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  • Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Elon Musk's SpaceX could face new competition for military launches

    11/17/2017 10:29:27 AM PST · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    On Thursday, Virgin Orbit won a contract from the Air Force to carry "technology demonstration satellites" on its LauncherOne rocket by early 2019. The LauncherOne rocket will be "air launched" from a modified Boeing 747 called "Cosmic Girl." The contract follows Branson's quiet launch earlier this month of Vox Space, a subsidiary of Virgin Orbit, that will focus on military contracts. While there is plenty of room in space, the launchpad is becoming more crowded. That's good news for the Pentagon as it looks toward increased competition and embracing new technology like reusable rockets to lower launch costs. United Launch...
  • Colonel Who Reported Communist Cadet Slams West Point Leadership

    10/12/2017 8:01:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12 Oct 2017 | PATRICK GRANGER
    Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert Heffington issued an open letter to West Point graduates earlier this week blasting the superintendent, commandant, and dean of the military academy for contributing to a culture of permissiveness. The letter was subsequently posted on the website of American Military News. Heffington told The Daily Caller he wrote the letter to the USMA Class of 1963 when several of its graduates contacted him asking how Spenser Rapone, a cadet espousing radically anti-American views, was allowed to graduate. The Superintendent refuses to enforce admissions standards or the cadet Honor Code, the Dean refuses to enforce academic...
  • Knight Gorka: The Slayer of Fake News Dragons

    07/18/2017 4:53:57 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 6 replies
    CNN, YourVoice Amierica ^ | Various Youtubes | Sebastian Gorka
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka is a fabulous fighter, an expert at opposing the lies of the Fake News reporters. There are many skilled defenders of the Trump administration, but none is as authoritative as Gorka because he's a direct deputy of the President and is an expert on foreign affairs, particularly the fight against terrorism. Gorka deserves to be knighted for his regular battles with the Fake News. It's beautiful to see how he takes them down. So to celebrate, I've posted three of his YouTubes and created a heroic meme of the guy. Gorka in a friendly one-on-one discussion with...
  • Obama and Hillary In Violation Of The National Defense Authorization Act.

    03/15/2017 2:51:10 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I will prove to you that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton violated The National Defense Authorization Act while President and Secretary of State. It is the elephant in the room, and it is time it is talked about by the American people. As an American citizen and as a reader of this post, please commit to viewing the video below and reading the materials. I am asking you after doing so, please answer the question: Could a citizens arrest be made of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? If the answer is no, please state your reasoning behind that answer. Further...
  • Obamas Nuclear Legacy Leaves America and Allies Less Safe

    01/23/2017 10:14:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2017 | Michaela Dodge
    In his Jan. 11 remarks on nuclear weapons policy, the outgoing Vice President Joe Biden praised former President Barack Obamas nuclear weapons policy. In reality, there are very few grounds for congratulations when it comes to Obamas legacy. Take, for example, the Iran deal. Biden argued that the administration got the deal through a combination of international sanctions and hard-nosed diplomacy. In reality, the deal was sold to the American public by concealing the full extent of concessions the administration had to make to get the Iranians to agree to it. The deal does not prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear...
  • Transgenders in Uniform The US Militarys Latest Lunacy

    07/21/2016 8:55:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 7 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Welcome to 2016 when male soldiers train in pregnancy simulators, tactical lactation stations dot the battlefield, women are fraudulently passed through Ranger School and US Navy sailors willingly surrender their boats and equipment to Iranian thugs without so much as firing a flare. Its the era of breast milk in the field and Liberace joins Delta Force A perfect storm, a Category Five hurricane of doom and destruction is sweeping over the US military with the deadly accuracy of the Angel of Death on Passover. We have a President who is intent on destroying the military through insane social engineering....
  • The Pentagon's Third Offset: Just a Smoke Screen for a Shrinking US Military?

