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Graham: Taliban Detainees Have Communicated With Haqqani

The U.S. Republican senator and frequent Mideast traveler said Thursday that the Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been in touch with members of the al-Qaida linked Haqqani network, yet all five still are being monitored in Qatar.

Spyderco Round Table: New Knives, Best Steels

Some of Spyderco’s best designers meet with us and we keep it real and fascinating to TNP Knife Nation: origin of CPM steel use in the knife world, are its advantages real or perceived, the new Gayle Bradley folder, Phil […]

The P-8 Poseidon and Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare

Late last month, the CIMSEC NextWar blog carried an excellent post by LT Michael Glynn, a Naval Aviator from the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance community, on the potential utility of introducing a long-range anti-ship missile capability in the new P-8 Poseidon. Show More Summary

Dave Workman On Smart Guns Another company, Triggersmart, uses a radio ID tag that can be embedded in a ring. But a poll done for the symposium reveals only 40 percent of current gun owners would switch to a smart gun — and 62 percent of gun owners reject any mandatory requirement to have them. Dave Workman is a […]

Dean Weingarten On SBRs

Ammoland: The National Firearms act regulation of short barreled rifles and shotguns from 1934 should be eliminated.   It made little sense when the primary purpose for the regulation was thwarted when it passed, it has become increasingly irrelevant, and it makes no sense at all after the Heller and McDonald decisions. The reason for […]

Revolver Chicken Wing Test

If you’re like me, you admire the fine, beautiful machinery in a revolver.  They beat plastic guns without mercy.  I love me a nice wheel gun.  But if you aren’t a revolver aficionado, there are things you need to know.  This is the very first one.  Watch.  Learn.

Notes From HPS

David Codrea: Further reading confirms copies of the judgment were served to Attorney General Eric Holder, as well as to the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility and the Office of Inspector General. Leaving the door open for further action, the opinion noted pending a final response from DOJ, “the court will reserve the question whether […]

US Air force Identifies Boeing 747-8 Platform for Next Air Force One

e of the most visible symbols of the United States of America and the office of the president of the United States,” James said. “The Boeing 747-8 is the only aircraft manufactured in the United States (that), when fully missionized, […]

Brazil to Sign Pantsir-S1 Air Defense Deal With Russia by Mid-2015

Brazil and Russia could sign a contract on the delivery of Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense systems to the Latin American country as early as in the first half of 2015, Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Antonio Jose Vallim Guerreiro said on […]

F-22 pilot reaches 1,000 flight hours

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE: Four-year-old Steve Rainey sat on the hood of his father’s car at a local airshow watching the small airplanes and helicopters at the airport. When the Thunderbirds in their F-100s sped by, Rainey fell off the […]

Andrew Bacevich on Obama’s Foreign Policy

22 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Over at the American Conservative (my new favorite provocative web site; even though I don’t agree with a lot of what they write!) suggest that Obama’s foreign policy team should not be replace, that their incompetence is good for the United States. Show More Summary

John McCain finds his inside voice

The Code Pink skanks showed up at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today which included some former Secretaries of State; Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz. The skanks were there to advocate for the arrest of Henry Kissinger, you know, because that’s all they have these days, some crap left over from the […]

The real lesson from Juno

There are numerous articles and countless comments out there on the web in the aftermath of the blizzard that failed to live up to its billings in New York. True, Juno did produce snowfall more in accordance with predictions in New England, but in the Big Apple, it was the big storm that wasn’t. And […]

What my military pension means to me

The news this week is that the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will release their report and recommend changes to the military 20-year retirement system, abolishing the old system for a 401k-type of program and will delay any pension benefits until the age of 60, or longer. Of course, it’s because the Commission doesn’t […]

“American Sniper” turning into a litmus test

From paying home, but wanted to share here as well to get some thoughts. Although I can guess from you guys. I think the very first movie I saved to my DVR was “Taking Chance.”  Since then I recorded 7 seasons of the TV show Psych as well.  I’ve watched every one of those episodes […]

“American Sniper” will now flop because Jimmy Janos won’t see it

So that movie “American Sniper” that earned over $200 million the first week that it was in theaters has taken all kinds of hits from Hollywood and the political Left, but it will certainly flop now because Jimmy “Sour Grapes” Janos has announced that he won’t see it; Ventura said Wednesday he won’t see the […]

Bruce Pendlay’s forged DD214

We knew it existed because he was in the VFW, so, someone sent us this copy of Bruce Pendlay’s forged DD214; Where do I begin? It looks like it says that he’s a 10B, no such military occupational specialty (MOS). I think he means 18B, but even that is not “Light Weapons Expert”. In the […]

Previewing our post draw down world?

NPR is reporting that with the increasing levels of escalation by Russia that countries in Europe are finding their military forces wanting. Last month a Russian military aircraft flying in stealth nearly crashed into a commercial passenger plane taking off from Copenhagen. In April, Russian fighter jets carried out a simulated bombing raid on Stockholm. […]

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