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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2014!! ~ 27 November 2014

    11/26/2014 6:00:46 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 40 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2014!! ~ GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source...
  • Escalation 101: USA To Deploy 150 Tanks Near Russian Border

    11/26/2014 8:03:01 AM PST · by Fennie · 161 replies
    MINA ^ | November 26, 2014
    The US Army plans to deploy about 150 tanks and armoured vehicles to NATO countries next year and some of the heavy armour may be stationed in Eastern Europe, a top American general said on Tuesday. The move is part of a US effort dubbed Operaton Atlantic Resolve in the Baltic states and Poland to reassure allies anxious about a 'resurgent Russia', with American troops deploying for several months at a time to conduct joint exercises. Nearly 50 armoured vehicles are already in place and another 100 M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles will be "pre-positioned" in Germany and...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    11/26/2014 7:57:40 AM PST · by Hiskid · 8 replies
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  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Do You Love About Thanksgiving Quiz - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    11/25/2014 5:59:58 PM PST · by LUV W · 91 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Do You Love About Thanksgiving Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • U.S. to leave more troops than first planned in Afghanistan: sources

    11/25/2014 3:11:19 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | November 25, 2014 | Tribune wire report
    The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation. The final numbers are still being agreed, but there will be at least several hundred more than initially planned, one of the sources said. "If they hadn't done that, the mission would have lost bases," the source said. Under the U.S. commitment, described as a "bridging solution" until other nations fulfill their pledges later in the year or the troops...
  • What Scares China's Military: The 1991 Gulf War

    11/25/2014 1:31:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The National Interest ^ | November 24, 2014 | Robert Farley
    In 1991, Chinese military officers watched as the United States dismantled the Iraqi Army, a force with more battle experience and somewhat greater technical sophistication than the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The Americans won with casualties that were trivial by historical standards. This led to some soul searching. The PLA hadn’t quite been on autopilot in the 1980s, but the pace of reform in the military sector had not matched that of social and economic life in China. Given the grim performance of the PLA in the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War, as well as the collapse of the Soviet Union, something...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Nation

    11/25/2014 2:09:20 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    November 25, 2014 | Jeanbl
    Keep on praying and guard your prayers with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Fr Vincent Capodanno ~ November 24, 2014

    11/23/2014 5:09:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Fr. Vincent CapodannoInfo from this website.             Servant of God Vincent Robert Capodanno (February 13, 1929–September 4, 1967) was a United States Navy chaplain and a recipient of America's highest military decoration - the Medal of Honor - for actions during the Vietnam War. Vincent Capodanno was born in...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    11/23/2014 10:21:53 AM PST · by Faith · 14 replies
    November 23, 2014 | Faith
    Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His Name. Psalm 100: 4
  • Private Military Contractors Hired to Move Guns and Gold Out of Ferguson

    11/23/2014 9:39:53 AM PST · by blam · 100 replies
    Vice News ^ | November 21, 2014 | Claire Ward
    Claire Ward, VICE News November 22, 2014 Business owners in the St. Louis, Missouri area have hired private military contractors to transport guns and gold, fearing their shops will be targeted by looters if a grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in the St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson. "There's a lot of people that brought in a lot of money to have people secure their assets," said Stephen King, owner of Metro Shooting Supplies gun shop, a 15-minute drive from Ferguson. "Some of those people spent $10 an hour...
  • Modernized Blackjack takes off after avionic upgrade

    Tu-160 has a lift-generating airframe, which is mostly made of aluminum alloys. Titanium alloys make up to 20% of the airframe mass. The bomber’s airframe has a distinctive appearance, with the wing and fuselage gradually integrated into a single-piece configuration. The variable geometry wings (the sweep angle can be varied from 20 to 65) allow the aircraft to use complex flight profiles from low subsonic speeds to mach 2. Photo: UAC/Tupolev design Bureau The first Tupolev Tu-160M Blackjack has completed its maiden flight after an avionic modernization that revamped the bombers’ radar and avionic systems in the past two years....
  • Ferguson Looting Forcing Businesses To Call In The Big Guns To Get Merch Out Of Town

