Mary sends us a link to the Associated Press about Adagun Moshood Olalekan who was indicted on four counts of wire fraud in Saint Louis this week related to a scam to defraud women posing as a widower sole-parent soldier; Investigators say he set up fake online profiles from September through last month, including one […]
As the much of world eagerly awaits the results of the face-off between a pinkly-pectoraled Putin and our metrosexual commander in chief in this mother of all Mexican standoffs, there is much to ponder. While Putin’s ongoing media campaign to present him to the world as a real man, physically strong and constantly engaged in […]
... but yeah, according to Reuters it’s certainly beginning to look like I did. It was actually pretty easy to predict. SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis […]
Reuters reports that President Xi Jinping of China announced that the People’s Republic will be spending more on their military in coming years, the biggest jump in three years; The government said it would increase the defense budget by 12.2 percent this year to 808.23 billion yuan ($131.57 billion), as China seeks to develop more […]
Amid riots in Venezuela, which have claimed 18 lives, the government of Nicolas Maduro, led a massive rally to remember the one-year anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez, according to BBC. To celebrate the death of the communist tyrant Chavez, Maduro announced that he would cut diplomatic ties with Panama, that he claims is […]
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Pennsylvania National Guard Colonel Gerard Mangi has been charged with 110 counts of fraud related to creating a job for a friend who had financial problems, in exchange for padding Mangi’s own pay check; Mangis and Robert St. Clair, 50, a civilian contractor at the Air National Guard’s headquarters in […]
The U.S. military took the first steps toward bolstering the defenses of NATO allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered six F-15 Eagle strike fighters and a KC-130 tanker aircraft to go to Lithuania.
In 1914, concerned about the High Seas Fleet and worried that Turkey would join the Central Powers, the British government seized Sultan Osman I and Resadiye, a pair of dreadnoughts under construction in British yards. These battleships would become HMS Agincourt and HMS Erin, serving in the Grand Fleet until the end of World War I. Show More Summary
The Pentagon learned in August 2013 -- when the U.S. came close to striking Syria over the Assad regime's use of sarin gas -- that it was woefully unprepared to face chemical or biological weapons on the battlefield. Now Darpa...
Here, share this one so folks in New Mexico can find Clint Cleaver while they’re looking for the Round Ranger;
Chief Tango sends us our feel good story this morning, this time it comes from Indiana two enterprising fellows welcomed themselves into someone’s home; The resident of the home, Levil Bedwell reported to police that suspects had forced their way into his home, displayed a pistol and demanded money. The intruders pried open the front […]
The United States will bolster military cooperation with Poland and Baltic states to show solidarity with its allies after Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. The mostly symbolic steps to expand aviation training in Poland and […]
Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and border security. Boeing teammate […]
The Pentagon is in fear of losing its edge in technology it has held onto for so long and is now factoring this important aspect into its budget. Worry over significant cuts in defense spending might wear down the US […]
Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s announcement today during Senate testimony that the United States is augmenting its participation in NATO’s air policing mission in the Baltics and will increase joint training through its aviation detachment in Poland, a defense official […]