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Washington Post declares Coffman a combat veteran

I told you last week that Michelle Ye Hee Lee is quickly becoming my favorite fact checker at the Washington Post and once again she proves that she’s free of the political ties that bind many of the folks at the Post. This week she examines the charges coming from “somewhere” in Washington, in regards […]

F-35B’s Petite Weapons Bay a Wee Too Wee | Polish Special Forces Get 45 MRAP M-ATVs

Americas China’s submarine fleet outnumbers that of the U.S., according to the U.S.’s deputy chief of Navy operations. Numbers aren’t everything, but Pacific based submariners will miss the days when all the Chinese boats could be shadowed. The F35B’s petite weapons bay is forcing some redesigns so that the Marines (and the U.K.) can enjoy […]

Mischaracterizing a Notional Deployment of THAAD in South Korea

Last Friday, Sukjoon Yoon, a senior fellow at the Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy, published an opinion piece in The Diplomatregarding the potential implications of a hypothetical U.S. deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems to South Korea upon relations between Seoul and Beijing. Show More Summary

Air Force Cycling Team Pedals across Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Come rain, wind or an average temperature of 90 degrees, 94 Airman began pedaling across Iowa as part of the Registers Annual Bicycle Ride across Iowa, better known as RAGBR......

Fort Bragg Soldiers Injured in Van-truck Accident

SCOTLAND COUNTY -- Five Fort Bragg soldiers on their way to serve as honor guard for the funeral of a World War II veteran were hospitalized in critical condition after a vehicle accident Friday mo......

The Face Of Chicago Police

Following up reports of secret detention sites by the Chicago Police Department, The Guardian wanted access to this site along with a local politician, and was met by this man. This man circled around a reporter and photographer for the Guardian twice while waiting for a local politician. Photograph: Chandler West for the Guardian You […]

Jerry Miculek On M855 Ammunition

Jerry has give us a very informative video on M855 ammunition and it’s variants.

Ethics questions

2 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Been off-line for a little bit, but fear not I am still here. Last week there were many articles run on a study published by the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks that many of us are liars.  One of the things I cannot stand are liars and cheats. Show More Summary

Brent Scrowcroft, Wise Man

2 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Over at the National Interest is a good review and precise of the new biography of Brent Scrowcroft, The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, Bartholomew Sparrow. What emerges from this review is a man who truly...Show More Summary

Fort Bragg Says Farewell to XVIII Airborne Corps

Two and a half years ago, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt fulfilled a career goal when he returned to Fort Bragg.

A Weapon’s Range is not the Whole Story

Illustration of U.S. and threat anti-ship missile ranges from Bryan Clark's CSBA monograph "Commanding the Seas: A Plan to Reinvigorate U.S. Navy Surface Warfare" (pg 13). The U.S. Navy is clearly at a deficit relative to its competitors regarding anti-ship missile range. Show More Summary

Two Cheers for the Secretary of the Navy

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has an opinion piece up at USNI News that previews his upcoming "posture" appearances on the Hill before the relevant Congressional committees. There is a lot to like in his words, and he has been using them and others like them increasingly, and with vigor. Show More Summary

Information Is Subversive

3 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Show More Summary

“Correct, But Wish to Explain, Sir…”

3 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

WOW. This is spectacular. I have not seen a picture of the frozen member, only the special. I applaud that cadet.

Soldier Wins Victoria Cross

3 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Over at the Telegraph is an article on the member of the Paras who won the Victoria Cross. “You don’t really think what could happen to yourself, you think ‘how is what I’m doing now going to improve the situation?'”

Russia could target Moldova: NATO commander

Russia could set its sights on Moldova to prevent it from “leaning to the West,” following the conflict with Ukraine, the top NATO commander warned Wednesday. Speaking to US lawmakers at a Capitol Hill hearing, General Philip Breedlove said Moldova […]

Stray Voltage

3 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

I haven’t done this in a while but I have gathered up four pieces that are worth reading and considering. The first over at Cicero Magazine discusses why we should not be surprised by Putin’s actions.  Concluding paragraph nails it: Vladimir Putin is less of a mystery than he is often portrayed. Show More Summary

Iran Optimizing F14 Fighter Jets for New Missions

A senior Air Force commander praised Iran’s capability as the only country, besides the US, that can overhaul F14 fighter jets, adding that Iranian experts have mounted new radar and weapons systems on the aircraft to optimize it for new […]

To “Thank” or Not to Thank

3 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

I heard a good conversation with the author of this article, “Please don’t thank me for my service,” on WMAL yesterday. To these vets, thanking soldiers for their service symbolizes the ease of sending a volunteer army to wage war at great distance — physically, spiritually, economically. Show More Summary

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