    11/23/2014 1:58:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 22, 2014 | Zachary Volkert
    No one is quite sure yet if a grand jury will indict Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. But one thing is almost for sure: If they don’t, Ferguson and surrounding St. Louis, Missouri, areas will face widespread protests and looting once again. Local businesses have been bracing themselves for the possible fallout, many of which have called in armed forces to help them out. More than 300 private military contractors have been hired by Ferguson-area locals in anticipation of more looting, reported Vice News. Jared Ogden, director of operations for Asymmetric Solutions, a private military contractor...
  • New York Times: While you were sleeping, Obama re-upped us for another year in Afghanistan

    11/22/2014 5:42:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Or, more accurately, while you were voting. Was Barack Obama conveniently waiting for after the midterm elections to add another year of combat duty to our tour in Afghanistan, or is this just a big coincidence? YMMV, but the New York Times suggests that the decision was made longer than just 17 days ago in this Friday night document dump: President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PSALM 100 ~ THANKSGIVING ~ 23 November 2014

    11/22/2014 4:59:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PSALM OF THANKSGIVING 100 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.    
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/22/2014 10:31:23 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 11 replies
    November 22, 2014 | Irish Rose
    He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work. He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate – bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his...
  • Obesity Affects Number Of Those Eligible For Military Service (70% ineligible)

    11/21/2014 8:43:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jessica Kartalija
    Unhealthy eating habits could become an issue of national security. The Department of Defense says that obesity is affecting the number of Americans eligible to serve in the military. Jessica Kartalija reports now there’s a push for kids to eat healthier. Recruiting for our military is facing a growing challenge. “I am very concerned about the reduced number of men and women who can meet all of the qualifications required to serve in our armed forces,” said retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Steven Tomaszeski. Now, retired admirals from Maryland are releasing a report, citing obesity as the number one reason...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 22 Nov 2014

    11/21/2014 5:56:22 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 357 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!
       ***** ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ *****~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (11/21/2014) [Prayer]

    11/20/2014 9:38:55 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 31 replies
    21 November 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 (NIV) ----
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(11/20/14)[Prayer]

    11/20/2014 7:10:37 PM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/20/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Psalms 33:20-22 Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 21 November 2014

    11/20/2014 5:58:49 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 106 replies
    November 20, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering our Troops!! ~ 20 November 2014

    11/19/2014 6:00:52 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIRST HUG U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Harris meets his daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration for the USS Barry in Norfolk, VA, Nov. 8, 2013. Barry, a cryptologic technician, returned to Naval Station Norfolk after completing a nine-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Lauren M. Gaidry Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. GLOBEMASTER CARGO U.S. Marines load a CH-53E Super Stallion...
  • Levin backs Pentagon proposals to cut benefits

    11/19/2014 2:27:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Wednesday he’ll work to save the Pentagon’s proposals to cut health and housing benefits for armed services members and their families. “There’s a few issues that are really important to our military leaders, including the Joint Chiefs, I’m going to keep fighting for,” the retiring chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said. Lawmakers are working on a defense policy bill. The Pentagon wants the legislation to include measures that would boost out-of-pocket fees for Tricare, the health plan for military families, and require service members to kick in for up to six percent of...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    11/19/2014 9:47:38 AM PST · by Hiskid · 13 replies
    11/19/14 | Hiskid
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - What Does Your Favorite Thanksgiving Food Say About You Quiz - Wedl, 11-19-14

    11/18/2014 5:59:54 PM PST · by LUV W · 134 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | LUV W and the Cantten Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Does Your Favorite Thanksgiving Food Say About You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • China Tests Space Weapons As U.S. Pursues Space Disarmament

