Saagar Enjeti
    Former Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Lewis will retire from the U.S. Army at the rank of brigadier general after allegations of using official government credit cards at strip clubs in two different countries. An Army spokesman confirmed Thursday that Lewis used government credit cards at strip clubs in Korea and Italy, had “improper interactions” with women, all while traveling on official business. Lewis served as a senior military aide to former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter at the time of his indiscretion.
  • How Many Inspector General Vacancies Are There?

    01/12/2017 2:47:30 PM PST · by tired&retired · 16 replies
    Vanity
    I've been wondering what the process is for appointing Inspector Generals so I did a little research. Here is a summary, along with some interesting articles on all of Obama's vacancies. For example, as of Feb. 8th, 2012 the longest vacancy has been at the State Department, which has gone 1,484 days—over four years—without a permanent IG, at a time when the Department has taken on the responsibility and challenge of managing scandal-prone private security contractors in war zones. As of today, there are seven IG positions that have been vacant for more than a year. TITLE 5 App. >...
  • 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...
  • Trump Meets With Longest-Serving Marine General John Kelly

    11/22/2016 11:01:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/22/16 | EDWIN MORA22 Nov 201618
    President-elect Donald Trump has recently discussed national security and diplomacy with retired Gen. John Kelly, the longest-serving Marine general in the military today, with nearly half a century of military service under his belt. Although during his last press conference before retiring earlier this year the decorated general described his “greatest fear” as being offered a job in the U.S. government, Reince Priebus, Trump’s choice for White House chief of staff, told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd on Sunday that Kelly is being considered for secretary of state. The Marine combat veteran could provide an unmatched and informed perspective...
  • Flynn: outspoken general, intelligence pro, Trump supporter

    11/18/2016 5:45:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 11-18-16 | Robert Burns
    Headline and link only because of AP rules.
  • The Dirty Attorney General Going After Trump

    09/14/2016 9:23:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Front Page ^ | 9/14/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Clinton Foundation is a national and international scandal. It’s under investigation by the FBI, but not by the Attorney General of New York, who is instead targeting the Trump Foundation. The media has spent weeks suggesting the existence of an inappropriate political relationship between Trump and Florida AG Pam Bondi. And yet it’s cheering the wildly inappropriate relationship which has resulted in a member of Hillary’s leadership council investigating her political opponent. Some months ago, the spokesman for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had defended the trip he made to Miami Beach using donor money because he was fundraising for...
  • What Is Your Biggest Distraction? No Need to Look Very Far!

    09/01/2016 6:54:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-31-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is Your Biggest Distraction? No Need to Look Very Far! Msgr. Charles Pope • August 31, 2016 • We usually think of distractions as coming from the world around us, but is that really the most common source? Consider the following parable, drawn from the stories of the early Desert Fathers and from monastic experience:Sometimes there would be a rush of noisy visitors and the silence of the monastery would be shattered. This would upset the disciples; not the Master, who seemed just as content with the noise as with the silence. To his protesting disciples he said...
  • Army Maj. Gen. found dead in home two days before assuming new command

    08/02/2016 3:53:19 PM PDT · by amorphous · 55 replies
    PopularMilitary.Com ^ | 2 August 2016 | Michael Swaney
    The former commander of the the Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Oklahoma was found dead in his on-post home at Redstone Arsenal on Sunday. Maj. Gen. John Rossi, 55, had just arrived Redstone Arsena to take over as the commander of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command since relinquishing command of Fort Sill on July 21st, according to KSWO. Rossi and his family only moved into their house on-post less than two weeks ago, according to John Cummings, a spokesman for Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Today, he was scheduled to be promoted to...
  • [Exclusive] N. Korean General Defects Seeking Political Asylum (took $40m with him)

    07/31/2016 12:14:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 99 replies
    KBS (S. Korea) ^ | 2016-07-29
    [Exclusive] N. Korean General Defects Seeking Political Asylum Write : 2016-07-29 08:54:16 Update : 2016-07-29 14:15:08 Anchor: A general who was in charge of managing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's overseas slush funds is said to be in China after escaping from his country, and is seeking political asylum with two other North Koreans in a country other than South Korea. A source said that the three were separated from a diplomat from Pyongyang, who is seeking his own defection to another country. Here is Kim Bum-soo with KBS' exclusive report. Report: It has been made known that a general...
  • Sessions: 'I haven't pushed Trump to have a general' as VP

    07/10/2016 8:31:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    When it comes to Donald Trump's thinking about his running mate, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions says he has not advocated for the presumptive Republican nominee to have a military general on the ticket. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has been reportedly vetted for vice president, and "Fox News Sunday" fill-in host Shannon Bream alluded to a Washington Post story Saturday that reported the Alabama Republican is "encouraging Trump to perhaps choose a general." "I have not pushed him to have a general," said Sessions, who himself is seen as a top contender for the position, adding, "I have said...
  • General Dunford Suggests White House Is Limiting His Ability to Fight ISIS

