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  • Troops fear Obama rushing Mosul offensive to influence election

    07/24/2016 9:31:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Some U.S. officers in Baghdad believe the Obama administration is rushing plans for a Mosul offensive so it takes place before the November presidential election, a retired general says. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero said his contacts in Baghdad have relayed the concerns to him, fearing there is now an ďartificial timelineĒ for what promises to be by far the toughest battle in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq.
  • Plans in place for former bombing site clean-up, funds lacking

    07/22/2016 9:35:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | karen.schaffner@svherald.com
    SIERRA VISTA ó A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers revealed the findings Wednesday of a four-year munitions study of more than 1,500 acres in the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area (SPRNCA), southeast of the San Pedro House. The study was looking for live munitions or other environmental factors from World War II Army use that would impact the acreage. Two live explosives and fragments of explosives in the dense, thorny acreage were discovered. A third live explosive was carried out by a hiker and turned over to tlocal authorities. ďIt is not a hospitable site,Ē said 1st Lt....
  • Turkey Restores Power to Incirlik Air Base, Used By U.S. Against ISIS

    07/22/2016 9:53:47 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 20 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 07/22/2016 | Breaking 911
    http://m.breaking911.com/turkey-restores-power-to-incirlik-air-base-used-by-u-s-against-isis/ Turkey Restores Power to Incirlik Air Base, Used By U.S. Against ISIS July 22, 2016 | 11:34 AM Home Ľ Posts Ľ International Ľ Turkey Restores Power to Incirlik Air Base, Used By U.S. Against ISIS The power was restored Friday at a key Turkish base used by U.S. strike aircraft, defense officials said, nearly a week after an attempted overthrow of the Turkish government by a faction of its military spun the country into chaos. U.S. European Command announced in a statement that commercial power returned at the base, in the southern portion of the country near the...
  • Questions raised about Pentagonís new sex change manual. WaitÖ what?

    07/18/2016 7:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Ah, I remember my own days in the military fondly, but one of the biggest adjustments we had to make was learning that there was a set of instructions for doing everything from operating heavy machinery to washing your socks. HeyÖ thatís just military life for you. Thereís always a manual to be referred to and if you get confused, thereís a manual listing all of the manuals. Take for example the rules about getting a sex change operation. Youíll want to make sure that youíve checked in with the correct sources andÖ Wait a minute. What was that again?...
  • Turkey Allows Resumption of U.S. Missions From Incirlik Air Base

    07/18/2016 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jul 17, 2016
    Missions by American warplanes flown from the Incirlik air base in Turkey against Islamic State targets will resume following a temporary shutdown in the hours after the failed coup, Defense Department officials announced Sunday.
  • 5 Reasons the US Military Is in Trouble

    07/14/2016 7:22:30 PM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | July 12, 2016 | Justin Johnson
    At a time when threats against America are growing, the U.S. military is facing a combat readiness crisis that jeopardizes its ability to protect the country. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, discussed this problem recently at The Heritage Foundation. Thornberry explained that this readiness shortfall has occurred as a result of ďbudget cuts coupled with deployments, at a pace and a number that have not really declined very much.Ē Thornberry outlined five alarming facts caused by the readiness crisis:
  • Pentagon preparing to announce repeal of transgender troop ban

    06/24/2016 2:34:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Greg Nash The Pentagon is planning to announce the repeal of its ban on transgender service members on July 1, the Friday before the Fourth of July weekend, according to defense officials. Top defense officials are planning to meet as early as Monday to finalize details of the plan on how to allow transgender troops to serve openly, according to a report by USA Today. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work could sign off on the plan by Wednesday, an official told the paper. Final approval would come from Defense Secretary Ash Carter. The plan will direct each branch of...
  • U.S. Military Losing Edge in Small Arms