    11/18/2014 2:26:59 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Members of Congress warn that the State Department is working on arms accords to demilitarize space and ban anti-satellite weapons, leaving Russia and China with a huge lead in military space capabilities. On Jan. 17, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement announcing the Obama administration's intention to work with the European Union on an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. It was supposed to be sort of a "rules of the road" for space-faring nations to deal with issues such as the accumulating space junk jeopardizing satellites and manned space activities such as the...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Nation

    11/18/2014 1:54:22 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    November 18, 2014 | Jeanbl
    Summon your power, O God, the power, O God, by which you have worked for us. Psalm 68:28
  • Wrongly Convicted By Military Justice System,Amer Soldiers Deserve as Much Att. as GITMO Detainees

    11/17/2014 8:47:37 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 38 replies
    BobMcCarty.Com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Bob McCarty
    So much attention has been paid to the matter of whether or not detainees at Guantanamo Bay should be released and allowed to return to their home countries, but little has been paid to American warfighters wrongly convicted in the military justice system. Wrongly-convicted Americans deserve at least as much attention as GITMO detainees, don’t they? EXAMPLE: Two years ago this week, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces denied former Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart‘s appeal of the wrongful conviction and eight-year prison sentence handed down by a court-martial panel in Germany almost 39...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: NEMO ~ November 17, 2014

    11/16/2014 5:07:53 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~Nemo Info from here and here               In March 1965*, military working dogs were approved for use in Vietnam. By July 17th, forty teams had been deployed to three bases - Tan Son Nhut, Ben Hoa and DaNang. This was only the beginning, by the end of the year there were 99 dogs in the country. By September 1966 more than 500...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    11/16/2014 10:14:46 AM PST · by Faith · 13 replies
    November 16, 2014 | Faith
    But rise, and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared unto you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen and those things in which I will appear unto you . . . Acts 26: 16
  • Why the Germans forgive the Russian behaviour

    11/16/2014 6:06:53 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 9 replies
    Die Welt ^ | Jacques Schuster
    In the East Ukraine the fights become more violent again. President Vladimir Putin of Russia is trying to brings down the West. Many Germans are still on his side – partly from a bad tradition. It is strange how strongly the Russian picture in the Germans is marked by the fantasy and projection and how little it deals with the reality. There the respect comes, maybe even the fear of the size of the Russian empire and the raw language of her politics. The power-deprived Germans are afraid to project power and forgot the words of the real politics. These...
  • Bragg troops anticipate humanitarian Ebola effort

    11/16/2014 5:31:24 AM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    http://www.wral.com/bragg-troops-anticipate-humanitarian-ebola-effort/14186680/ ^ | 11/16/2014 45 minutes ago | web editor Jodi Leese Glusco
    Bragg troops anticipate humanitarian Ebola effort The Fort Bragg troops will join others from Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Carson, Colo.; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Eustis, Va.; and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The soldiers are not expected to come in direct contact with those infected with Ebola. Instead, they will provide support for the international medical teams that are treating patients.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GROWING DEEP AND STRONG ~ 16 November 2014

    11/15/2014 5:00:14 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          GROWING DEEP AND STRONG One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden where we were transplanting plants for the third time. Grown from seed in a small container, the plants had been transferred to a larger container; then transplanted into the garden. Now, because I was moving, we were transplanting them once again. Inexperienced as a gardener, I turned to my green-thumbed mother. "Isn’t this bad for them?" I asked, as we dug them up and shook the dirt from the roots. "Won’t it hurt these plants, being uprooted and transplanted so...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/15/2014 10:15:00 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 11 replies
    November 15, 2014 | Irish Rose
    Then the angel of the LORD said, “LORD Almighty, how long will you withhold mercy from Jerusalem and from the towns of Judah, which you have been angry with these seventy years?” So the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me. Then the angel who was speaking to me said, “Proclaim this word: This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion, but I am very angry with the nations that feel secure. I was only a little angry, but they added to the calamity.’ “Therefore, this...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 15 November 2014

    11/14/2014 6:41:43 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 266 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Tunes For Our Troops!!Post at will!! Technical issues this evening.
  • WWII veteran, 98, dons uniform for final salute before dying...

