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The Priorities At The Pentagon

We’ve all heard about active duty officers, currently deployed in Afghanistan, getting pink slips.  But if retaining good people isn’t a top priority for the Pentagon, it’s important to know what is. The administration of President Barack Obama has been identifying Muslims in the military in an effort to encourage their presence. Officials said the […]

Never Believe The Police

We’ve previously discussed why you should never, ever talk to the police.  Unfortunately, we must add to the list of things not to do with the police. Several Durham police officers lied about non-existent 911 calls to try to convince residents to allow them to search their homes, a tactic several lawyers say is illegal. […]

Tighter Tattoo Policy Means Smaller Recruit Pool

Uncle Sam still wants you -- just not as heavily inked. More than three months after the Army implemented a more stringent tattoo policy, recruiters say they are the ones feeling the pinch.

Is The Second Amendment About Self Defense And Hunting Or Amelioration of Tyranny?

Self defense against criminals or self defense against — criminals?  Kurt Hofmann asks the question: But as a practical matter, does that really make much difference? When you defend yourself against an assailant who happens to be a common criminal, after all, you’re defending your rights from violation, no less than if your attacker–and aspiring […]

AEI/Heritage Project for the Common Defense (USMC) Weekly Read Board

1. Marines Trade Boots and Utes for Jungle Warfare Training 2. (Audio) The Marines are Looking for a Few Good (Combat Ready) Women 3. Opinion: Deck Stacked Against Marines’ Women Experimental Task Force says woman Army Colonel 4. Iwo Jima Style Landings Relic of the Past Says Marine General 5. Show More Summary

AEI/Heritage Project for the Common Defense (Navy) Weekly Read Board

"Exercises in Hope-And Fear- in the Pacific," by Andrew Browne (Wall Street Journal, 07/01/14) "Protect the Tomahawk," by Seth Cropsey (Defense News, 07/01/14) "Building A Warship for the Video Game Generation," by Michael Peck (Foreign...Show More Summary

The ‘Only Ones’ Get Their Guns

Kurt Hofmann: Ludicrous indeed, but one wonders if a Maryland police chief would have found it so ludicrous for a non-”Only One” to be similarly disarmed. The surprising–and somewhat disappointing–aspect of this is that judging by some gun rights advocates’ Facebook posts, Ikea’s actions were more offensive than other establishments’ “gun free zone” endeavors, by […]

Army Leaders Defend Flawed Intelligence System

Army leaders have circled their wagons around the Distributed Common Ground System, known as DCGS-A, a network of crash-prone software, sensors and databases that was supposed to allow troops to process and integrate intelligence from a variety of sources.

Carrier Debate has Geographic Solution

Bryan McGrath and Robert Farely recently conducted an online debate on what constitutes an "aircraft carrier" in the early 21st century. McGrath rightly described the current big deck flattop as "a single combat system" equipped to conduct a multiplicity of activities beyond mere strike operations. Show More Summary

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