    06/18/2016 11:47:02 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 60 replies
    National Defense Magazine ^ | November 2015 | Jim Schatz
    Since the end of World War II, only 10 U.S tank crew members have been killed in warfare. This is an amazing testament to fighting vehicle technology and the money spent to develop and sustain that tactical edge over our enemies. In that same period, the United States has lost some 60,000 soldiers in small arms engagements, an approximate one for one exchange. Few foes on the planet could hope to dominate America in a tank, air or naval battle. Yet every bad actor with an AK-47 takes on U.S. and NATO ground forces in a small arms fight. We...
  • 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 competitorsí 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...
  • Ceremony honors fallen Signal Corps soldier

    05/27/2016 8:39:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    FORT HUACHUCA ó ďWe will never forget,Ē Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., told an audience of soldiers and civilians attending the annual Signal Cove of Remembrance observance Thursday morning at the Network Enterprise Technology Command on Fort Huachuca. It was the first time in the eight years since the cove was established that the annual ceremony did not add the name of another fallen soldier to the memorial, which is located just inside Greely Hall at the entrance to NETCOM. ďTodayís ceremony is a time for all of us to remember the 101 signal soldiers and civilians who sacrificed...
  • Questions all Americans should be asking themselves about women in combat

    05/22/2016 8:02:30 PM PDT · by pboyington · 53 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 22, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Most Americans have never spent a day in uniform in America of 2016 and that is a problem. The White House social engineers have been able to manipulate the Congress and the American people and have led them to believe that women can serve successfully in the combat arms and special operations because most Americans donít understand anything about the military. Combine the ignorance of a nation, with the political correctness of Congress and the moral cowardice of the Joint Chiefs and itís open season to destroy the military if your Valerie Jarrett, Ray Mabus, Ash Carter or Barack Hussein...
  • BIDEN: DIVERSE MILITARY OF WOMEN, GAYS STRENGTHENS US FORCES

    05/21/2016 12:45:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 119 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2016
    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden told the U.S. Military Academy's class of 2016 on Saturday that greater diversity, including more women and openly gay soldiers, will strengthen the country's armed forces. "Having men and women together in the battlefield is an incredible asset, particularly when they're asked to lead teams in parts of the world with fundamentally different expectations and norms," Biden said in his speech at a graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium on the West Point grounds along the Hudson River.
  • Pentagon: 'Unsafe' intercept over South China Sea

    05/18/2016 7:39:59 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 12 replies
    At least two Chinese J-11 tactical aircraft carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a United States EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft that was conducting a routine mission in international airspace over the South China Sea, a U.S. defense official told CNN Wednesday. The Chinese jets came within 50 feet of the American aircraft at one point, the official said.
  • Disagreements slow Pentagonís plan to allow transgender service members

    05/16/2016 11:23:41 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 26 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/15/16 | Dan Lamothe
    Months before Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said the Pentagon would take steps toward allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military, Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King last year became what she believes is the first openly transgender member of the infantry. While official Pentagon policy still forbids openly transgender personnel, her commanders have been supportive, she said. King even purchased a female dress Army service uniform, anticipating that she would be able to wear it soon. ďI made a decision that owning that uniform was important to me, and I believe that our leadership is going to do...
  • Former SEAL Carl Higbie: ĎIf Hillary Clinton Is the Comm-in-chief, 1/2 the Military Is Gonna Get Out

    05/13/2016 9:36:07 AM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 May 2016 | John Hayward
    Truncated title. Full title: Former SEAL Carl Higbie: ĎIf Hillary Clinton Is the Commander-in-chief, Half the Military Is Gonna Get Outí Friday morningís guests on Breitbart News Daily included former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie, author of Battle on the Home Front: A Navy SEALís Mission to Save the American Dream, and the new book Enemies, Foreign and Domestic: A SEALís Story. SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon asked Higbie if the major problem faced by the American military through the Obama years was a shortage of logistics, weapons, and equipment, or ďa problem of will, of taking the fight to the...
  • The Tragedy of Women in Combat