    11/14/2014 4:24:51 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/14/14 | AP
    WWII veteran, 98, dons uniform for final salute before dying the next day at New York nursing home On Veterans Day, Justus Belfield donned his Army uniform one more time The 98-year-old World War II veteran died the next day Belfield spent 16 years in the Army, including a stint in Europe where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge By ASSOCIATED PRESS On Veterans Day, Justus Belfield donned his Army uniform one more time, even though he was too weak to leave his bed at an upstate New York nursing home. The 98-year-old World War II veteran died...
  • Leaders Not Sure if Troops on Ebola Deployments Will Receive R&R

    11/14/2014 3:52:07 PM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    Military.com ^ | Nov 14, 2014 | Amy Bushatz
    Military.com: Leaders Not Sure if Troops on Ebola Deployments Will Receive R&R FORT CAMPBELL – Military leaders have not yet decided whether troops deployed to West Africa will receive mid-tour leave, officials told Army family members here at a town hall style video teleconference (VTC) to Liberia held here Nov. 13. Answers given at the town hall by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st, were paraphrased by Fort Campbell-based officials and posted to the base’s official Facebook page. The event was not open to reporters. Defense officials have said the Ebola related deployments to Liberia could last as...
  • Pentagon to mobilize reserve soldiers for Ebola duty

    11/14/2014 3:37:58 PM PST · by wtd · 12 replies
    KVUE ^ | 11/14/2014 | Tom Vanden Brook
    Pentagon to mobilize reserve soldiers for Ebola dutyWASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the involuntary mobilization of 2,100 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers for duty in Ebola-ravaged West Africa, the Pentagon announced Friday. The Army is notifying soldiers and their families about the compulsory call-up, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. The units and their specialties are not being identified until the troops have been informed. Last month, the Pentagon announced its intent to mobilize eight reservists who had the engineering skills needed for building medical facilities.
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (11/14/2014) [Prayer]

    11/13/2014 9:14:59 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 23 replies
    14 November 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall. Luke 11:17 (NIV) ----
  • Army moves to discharge pilot who halted lesbian officers’ make-out session

    11/13/2014 6:32:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Army is moving to discharge a decorated combat pilot who intervened to stop two lesbian officers from showing what he considered inappropriate affection on the dance floor during a full-dress formal ball at Fort Drum, New York, in 2012. Lt. Col. Christopher Downey, who was once assigned to the White House and completed tours in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, ended up being convicted administratively of assaulting a soldier trying to videotape the kissing and grabbing. Col. Downey’s attorney, Richard Thompson, says his client merely pushed down the camera to prevent photos and video that could end up on...
  • Discharge pending for combat pilot who tried to halt lesbian officers’ make-out session

    11/13/2014 11:18:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/12/14 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Army is moving to discharge a decorated combat pilot who intervened to stop two lesbian officers from showing excessive affection on the dance floor at an official ball at Fort Drum, N.Y. Lt. Col. Christopher Downey ended up being convicted administratively of assaulting a soldier trying to film the kissing and grabbing. Col. Downey’s lawyer, Richard Thompson, says his client merely pushed down the camera to prevent photos that could end up on social media.
  • Exclusive–Jerry Boykin: Generals Should Resign to Protest Obama's Misuse of Military

    11/13/2014 10:11:20 AM PST · by kimtom · 15 replies
    www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 12 Nov 2014 | Jerry Boykin
    A new survey finds only 26 percent of those in the military community approve of the performance of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. But the blame for this low approval rating extends higher up the chain of command. Retired Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the latest former Obama loyalist to write a tell-all exposé, knows this all too well. In his memoir, Panetta describes how he warned the President (to no avail) that allowing Iraq to slide into violence would create “a new haven for terrorists to plot attacks against the U.S.” This revelation should come as no surprise, but regrettably,...
  • A great set of rules for war (vanity)

