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  • Trump says Sen. Inhofe 'will not' allow Confederate names to be removed from military bases

    07/24/2020 11:47:26 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/20 52 minutes ago | Marisa Schultz
    President Trump signaled expectations that a provision to rename military bases named after Confederate leaders will not make the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act, despite the House and Senate overwhelmingly approving such defense legislation this week with veto-proof majorities. Trump, who previously has threatened to veto legislation to rename such bases, tweeted Friday that he's found an ally in Sen. Jim Inhofe, who serves as chairman of the Armed Services Committee that manages the bill.
  • Poland in the middle: Its push for US troops may alienate Germany and Russia

    06/19/2020 11:07:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 19 2020 | Dov S. Zakheim
    Poland finds itself in a bind. For the past two years, Warsaw has lobbied Washington for an increase in American troop presence on its territory. It now appears likely that it will get at least some of what it wants, but that could be at the expense of America’s presence in Germany. Should that happen, Warsaw would find itself at odds with its economically powerful neighbor, a circumstance that — given the tragic history of German-Polish relations — the Polish government wishes to avoid. Not surprisingly, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki made clear, “It is not [Poland’s] intention to achieve...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans oppose changing military bases named after Confederate leaders

    06/19/2020 9:38:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 19 2020 | Lauren Vella
    A majority of Americans oppose changing the names of military bases named after Confederate military leaders, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday. Fifty-six percent of Americans oppose changing the names of military bases named after Confederates and 42 percent of those surveyed support the move, according to the poll. Among black Americans, 67 percent of those surveyed are in favor of renaming Confederate bases, while 32 percent of white Americans and 54 percent of Hispanic Americans support the move. In addition, an even larger plurality of Americans — 73 percent — do not support the federal government...
  • Senate committee adopts amendment requiring renaming of military bases

    06/11/2020 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 123 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 11, 2020 | Melissa Quinn
    Washington — The Senate Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the annual military spending bill that would require the Defense Department to change the names of military bases and assets named for Confederate leaders. A source familiar with the proceedings confirmed to CBS News that the GOP-led panel on Wednesday approved the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) offered by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts via voice vote. According to a summary of the NDAA released by the committee Thursday, the measure requires the Defense Department to rename posts and assets — streets, aircraft, ships, and...
  • Why Is The Government Turning 11 Military Bases Inside The United States Into Quarantine Camps?

    02/13/2020 10:04:17 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 70 replies
    tecb ^ | 2/10/2020 | Michael Snyder
    If this coronavirus outbreak is not a serious threat, then why is the U.S. government preparing to quarantine victims all over America? As you will see below, 11 U.S. military bases located close to major airports are being converted into “quarantine centers” for potential patients. When I first learned about this, I was greatly alarmed, because we have all seen what is going on in China right now. People are literally being physically dragged out of their homes and are being forcibly relocated to “mass quarantine camps” with hordes of other very sick people. Sadly, many of them will never...
  • Why are Our Servicemen and Officers Kept Unarmed and Helpless?

    12/13/2019 12:08:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 11 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump – Second Amendment One of the promises President Trump made in 2015 interview with AmmoLand News, is he would review the policy of keeping service members disarmed on our military bases and recruiting centers. “As Commander-in-Chief, I would mandate that soldiers remain armed and on alert at our military bases. President Clinton never should have passed a ban on soldiers being able to protect themselves on bases. America’s Armed Forces will be armed. They will be able to defend themselves against terrorists. Our brave soldiers should not be at risk because of policy created by civilian leadership. Political...
  • Family Of Slain Sailor Calls For End To Gun Ban On Bases

    12/11/2019 11:50:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Dec. 10, 2019 | Cam Edwards
    There is no doubt that Joshua Watson died a hero. The sailor, stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola as he trained to become a Navy aviator, was shot multiple times by a wanna-be terrorist and Saudi pilot, but managed to escape the classroom where the shooting took place and alert responders to the location of the attack and who was responsible before succumbing to his injuries. One thing Joshua Watson couldn’t do was shoot back, and as Fox News reports, his grieving family is now speaking out in support of allowing members of the military to be armed on base....
  • Hawkins: Gun-Free Military Installations Make U.S. Troops Sitting Ducks

    12/08/2019 8:52:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    The December 6, 2019, Naval Air Station Pensacola attack reminded us once more that gun-free policies on military installations make U.S. troops sitting ducks. Breitbart News reported that a gunman opened fire Friday morning in Pensacola, killing three innocents and causing numerous others to be transported to the hospital for injuries. The Associated Press reported that the Pensacola gunman was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, and NBC News reported that the gunman’s name was Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. He used a handgun to carry out his attack. Pertinent to news of this horrific firearm-based attack is the fact that Naval...
  • 2 active shooters in one week prompt questions about military bases’ ban on firearms

    12/08/2019 8:50:24 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    ap ^ | December 6, 2019
    Two mass shootings at U.S. military installations in one week, including one in which the perpetrator was a foreign national, have prompted questions over firearm use on American bases. .... To have two shootings clustered one after another on military bases is unusual. In the past two decades, there have only been about seven other active shootings on bases; the deadliest was a November 2009 shooting spree in Fort Hood, Texas, which killed 13 and injured 32. ... Government-issued firearms are locked in an arms room on base and only distributed when they are needed for training ,... This regulation...
  • U.S. Prepares to House Up to 20,000 Migrants on Military Bases

