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  • Democrats Quiet As Pregnant Mom Saves Family With AR-15

    11/08/2019 12:37:10 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-08-19 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Beto O’Rourke will never get the chance to take away the AR-15 kept in the home of Jeremy King of Lithia, Florida and hopefully no other Democrat will get the chance. Jeremy King and his family are grateful for that and for the right to keep and bear arms enshrined, without any asterisk, in the Second Amendment of the Constitution Democrats are claiming to be defending. Yep, that AR-15, the very same “assault” weapon owned by bitter clingers said to endanger such families and the neighborhoods they live in. Instead it saved his family from an intruder who broke into...
  • The Unveiling Of China's Raptor

    01/06/2011 5:03:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 5, 2011 | Staff
    Defense: While America has stopped production of its stealth fighter, China prepares to challenge U.S. air supremacy in the Western Pacific with its own. China is on another Long March, one it hopes will lead to military supremacy over the U.S. at least in the Western Pacific. It is deploying a carrier-killing mobile missile, the Dong Feng 21D, and is expected to launch its first aircraft carrier this year, the refurbished ex-Soviet carrier Varyag. China is also conducting preflight tests on a fifth-generation stealth fighter expected to challenge the best the U.S. has to offer. Photographs reportedly showing China's J-20...
  • A Timely Jolt For The F-35

    02/16/2010 7:25:22 PM PST · by raptor22 · 13 replies · 516+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 15, 2010 | Editorial Staff
    Fixing the Pentagon’s dysfunctional procurement system takes more than just killing off anachronistic projects like the now-terminated F-22 jet fighter. It also requires rescuing vitally needed programs from poor military management and private sector cost overruns. That is why we are pleased to see Defense Secretary Robert Gates taking strong steps to revitalize the struggling F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. A cost-effective F-35 is critical to the future combat needs of the Air Force, Navy and Marines. The project already is years behind schedule and nearly 50 percent above its originally estimated cost. That is clearly too much, especially with...
  • F-22 Or F-35: The Plane Truth

    02/04/2010 5:54:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 114 replies · 3,028+ views ^ | February 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration decision to scrap a proven aircraft in favor of a supposedly cheaper, more flexible replacement is proving to be an expensive mistake. We may wind up defenseless and broke. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that was supposed to be America's frontline fighter for the foreseeable future is in big trouble. Defense Secretary Robert Gates fired the general in charge of the program this week amid concerns of spiraling costs and program delays. Gates also announced he is withholding $614 million in fees from the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin. Daniel J. Crowley, one of Lockheed Martin's project managers,...
  • The Friendly Skies Of Nancy Pelosi

    02/01/2010 6:25:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 936+ views ^ | 02/01/10 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: The speaker of the House wants to extend a proposed freeze on domestic programs to include defense spending. In a world of growing threats, perhaps she'd also like to cut her travel and bar bill. Last week the Russian air force celebrated the maiden flight of the Sukhoi T-50, Moscow's version of the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighter. We have shut down the F-22 production line, viewing it as an unaffordable and unnecessary extravagance. (snip) Everybody has to make a sacrifice," Pelosi was quoted as saying in an interview with Politico, shortly before Obama announced his proposed discretionary spending...
  • Russia's first stealth fighter makes maiden flight (What was that turkey that we just canceled?)

    01/29/2010 11:53:28 AM PST · by GauchoUSA · 31 replies · 3,173+ views
    AP ^ | 01/29/10 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW – Russia's first stealth fighter intended to match the latest U.S. design made its maiden flight Friday, boosting the country's efforts to modernize its rusting Soviet-built arsenals and retain its lucrative export market. The Sukhoi T-50's flight comes nearly two decades after the first prototype of the U.S. F-22 Raptor took to the air, and Russian officials said it will take another five years for the new jet to enter service. Still, the flight marked a major step in Russia's efforts to burnish the faded glory of its aviation industries and strengthen a beleaguered military. The sleek twin-engined jet...
  • China Struggles To Build An F-22

    11/17/2009 7:28:43 AM PST · by myknowledge · 36 replies · 2,255+ views
    Startegy Page ^ | November 17, 2009
    The Chinese Air Force has announced that it has a F-22 type aircraft ready to make its first flight within a year. The Chinese believe this aircraft will enter service within ten years. U.S. intelligence believes the Chinese are nowhere near this kind of capability. But given the quantity and quality of data Chinese hackers have been stealing in the past five years, it's possible that they have much of the American technology that makes the F-22 and F-35 possible. Some believe that the Chinese also have a F-35 type design in the works as well. American intel analysts believe...
  • Departing Raptor Team Lauded For Accomplishments On Guam

