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John Wayne’s Pistols Featured at Milestone’s Jan. 27 Military & Firearms Auction

To auction come 150+ antique firearms Civil War major general’s frock coat, extensive Luftwaffe pilot collection, captured Nazi standarte, John Wayne’s custom revolvers. This post John Wayne’s Pistols Featured at Milestone’s Jan. 27 Military & Firearms Auction appeared first on

Leader of Maine National Guard promoted to major general

The leader of the Maine National Guard has been promoted. Republican Gov. Paul LePage says Maine Adjutant General Douglas Farnham has been promoted from the rank of brigadier general to … Click to Continue »

Major General Ryan Gonsalves called her “sweetheart”

In November, we read that Major General Ryan Gonsalves’ promotion was being held up because he had mistreated a Congressional aide. Bobo sends us a link to Stars & Stripes which reports that the general had called the aide “sweetheart” according to an Inspector General’s report on the incident. The complaint cited accusations that Gonsalves […]

'Fight against Isil not over yet' warns British general who says some jihadists managing to escape strikes

The fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is not over, a British general has warned, saying its remaining fighters in Syria have been able to move to areas they are unable to target. Major General Felix Gedney, the deputy...Show More Summary

IS moves with 'impunity' in Syria regime-held areas: coalition

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"They seem to be moving with impunity through regime-held territory, showing that the regime is clearly either unwilling or unable to defeat Daesh within their borders," Major General Felix Gedney of the British army told journalists, using an Arabic acronym for IS. Show More Summary

Nigerian army says it repels suspected Boko Haram militant attack

3 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

Nigeria's army said it had repelled an attack on Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants on the city at the center of the conflict with the Islamist insurgency. Major General Nicholas Rogers, who heads Nigeria's military operations against Boko Haram, told Reuters that the situation in Maiduguri, in the northeast of Nigeria, was under control. Show More Summary

Russian hacker admits to breaking into DNC servers under direction of Kremlin intelligence: report

last monthNews : The Raw Story

A Russian news website is reporting that a hacker has confessed to being ordered by a major general in the FSB to hack the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential election — and it has links to audio of the testimony as proof. Fortune reports that Russian website The...

The M4: The Gun U.S. Army Loves to Go to War With

Michael Peck Security, The Army is also upgrading its existing M4s to a new M4A1 standard. The M4 still has its critics, including a retired major general, who have derided this descendant of the M16 as inadequate for modern ground forces. Show More Summary

CIA chief Pompeo says he warned Iran's Soleimani over Iraq aggression

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he sent a letter to Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Iranian leaders expressing concern regarding Iran's increasingly threatening behavior in Iraq.

LATE-STAGE SOCIALISM: New Venezuela oil boss to give military more PDVSA posts. In a surprise mov…

LATE-STAGE SOCIALISM: New Venezuela oil boss to give military more PDVSA posts. In a surprise move, unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday tapped Major General Manuel Quevedo to lead PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] and the Oil Ministry, giving the already powerful military control of the OPEC nation’s dominant industry. Besides the corruption scandals, Quevedo will have […]

Maduro taps major general to lead Venezuela's deteriorating oil industry

2 months agoNews : The Cutline

By Alexandra Ulmer and Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday tapped a National Guard major general to lead state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] and the Oil Ministry as the OPEC member labors under near 30-year lows in oil production. Show More Summary

Is Zimbabwe ready to move on without Mugabe?

Early Wednesday morning in Zimbabwe, Major General Moyo of the Zimbabwe Armed Forces announced on national television that President Robert Mugabe and his family were safe and that military would be “targeting criminals” … “that are causing social and economic suffering in the country.” Moyo took pains to clarify that this was “not a military […]

LATE-STAGE SOCIALISM: Zimbabwe’s army said it has Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody. “Their…

LATE-STAGE SOCIALISM: Zimbabwe’s army said it has Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody. “Their security is guaranteed,” Major General Sibusiso Moyo said Wednesday in an address after military forces took control of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC). “We wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover,” he added in […]

Zimbabwe military's statement after seizing power

Major General SB Moyo addresses the nation after Zimbabwe's military seizes state TV, blocks off government offices.

Israel warns Gaza militants against revenge attack

An Israeli general has warned Palestinian militants against carrying out attacks in revenge for the blowing up of a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into the Jewish state last month. Major General Yoav Mordechai, head of a defence...Show More Summary

MG Ryan Gonsalves’ promotion delayed

Bobo sends us a link to the news that Major General Ryan Gonsalves’ promotion to Lieutenant General was held up because he mistreated a Congressional staffer, according to Stars & Stripes; Gonsalves, who was considered to be in contention to serve as the next head of U.S. Army Europe, is now serving as a “special […]

Saudi plans to build a retractable roof over Mecca's Kaaba

Construction is due to begin soon and the roof will be finished by 2019, Major General Muhammad Al-Ahmadi, commander of the Grand Mosque security forces, was quoted as saying by Saudi media.

How American Generals Have Paved the Way for Permanent War in Afghanistan and Across the Globe

It's time to put these generals in context and call them what they are. It took 14 years, but now we have an answer. It was March 2003, the invasion of Iraq was underway, and Major General David Petraeus was in command of the 101st Airborne...Show More Summary

Top Syrian War General Killed in Explosion Outside City He Helped Free from ISIS

Major General Issam Zahreddine, who led his Syrian Republican Guard brigade for three years against an ISIS siege in Deir Ezzor, was reportedly killed by a landmine.

Retired major general facing court-martial on rape charges

A retired major general will face a court-martial on charges that he raped a child over a six-year period while on active duty in the 1980s. The U.S. Army said … Click to Continue »

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