    06/22/2018 5:22:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2018 | Michael D. Shear, Helene Cooper and Katie Benner
    The United States is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, as federal officials struggled to carry out President Trump’s order to keep immigrant families together after they are apprehended at the border. The 20,000 beds at bases in Texas and Arkansas would house “unaccompanied alien children,” said a Pentagon spokesman, Lt. Col. Michael Andrews, although other federal agencies provided conflicting explanations about how the shelters would be used and who would be housed there. There were reports of widespread confusion on the border.
  • Pentagon asked about housing 20K migrant children at military bases

    06/21/2018 1:55:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2018 | Ellen Mitchell
    The Trump administration may place up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases starting as early as next month, according to a new Pentagon memo. The notification, sent to lawmakers on Wednesday and first reported by The Washington Post, says the Defense Department received a request for assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “HHS has requested DOD determine its capabilities to provide up to 20,000 temporary beds for unaccompanied children at DOD installations,” the document states. If the Pentagon finds that it can provide such lodging, “the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) requests the...
  • Hezbollah cell in America proves the need for a travel ban

    06/14/2017 7:17:02 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS. This was brought to the forefront last week when two Hezbollah operatives were arrested on charges of surveilling targets for the Iranian-backed terror group on our own soil. They were also naturalized citizens who were admitted from Lebanon as immigrants years ago. Sadly, this story received very little media coverage. President Trump would be wise to give a televised address making the case for his immigration moratorium and travel ban by using this case as a perfect case study for the need for smarter vetting and...
  • Refugees: Another One for the "Not Our Problem" File

    09/09/2015 7:22:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sept 9, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Among the benefits of Donald Trump's proposed immigration moratorium is that we won't have to keep importing hordes of Third World "refugees," such as the ones currently swarming across Europe. For decades, the United States has taken in far more refugees than the entire rest of the world combined. Nearly half of the refugees we take in are Muslim. And it's worked out great! Fazliddin Kurbanov, or "Idaho man," as he is dutifully described in the American media, was brought to the U.S. as a refugee in 2009, joining hundreds of other Uzbeks in Boise, Idaho. He came with his...
  • Pentagon to End Gun-Free Zones on Military Bases

    11/22/2016 3:37:11 PM PST · by ConfidentConservative · 65 replies
    breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On November 18, the Pentagon issued a Defense Department directive that will “allow Department of Defense (D0D) personnel to carry firearms and employ deadly force while performing official duties.”
  • Convoys Of Berserk Muslims Headed Against US Air Force Base In Turkey

    07/29/2016 5:25:24 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 121 replies
    NDL News ^ | July 28, 2016 | Norweigian Defence League
    What you see on the news from Turkey are protesters shouting anti-American and anti-Israel slogans, but what most are not seeing are the convoys headed towards the Incirlik base where U.S. Air Force is stationed to stage a massive rally against the U.S.: A convoy of massive numbers of vehicles headed towards Incirlik where US Air Force are stationed. It is not only demonstrators who are moving toward Incirlik Air Base in the southern Turkish city of Adana for anti-U.S. protests, but images circulating on Twitter on July 28 show convoys of Muslim Brotherhood supporters heading that way. The base...
  • Study: Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 US Military Sites

    07/27/2016 10:51:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | unknown
    Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday. Nonprofit group the Union of Concerned Scientists analyzed 18 military installations that represent more than 120 coastal bases nationwide to weigh the impact of climate change on their operations. Faster rates of sea level rises in the second half of this century could mean that tidal flooding will become a daily occurrence for some installations, pushing useable land needed for military training and testing into tidal...
  • Power Restored to Turkey Base Used for US Airstrikes against ISIS (Incirlik AFB)

    07/22/2016 7:05:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    military.com ^ | Brendan McGarry
    Power was restored Friday to the base in Turkey used by U.S. and coalition forces for airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, American officials said. Incirlik Air Base in the southern part of the country had been without power since July 16 and relying on generators to conduct the strikes following the attempted military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "We will retain this capability should the power be interrupted again," officials from U.S. European Command, based in Stuttgart, Germany, said in a release. "Meanwhile there is a steady flow of hot food, water, and fuel...
  • Trump will end Military ‘Gun Free Zones’ day one in Office

    01/08/2016 6:59:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump Link to videoIn Burlington Vermont yesterday, 7 January, Donald Trump had another packed rally.  It seems as if it is the only kind that he has.  In the speech, near the end, the Donald starts talking about the Second Amendment.  He says that the 65 year old woman who defended herself in New Hampshire said that she is going to vote for Trump.  He went on to say that gun free zones are bait for bad guys.  He talked about how ridiculous it is that our military bases are gun free zones.  He mentioned that  we have to...
  • Obama eyes 6 military bases to house surge of illegal immigrants

    01/06/2016 7:02:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/6/16 | Paul Bedard
    The new surge of illegal immigrant youths has forced the federal government to look at an emergency plan to house them at six military bases at at least two federal worker centers, according to the administration. The Pentagon is beginning "site assessments" at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts. "The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS is expanding its capacity to provide shelter for the current influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S. Southern Border. This temporary increased shelter capacity is a prudent step needed to ensure ORR meets its statutory responsibility to provide shelter for...
  • Pentagon names military bases as Ebola troop quarantine sites

    Stars&Stripes: Pentagon names military bases as Ebola troop quarantine sites 11/7/2014 WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday it has designated five military bases inside the U.S. and two in Europe as quarantine areas for troops returning from the Ebola-response mission in West Africa. Servicemembers will be isolated for 21 days at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas; and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia to check for symptoms of the deadly virus, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Army garrisons in Baumholder, Germany, and Vicenza, Italy, will also be quarantine sites. [snip]...