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Graham: Taliban Detainees Have Communicated With Haqqani

The U.S. Republican senator and frequent Mideast traveler said Thursday that the Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been in touch with members of the al-Qaida linked Haqqani network, yet all five still are being monitored in Qatar.

The P-8 Poseidon and Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare

Late last month, the CIMSEC NextWar blog carried an excellent post by LT Michael Glynn, a Naval Aviator from the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance community, on the potential utility of introducing a long-range anti-ship missile capability in the new P-8 Poseidon. Show More Summary

Dave Workman On Smart Guns Another company, Triggersmart, uses a radio ID tag that can be embedded in a ring. But a poll done for the symposium reveals only 40 percent of current gun owners would switch to a smart gun — and 62 percent of gun owners reject any mandatory requirement to have them. Dave Workman is a […]

Dean Weingarten On SBRs

Ammoland: The National Firearms act regulation of short barreled rifles and shotguns from 1934 should be eliminated.   It made little sense when the primary purpose for the regulation was thwarted when it passed, it has become increasingly irrelevant, and it makes no sense at all after the Heller and McDonald decisions. The reason for […]

Revolver Chicken Wing Test

If you’re like me, you admire the fine, beautiful machinery in a revolver.  They beat plastic guns without mercy.  I love me a nice wheel gun.  But if you aren’t a revolver aficionado, there are things you need to know.  This is the very first one.  Watch.  Learn.

Notes From HPS

David Codrea: Further reading confirms copies of the judgment were served to Attorney General Eric Holder, as well as to the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility and the Office of Inspector General. Leaving the door open for further action, the opinion noted pending a final response from DOJ, “the court will reserve the question whether […]

After Treason Comment, Senator Asks AF Chief about 'Reverse' Probe

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh faced tough questioning in the Senate over whether the service is investigating airmen who have spoken to Congress about the planned retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt.

Texas Politicians Renege On Promise Of Open Carry Legislation

We just discussed how at least one of the proposed pieces of legislation in Texas is licensed open carry.  A deal may very well have been struck well before the session concerning what the Governor expected to come to his desk.  This isn’t the only open carry bill in Texas, and so the show isn’t […]

Notes From HPS

David Codrea: “The bill is taken almost word for word from The Kelly Report, a multi-authored, gun control perpetual wish list released last year from Kelly’s office,” Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership reported Tuesday. “Authors of the Kelly Report include such veteran gun control advocates as Harvard’s David Hemenway, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, The Brady […]

Report: Changes May Hit Military Basic, Special and Retirement Pays

The commission's report is likely to set off a massive political fight over the future of military compensation. DoD is bracing for backlash, with a special team of high-level officials ready to review the recommendations and provide feedback to the White House.

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