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  • Navy Boost Phase Intercept Could Counter North Korea

    08/18/2017 6:48:23 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    U.S.Naval Institute ^ | August, 2017 | Lieutenant (junior grade) Samuel S. Lacinski, U.S. Navy
    Recent developments indicate that North Korea is on the verge of fielding a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking the continental United States. These recent trends—punctuated by an active test program—make North Korea the most likely ballistic missile threat facing the United States today. Countering Pyongyang’s threat requires a shift in strategy from an exclusive reliance on midcourse intercept for homeland defense to the fielding of boost-phase intercept capabilities as a part of the nation’s layered missile defense. The U.S. Navy is most able to deliver such a capability in the near future. North Korea Ups the Ante...
  • U.S. Military Will Conduct‘A Major Military Exercise’ On Korean Peninsula (Trunc)

    08/18/2017 3:29:21 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 8/18/17 | Michael Snyder
    FULL TITLE: The U.S. Military Will Be Conducting ‘A Major Military Exercise’ On The Korean Peninsula During The Solar Eclipse On August 21st, approximately 25,000 U.S. troops will join “tens of thousands” from the South Korean military to conduct a “major military exercise” that is already triggering threats from North Korea. Considering the fact that any sort of provocation could cause a nuclear war to erupt on the Korean peninsula, is this really a wise thing to do? The more research that I do on this upcoming solar eclipse, the stranger things become. When I first started hearing about this...
  • Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell

    08/18/2017 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Published on Oct 28, 2011 | Smithsonian Magazine
    Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell In this exclusive clip from the 1930s, Confederate veterans step up to the mic and let out their version of the fearsome rallying cry.
  • Monuments Law

    08/18/2017 6:38:58 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/17/17 | Rice
    Confederate soldiers, sailors, and Marines that fought in the Civil war were made U.S. Veterans by an act of Congress in in 1957, U.S. Public Law 85-425, Sec 410, Approved 23 May, 1958. This made all Confederate Army/ Navy/ Marine Veterans equal to U.S. Veterans. Additionally, under U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by the 17th Congress on 26 Feb 1929 the War Department was directed to erect headstones and recognize Confederate grave sites as U.S. War dead grave sites. Just for the record the last Confederate veteran died in 1958. When you remove a Confederate statue, monument or headstone, you...
  • US-South Korea war games start Monday as Pyongyang warns of 'catastrophe'

    08/17/2017 8:27:32 PM PDT · by cba123 · 10 replies
    McClatchy ^ | August 17, 2017 | Stuart Leavenworth
    WASHINGTON — Are tensions cooling in the Korean Peninsula? The United States and South Korea will find out Monday, when the two allies are scheduled to start joint military exercises that are known to anger North Korea, sometimes triggering a show of force. This year's war games come at a particularly delicate moment. There have been exchanges of war rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has further complicated the situation, by stating in an interview there's "no military option" in North Korea while floating a possible deal with Pyongyang that...
  • Land of Hazard

    08/17/2017 7:53:44 PM PDT · by Retain Mike
    World Magazine ^ | August 19, 2017 | Mindy Belz
    Sorry there is no excerpt, but my computer is rebelling.
  • CO of Fitzgerald to be relieved of Command

    08/17/2017 4:57:34 PM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 52 replies
    The CO, XO and CMC will be relieved of their duties aboard the USS Fitzgerald. In addition, several sailors will face NJP. The actions are a result of the Destroyer's collision with A container ship near the entrance to Tokyo Bay, Japan.
  • Madison, Wiscosnin, To Remove Monument

    08/17/2017 9:34:20 AM PDT · by myerson · 83 replies
    9/17/17. Madison, Wisconsin. Leftist mayor Madison Paul Soglin announced today that he will have the informational monument at the city’s Confederate Rest cemetery removed, the northern-most Confederate cemetery in the country. The cemetery holds the remains of southern soldiers who died while imprisoned at civil war Camp Randall, the current site of the Wisconsin Badger football stadium. The cemetery is respectfully tended and maintained, and services are held with graves decorated on Memorial Day. The plaque to be removed explains the origin of the cemetery and who lies buried there.
  • Joan Baez The Night They Drove old Dixie Down with lyrics

    08/16/2017 3:56:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Seems they ain't done taken the very best!
  • Time to Follow Gen. Buckner’s Example and Pull Down That Confederate Flag

    08/16/2017 3:50:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | AUGUST 16, 2017 | THOMAS E. RICKS
    Best Defense is on summer hiatus. During this restful spell we offer re-runs from the past 12 months. This item originally ran on Jun. 22.During the bloody battle of Okinawa, late in World War II, Army Lt. Gen. Simon B. Buckner Jr., saw a Marine unit flying the Confederate flag over a position. Buckner, himself the son of a Confederate general, ordered it taken down. “Americans from all over are involved in this battle,” he said. And he wasn’t the son of just any Confederate general. His father, Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner Sr., was the officer who was defeated by...
  • A Monumental Spin

    08/16/2017 2:35:00 PM PDT · by soakncider · 10 replies
    ABBEVILLE INSTITUTE ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | H.V. Traywick, Jr.
    It takes men of worth to recognize worth in men. – Thomas Carlyle Totalitarian movements are mass organizations of atomized, isolated individuals. – Hannah Arendt Yea, they would pare the mountain to the plain to leave an equal baseness. – Tennyson The mob attacks on Confederate monuments remind me of the “useful idiots” and “rent-a-thugs” who are happily condoned, if not employed outright by collectivist States to divert the passions of the masses. We suspect the real reason these monuments are under attack is not because of the specious “Jim Crow” charges leveled at them by the “Black Lives Matter”...

