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Shakespeare, Updated

3 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Lawfare: an experience in which an untrained, inexperienced attorney takes effective command and control of battle management away from men and women who’ve been doing combat for years. My experience with lawfare began with having my own personal lawyer assigned to me began in 1997, during my second rotation to Bosnia. Show More Summary

The Hickenlooper Blues

David Codrea: A blues music video lampooning Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper made its debut Sunday evening on Salem Radio Network’s nationally syndicated “Armed American Radio” program with host Mark Walters. “Hickenlooper Blues,”...Show More Summary

As Goes Camp Leatherneck…

3 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

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U.S. to quarantine troops returning from Liberia

US Army to quarantine troops returning from deployments to Liberia: — ABC News (@ABC) October 27, 2014

Amature Hour

3 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Michael Hirsh 0ver Politico has a great article on Obama’s National Security Team and their amateurish approach to national security.  A couple of quotes stand out: Despite an NSC staff that’s grown from 50 under George H.W. Bush toShow More Summary

This Scaled-Down Armored Truck Could Be the Next Humvee

The DoD is looking for a new Humvee, and Oshkosh has got a potential replacement. The post This Scaled-Down Armored Truck Could Be the Next Humvee appeared first on WIRED.

Tabasco Sauce Saves Lives!

My headline is no joke; although when I first read the actual headline “Tabasco sauce used to train Ebola health care workers” all kinds of strange thoughts ran thru my head. The opening paragraph clears the matter up some. “It may sound strange, but Tabasco hot sauce is proving to be a successful training aid […]

Looks Like the Joint Chiefs Still “Get It”

Well, I wonder how this will go over with       our wannabe Imperial Regime’s       the current Administration’s officials? Joint Chiefs call for quarantine of troops returning from Ebola zone The decision, of course will be up to the SECDEF.  He hasn’t made a decision yet. For the record, I think the Joint Chiefs got this […]

Politico asks if Obama crowd is “Team of Bumblers”

Michael Hirsch at Politico asks if the Obama Administration is a “Team of Bumblers?” Specifically, Hirsch is wondering if Susan Rice and Chuck Hagel are having trouble communicating between the White House and the Pentagon in the opening days of the White House’s response to the ISIS crisis. His examination of the administration is too […]

Elections in Brasil, Indonesia: Little Change Ahead For Defense?

Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo introduced [WSJ] what appears to be a business-friendly cabinet on balance, though political patronage remains [Sidney Morning Herald] part of the equation. Former army Chief of Staff Ryamizard Ryacudu is the new defense minister. Dilma Rousseff was reelected [BBC] as Brazil’s president with 51.6% of the vote, despite a lackluster […]

The return of James Michael Waldby

Last night, we got a message on Facebook that this fellow, James Michael Waldby surfaced in Meridian, Mississippi at their VFW post. His story was that he had been kicked off the train because of his “service dog” and could they please give him some money because he has an appointment at the VA in […]

Carpenter jumps, Army wins at USMC Marathon

According to Stars & Stripes, Marine Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter opened the festivities for the 39th Annual US Marine Corps Marathon yesterday with a parachute jump to the starting line, despite the injuries he suffered when he pounced on a grenade to save his Marine brothers in 2011. After the jump, Kyle went […]

Navy Falls Behind on Maintenance, Deployments

The Navy's recent decision to swap two scheduled aircraft carrier deployments revealed a problem: Its aging fleet of warships has been overtasked and under-cared for, leading to a growing maintenance backlog that threatens its ability to respond to future threats.

Chuck Hagel’s big idea

Wayne sends us a link to Defense News in which they report that Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, had a big idea the other day – he could save the Army if they started a program for coastal defenses. In a speech to a military and industry audience that mostly shied away from program specifics, […]

So, Just How Cool Has It Been This Year?

If you were thinking it’s been a cooler-than-normal year in the USA – generally speaking you’d be right. But you might not realize just how much cooler than normal it’s been this year. This chart puts things in perspective.   Yes, you’re reading that correctly. That chart’s saying this year has been generally the coolest […]

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