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Douglas McAuthur McCain dies fighting for ISIS

NBC News reports that Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California was killed in the fighting with ISIS in Syria over the weekend. McCain, 33, called himself “Duale ThaslaveofAllah” on Facebook and his Twitter bio reads: “It’s Islam over everything.” But how did this would-be rapper go from shooting hoops in a blue-collar area of […]

Media: No vets died awaiting care, well except that they did

Just in time for the President’s address to the American Legion, the Associated Press reported the news that the Veterans’ Affairs Department Office of the Inspector General couldn’t find any veterans who died while they were waiting for care from the VA hospital according to the ; Government investigators found no proof that delays in […]

Joel Scott “Amy J.” Kleyla; Swollen Valor phony SEAL

Someone sent us that photo last night and I put it on our Facebook page this morning, but Don Shipley wrote to tell us that he’s run into that SEAL fellow before. Yes, it’s a guy. Now he goes by the name Amy J. Kleyla but his birth name is Joel Scott Kleyla. Of course, […]

President to award 3 Medals of Honor September 15, 2014

TSO sends us the following press release from the White House; On September 15, 2014, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and to Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat for conspicuous gallantry. Command Sergeant Major Adkins will receive the Medal of Honor for his […]

US Surveillance Planes Reportedly Fly Over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

Task Force Black to hunt IS

The UK’s Mirror reports that the UK and US are forming a team from Special Forces and Special Air Services troops who will hunt the leadership of the ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State. They’re calling the new unit Task Force Black, which should attract a good number of phonies to their ranks after a few successes; British special […]

What to say to Oscar the Vet

I get tired of bashing the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, but they keep asking for it. From the Stars & Stripes comes the story of a slide presentation to train VA employees on how to deal with veterans seeking help. The slide presentation was entitled “What to Say to Oscar the Grouch – Dealing with […]

The Croatian Helicopter Swap Triangle: Mi-8s for UH-60s

UH-60(click to view full) Croatia’s Jutarnji list reports that a proposed helicopter swap deal was discussed during an Aug 14/14 meeting between high-ranking Croatian defense personnel and a delegation from the US House of Representatives. The goal is to offer the Ukraine near-term assistance, while bringing Croatian forces closer to NATO standards. Under the deal… […]

9-year-old accidentally shoots instructor

Folks have been sending us this link yesterday from Fox News about the 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot her instructor in the head with a fully-automatic Uzi submachine gun. No one has mentioned the caliber, but I’m guessing it was a nine millimeter version, but I know Uzis come a.380 caliber and.45 caliber […]

Why Those Damned Masks?

Among the many disturbing trends we are faced with in the introductory decades of this new century is one that leaves me, as a former proud warrior in service to the United States of America, cold to my core. What the hell is going on with the warrior class around the world when the folks […]

DOTE to Acquisition Community: Don’t Shoot the Messenger!

The Pentagon’s office for operational testing (DOTE) published an update to their presentation [PDF] explaining reasons behind program delays. Their main conclusion is self-protective: “It is not testing per se that causes a delay, rather it is a problem with the system that is discovered during testing that causes a delay.” Army programs have often […]

Paul James Latare; truckdriving MARSOC

Scottie sends us his work on this Paul James Latare fellow who was indeed a Marine (Motor Transport dude) but he wasn’t all of the stuff he tells his friends; About two-and-a-half years in the Corps, and it looks like it was cut short for some reason, but he got out as a Lance Corporal […]

That Stolen Valor victimless crime

You all know the story, we took part in this thing a few months ago, and it’s finally getting the attention that it deserves. But, when you comment, please keep names out of your comment. This is a news story that was on ABC27 in York, Pennsylvania last night. “When people lie about being in […]

American Jihadist Reportedly Killed in Syria

An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

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