    11/13/2014 7:30:55 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11-13-2014 | NR Online poster "Stewart"
    This post appears in a combox on National Review's website. It is so good, so thorough, that I could not help but want to share it with FR. 1) Don't start a war you don't intend to finish. 2) Don't dream it's possible to start a war and have it go anywhere productive without lots of civilian deaths. 3) Don't buy into Keynes's theory that war is good for the economy. On all his big ideas, including this one, history has proven Keynes wrong. 4) The bump in political popularity a president gets at the beginning of a war is...
  • Serheyev: Russia Deployed 200 Tanks And 190 Aircraft On Border With Ukraine

    11/13/2014 6:57:38 AM PST · by Fennie · 44 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | November 13, 2014
    Russia has deployed 200 tanks, 1,600 vehicles, 640 artillery units, 191 aircraft and 121 combat helicopters on the border with Ukraine. Ukraine's envoy to the UN Yuriy Serheyev said this at an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council, ukr. media reported.
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(11/13/14)[Prayer]

    11/13/2014 5:06:53 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/13/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Isaiah 43:1-2 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
  • Cuts in Military Mean Job Losses for Career Staff

    11/13/2014 3:05:02 AM PST · by selfdefense · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11-12-2014 | Dave Philips
    "Forced to retire after 20 years of Army service, Capt. Elder Saintjuste, in Hope Mills, N.C., will receive a sergeant’s pension."....
  • Senior Navy Intelligence Officer Canned by Pentagon for China Comments

    11/12/2014 7:07:46 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 46 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | Brent Scher
    A senior Navy intelligence officer has been removed from his position due to comments made regarding aggressive Chinese military movements that ran counter to the Pentagon’s talking points on the issue, according to the Navy Times. Capt. James Fanell was removed from his position as the director of intelligence and information operations at U.S. Pacific Fleet. Fanell was reassigned within the command. Though neither the Navy nor Fanell commented on the reason for the personnel change, it is widely believed to be due to an internal investigation of his comments on China, according to the report. Fanell warned during a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 13 November 2014

    11/12/2014 6:18:42 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ DOOR GUNNER U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Pond scans his airspace from the side window of a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a mission to move personnel over Laghman province, Afghanistan, Nov. 1, 2013. Pond, a crew chief, is assigned to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. OSPREY SECURITY U.S. Marines provide security while an MV-22 Osprey aircraft...
  • “In Support of the Release of Sgt Derrick Miller and Other Sons in Leavenworth”

    11/12/2014 5:49:40 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 22 replies
    Pamela Geller.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | SeekTheTruth
    While President Obama frees vicious jihadists and killers from GITMO and refuses to go after the murderers in Benghazi, many brave US troops still rot in US prisons for their actions in defense of this country in Afghanistan or Iraq. This grave injustice cannot stand. It’s enough. Let our sons, our brothers, our fathers, our husbands go. My dear friend and fellow warrior Beverly Perlson sent the following letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Monday and said: “To all of you who love and support our brave men and women of the military, please forward this email along...
  • Why the US Sent a C-17 to a Chinese Air Show Despite Concerns Inside the Pentagon

    11/12/2014 7:12:43 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    The D Brief [ at Defense One ] ^ | November 11, 2014 | Gordon Lubold and Marcus Weisgerber
    The U.S. military sent a giant C-17 cargo plane to an air show in China this week as a way to strengthen its relationship with the People’s Liberation Army there, despite fears among security and policy experts that doing so puts American technology secrets in jeopardy and also risks angering an important Asia ally. The decision to send a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III to the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition at the Zhuhai Jinwan airport starting Tuesday is fraught for a number of reasons, defense and security officials told Defense One, noting that President Barack Obama’s arrival in the...
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    11/12/2014 7:21:49 AM PST · by Hiskid · 20 replies
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