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Mattis: You just don’t take anything off the table up front

The Washington Post quotes iconic Marine General James Mattis at the House Intelligence Committee earlier today; Mattis, who served 41 years in the Marine Corps, said the United States does not necessarily need to send ground troops into Iraq or Syria to engage in direct combat with the Islamic State. For all their brutality, “you […]

Looks Like I Called It

This is depressing.  But it’s worth reading nonetheless. Apparently the proposed US military deployment to West Africa to assist with the current Ebola outbreak is not exactly very well thought-out.  It’s apparently gotten about the same amount of thought and planning to date as you’d devote to planing taking a shower. Operation Massive Cluster, indeed.  […]

The anti-war whispers

I know something about the anti-war protests of the last Iraq War, often times finding myself in the center armed with nothing but my camera. And, yeah, now that Obama has begun it’s second term safely, some of the anti-war creatures from the last decade’s protests are raising their slimy heads, a little. John Kerry […]

Fellow who ambushed troopers was reenactor

Last weekend, we reported a bit about the Pennsylvania State Troopers who were ambushed at their barracks in Blooming Grove. Today at Fox News we read that the fellow they’re looking for in regards to the attack, Eric Matthew Frein, is an East European soldier reenactor; Frein has also changed his hairstyle. He shaved his […]

Nose, Face, Spite. That Kinda Thing.

We’re all very aware of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. But you really have to wonder about the intellect – or sanity – of some of those involved. Recently, the government of Australia pledged a substantial contribution – $2.5M each to both the WHO and the NGO group Medicines Sans Frontiers, or MSF – […]

LBJ’s ghost

The Wall Street Journal reports that Lyndon Johnson is alive and well and living in the White House situation room; “The U.S. military campaign against Islamic militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Obama to exert a high degree of personal control over the campaign, going so far as to require that the […]

Army private arrested for smuggling illegals

Army ammunition specialist with the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Eric Alexander Rodriguez, was arrested when border agents found two illegal aliens stashed away on the floor boards of Rodriguez’ truck, covered with a military jacket with Rodriguez’ name tags. Rodriguez is accused of hiding two undocumented immigrants in his pickup truck on Thursday as […]

And In the “More ‘Good’ Economic News” Department . . . .

New Record: Pound of Ground Beef Tops $4 for First Time It’s up 16.2% in the past year. Five years ago, ground beef averaged $2.134 per pound.  That’s an increase in 5 years of 88.1% – or an annual increase of more than 12.6% a year for five consecutive years.  And of course, we all […]

Breaking Bad

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgrerald We may be witnesses to a Biblical prophecy come true - 'And there shall be destruction and darkness come upon creation, and the beasts shall reign over the earth. Show More Summary

Air Force: 'So Help Me God' in Oath is Optional

U.S. airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

Muddled Message

The other day, Marty Dempsey told Congress that in his capacity as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, if the situation warranted it, he wouldn’t hesitate to put boots on the ground. I suspect that statement was made to test public opinion on the matter, because we have 300,000,000 opinions to consider when we make […]

Thursday feel good stories

This morning’s first feel good story comes from Ohio; Marlo White, 37, was sleeping on the third floor of his home at about 7:30 a.m. Monday when an adult male broke into the house, said Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Humphries. The noise made during the break-in woke White. He grabbed his gun, went to […]

US bolstering cyber defense with new corps: NSA chief

The US military is building a new cyber defense corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said Tuesday. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the […]

Fighter jets land on Taiwan highway in ‘China attack’ war games

Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed motorway on Tuesday, in a scenario simulating a Chinese attack that wiped out the island’s air force bases. The exercise — ...

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country’s defence minister said on Tuesday. Sergei Shoigu told a meeting of […]

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