    06/14/2016 9:46:10 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 8 replies
    National Interest ^ | June 14, 2016 | Dan Goure
    The third offset strategy hopes to accomplish two objectives. First, by investing in groundbreaking technologies in such areas as undersea systems, hypersonics, electronic warfare, big data analytics, advanced materials, 3D printing, energy and propulsion, robotics, autonomy, man-machine interfaces and advanced sensing and computing, the Pentagon hopes to create new military capabilities that will counter competitors advances in precision weapons, long-range missiles and electronic warfare. Second, by relying more heavily on technologies developed in commercial industry and, even more important, on the practices of cutting-edge IT companies in the areas of innovation, experimentation and rapid development and deployment, DoD believes it...
  • US, India Forge New Military Ties

    06/01/2016 1:26:11 AM PDT · by originalist_1776 · 2 replies
    Kevin Knodell writes at The Week that in response to the rising Chinese influence in the South China Sea and a troubled relationship with Chinese-allied Pakistan, the United States is building new ties with India. He notes that the US has surpassed Russia as India’s largest military supplier, that Indian special forces recently participated in joint exercises at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter recently “discussed the possibility of sharing technology to help New Delhi build its first domestically produced aircraft carrier INS Vishal .”
  • Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep Voting [Must read article]

    05/06/2016 11:05:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 84 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 6, 2016 | sundance
    Candidate Ted Cruz and candidate John Kasich have officially “suspended” their campaign efforts to win the republican nomination. However, the campaign effort to deliver a resounding win for Donald Trump continues.Yes, a major hurdle has been crossed – Donald Trump is now the last remaining candidate running for the nomination; but that doesn’t mean the push through the last remaining states should be any less important. Every vote counts. Every delegate matters.Anyone who is inclined toward complacency needs only to look at the reaction yesterday by House Speaker Paul ‘Omnibus‘ Ryan and note why it is vital for the...
  • Trump angst pours in from overseas governments (lobbyists working for foreign govs)

    03/30/2016 12:19:14 PM PDT · by quesney · 96 replies
    Lobbyists in Washington say they are being flooded with questions and concerns from foreign governments about the rise of Donald Trump. Officials around the globe are closely following the U.S. presidential race, to the point where some have asked their American lobbyists to explain, in great detail, what a contested GOP convention would look like. The questions about Trump are almost all-consuming, said Richard Mintz, the managing director of Washington-based firm The Harbour Group, whose client list includes the governments of Georgia and the United Arab Emirates. After a recent trip to London, Abu Dhabi and Beijing, its fair to...
  • Green Guantnamo: From detention center to peace park?

    03/18/2016 11:36:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 18, 2016 | Jason Thomson
    As President Obama gears up for his presidential visit to Cuba this weekend the first in 80 years scientists are pondering the future of Guantnamo Bay Naval Base. One idea proposed is the creation of a transnational conservation area, or peace park.
  • A Reagan Doctrine for the Twenty-First Century - Let's take off our gloves

    01/30/2016 10:15:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    The Kremlin spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on a global propaganda network that spreads conspiracy theories, distorts reality, and incites suspicion and hatred of the United States and its representative democracy. And that is just Russia - China and Qatar have similar operations. We have nothing that bears comparison. The main Putin network, RT, has more employees than the Voice of America. We are disarming ourselves not only materially but also ideologically. This must end. From Sweden in the Baltic to Tartus in the Mediterranean, Russian forces are on the offensive. The consensus among U.S. officials not...
  • Trump brings bigots out of hiding

    12/18/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote: “Let’s not mince words, Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist.” I cited a long list of incidents in which he targeted women, Latinos, African Americans, Muslims, Asians and the disabled. Here’s what I heard back from Trump’s defenders: “Let’s not mince words,” somebody tweeted under the name Helios Megistos. “Milbank is an anti-white parasite and a bigoted kike supremacist.” “[Trump] may well be a bigot and a racist,” one Michael Banfield wrote me via email. “But one thing is certain: The only thing missing from your photo is a [vulgar word...
  • Pentagon Officers: We Quit if Trump Wins

