At the end of 2014, the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end, and a new train, advise and assist mission called Resolute Support begins. During Europe’s recent combat training conference, the top brass of more […]
(WINGATE, N.C.) — Authorities at a North Carolina university have placed the campus on lockdown after reports of a shooting near the entrance to the school. A statement issued by Wingate University said local law enforcement was investigating...Show More Summary
The 14-year-old accused of raping and murdering his high school teacher pleaded not guilty in a Massachusetts court Wednesday. Philip D. Chism was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and as a youthful offender with armed robbery...Show More Summary
I heard today on local radio this morning that a fine organization was having some trouble raising the requisite funds this year to fulfill its promises. What stuck with me was, “$15 will guarantee a wreath.” There are several VMI men at Arlington. Need we say more? Give what you can.
My good friend, Dr. Steve Newton (Ph.D History and retired Master Sergeant VaARNG) has written a provocative post over at his blog site the Delaware Libertarian. Please read his article and comment, this is worthy of a good discuss...
San Francisco is often on the cutting edge—especially when it comes to banning things. In recent years, the city became the first major metro to outlaw plastic bags, unsolicited phone books and toys in fast food meals. Now, following a meeting of the city’s environmental commission this week, it seems butterflies may be next. Show More Summary
The United Nations has turned to spy drones for the first time in its history in an effort to increase pressure in militias in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, marking both a major technological advancement in the organization's peacekeeping...
Yeah, sorry, I’ve been AWOL all day, but I was down at Lucky’s cigar shop ingesting some fine Partagas tobacco. But when I got back, UpNorth had been on the job and found us our daily feel good story to cleanse our palate from the bile in the previous post. This one is from Florida; […]
Several of you have sent us a link today written by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Lake Bateman, who does happen to be an infantry officer and is currently assigned to HC ARRC in the UK. His article in Esquire is pretty much what we expect to read from hippies at Enquirer, but not from an infantry […]
Crossposted from the paying gig, but I thought some of you might want to weigh in… When I deployed to Afghanistan and Bosnia as an infantryman, in dealing with different cultures my guiding star was to remember that I was acting as a sort of Ambassador for my country. As such, I had to show […]
The Washington Times reports that the rules of engagement for the drone war have been expanded from “ensure” civilians are not in a kill zone to “avoid” targeting civilians. I guess it’s because the lawyers are an integral part of combat these days. In addition, instructions now tell commanders that collateral damage “must not be […]
The Associated Press reports that Hassan al-Laqis, reportedly a founding member of the terrorist organization Hezbollah, was shot and killed outside his home in Lebanon this morning. Of course, hezbollah blames the Israelis, but they deny it; A Lebanese security official and the official close to Hezbollah said assailants shot al-Laqis with a pistol equipped […]
(MIAMI) — A South Florida attorney has been convicted for his role in an $800 million insurance fraud scheme involving investments in death benefits. A jury on Wednesday convicted 64-year-old Anthony Livoti Jr. of money laundering and fraud conspiracy in the Mutual Benefits Corp. Show More Summary
Any faith I had in the justice system in this country is quickly dissipating. Aside from the events surrounding our own situation in the Montgomery County, Maryland prosecutor’s office, today we read how the President’s uncle, who was ordered out of the country twenty-one years by an immigration court, had his day in court yesterday […]
The folks at the NRA send us their latest commentary from former Navy SEAL Dom Raso who talks about veterans losing their Second Amendment rights; When a vet is eligible for disability compensation or other benefits, they go through an evaluation process. The way it’s set up right now, if the vet has someone else […]
TSO sent us a link from WebProNews which reports that government forces have parachuted into Guam. An entire brigade, by the looks of it; It was an odd site in Guam on Sunday, as two thousand mice floated down from the sky on tiny cardboard and tissue paper parachutes. Why were mice flying through the […]
(TAMPA, Fla.) — The Florida family of a woman slain during the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard is the first to file a lawsuit against the government and defense contractors, alleging that officials ignored red flags about the killer’s deteriorating mental health. Show More Summary
Mandy sends us a link to the UK’s Daily Mail with the story of millionaire ne’er-do-well Dan Bilzerian, who claims that he went 99% of the way though BUD/S until he called someone a bad word and they booted him from the course; The gun-rights advocate then joined the military and made it 99 per […]
(ASHTABULA, Ohio) — An Ohio county judge’s wife of 45 years has been charged with poisoning him with antifreeze. Carla Hague is the wife of Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO’-luh) County Common Pleas Juvenile-Probate Judge Charles Hague. According to Municipal Court records, she was charged Monday with felonious assault. Show More Summary
The good folks at ABC News are doing their best to remind folks that there is still war in Afghanistan, that American sons and daughters are still doing their best to have a successful outcome there. They sent us a link to an article written by James Gordon Meeks entitled “GIs Survive Hidden Bombs With […]