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The RN’s third major humanitarian mission in three years

When at least 1000 people died in just 2 shipwrecks in April 2015, EU leaders were forced to take more positive action, and on 23rd April promised to triple to funding and scope of the rescue effort. The UK took a leading role with David Cameron personally offering HMS Bulwark, 3 Merlin helicopters and 2 UK Border Force cutters.

Progress on the long road to solving the navy’s manpower problems

Faced with a very serious shortage of technically qualified manpower, which started to become public knowledge last summer, the RN is […]

Response to claims by RN submariner that “Trident is an accident waiting to happen”

On 17th May the Sunday Herald (Scotland) ran an exclusive based on an authorised ‘report’ written by a junior submariner in […]

SDSR 2015 Rumour Mill

This is an open post to that will be kept updated in the coming months running-up to the Strategic Defence […]

Election ‘shock’ just means more of the same for defence

Contrary to predictions, the 2015 General Election has delivered a small majority for the Conservative party who will continue to […]

George Osborne’s big day out in Portsmouth

On Friday 30th January, the Chancellor of the Exchequer visited Portsmouth Naval base. A high-profile visit by a government minister to […]

Cleveland Police Agree To Stop Hitting People On The Head With Guns CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police will stop hitting people on the head with their guns and document any time they unholster them, according to a consent decree between the U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland police released today. The Justice Department found in a 21-month investigation that began in 2013 that Cleveland police routinely bash people on […]

Jesse MacBeth; phony resurrected

Sometimes the best phonies are the old phonies. Jesse MacBeth is the easiest phony to re-bust, you know since he was the first and most famous phony soldier of the war against terror and he’s so famous. Michelle Malkin says that he has reinvented himself. You may remember that initially, he claimed back in 2003-2006 […]

Dempsey was not prepared for fall of Mosul

Andy11M sends us a link to the Yahoo News report that Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey admits that he and his staff had done no contingency planning which resulted in fall of the Iraqi city of Mosul to ISIS last June; “So, look, there were several things that surprised us about […]

David Masciotra; hipster doofus still doesn’t like the military

You may remember David Masciotra from last year when he tried to make the point that the military doesn’t protect him. Well now, at Salon, he’s upset that the Pentagon is paying some NFL sporting teams to advertise patriotism for them. For the record, I don’t like it either; the money the Department of Defense […]

Miles Shoumake; phony soldier and sex offender BOLO

Our friends at Guardian of Valor sent us their story about this absolutely sorry POS, Miles Shoumake. He has been busted three times on video in the last few weeks by observant veterans; He wears the uniform to prey on the sympathy of well-intentioned people. He even got a military discount on his Greyhound Bus […]

Tuesdays with Claymore

Happy trails Darth Cheney hates teh troops DUtards finally find a military officer they can quote Since we’re on a theme, here’s another “patriot”. Irony alert; UAW has to look to the 30’s to find “goons” outside their union Memorial Day salute to…the Dixie Chicks??? Ah…the good old days of the Cold War. Wall of […]

Staff Sergeant Jeremy Samuels saving the world

Chief Tango sends us a link to DVIDS which reports that SSG Jeremy Samuels, a medic with the 160th Specials Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), was awarded the Soldiers Medal for his actions on August 2, last year when he encountered a three vehicle accident on his drive near Fort Campbell; Without hesitation, Samuels parked his […]

Tuesday morning feel good stories

The first story this morning happened in Missouri where a woman had to shoot her neighbor in self-defense; When they arrived on scene, authorities found Clint Collins, also from Annada, dead. In a statement from the Sheriff’s office, they believe the shooter to be the homeowner and, so far, police believe he acted in self […]

US Army outfits first vehicles with electronic stability control

Soldiers laud the ballistic protection Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicles that provide them against underbody threats, but now a brand-new MRAP feature, the first of its kind for the Army, will help maximize warfighter safety and survivability. Electronic […]

Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves Soldiers’ ability to put artillery on target. During DOD Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14, multiple researchers from throughout the Army were available to demonstrate their projects, including […]

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