    08/16/2017 7:59:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 42 replies
    Citizens for Trump ^ | 8/3/2017 | CFT
    Ricardo Garcia bought a “Make America Great Again” hat months ago when Donald Trump announced he was running for president. He never thought wearing it could get him into trouble and land someone else in jail. It happened while Garcia was shopping at Sam’s Club in Brandon. “(He said) Ah, you go for Trump, I don’t like it. I said, well you can go for Hillary and I don’t like that, but that’s the way it is,” says Garcia. He says 37-year-old Patrick Mickens was upset about Garcia’s “Make America Great Again” hat, supporting Trump. Mickens reportedly tried to pick...
  • Trump Recovers Stolen Phone, Reaches Out To “New Right” With Jack Posobiec Retweet

    08/16/2017 4:25:45 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 11 replies
    Cerno ^ | 8/15/2017 | Mike Cernovich
    General Kelly took away Trump’s phone? Multiple people close to POTUS told me Kelly “took away his phone,” although I wasn’t able to confirm if they meant this literally or figuratively. Did the President of the United States actually have his phone taken from his physical possession? This struck me as hard to believe, although it was clear the tone and tenor of Trump’s tweets had changed, and the sources who provided me this information had regularly given me massive scoops.
  • American Ordnance lands $63.9 million munitions contract

    08/14/2017 5:27:25 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Burlington Iowa Hawk Eye ^ | August 13 2017 | Will Smith
    Middletown, Iowa — Starting next year, the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant will begin producing new high velocity training rounds. U.S. Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, awarded a $63.9 million contract for multi-year production of the M918E1 40mm high velocity training rounds. The contract was awarded to American Ordinance, which produces ammunition through the IAAP. American Ordinance is a subsidiary of Day & Zimmerman, which provides construction, engineering, staffing and defense for corporations and governments around the world. American Ordinance faced competition from several domestic and international companies that were also engineering the round. The round, known as...
  • U.S. Army Tells Anti-Confederate Activists to Go to Hell

    08/14/2017 3:08:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 76 replies
    Several Brooklyn Democrat activists are smarting this week after a firm rebuke from the U.S. Army. The activists, who include Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and (sigh) the Rev. Al Sharpton, demanded that the Army rename two Brooklyn streets that are named after generals in the Confederate military. But General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive won’t be changing their names anytime soon because the Army has rejected their requests for, cough cough, social justice. Those streets at Fort Hamilton, said the Army in their letter, are named after men who are “an inextricable part of our military history.” As such, they...
  • Officials open time capsule found in Confederate statue [FL]

    08/14/2017 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | Updated: 5:59 PM, August 08, 2017 | By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A time capsule that was found hidden in the base of a Confederate statue that stood in Lake Eola Park for nearly 100 years contained the remains of what appeared to be a flag, money, newspapers and more. City officials found the 3-pound metal box in the top base of the statue, dubbed Johnny Reb, in June while they were relocating the 300-pound monument to Greenwood Cemetery. The statue was moved after critics argued that it was a symbol of slavery and shouldn't be displayed at a city park. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the city opened...
  • NATIONAL V-J DAY (Victory over Japan Day)

    08/14/2017 9:16:56 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    On this day in 1945, news broke around the world the Imperial Government of Japan would surrender ending a long a grueling world war. In Europe, the date was August 15 due to the time zone, but regardless the celebrations that broke out were no less zealous.
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo says nuclear war with North Korea is not ‘imminent’

    08/14/2017 5:50:20 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that nuclear war is not “imminent.” Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Pompeo said it’s clear North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are progressing rapidly, but he downplayed any immediate risk to the United States. “Each time they test another missile, or if they should conduct a nuclear weapons text, they develop expertise, they expend the envelope. It is probably fair to say they are moving toward that at an ever-alarming rate,” he said when asked whether North Korea has nuclear weapons capable of hitting the U.S.
  • In 1941, a German Wehrmacht Sergeant Named Heinz Joest Spent His Birthday Illegally [tr]

    08/13/2017 4:14:24 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 12, 2017 | DaFunOne
    Complete Title: In 1941, a German Wehrmacht Sergeant Named Heinz Joest Spent His Birthday Illegally Taking Pictures Inside the Warsaw Ghetto. Most of These Are Those Pictures Which He Smuggled Out. A boy selling different nuts. He is selling them with a price for eachindividual nut. See all 40 images here:Link
  • Here’s How The Marine Corps Will Train Future Snipers

    08/12/2017 8:58:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 11 Aug, 2917 | SARAH SICARD
    First-person shooter is one of the most popular perspectives among gamers, but these simulations can be used for much more than entertainment — specifically military training. And thanks to new the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer III, Marine Corps marksmen are about to take their sharpshooting skills to a whole new level. Though the Corps has been using virtual reality to train Marines for two decades, the systems for marksmanship have become exponentially better. With the ISMT III, Marines have access to multiple weapons: the M9 service pistol, M4 carbine, and wireless weapons, including the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, M32A1 Multi-Shot...