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Pakistan wants to buy Chinese stealth aircraft: Minister

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has expressed interest in procuring fourth generation stealth fighter aircraft FC-31 from China. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told Dawn.com on Friday the matter was being discussed with Chinese authorities. It is for […]

China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

China’s defence minister on Friday sought to soothe concerns over the country’s growing armed forces, saying its military modernization is rooted in both past humiliations and a present need to combat threats including terrorism. “The remarkable growth of China’s comprehensive […]

Israeli strike threat ‘diplomatic card’ against Iran: experts

Despite Israeli threats of a strike on Iran if world powers fail to halt its nuclear drive at talks entering an endgame in Vienna, experts see the sabre-rattling as largely diplomatic brinkmanship. With Monday’s deadline for a lasting agreement fast […]

US Army Researchers test insect-inspired robots

Army researchers are finding they have much to learn from bees hovering near a picnic spread at a park. Dr. Joseph Conroy, an electronics engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, part of the Research, Development and […]

Some Thoughts on Salami Tactics and Diplomatic “Offramps"

My SSQ article on conventional deterrence last winter focused primarily on deterring relatively low likelihood but severe consequence ‘high-end’ contingencies involving Chinese aggression in East Asia. One apt commenter noted that IShow More Summary

Airforce Life Cycle Management Center helps design transport isolation system

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) is playing a unique role in the United States’ comprehensive Ebola response efforts in West Africa through the center’s involvement in developing a transport isolation system. The system will enable safe aeromedical […]

Unconstitutional Invasion And Abuse Of Home Schoolers By Police

World Net Daily: A Missouri homeschooling family is suing a sheriff and another officer who forcibly entered their home without a warrant, Tasered the father, pepper-sprayed the mother and put their children in the custody of social service workers. A court already has ruled that the actions of Sheriff Darren White and Capt. David Glidden […]

Stop The Insanity: Ban Guns

Tallahassee Democrat: It’s the guns, stupid. The shootings Thursday at the Florida State University library. The shootings Saturday in a northwest Tallahassee neighborhood. The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Show More Summary

Female Soldiers Apply To Ranger School

Military.com: The U.S. Army’s top officer said he expects between 70 and 80 women to apply to become the first-ever female students at Ranger School. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno cited the figures on Wednesday during an interview at Atlantic Media’s Defense One conference in Washington, D.C. When asked how many women will […]

New Shooting Range Manassas Virginia

18 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Over the weekend I visited Elite Shooting Sports twice.  It bills itself as the most modern indoor range in the US–I have no doubts.  It offers 25, 50, and 100 Yard indoor shooting lanes.  The targets mechanisms are state of the art, the range is well lit and sound proof. Show More Summary

Gun-Day Sunday: DOE! A Deer, a Fe-male Deer…

19 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Taken yesterday morning in the bitter cold, in Clarke County, Virginia, not far from the Shenandoah River. Range was about 75 yards, broadside. I hit her a few inches back, so she ran about 50 yards before she dropped, flopped, rolled over, kicked, and died. Show More Summary

Be Thankful

A wood burning cook stove held a place in the corner of my Mom’s kitchen. When my middle brother headed off for the Army, I inherited the responsibility to kindle the fire in it every morning. After, of course Mom roused me from beneath the pile of quilts that made up my bed. Mom’s kitchen […]

Remembering Colonel Chuck Hall

I once saw an Army Colonel in full class A uniform hug a man in battered fatigues and a boonie hat. Both had tears streaming down their faces. They had not met prior to that moment in time and probably never saw one another again. That date was November 11, 1984. My best friend Patrick […]

March Forward urges MONG to disobey orders in Ferguson

Those creeps of March Forward, the veteran wing of ANSWER, led by Mike Prysner, the fellow who left IVAW because they weren’t radically communist enough for his tastes, are urging the Missouri National Guardsmen to disobey their orders and stand with the thugs of Ferguson while they tear the city to pieces after the Grand […]

This Could Be Interesting

Can you say, “Lois Lerner”? Sure. I knew you could. (smile) For those who’ve forgotten: Lois Lerner was the former head of the IRS division that rules on nonprofit groups’ applications for tax-exempt status. That division was caught apparently blatantly playing politics with nonprofit applications – e.g., fast-tracking those of leftist groups, while slow-rolling and […]

Now the Insanity Starts

Well here we are once again. The last regular weekend of the year. Enjoy it. The rest of this year will be full of guilt for putting off shopping or repressed rage for going shopping. Tempers will flare, assaults will happen in Walmarts all over the country bedlam and insanity will reign over us, in […]

The war against terror isn’t a war against Islam

Two Presidents have said that the war against terror isn’t a war against Islam, and I guess that makes everyone feel better about themselves. But in Kenya, yesterday morning, al Shabab terrorists of the al Qaeda variety executed 28 people who could not recite the Shahada, a tenet of the Muslim faith, according to Associated […]

Marine accepts Bronze Star Medal wearing robotic legs

Marine Captain Derek Herrera, paralyzed from a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan, walked to the ceremony in which he received his Bronze Star Medal at Camp Pendleton, according to the Associated Press; Herrera had vowed to walk at the event that also marked his retirement after 8½ years in the military, saying he wanted to leave […]

Sunday morning feel good story

Chief Tango sends us our feel good story this morning, this time the story comes from Louisiana; A man who was robbed of his iPhone shot the would-be robber in the chest Friday night in the city’s Gentilly neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Authorities transported the wounded man, 22, to an area hospital around 6 […]

Zero and the Giant Thumping Machine – A Tale of Almost Terror

I approached the imposing building quite late in the day with some trepidation.  The doors were inviting enough, I guess, and they did swing open as I neared, but there were no humans in sight. I was there for a test – a special sort of test where any METAL is evil indeed. I’d already […]

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