    10/25/2009 4:18:36 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 639+ views
    Guam News Factor ^ | October 25, 2009 | Jeff Marchesseault
    GUAM - Despite taking some time to adjust to a totally different climate that challenged them to work extra hard to do their best and challenged maintainers to keep aircraft operational, deployed airmen from Alaska's Elmendorf Air Force Base and their fleet of $140 million F-22 Raptors performed above and beyond expectation with their 36th Wing counterparts stationed at Andersen Air Force Base. As Guam News Factor reported on October 5, heavy rains on Guam caused electronics problems on the visiting Raptors during their temporary basing on island. The Air Force Times had reported that crews at Elmendorf Air Force...
  • U.S. Air Dominance Eroding

    10/06/2009 4:24:22 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 19 replies · 2,264+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | September 15, 2009 | Greg Grant
    The U.S. military’s historic dominance of the skies, unchallenged since around spring 1943, is increasingly at risk because of the proliferation of advanced technologies and a buildup of potential adversary arsenals, according to Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the service’s chief for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Speaking today at the Air Force’s annual convention in the Washington area today, he provided a wide ranging assessment of what the QDR team is calling “high-end, asymmetric threats.” Emphasizing the increasing capabilities of “anti-access weapons,” such as long range precision missiles, Deptula said pilots in future wars will not operate in the...
  • Palin breaks with McCain on F-22 cuts

    09/24/2009 8:49:26 AM PDT · by pissant · 156 replies · 3,775+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/24/09 | Ben Smith
    Sarah Palin, outlying her "common sense conservative" foreign policy views in Hong Kong yesterday, denounced her former running mate's push to cut new F-22 Raptor fighter jets, an efficiency move in which Senator John McCain allied himself with the White House and against many other Republican hawks. "Though we are engaged in two wars and face a diverse array of threats, it is the defense budget that has seen significant program cuts and has actually been reduced from current levels!" Palin said, according to a portion of the private speech I obtained. Defense spending will, in fact, increase this year...
  • China Puts Up a Fighter

    09/02/2009 7:07:52 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies · 2,773+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 | RICHARD D. FISHER JR.
    China Puts Up a Fighter Beijing's fifth-generation military challenge to the U.S. By RICHARD D. FISHER JR. ZHUKOVSKY, Russia—With few exceptions, Beijing rarely says much of substance about its ongoing military build-up or its strategic thinking. But the overriding message from the recent Moscow Airshow and other airshows, plus occasional interviews with Chinese and Russian engineers, is that Beijing is not conceding next-generation air superiority to anyone, least of all the United States. Exhibit A is Beijing's long-running effort to build a fifth-generation fighter plane equivalent to the U.S. F-22 and F-35. Such planes use extensive stealth and advanced radar...
  • Saving The (F-22) Raptor

    06/22/2009 5:32:55 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 26 replies · 2,439+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 22, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Defense: By a narrow margin, a House subcommittee has voted to keep open the F-22 Raptor production line. The future of American air dominance and the fate of the world's most capable fighter hang in the balance.On May 30, with North Korea huffing and puffing about nuclear war, the first of 12 high-tech U.S. F-22 Raptor fighter jets landed at Kadena Air Base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa. It was just days after North Korea unnerved the region by detonating a nuclear device. There were reasons the F-22 was deployed to Japan. The stealthy, radar-evading fighter jet is...
  • Shooting Down The Raptor

    07/21/2009 5:36:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 2,681+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense Spending: The TARP bailout may hit $24 trillion, but the Senate says the F-22 is too expensive to build and maintain. So why are the Japanese so desperate to buy this "unnecessary" Cold War weapon?By a vote of 58-40, the Senate on Tuesday voted to remove $1.75 billion set aside in a defense bill to build seven more F-22 Raptors, adding to the 187 stealth technology fighters already in the pipeline. After some hope the production lines would be kept open, the Senate succumbed to arguments by the administration and others that the fighter was too expensive, too hard...
  • Stimulate Defense

    02/10/2009 6:23:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 562+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 10, 2009
    Federal Spending: With the money spent on honeybee insurance in the stimulus package, the Army could buy nine utility helicopters and employ 1,200 skilled workers. Have we forgotten that the nation's interstate highway system was a defense project?The repairing of the nation's roads, bridges and infrastructure is touted by supporters of the stimulus package as a way of creating jobs that America needs to revitalize its economy. The interstate highway system initiated by President Dwight Eisenhower is cited as the kind of job-creating infrastructure work we need to do. What isn't noted is that when Eisenhower announced the program, he...