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  • Missiles fired at US warship near Yemen, says US admiral

    10/15/2016 6:29:31 PM PDT · by traumer · 74 replies
    Multiple missiles have been fired at a US warship in the Red Sea - but there are no casualties, a US admiral says. More to follow...
  • American Excellence (Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper) 1906-1992

    09/24/2016 5:12:28 PM PDT · by ak267 · 21 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 9-12-2016 | wikipedia
    Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992), née Grace Brewster Murray, was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral.[1] She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944,[2] invented the first compiler for a computer programming language,[3][4][5][6][7] and was one of those who popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first high-level programming languages. Owing to her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace".[8][9] The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class guided-missile...
  • Admiral punished suspected whistleblowers, is still poised for promotion

    10/21/2015 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 21, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy is poised to promote the admiral in charge of its elite SEAL teams and other commando units even though Pentagon investigators determined that he illegally retaliated against staff members whom he mistakenly suspected were whistleblowers. Rear Adm. Brian Losey was investigated five times by the Defense Department's inspector general after subordinates complained that he had wrongly fired, demoted or punished them during a vengeful but fruitless hunt for the person who had anonymously reported him for a minor travel-policy infraction, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. After conducting separate, years-long investigations that involved more than 100...
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • Admiral reprimanded for drunken, naked escapade at Florida hotel

    12/07/2015 6:26:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 98 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 12/7/15 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy announced Monday that it has reprimanded a two-star admiral for getting drunk and wandering naked around a Florida beachfront hotel while attending a conference with defense contractors. Rear Adm. David F. Baucom, the director of strategy and policy at the U.S. Transportation Command, became so intoxicated at an upscale beachfront resort in April that he struck his head on a barstool, wet his pants and needed an escort back to his room, according to an investigative report by the Naval Inspector General. A few hours later, still in a haze, Baucom re-emerged from his room without any clothes...
  • Adm.James Lyons Center for Security Policy Defeat Jihad Summit4

    08/28/2015 8:42:46 PM PDT · by Baynative · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 11, 2015 | Kenneth Sikorski
    ”Islam is Islam, there are no modifiers in it, it’s a political movement masquerading as a religion.” Filmed at the Center for Security Policy 11.2.2015
  • PDF DOWNLOAD --> Admiral Isoroku Yamamato, A Case for the Value of Professional Reading

    01/13/2015 6:39:39 PM PST · by wizkid · 44 replies
    The Canadian Air Force Journal ^ | Summer 2008 | Major Gerry Madigan, CD1, MA (Retired)
    Sometimes better articles on the net are in PDF download formats. This is one of them from the Canadian Air Force Journal. Here is the link if you want to inspect it first before trying: It is 815 kilobytes so it is not enormous in size. For any student of military history, the Admiral is a fascinating character. One who showed brilliance at Peal Harbor and a certain ineptitude at Midway. It is hard to find detailed information on the internet about this man. Most articles are simply rehashes of the same set of summarized information. Part of the...
  • Obama Told Military Leaders: Accept Gays In Military Or Step Down, Admiral Says

    03/31/2014 5:41:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies ^ | 3/31/14 | Ellie Hall
    In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, or resign. In a video obtained by BuzzFeed via a Freedom of Information Act request, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp revealed that Obama was unwilling to compromise with service leaders over DADT during a meeting in 2010. “We were called into the Oval Office and President Obama looked all five service chiefs in the eye and said, ‘This is what I want to do.’ I cannot divulge...
  • President Obama nominates the first ever female 4-star Navy admiral (Michelle Howard)

    12/15/2013 10:41:23 AM PST · by EveningStar · 108 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 13, 2013 | Alexandra Klausner
    The United States named a new Full Admiral in Washington, D.C. Friday--and it's an African American woman. She's will be the first ever female in Naval history to win a fourth star assuming the Senate approves President Obama's nomination. The Navy announced her nomination in an official release. Vice admiral Michelle Howard,53, is currently the deputy chief of naval operations, plans, and strategy.She will serve as the Navy's second ranking officer, vice chief of naval operations, just a single step below the Navy's top officer, the chief of naval operations.
  • 3-star Navy admiral fired as No. 2 commander of US nuclear forces; decision approved by Obama

    10/09/2013 2:18:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/9/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON — 3-star Navy admiral fired as No. 2 commander of US nuclear forces;
  • Mexico's navy vice admiral killed in ambush