    05/06/2016 9:35:06 PM PDT · by pboyington · 68 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 6, 2016 | Nolan Nelson
    Ash Carterís announcement December of 2015 demonstrated the Obamaís Administration attachment to a political ideology fueled by arrogance and premeditated ignorance. His direction of any long period of study and vigorous debate has been among those mutually supportive creatures that have metastasized throughout the military to serve a social agenda bringing future needless devastation. Most of the points I highlight about women in combat arose first when the decision was made to do away with DADT. A lot of good men are going to have to die in years to come to cover up this disaster. This tragedy of women...
  • Army has fewest active-duty soldiers since 1940, report says

    05/09/2016 5:30:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 9, 2016
    The number of U.S. Army soldiers on active duty has been reduced to its lowest since 1940, according to a published report. The Army Times reported this weekend that the Army's endstrength for March was 479,172. That's 154 fewer soldiers than the service's previous post-World War II low, which was reached during the Army's post-Cold War drawdown in 1999. The current number is still well above the 269,023 soldiers on duty in 1940, the year before America entered World War II. However, the report says the active force has been reduced by more than 16,500 troops over the past year...
  • Navy to Name New Destroyer The USS Alfred C. Sharpton| Humor

    04/14/2016 2:45:09 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 16 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 14, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Inspired by the profound wisdom of Nancy Pelosi Navy Secretary Ray Mabus stated this week that Navy ships no longer need be named after dead old White geezers with medals of honor or politicians who have helped the Navy. Naming them after politicians favored by our dear leader Obama is now†Navy policy. Sharpton may never have won a medal of honor, served in the U.S. Military or helped the Navy. However, he is a fighter for social justice and has destroyed lots of racist stuff. Once the Navy names a destroyer in his honor, he will have much more...
  • The US militaryís silence is dooming it

    04/13/2016 9:24:28 PM PDT · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 13, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    When did Omerta become the motto of the US military? Omerta is the Italian word for code of silence, an oath that all members of the Mafia take. Is the US military the Mafia? When did Tony Soprano become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff? When did Tony Soprano become the capo de capo of the US military? For the last seven years while Obamaís Great Leap Backwards has been grinding up the US military with the speed of a Fargo wood chipper, the amount of comments and OPEDíS and media appearances by military people denouncing the social...
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • Sikh-American Army Officer Wins Ability to Serve with Beard, Turban

    04/03/2016 10:06:07 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04032016 | FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG
    In a decision by the U.S. Army Thursday, Capt. Simratpal Singh, a decorated Sikh-American officer and combat veteran, has received a long-term religious accommodation to serve with long hair, a beard, and turban in accordance with his Sikh faith. In December, Singh ó a West Point graduate, Army Ranger, and Bronze Star recipient ó received a temporary accommodation to serve in the military with his articles of faith intact. In March, a U.S. district judge issues a temporary restraining order against additional non-standard, discriminatory testing. According to The Sikh Coalition, which is representing Singh with The Becket Fund for Religious...
  • Second Lawsuit Filed to End Discrimination Against Sikhs in U.S. Military

    04/02/2016 7:15:43 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    India West ^ | March 31, 2016 | India West Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. ó Three Sikh American soldiers filed a lawsuit Mar. 29 asking the Defense Department to allow them to serve in the U.S. Army with their religiously-mandated turbans and beards intact. The plaintiffs are Army Specialists Kanwar Singh and Harpal Singh and Army Private Arjan Singh Ghotra. The lawsuit, filed by the Sikh Coalition, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and McDermott Will & Emery, demands that the Army accommodate their religious articles of faith, including turbans, unshorn hair and beards, so that each can begin Basic Combat Training with their various units in May. The lawsuit was filed...
  • Our Military Just Announced Who THEY Want As Our Next President

