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Surrendi Surrenders

The wife of Robert Mason, the author of the book about the Vietnam War “Chickenhawk“, sends us the news that Dennis Surrendi, the Canadian phony who lifted Mr. Mason’s book and life and put it all under Surrendi’s name in his own book “Set Me Free” has conceded that he lied and admits that he […]

Harf contradicts Carter’s assessment of Iraqi Army

Chief Tango sends us a link to the Daily Caller which reports that Marie Harf, that tactical genius from the State Department, disputes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s bleak assessment of the Iraq Army – that they have no will to fight. Appearing on “The Situation Room” with host Wolf Blitzer, Harf argued that Iraqi forces […]

Pilots complain about rules of engagement against ISIS

Fox News reports that some pilots are complaining to them that the rules of engagement (ROE) under which they operate in the skies over Iraq and Syria are way too restrictive, sometimes taking as much as an hour to clearance to pull the trigger. This is not my shocked face; A former U.S. Air Force […]

Army trains for “next war”

The Kansas City Star reports that the Army, the 1st Division specifically, at Fort Riley, has begun training for the next war by getting back to the business of fighting traditional enemies like the Russians or the North Koreans. “You hope it wouldn’t be World War III, but you have to prepare for the worst,” […]

Daniel Lee Marshall Jr. sentenced

Daniel Lee Marshall Jr., the fake Ranger who had insinuated himself into the Marcus Luttrell family circle while the SEAL was missing in Afghanistan, was sentenced last week to sixteen months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm according to the Houston Chronicle; In 2005, when Luttrell was the sole […]

Carter Says US Flights, Sea Missions in Pacific Will Go On

Defense Secretary Ash Carter strongly defended America's right to fly over artificial islands that Beijing is building in the South China Sea, but gave few hints about what the United States was willing to do to halt the construction effort.

Kirjath Toney; still lying

Marine_7002 sends us a link to Kirjath Toney’s latest trip to Arlington Cemetery to strut around in his clown suit and show off the shiny things that he didn’t earn; He’s with a group of Odd Fellows who claim to be a patriotic organization, but they circled the wagons around this phony old turd last […]

Thursday morning feel good stories

Our first story this morning happened in Nevada where, I guess, they try to make people dance like in the old Three Stooges cowboy scenes; D’Vontae D’Shawn Richard, 22, approached Kinard because he believed [Kirsten] Kinard had stolen the gold chain from him about two weeks earlier. Richard tried to snatch the necklace from Kinard’s […]

Litany of problems keep Iraqi army weak

Iraq’s leadership was indignant after US accusations that its forces lack the will to fight but assessments of the army’s ability suggest the rank-and-file have reasons to shy from battle. Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Sunday, a week after the […]

Russia and West hold war games over Arctic

Russia was conducting huge and unexpected war games on Tuesday, coinciding with a NATO drill in the Arctic at a time of heightened tensions in the region. The snap check launched on the orders of President Vladimir Putin involved up...

US Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, Soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders. Using line-of-sight communications waveforms that are not dependent on satellites, mid-tier networking […]

US affirms ‘ironclad’ promise to defend Philippines

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington’s pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains “ironclad” and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii […]

Virginia-Class Submarine John Warner (SSN 785) Successfully Completes Initial Sea Trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that the newest Virginia-class submarine, John Warner (SSN 785), successfully completed its initial sea trials on Saturday. Sea trials are aggressive operational tests that demonstrate the submarine’s capabilities at sea. John Warner, the first […]

Rheinmetall Teams with Polish Partner to Develop New Wheeled Armored Vehicle

Rheinmetall is set to play an important role in developing a new wheeled armored vehicle for the Polish armed forces. Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) has just signed a cooperation agreement with Polish defence contractor Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA […]

MTU Engines for British Army’s Scout SV Armored Fighting Vehicle

Rolls-Royce has received an order from General Dynamics European Land Systems for the delivery of 589 MTU Series 199 diesel engines for use in the new SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) for the British Army. The contract value is approximately €80m […]

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