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  • Mike Pence: Space Force will transform national security | Commentary

    12/22/2019 4:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 21, 2019 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Time and again throughout our history, the armed forces of the United States have proven to be the greatest force for good in the history of the world. Every day, millions of heroes get up to stand their post and defend the American people from harm — whether by land, sea, or air. Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the strongest military in the world has grown stronger still. The president has signed into law the largest increase in the national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan, including the largest pay raise for our troops in more than...
  • President Donald J. Trump Has Secured Critical Funding to Strengthen Our National Defense and Secure Our Borders

    12/21/2019 9:19:39 PM PST · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | December 20, 2019 | Whitehouse
    President Donald J. Trump Has Secured Critical Funding to Strengthen Our National Defense and Secure Our Borders "My mission is to put our country on the very best footing to thrive, excel, compete, and to win." - DONALD Trump STRENGTHENING OUR DEFENSE: President Donald J. Trump is signing funding legislation that provides vital support for our military. The funding legislation signed by the President provides a historic $738 billion in funding for defense, a $22 billion increase over last year. Included in the funding legislation is a 3.1 percent pay raise for our Nation’s great military members, the largest such...
  • Team Trump is Protecting America’s Vital Manufacturing, Defense Industrial Base from Big Risks....

    10/11/2018 3:55:40 PM PDT · by caww · 3 replies
    White House ^ | 10/10/2018 | Peter Navarro Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Industrial Policy
    America’s manufacturing and defense industrial base – vital to ensuring our national security – is under significant threat at a time when the military capabilities of China, Russia, and our other strategic competitors are growing. This is an enormously important issue that has received far less attention in the news media than it deserves. Fortunately, President Trump has long recognized that to be strong and secure our nation must be able to rely on U.S. companies to manufacture products needed for our national defense. He understands that we must never become dependent on foreign nations to design, produce and maintain...
  • Why Building a Border Wall Is a Morally Good and Biblically Justifiable Action

    07/02/2018 10:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/01/2018 | Wayne Grudem
    Is building a wall on our border a morally good action? As a professor who has taught biblical ethics for 41 years, I think it is – in fact, the Bible itself repeatedly views protective walls with favor. WALLS GIVE PEACE AND SECURITY In the world of the Old Testament, people built walls around cities to protect themselves from thieves, murderers, and other criminals, and from foreign invaders who would seek to destroy the city. People could still enter the city, but they had to do so by the gate, so that city officials would have some control over who...
  • Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

    06/18/2018 9:25:38 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 20 replies
    https://abcnews.go.com ^ | Jun 18, 2018, 6:59 PM ET | By STEPHANIE EBBS
    President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the creation of a new military branch, adding the "Space Force" to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. "It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space. Very importantly I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces, that is a big statement," Trump said at a meeting of the National Space Council on Monday. "We are going to...
  • Trump declares 'NO MORE' DACA deal after report of caravan with Central Americans heading to US

    04/01/2018 3:57:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 1, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    President Trump declared on Sunday the deal for the Obama-era DACA program was “NO MORE” and called for "tough" immigration reform after a report stated a caravan carrying more than 1,000 people from Central America is traveling through Mexico and to the United States in hopes of entering the states illegally or by asking for asylum. Trump, who has vowed to end catch and release, tweeted Sunday morning that Republicans need to take the "nuclear option" when passing tougher immigration laws. The president had given Congress six months to pass legislation enshrining the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA),...
  • PDJT Twitter 3/25/18 (my title)

    03/25/2018 3:41:31 AM PDT · by abb · 148 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 25, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!
  • Trump tweet: military is going to build the wall!

    03/25/2018 4:47:57 AM PDT · by MNDude · 177 replies
    Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!
  • 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 · 7 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 citizen’s arrest be made of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? If the answer is “no”, please state your reasoning behind that answer. Further...
  • Obama’s 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 Obama’s nuclear weapons policy. In reality, there are very few grounds for congratulations when it comes to Obama’s 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 Military’s 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. It’s 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, “it’s fair to...
  • Green Guantánamo: 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 Guantánamo 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...