    03/19/2016 4:19:50 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 79 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | March 19, 2016
    (Military Times) Ė In an exclusive survey of American military personnel, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders emerged as active-duty service membersí top choices to become the next commander in chief... ...they do show that the outsider candidatesí messages are resonating with noncommissioned officers, who fill leadership roles at the small unit level, and with the officers and enlisted personnel who are on track to spend full careers in the service... ...The data suggest that military personnel have not been dissuaded by political rivals who contend Trump and Sanders have weak foreign policy credentials and donít have recognized experts as national...
  • Michelle Obama Celebrates Women Going to War: ĎTheyíll Soon Be Welcome in Every Combat Unití

    03/03/2016 10:59:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 100 replies
    cnsnews ^ | March 3, 2016 | CNSNews.com Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - In a speech marking Womenís History Month, which was delivered at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the decision taken by her husbandís administration to put young women in all combat roles in the U.S. military. ďThanks to brilliant, fearless women like General Vaught, today, more than 200,000 women are serving our country in just about every role and rank,Ē said Mrs. Obama. ďTheyíre flying fighter jets, training new recruits; theyíre graduating Army Ranger School--and I met those graduates. They are awesome. Fierce! And as youíve already heard, they will soon be welcome in...
  • House Republican moves to protect rape whistleblowers in military

    03/02/2016 11:52:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    In a response to the case of a Green Beret whom the Army wants to boot for confronting an accused child abuser in Afghanistan, a House war veteran lawmaker is introducing a bill that would make such rape illegal on a military base. The move by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, comes as the Army put off a final decision on the career of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland. Now a hero to pro-defense and social conservatives, Sgt. Martland and his supervising officer roughed up an Afghan police officer immediately after they learned he was accused of raping a boy....
  • West Point instructor found dead in Atlantic City

    02/29/2016 7:56:59 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Times Herald-Record ^ | 2-29-2016 | Michael Randall
    WEST POINT Ė A West Point instructor was found dead in Atlantic City Sunday afternoon. Atlantic City police are investigating, but there is no indication of foul play at this time, West Pointís public affairs office said in a news release Monday afternoon. Maj. Benjamin Recla, 34, was an instructor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and was an officer representative for the West Point Flying Team. He was a member of the West Point class of 2004 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the aviation branch of the Army. ďI wish to extend to his...
  • Ex-CIA Chief Hayden: Military Would Refuse to Do Some Trump Campaign Promises

    02/28/2016 9:22:12 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/28/2016 | Todd Beamon
    The nation's military would most likely disobey Donald Trump if he instituted such campaign promises as torturing suspected terrorists and killing family members if he were to become president, retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden said. "If he were to order that once in government, the American armed forces would refuse to act," Hayden Friday told HBO talk-show host Bill Maher. Hayden once directed both the CIA and the National Security Agency. "Youíre required not to follow an unlawful order," he told Maher. "That would be in violation of all the international laws of armed conflict.
  • Kim Jong-un vows to slaughter thousands of American troops in mass casualty strike

    02/23/2016 7:33:53 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 81 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 | Jeremy Culley
    The oppressive secret state has promised harsh retaliation for joint military exericises proposed by South Korea and the US next month. Kim Jong-un's regime has branded them "preparations for war" ‚Äď amid spiralling tensions after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch. Pyongyang's Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army said: "All the powerful strategic and tactical strike means of our revolutionary armed forces will go into preemptive and just operations to beat back the enemy forces to the last man if there is a slight sign of their special operation forces and equipment moving to carry out the...
  • What Obamunism in the Military Has Given Us

    02/20/2016 1:20:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    Looking at the case of Sergeant First Class Charles Martland, the highly decorated Green Beret who refused to stand by and do nothing when he was confronted with pure evil, one would think that as a result of how he faced down evil in Afghanistan that he would be given another medal to pin on his uniform. Unfortunately quite the contrary is the case. Instead of being rewarded for having the courage to do the right thing, Sergeant First Class Martland may well be facing the end of his military career. Martland, along with his former commander Captain Daniel Quinn...
  • Evangelicals rip draft registration for women