    12/17/2015 9:08:34 AM PST · by mrbinga · 385 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/16/15 | Nancy A. Youssef
    The plans of the next president are personal to the officers of the Pentagon, who are threatening to quit if The Donald becomes commander-in-chief. Republican presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to build up the U.S. military if elected president. But it is not clear he will have the experienced commanders within the ranks to do it. In the halls of the Pentagon, there is a different plan afoot for the Trump presidency. Here, officers are privately contemplating what they would do should Trump become their commander-in-chief. And more often than not, they proclaim they will...
  • Chinese Submarine Practiced Missile Attack on USS Reagan

    12/15/2015 5:29:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | December 15, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    A Chinese attack submarine conducted a simulated cruise missile attack on the aircraft carrier USS Reagan during a close encounter several weeks ago, according to American defense officials. The targeting incident near the Sea of Japan in October violated China's 2014 commitment to the multinational Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, known as CUES, designed to reduce the risk of a shooting incident between naval vessels, said officials familiar with details of the encounter they described as "serious." A section of the non-binding 2014 agreement states that commanders at sea should avoid actions that could lead to accidents or mishaps....
  • ABC News Digs Up Video of Jimmy Carter Announcing Ban on Iranian Immigration

    12/11/2015 7:14:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Grab sound bite number two. This is April 7, 1980. April 7, 1980. I was working for the Kansas City Royals, my second of five years there. I was 29-years-old. This is ABC's World News Tonight. Sam Donaldson reporting about Jimmy Carter cutting ties with Iran. DONALDSON: After meeting with his advisors for two-and-a-half hours to review the decisions, Mr. Carter came down to the pressroom to announce them. CARTER: The militants controlling the embassy have stated they are willing to turn the hostages over to the government of Iran, but the government has refused to take...
  • Fox’s Bolling: Why Are GOPers on ‘Same Side’ as Hillary and Liberal Media Against Trump?

    12/11/2015 6:53:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/11/15 | Josh Feldman
    Fox’s Eric Bolling tonight––guest-hosting The O’Reilly Factor––said that the Republicans criticizing Donald Trump are basically on the same side as Hillary Clinton and the liberal media.As far as Bolling’s concerned, Trump’s all-Muslim ban isn’t really that bad of an idea, partly because it’s not hurting him in the polls.He asked, “Is this a mistake for the other GOP contenders to line up on the same side as Hillary Clinton and the media?… You’re forcing the American public, the GOP to choose. A lot of them don’t like liberals or the media.”Simon Rosenberg still said it was a bad idea because...
  • Obama's Strategic Bumbling is Theater of the Absurd

    11/20/2015 6:41:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    "You're all suckers." That has to be what Barack Obama is thinking as the country falls for his head-fake. Let's recap. George W. Bush's surge reduced the Islamic State's precursor, al-Qaida in Iraq, to a paltry 700 members, according to CIA Director John Brennan. Its membership has grown by something close to 4,000 percent. As it metastasized, Obama yawned, calling it the "JV team." When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad violated Obama's "red line," Obama yawned again, and the refugee crisis was born. By August 2014, Obama was grudgingly conceding he needed a new counterterrorism strategy. One tactic he ruled out:...
  • The Republican War -- Over War Policy

    11/13/2015 7:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Rand Paul had his best debate moment Tuesday when he challenged Marco Rubio on his plans to increase defense spending by $1 trillion. "You cannot be a conservative if you're going to keep promoting new programs you're not going to pay for," said Paul. Marco's retort triggered the loudest cheers of the night: "There are radical jihadists in the Middle East beheading people and crucifying Christians. The Chinese are taking over the South China Sea. ... the world is a safer and better place when America is the strongest military power in the world." Having called for the U.S. Navy...
  • Obama Ignores Chinese Provocation In Alaska Waters

    09/16/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, at the dawn of what would be called the American Century, sent the Great White Fleet on a 14-month-long world cruise, Consisting of four naval squadron including four battleships each accompanied by their escorts, it was a signal that America had arrived as a world power and was going to be a player. By sending five warships into Alaskan territorial waters while President Obama visited the 49th state to eat bear-killed salmon, rename Mt. McKinley, and warn of non-existent climate change,, China has made a similar statement that it intends this to be the Chinese...