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US Navy Tries to Cover Up New Carrier’s Exploding Cost

Recently, the Project On Government Oversight reported on the unaffordability of the Navy’s long-term shipbuilding budget and on the fact that its acquisition plans will actually cost much more than the service expects. According to the Congressional Budget Office, which […]

US Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). JASSM-ER successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) flight testing in 2013. During IOT&E, the […]

I Got a Phone Call Today

It was a pleasant surprise. A representative of a local American Legion Post here in Central West Virginia called. Note please, that I’m an annual member of the Legion, and a life member of the VFW and DAV. BUT I don’t go to meetings. First off… the meeting are at night and my night driving […]

Army installs first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar

The U.S. Army installed its first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar system today, here, which is home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system companies Fort Hood is one of five installations that have been identified to acquire the system. “We […]

Ft. Apache, Cleveland

--Peace on earth, Arend Van Dam I'd rather be a farmer than to be a police I'd rather be a singer than to be a police I'd rather be a father than to be a police --Mr. Policeman, Rick James I went back to Ohio But my city was gone There...Show More Summary

Congress: Navy Needs More Money for 306-Ship Fleet

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Navy is not likely to reach its goal of a 306-ship fleet without acquiring billions in additional funding in coming years.

CRS Resources on Detention and Interrogation

New products from the Congressional Research Service obtained by Secrecy News include the following. Selected CRS Materials on Detention and Interrogation of Terrorist Suspects and Enemy Belligerents, CRS Legal Sidebar, December 16,Show More Summary

Can Psychiatrists Stop Gun Violence?

NYT: Soon after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama made mental health care a major part of his plan to curb gun violence. And this week, following the two-year anniversary of that crime, Rep. Tim Murphy is calling for federal legislation he believes would help stop mentally ill people from becoming violent. […]

Daniel Whitworth; phony in the Virginia NG

Someone sent us a link to an article in the Virginian-Pilot about this Staff Sergeant in the Virginia National Guard by the name of Daniel Whitworth. He tells the reporter about his military career; First there was Panama in 1989. Then Desert Storm two years later. Next, Somalia in 1993. In 1994, it was Haiti […]

Lawrence J. Franks Jr.; deserter convicted

The New York Times tells the story of Lawrence J. Franks Jr., a West Point grad who was a medical platoon leader in the 10th Mountain Division and decided that wasn’t rigorous for him, that the lack of action led him to be suicidal after his eventful four years at the Military Academy, so he […]

Um, Bowe Bergdahl?

The Washington Post has noticed like the rest of us that the Army hasn’t made a public pronouncement on the Bowe Bergdahl case despite the fact that their investigation ended months ago; The Army in June launched a new investigation into Bergdahl’s disappearance and capture, amid a raft of accusations from his fellow soldiers that […]

West Regional/South Regional Blue Falcon Stolen Valor Tournament

WEST REGIONAL Seed 1 v. 8: 1) Nate Fornwalt, Lemonade Stand Stealing Phony, Embellisher CLAIM: Wounded veteran with numerous purple hearts, Marine Special Ops. TRUTH: Iraq vet with no purple hearts, no Special Ops.   8) Julee Johns, Funeral Phony, Embellisher CLAIM: Medically discharged Marine Drill Instructor, master sergeant, OEF/OIF TRUTH: 16 days in boot […]

Thus Continues The Enslavement Of The Australians

Fusion: Philip Alpers, a professor at the Sydney University School of Public Health, said that’s not likely to change. He said most Australians would still agree with Howard, the conservative former prime minister who instituted the gun laws. “There are only a handful of Australians who might suggest that having more guns inside that café […]

Bradley William Stone; kills six family members

So, there is this fellow named Bradley William Stone who killed six people today in Pennsylvania and the police are hunting for him. Of course, he was a veteran; Stone is known to use a cane or walker to assist him, the DA said, and he may be wearing military fatigues, in either sand or […]

Tuesdays with Claymore

“Did I do thaaaat?” The ghey struggle, y’all! Tavern. Unless you’re a level 100 dwarf paladin, who the hell calls it a tavern? Documenting Pantsuit the Liar …and Univision isn’t exactly playing reruns of Leave It To Beaver…so? Heap big drama with Fauxcahontas’ big chief aspirations Shhhh! Be vewy vewy quiet…I’m hunting people! That thread […]

Liam O’Brien; “A fantasist”

Mary sends us a link from the United Kingdom about this fellow, Liam O’Brien, who they call “a fantasist”. He pretended to be a Royal Marine among a bunch of other things. I guess he’s expecting to be sentenced for the seven charges that he’s facing; He admitted telling people he was a serving member […]

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