    02/20/2016 2:51:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 19, 2016 | Aysha Khan
    Key evangelical leaders are staunchly opposing a proposal to register women for the military draft, saying it would weaken America's military readiness and is at odds with traditional male-female relationships. "A nation relying on female combatants is a nation that has been brought to its knees by political correctness," said Andrew Walker of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Recently in Congress, Army and Marine Corps leaders testified in favor of registering women for the Selective Service. "Not only Evangelicals, but also Catholics and Christian pacifists should speak out," Chelsen Vicari of the Institute on Religion and...
  • Trump cites story of general who dipped bullets in pigs‚Äô blood to deter Muslims

    02/20/2016 5:33:52 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 52 replies
    koh am 780 ^ | 2-20-2016 | cnn
    Donald Trump on Friday cited an apocryphal story about a U.S. general who purportedly dipped bullets in pigs' blood to execute Muslim prisoners a century ago in an effort to deter Islamic terrorism. Speaking at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, Trump reiterated his claim that the U.S. should "go much further" than waterboarding suspected terrorists, telling the story of Gen. John Pershing in the Philippines, who Trump said captured 50 Muslim prisoners a century ago and dipped 50 bullets in blood. "And he lined up the 50 people and they shot 49 of those 50 people, and he...
  • Obama Invites Enemy Spies to U.S. Military Brainstorming Sessions

    02/15/2016 5:47:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 15, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Obama Invites Enemy Spies to U.S. Military Brainstorming Sessions One catastrophic intelligence flap after the next. February 15, 2016 Humberto Fontova This very week General James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, testified that Castro's spies remain a serious security threat to the U.S.: "The threat from foreign intelligence entities...is persistent, complex, and evolving. Targeting and collection of US political, military, economic, and technical information by foreign intelligence services continues unabated. Russia and China pose the greatest threat, followed by Iran and Cuba..." (General James Clapper, Washington D.C. Feb 9, 2016.) But two weeks ago (Jan. 26-29th) when the U.S....
  • Military Preparing to Fight ‚ÄėClimate Change‚Äô Instead of Wars?

    When our national focus was still sane, the United States Department of Defense had a singular goal: defending the U.S, while maintaining the capability to wage war on two fronts. What did that look like? If the United States were drawn into a two front war like World War II, we would be able to triumph. So what happens when you take on so many priorities that the objective actually becomes more elusive? We should ask the Pentagon after they implement Directive E 4715.21, or the directive relating to "Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience." The directive comes as a direct...
  • Retired General: 'Don't Draft Our Daughters'

    02/12/2016 6:02:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    When asked if women should be required to sign up for the military draft at last weekend's GOP debate in New Hampshire, several candidates voiced their approval. After all, the military has opened all combat roles to women. Following the debate, Sen. Ted Cruz disagreed with his rivals. He called the proposal "nuts."Lt. Gen. (US Army-Ret.) William "Jerry" Boykin appears to agrees with the Texas senator. Boykin, the executive vice president of the Family Research Council, sent an urgent email to supporters on Tuesday noting how concerned he was after last weekend's GOP debate. He said the new proposal to make women sign...
  • The Great Social Experiment Takes the Field ‚Äď In the War of 2020

    02/07/2016 8:34:33 PM PST · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 7, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The United States of America, 2020 President Hillary Clinton has been in office since January of 2017, after defeating Donald J. Trump in the closest and most litigated election in American history. Disliked as a candidate by the right, as President she is despised by Congress and most Americans, who are now well aware that an incompetent criminal sits in the Oval Office. The vast social engineering of the US military that rode roughshod over the armed services under Barack Obama is now legal policy. Open homosexuality is common in all branches. Transgenders who have undergone sex change operations, those...
  • Erika Lopez, first Tenn. woman to enlist for combat role, goes AWOL from Army (now deserter)

