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  • Microsoft founder discovers wreckage of US military ship sunk in WWII killing 687 [tr]

    03/20/2018 7:12:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2018 | Sara Malm
    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced that the wreckage of a military ship on which five brothers died in World War II has been discovered in the South Pacific. The sunken USS Juneau was found on Saturday, off the coast of the Solomon Islands, by an expedition led by Allen. The ship was hit by Japanese torpedoes during the Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942, killing 687 men, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa.
  • Has $55MILLION of gold lost during the Battle of Gettysburg finally been discovered? [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:25:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    Has $55million worth of lost gold from the Civil War era been found in central Pennsylvania? That's what locals seem to believe after FBI agents, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and treasure hunters Dennis and Kem Parada were seen digging around a remote area in Benezette Township, called Dents Run. Dennis and his son Kem, the owners of the treasure hunting organization Finders Keepers, have claimed for years that 52 gold bars were buried under a fire pit at Dents Run more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • 10 Greatest Military Operation Names

    03/16/2018 5:35:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies ^ | March 15, 2018 | James Barber
    "7 Days in Entebbe" (now in theaters) tells the story of Operation Thunderbolt, the daring 1976 rescue of 94 Israeli passengers and 12 crew members from an Air France grounded in Uganda after a hijacking by German PLO sympathizers. Inspired by the movie, we've got a list of the ten greatest operation names in military history. The Entebbe raid was an enormous story back in 1976, so big that is wasn't totally overshadowed by the fact that the raid took place on the American Bicentennial on July 4, 1976. The popular fascination with the successful raid inspired two better-than-average, all-star...
  • 'Homer can help you': War veterans use ancient epics to cope

    03/14/2018 7:26:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    Associated Press via Stars and Stripes ^ | Published: March 14, 2018 | By WILSON RING
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — The trials of Odysseus are really not that different from the struggles of those learning to readjust after wars of today, modern veterans are finding. A small group of military veterans has been meeting weekly in a classroom at the University of Vermont to discuss "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" for college credit — and to give meaning to their own experiences, equating the close-order discipline of men who fought with spears, swords and shields to that of men and women who do battle these days with laser-guided munitions. Homer isn't just for student veterans. Discussion groups...
  • Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington, Sunk During WWII, Found In Coral Sea

    03/06/2018 8:28:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Internatonal Business Times ^ | March 6, 2018 | Suman Varandani
    The wreckage of a United States aircraft carrier, named USS Lexington that was sunk by the Japanese during World War II, was found on the floor of the Coral Sea more than 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia. The carrier was discovered by a team of explorers led by billionaire Paul Allen, the U.S. Navy confirmed Monday. The ship, which was part of the Battle of the Coral Sea from May 4-8, 1942, was found in a remarkably well-preserved condition. Microsoft co-founder Allen released a statement Monday along with photos and a video of the carrier. ​
  • Lindsey Graham: War with North Korea would be 'worth it' in the long run

    03/05/2018 7:40:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    The HIll ^ | March 2, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said this week that a war with North Korea would be “worth it” in the long term. Graham made the comments in an interview with CNN. "All the damage that would come from a war would be worth it in terms of long-term stability and national security," the senator told CNN. Graham’s remark comes amid reports that the U.S. is prepared for the possibility of a military strike against North Korea.
  • U.S. Aircraft Carrier Flexes Muscle Deep In South China Sea In Defiance Of China

    03/01/2018 2:13:13 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-1-2018 | Edwin Mora
    The USS Carl Vinson, a massive nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, reportedly sailed deep in the South China Sea amid U.S.-China tensions over Beijing’s territorial disputes with several American allies in the region. “It shows resolve, and gives decision space to our leaders,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Doug Verissimo, the ship’s commanding officer, referring to the presence of the warship on the South China Sea, the Australian Broadcasting Network (ABC) reported. The captain noted: When they put a carrier strike group somewhere it helps to show that the United States is interested. We don’t have a lot of these, so when you...
  • German War Planes Grounded By Eco-Gas

    02/20/2018 12:22:29 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/20/18 | Adam Kredo
    Germany's air fleet was grounded this week after "too much biodiesel" fuel found its ways into the gas tanks, according to German reports saying the Luftwaffe cannot safely fly with such a mixture. Germany's Tornado fleet of war planes was reportedly grounded after an unsafe mixture including too much biodiesel was used to fuel the planes, requiring the fleet to be grounded and their fuel tanks flushed. "The tolerance values are minimally exceeded," Colonel Kristof Conrath of the Tactical Air Force Squadron 51 was quoted as saying in media reports. "It's not that the aircraft would fall from the sky....
  • Can mapping conflict data explain, predict and prevent violence?

    02/18/2018 6:05:25 AM PST · by Theoria · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | Gordon Corera
    It was December 2015, and Dr Weisi Guo was having dinner and listening to the grim news about the conflict in Syria. Over the previous decade, Dr Guo had grown increasingly troubled by the amount of violence towards civilians. He had worked in UNHCR refugee camps in Algeria and seen the human cost at first hand. His own expertise - as an academic specialising in communication networks and telecoms - seemed a world away. But as a physical scientist he wanted a model to help understand the nature of conflict, and so a highly innovative approach began to take shape....
  • Russia Launches ‘Information’ War, U.S. Responds with Lawsuit and Self-Destruction

    02/17/2018 5:03:48 PM PST · by Rumierules · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/17/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    Mueller’s indictment is an ineffectual response to a provocation by Russia. The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference Friday afternoon, announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s election-meddling indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian businesses. That is certainly a fair assessment of what the indictment alleges. The account is disturbing, but its form leaves many of us underwhelmed. Our government says Russia is levying war. It is attacking a foundational institution — the electoral system of our democratic society and, more basically, our society’s...
  • Donald Trump and Fourth Generation War

