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"Historic Day: Carrier-based Drones Flies With Manned Aircraft," by Ali Rockett (Daily Press, 08/18/14) "India Commissions First In New Class of Stealthy Destroyers," by Sam LaGrone (USNI News, 08/18/14) "Listening In: The Navy Is Tracking...Show More Summary

Hungary Sells T-72 Tanks to…?

Hungarian T-72(click to view full) The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has announced that they’ve sold 58 T-72 tanks to a Czech company, Excalibur Defense Ltd., who has begun transporting them into the Czech Republic. Under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty), the Czech firm will face resale limitations, and they must […]

President to award 3 Medals of Honor September 15, 2014

TSO sends us the following press release from the White House; On September 15, 2014, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and to Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat for conspicuous gallantry. Command Sergeant Major Adkins will receive the Medal of Honor for his […]

Washington Post learns to love the Iraq War

They’re only eleven years too late, but the Washington Post editorial board has decided that we need boots on the ground in Iraq. Isn’t that nice of them? I mean, I wonder what has changed that they decided they can finally get behind the president? Earlier this year, Mr. Obama was dismissing al-Qaeda offshoots as […]

President Live at the American Legion Convention

The word is that he’s going to mention someone who we all know. Thanks to David for the link.

Darnell Pixley; polygamist phony

So this is Darnell Pixley, who thought that as long as he was fooling five women into marrying him, he might as well pretend to be in the Army, too. He was as bad a bigamist as he was a soldier though, according to WIST; The woman, whose identity has been protected by the Newberry […]

Burger King Is Moving to Canada

The Burger King corporation is apparently negotiating to acquire Canada’s Tim Horton’s doughnut shop chain.  And if it does, that could have some interesting fiscal effects. The acquisition might also result in Burger King becoming a Canadian company.  The merger may cause Burger King’s corporate headquarters to relocate to Canada – specifically, to Oakville, Ontario. […]

Pandora's Box

26 August 2014 Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek

US Defense Workforce Shrinkage, In Numbers

Politico reviewed SEC filings from major US defense contractors and found that “The number of employees at the five largest U.S. defense firms has dropped 14% from a peak in 2008 – and 10% over the past decade.” Lockheed Martin shrunk its workforce the most, in absolute (-31,000) and relative (-21%) terms. Maintenance & Readiness […]


Remember that Syrian airbase that ISIS overran the other day?  Well, it looks like they might have obtained a few useful things when they took it. What kind of useful items?  Try advanced MANPADS, for starters.  The Washington Post is reporting that a cache of MANPADS were among the items ISIS obtained when they took […]

Joel Scott “Amy J.” Kleyla; Swollen Valor phony SEAL

Someone sent us that photo last night and I put it on our Facebook page this morning, but Don Shipley wrote to tell us that he’s run into that SEAL fellow before. Yes, it’s a guy. Now he goes by the name Amy J. Kleyla but his birth name is Joel Scott Kleyla. Of course, […]

Jason Douglas Strader; grave robbing phony

Someone dropped this in our lap; a story about Jason Douglas Strader. That’s him in the picture above. If it looks like a mug shot to you, well it is; As you can see, he was a caretaker of a cemetery, Green Hills Memorial Cemetery, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and him and his wife took a […]

Syria warns that US airstrikes would be aggression

The Associated Press reports that the Syrian government warned the Obama Administration that any airstrikes against ISIS in Syria would be considered aggression by the Syrian government. Speaking in Damascus, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem appeared acutely aware of how much has changed since last August, when the U.S. was threatening to carry out punitive […]

Tuesday morning feel good story

Chief Tango sends us our feel good story again this morning. This time it’s from Texas; A housesitter keeping an eye on his neighbor’s Channelview-area home shot a suspected burglar early Monday, deputies said. Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were called to Lakeside near Pecan around 2 a.m. They said they arrived to […]

US Surveillance Planes Reportedly Fly Over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

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