    02/04/2016 10:11:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2016 | Kellan Howell
    The first woman in Tennessee and the fourth in the nation to enlist as a combat engineer in the Army went AWOL last month and is now considered a deserter, according to a military spokesperson. Erika Lopez made headlines in July when she enlisted for a role that could put her on the front lines of battle, just after the U.S. Army lifted its ban on women in combat roles. Ms. Lopez was in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, by September but was placed on convalescent leave by the end of the year, according to a local CBS...
  • DOD Diversity Chief Violates Rules, Gives Leftist Groups $300k to Promote Agenda

    02/04/2016 9:45:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 4, 2016
    To meet the Obama administration's goal of "implementing a robust diversity strategy" at the Department of Defense (DOD), the agency's director of diversity violated government rules by distributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to controversial leftist groups. Adding insult to injury, a "consulting" firm gets nearly half a million dollars from the DOD to help distribute the money to groups--even those that don't qualify--that support the Pentagon's "diversity strategy and program objectives." Among the recipients is the notorious open borders group League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Minority Access Inc., a Maryland-based nonprofit committed to decreasing disparities and reducing...
  • Obama bucks history, directs Pentagon to make guns safer, not more lethal

    01/31/2016 6:20:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Wartime U.S. presidents have taken keen personal interest in picking the most lethal gun for the military. But in President Obama's first foray into small-arms procurement for the armed forces, his Jan. 4 executive order on gun control directs the Pentagon to find ways to make not so much more lethal firearms, but safer ones. His direct order has brought a few snickers among retired combatants who argue that the commander in chief is issuing his directive at a time of more pressing small-arms priorities. The military, critics say, fields a flawed personal rifle and has spent more than a...
  • DOD Will Allow Troops On Duty to Breastfeed

    01/29/2016 9:02:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 29, 2016 | 8:13 AM EST | Susan Jones
    As part of his commitment to build the military "force of the future," Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced a series of "family-friendly" initiatives to attract and retain "the best America has to offer." "We are not Google. We are not Walmart. We're war fighters. But that doesn't mean we should not be challenging ourselves just like the private sector," Carter told reporters at the Pentagon. [...] The Defense Secretary outlined the following initiatives: [...] Making military workplaces more accommodating to women when they return from maternity leave: The focus here is to make it easier for new mothers...
  • D.C. is Shutting Down because of Snow, But Look At The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier‚Ķ

    01/22/2016 6:29:43 PM PST · by xzins · 85 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | January 22, 2016 | John S. Roberts
    Washington D.C. is currently being bombarded with snowfall, so most government employees thought it would be best to take the day off. I mean, if it's dangerous, then sure - take the day. But it's pretty typical of the government to do nothing while others go about their business, isn't it? Check out what's happening during the blizzard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, VA...
  • Illegals to be Housed at US Military Bases Warm welcome for lawbreakers.

    01/08/2016 12:11:58 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/6/16 | Brian Lilley
    Forget looking the other way as illegals stream across the southern border. The Obama administration is now looking at having the federal government supply housing to thousands of illegals on several military bases, according to The Washington Examiner. 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. According to the newspaper, Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby unveiled...
  • 2015 Was an Awful Year? Look Again

    12/30/2015 10:52:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    OF COURSE 2015 was a miserable year; all years are miserable. It was a year of rampage killings and police brutality, of natural disasters and government corruption. There were ghastly terror attacks and devastating civil wars, floods of refugees and acts of unspeakable cruelty. Airliners were blown out of the sky. Priceless antiquities were destroyed. Politics seethed with incivility. Too many innocents died young, too many officials lied, too many victims suffered.You don't have to look far for proof that this has been an annus horribilis, and that things are getting worse. You never do. The conviction of decline routinely...
  • Seymour Hersh: US Military Shared Intelligence with Assad, Defied Obama

    12/24/2015 11:16:41 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    News Max ^ | 23 Dec 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    The Joint Chiefs of Staff has indirectly supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a bid to help him defeat jihadist groups, a bombshell report by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh claims. Hersh writes in the London Review of Books that the group of senior military leaders who advise Secretary of Defense Ash Carter sent intelligence through Israel, Germany, and even Russia.
  • Hagel: The White House Tried to ‚ÄėDestroy‚Äô Me