    02/13/2018 6:57:14 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 18 replies
    TraditionalRight ^ | December 16, 2015 | William Lind
    Donald Trump’s recent proposals to register Islamics living in the United States and to bar more Islamics from entering this country until we can determine how to separate the dangerous ones from those who are not dangerous show that he is the only candidate who understands what a Fourth Generation world will be like. The hysterical denunciations from all other candidates except Senator Cruz demonstrate they don’t get it. While that alone may not be enough to indicate Trump would be a good president, it strongly suggests none of his opponents are fit to hold the office. Whether they like...
  • Very short update from Amir on predictions of war in the near future (Feb 5, 2018)

    02/05/2018 5:05:28 PM PST · by firebrand · 25 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Feb. 5, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    A warning that Iran is planning something and trying to divert our attention from what that is, and that Israel will not tolerate the manufacture of more precise weapons that will eliminate the advantage that they hold in the region, nor will they respond gently to missiles coming from Lebanon.Also, a reminder that we who follow prophecy are more aware of what is happening than the usual newspapers or even the leaders of the United States and Russia.God is sovereign and is doing just what he wants to do.
  • Hitler's Dirty Dozen: How the Nazis created an SS division of hardened criminals [tr]

    02/03/2018 3:57:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Fenruary 2, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    They were Hitler's equivalent of the Dirty Dozen and known as the 'worst of the worst' - an entire SS division made up entirely of psychopaths, murderers and rapists and led by a child molester. The 36th Waffen SS Grenadier Division, commanded by Oskar Dirlewanger, was initially created to wage war against resistance fighters in Poland, but soon became a weapon of terror used indiscriminately against civilians and armed combatants alike.
  • Too Many Wars. Too Many Enemies.

    01/30/2018 6:44:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 30, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week's end, and NATO engulfed in the worst crisis in its history. Turkish President Erdogan said Friday his troops will cleanse Manbij of Kurdish fighters, alongside whom U.S. troops are embedded. Erdogan's foreign minister demanded concrete steps by the U.S. to end its support of the Kurds, who control the Syrian border with Turkey east of the Euphrates, all the way to Iraq. If the Turks attack Manbij, the U.S. will face a choice: Stand by our Kurdish allies and resist the Turks, or abandon...
  • Changes An Old Sergeant Story

    01/28/2018 7:30:03 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 17 replies
    Self ^ | 2018 | Gayle Rae
    Pappy folded the newspaper he had been browsing as he had made his way along the path from his quarters to his office, tucked it under his arm and reached for the knob on his office door.
  • What’s So Great About the Declare War Clause? Noah Feldman’s Madison & War Powers: Part II

    01/25/2018 10:53:15 AM PST · by Sopater · 19 replies
    Lawfare ^ | Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00 AM | Matthew Waxman
    The first essay in this three-part series about Noah Feldman’s “The Three Lives of James Madison” discussed how Madison’s theory of war powers was focused heavily on internal dangers to liberty and republican governance from war or standing armies. The allocation of the declare war power to Congress played only a small role in his theory. More important were structural checks on national-level military establishments, especially constitutional provisions that preserved state militias as the primary source of military manpower and that required Congress to fund—and then keep funding—a national army. Without an army, the president couldn’t fight a war regardless...
  • What's So Great About the Declare War Clause? Noah Feldman's Madison & War Powers: Part I

    01/24/2018 12:41:52 PM PST · by Sopater · 16 replies
    Lawfare ^ | Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7:00 AM | Matthew Waxman
    I have long believed two things about constitutional war powers, which my reading of Noah Feldman’s “The Three Lives of James Madison” largely confirmed. First, James Madison was brilliant and prescient about many things, but the strategy and politics of war were not among them. Second, modern constitutional critics of an imperial presidency place too much weight on the declare war clause—and especially Madison’s statements about it. Madison, indeed, worried deeply about unchecked presidential war powers. But Feldman’s book shows that Madison did not emphasize the same risks and checks so often ascribed to him today, especially by congressionalists who...
  • Afghanistan First

    01/21/2018 7:22:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 21, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    In the last half of last year, U.S. armed forces under President Donald Trump’s direction launched 2,000 air strikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan. That constitutes more raids than in all of 2015 and 2016 combined, the last two years under President Barack Obama’s command. “The huge spike in airstrikes is the product of new rules of engagement, adopted as part of a strategy that President Trump announced in August,” reports the Washington Post. “U.S. forces can now strike Taliban targets at will, whereas under the Obama administration they were restricted to defending Afghan forces under imminent attack.” Like the...
  • The Clerk---And Old Sergeant Story

    01/20/2018 7:10:18 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 40 replies
    Need a little help folks. A co author has joined the "Old Sergeant" team---Meet Gayle Rae! She has developed a new character and since the Old Sergeant was practically born on FR I wanted to give you first glimpse and also to get your reaction to her writing. Tell us what you think. And thank you.
  • 'They raped every German female from eight to 80'

    01/18/2018 1:30:31 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 136 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Antony Beevor
    The Soviet armies advancing into East Prussia in January 1945, in huge, long columns, were an extraordinary mixture of modern and medieval: tank troops in padded black helmets, Cossack cavalrymen on shaggy mounts with loot strapped to the saddle, lend-lease Studebakers and Dodges towing light field guns, and then a second echelon in horse-drawn carts. The variety of character among the soldiers was almost as great as that of their military equipment. There were freebooters who drank and raped quite shamelessly, and there were idealistic, austere communists and members of the intelligentsia appalled by such behaviour. Beria and Stalin, back...