    04/28/2016 9:59:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/28/16 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    On Thursday, Senator Lindsey Graham asked General Dunford about his ISIS strategy. "[T]he military strategy that we're embarked on is the best way to destroy ISIL. And it's what you recommended. Or is it limited by conditions put on you by the White House?" Dunford responded, "[T]o clarify, so if I say..." Graham interrupted, "[W]ould you do more if you could?" He answered, "I would do more if I could, but the limitation is not just a political limitation. Part of it is our partners on the ground..." Watch here:
  • Top general: 50,000-troop coalition needed in order to crush ISIS

    04/13/2016 4:38:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    fox news ^ | 4/13/16 | Catherine Herridge
    It will take a coalition of 50,000 troops on the ground to defeat the Islamic State, according to the former army chief of staff who spent more than four years serving in Iraq and who is credited, along with retired General David Petraeus, with being the architect of the successful 2007 troop surge there. "Probably around 50,000," said Gen. Raymond T. Odierno during a panel discussion moderated by Fox News for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Odierno, who received the George P. Shultz award for distinguished service, emphasized the 50,000 would not all be U.S. troops, but the coalition...
  • Change of heart (vanity)

    03/15/2016 5:02:10 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 129 replies
    Self ^ | 3/15/16 | Self
    I hope that many I have had heated exchanges with find this message well. My change of heart and mind concerning the election this year came at a the least suspecting of moments.
  • Huffington Post: Trump Near-Certain to Defeat Democrat in November According To Primary Model

    03/07/2016 8:45:38 PM PST · by usafa92 · 97 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/7/2016 | Helmut Norpoth
    With Donald Trump as the nominee, Republicans are highly certain to win the presidential election on November 8, 2016. Trump will defeat Hillary Clinton with 87 percent certainty, and Bernie Sanders with 99 percent. These forecasts come from the PRIMARY MODEL. It is a statistical model that relies on presidential primaries and an election cycle as predictors of the vote in the general election. Early primaries are a leading indicator of electoral victory in November. Trump won the Republican primaries in both New Hampshire and the South Carolina while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders split the Democratic primaries in those...
  • US general says carpet bombing against 'our values'

    02/01/2016 11:31:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 117 replies
    inn ^ | 2/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, the US commander in charge of the coalition fighting Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, said Monday that carpet bombing the terrorists would be "inconsistent with our values." The remark is seen as being aimed at Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). In December, Cruz pledged to "utterly destroy ISIS," and vowed: "We will carpet-bomb them into oblivion." He even hinted at the use of nuclear weapons, saying: "I don't know if sand can glow in the dark, but we're going to find out." After being asked to explain why carpet bombing would...
  • Sanders: I will beat Trump 'badly' in general election

    01/24/2016 2:11:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 1/24/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Sunday dismissed concerns that he can't win a general election. Responding to comments from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who said he is unelectable, Sanders said he would beat Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump "badly" in a head-to-head matchup. "Well, what I say to her is that if she would look at the matchups that are taking place between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump right now, she would find that we were 15 points ahead of him nationally," Sanders said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
  • Computer just predicted this party will win the White House in 2016

    10/16/2015 5:10:46 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 59 replies
    Fortune ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2015 | Laura Lorenzetti
    Likely more accurate than polling data. Reuters built a computer model to predict which political party will win the presidency in next year’s election, and the results are in: a Republican will most likely be moving into the White House in 2017.
  • Core Concept: Atom interferometry (May help scientists figure out what dark matter is, etc.)

    10/08/2015 6:26:20 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    PNAS ^ | Oct 2015 | Maggie McKee
    Sometimes you have to think outside the box. Faced with some of the universe’s most stubborn mysteries, such as the identity of dark matter, physicists are turning to a technique that employs the weird laws of quantum mechanics: atom interferometry. Atom interferometers allow the study of various physical phenomena by splitting atom waves using a nanograting, such as this one. Composed of silicon nitride, this grating, imaged with a scanning electron microscope, has a period of 100 nm. Image courtesy of Alex Cronin (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ). This method, which takes advantage of the fact that quantum particles behave...
  • Using Al-Qaeda linked fighters to battle IS could succeed: Petraeus

    09/02/2015 11:58:40 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    MSN.com ^ | September 2 2015 | AFP
    Former US military commander David Petraeus said Wednesday fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate could be used to take on the Islamic State group as he warned that his nation's hesitation to enforce "red lines" in Syria had damaged US credibility. The decorated four-star general said a controversial move to harness fighters from a group linked to Al-Qaeda -- which was responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks -- was "an option that has some prospect for achievement". Petraeus, who was feted for changing the course of the Iraq war in 2007, said the focus was not on cooperating with the...