    12/18/2015 5:29:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 145 replies
    Jet-lagged from a long overseas trip, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had just sat down with his wife for a quiet dinner at an upscale Italian restaurant in northern Virginia when his phone rang. It was the White House on the line. President Barack Obama wanted to speak with him. It was Aug. 30, 2013, and the U.S. military was poised for war. Obama had publicly warned Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad that his regime would face consequences if it crossed a ‚Äúred line‚ÄĚ by employing chemical weapons against its own people. Assad did it anyway, and Hagel had spent the day...
  • 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...
  • Male U.S. Commandos Don‚Äôt Want Women in Special Ops Jobs

    12/11/2015 1:17:56 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Time ^ | December 10,2015 | Lolita C. Baldor
    (WASHINGTON) ‚ÄĒ The men in the U.S. military‚Äôs most dangerous jobs care little about political correctness or gender equality. And they have a message for their political leadership. When they are fighting in the shadows or bleeding on the battlefield, women have no place on their teams. In blunt and, at times, profanity-laced answers to a voluntary survey conducted by the Rand Corp., more than 7,600 of America‚Äôs special operations forces spoke with nearly one voice. Allowing women to serve in Navy SEAL, Army Delta or other commando units could hurt their effectiveness and lower the standards, and it may...
  • Ralph Peters Calls Obama a ‚ÄėTotal Pussy‚Äô on Live Television

    12/07/2015 6:13:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/7/2015 | David Rutz
    Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters called President Obama ‚Äúa total pussy‚ÄĚ during a live interview Monday for what he views as his impotent response to the threat of Islamic extremist terrorism. Peters, a Fox News military analyst, appeared on Stuart Varney‚Äôs Fox Business program to respond to Obama‚Äôs Sunday night Oval Office address on the threat of terrorism, a speech that was widely panned. Peters, a fierce critic of Obama‚Äôs national security policies, was visibly angry as he blasted the speech. Peters said he was taken aback by Obama‚Äôs continued references to Americans not giving into their fears....
  • The Changing Role of America's Armed Forces

    11/11/2015 6:59:00 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 November 2015 | John F. McManus
    The following is the first chapter of Changing Commands: The Betrayal of America's Military, written by John F. McManus and published by The John Birch Society in 1995. In observance of Veterans Day 2015, we offer this as an opportunity to reflect back 20 years on the observations of Mr. McManus to see the progress made on such an insidious agenda of changing the role of America's armed forces. The book is available at ShopJBS.org.Changing the Role of America's Armed Forces"The Clinton Administration appears dedicated to sending the U.S. military into dangerous seas of multinational peacekeeping in an effort...
  • Secret Military Operations To Divert LAX Planes For A Week

    11/07/2015 1:14:22 PM PST · by Drago · 28 replies
    KABC-7, Los Angeles ^ | 11/07/1959 | Jory Rand
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Mysterious maneuvers over the Pacific are forcing a change in Los Angeles International Airport landings late at night, meaning noise for thousands of people in the flight path.
  • Again: Senate Democrats Mount Third Filibuster Against Bill to Pay Troops, Fund Military

    11/06/2015 9:04:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Senate Democrats launched a†third consecutive filibuster of the bipartisan defense appropriations bill yesterday, once again†blocking consideration of legislation that would fund the United States military and pay members of our armed forces. Yes, it's okay to be thoroughly perplexed by†this development. Remember, the ostensible reason that Democrats have engaged in this obstruction over recent months -- which also entailed†filibustering the Veterans Affairs appropriations bill -- was to exploit the troops and veterans as leverage to force Republicans to agree to higher federal spending on unrelated matters. It was a cynical play, but thanks in part to President Obama's†hyper-partisan veto, it...