At 1400 yesterday in the auxiliary courtroom – venue was moved due to a large number of supporters in attendance – visiting judge Neel Richardson ruled on a defense motion in my case to release dashcam footage. The decision came […]
I had been looking for a while for a good range and field bag for more than one Carbine, and I’m very pleased with my new Drago double gun case. It’s made of a heavy fabric with heavy duty zippers, and it seems to hold up very well. It has molle straps on the [...]
A quick note for those interested in US military history – and specifically the history of the US Army during World War II. Some of you may have heard of Rick Atkinson. He’s been working on a 3-volume history of the US Army during World War II for several years. He called the 3-volume series [...]
Excuse my language, but it looks like the guy who manages the sexual assault response program at Fort Campbell has turned himself in to the police for violating an order of protection, according to the Washington Post in an Associated Press story; Lt. Col. Darin Haas (HAHZ’) turned himself in to police in Clarksville, Tenn., [...]
The Justice Department's internal watchdog found "significant problems" in how the feds handle terrorists who snitch and get new identities. They can evade no-fly lists. Some actually have.
It’s like Soup Sandwich and Ken Crocheron are the consultants on this thing; Thanks (I think) to Andy for the link.
Every email inbox I have got an email from the Army Chief of Staff, General Ray Odierno, today in regards to military sexual assault; Our profession is built on the bedrock of trust; sexual assault and sexual harassment betray that trust. They have a corrosive effect on our unit readiness, team cohesion, good order and [...]
Over ten days in November 1983, the U.S. and the Soviet Union nearly started a nuclear war. Now newly declassified documents reveal just how close we reached a mutual destruction -- because of an exercise.
(MADISON, Wis.) — Authorities say logging operations started a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed more than a dozen homes. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that law enforcement officials confirmed logging equipment started the fire. Show More Summary
In Slate’s Star Trek reader poll this week, The Wrath of Khan is handily (and deservedly) walloping every other Star Trek–based movie. As of this writing, 46.8 percent of respondents prefer the 1982 Shatner-vs.-Montalban showdown to any other cinematic installment in the ever-expanding, Talmudically complex Trek polyverse. Show More Summary
Gunzrunner and Flagwaver sent us this video; It’s been cloudy and sprinkling all day since sun-up here in the Metro DC area, you’d think someone would have thought to put a tarp up if the President and the Turkish Prime Minister were going to have a press conference outside today. But then, they had umbrellas [...]
Washington’s need for periodic scandal is almost biological. For legislators, it’s an opportunity to strut on the national stage. For the party out of power, it is politics by other means. For the press, it’s an escape from the boredom and frustration of a second term. Scandal means a break in the routine, a thrilling emergency. At some level, the whole political class loves it.
British MQ-9 Reapers have started operations from a base in Lincolnshire, North East England according to Ministry of Defense (MoD) reports. The British drones had been flown from Creech air force base, Nevada. Now the 10-strong fleet...Show More Summary
Title from a UK Daily Mail article today: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views The first “subtitle” after that: “Weaker men more likely to support welfare state and wealth redistribution” That was apparently the finding of a study of a sample of individuals selected from the US, [...]
Marine General James “Chaos” Mattis, former chief of U.S. Central Command — and a Marine for 41 of his 63 years — walked out of the Pentagon for the last time Wednesday. It is said the only possessions he took with him was a basic-issue bayonet, a pair of PT shorts and a 30-foot length of 550 cord. Show More Summary
From CNN’s Jake Tapper comes the news that an audit of the Justice Department’s Witness Protection Program has found two suspected terrorists in the program are unaccounted for; The Justice Department issued a statement, saying, “The number of former known or suspected terrorists ever admitted into the WitSec Program represents a fraction of one percent [...]
The war against al-Qaida is far from winding down, according to top Pentagon officials. The Pentagon's chief of irregular warfare sees it lasting for 10 to 20 more years.
The Electric Ships office within the US Navy’s PEO Ships update its technology development roadmap [PDF] for naval power systems, which had last been published in 2007 [PDF]. Intelsat President Kay Sears lists recommendations for the Pentagon to improve its procurement of satellite communications services. Show More Summary
At least six people are dead and as many as 100 are injured after multiples tornadoes tore through North-Central Texas Wednesday night.
According to the Huffington Post, the Department of Veterans Affairs will require at least 10,000 claims workers to work at least 20 hours of overtime each month until September. “We need to surge our resources now to help those who have waited the longest and end the backlog,” said Allison Hickey, undersecretary for benefits at the VA. [...]