    07/29/2013 3:27:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen ambushed and killed one of Mexico's highest ranking navy officials and the officer escorting him Sunday in the rough western state of Michoacan, authorities said. Two other people were injured in the shooting in an area where a fight between rival drug cartels has caused a new outburst of violence. The state prosecutors' office said the attack on Vice Adm. Carlos Miguel Salazar happened on a dirt road near the town of Churintzio. The motive was unclear, but Salazar is the top navy commander in the neighboring Pacific coastal state of Jalisco. Attacks by Mexican...
  • Rear Admiral Lee Addresses Restrictive Regulations on Religious Liberty

    06/09/2013 11:58:20 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 7,2013 | Youtube
    Speech at Family Research Council, Washington D.C. Admiral Says "I am not backing down"
  • Panetta orders Pentagon investigation of legal, ethical issues among military leaders

    11/15/2012 7:56:28 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    BANGKOK — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has ordered the Pentagon to find out why so many generals and admirals have become embroiled in legal and ethical problems, a trend exacerbated by recent investigations of two of the military’s best-known commanders. The Pentagon disclosed Panetta’s directive on Thursday after he arrived in Thailand as part of a visit to Asia. But aides insisted that he had been considering the review for some time and that it was not prompted by revelations that the FBI has been investigating former CIA director David H. Petraeus, a retired Army general, and Marine Gen....
  • U.S. admiral: Global-warming threat dwarfs N. Korea (Yep, he said it)

    04/10/2013 6:57:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 4/09/13
    WASHINGTON – The military officer charged with monitoring North Korea at a time when the rogue nation is threatening to unleash missile attacks worldwide has used a Senate hearing to double down on his claim that it is global warming that is the real danger. Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear III originally caused a stir just weeks ago when in a speech to scholars at Harvard and Tufts universities in Cambridge, Mass., he said the climate change factor should be the focus of American concern. At today’s hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee he defended his assessment that global warming...
  • SOS at CPAC: "Where's Admiral Gaouette?" and the "Benghazi CBA"

    03/17/2013 12:09:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    INN ^ | 3//16/13 | Mark Langfan, at CPAC
    "SOS" is a naval emergency distress call meaning "Save our Ship", but at the CPAC, (Conservative Political Action Committee) convention, "SOS" stands for, a new organization of former US Special Ops officers who are issuing distress calls about urgent high-profile questions, and critical unanswered mysteries about the 2012 Obama Benghazi debacle. CAPT Larry Bailey, USN (Ret.), a former senior SEAL commander and co-founder of Special Operation Speaks, demands to know, "Where the heck is Admiral Gaouette?" ADM Gaouette was the commander of the USS Stennis Carrier Strike Group on station in the Persian Gulf area who was mysteriously summarily...
  • Chief of US Pacific forces calls climate biggest worry (Admiral Locklear)

    03/11/2013 5:31:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3-9-13 | Bryan Bender
    America’s top military officer in charge of monitoring hostile actions by North Korea, escalating tensions between China and Japan, and a spike in computer attacks traced to China provides an unexpected answer when asked what is the biggest long-term security threat in the Pacific region: climate change. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, in an interview at a Cambridge hotel Friday after he met with scholars at Harvard and Tufts universities, said significant upheaval related to the warming planet “is probably the most likely thing that is going to happen . . . that will cripple the security environment, probably...
  • Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group

    10/27/2012 10:21:29 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 7 replies
    Stars And Stripes ^ | October 27, 2012 | Robert Burns
    WASHINGTON -- The Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment. Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette is being sent back to the USS John C. Stennis' home port at Bremerton, Wash., in what the Navy called a temporary reassignment. The Navy said he is not formally relieved of his command of the Stennis strike group but will be replaced by Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, who will assume command until the investigation is completed. It...
  • Obama Administration Replaces Top Generals Following Benghazi Disaster

    10/27/2012 10:10:10 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 103 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | October 27, 2012 | jim hoft
    The latest rumor making the rounds is that Barack Obama replaced General Carter Ham at Africom after the general made a move to help the US security officials at the Benghazi consulate and annex. Ham was replaced by Gen. David Rodriquez on October 18. Tiger Droppings reported: The information I heard today was that General [Carter] Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready. General Ham then...
  • Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group

    10/27/2012 9:23:25 PM PDT · by Rabin · 58 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Published: October 27, 2012 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON -- The Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment.
  • The Navy Didn't Relieve An Admiral Because Of Benghazi

    10/27/2012 1:57:24 PM PDT · by djone · 20 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | October 27, 2012 | DrewM.
    The Stennis Carrier group is in the Persian Gulf area, which is the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility. It's nowhere near Libya, which is in the 6th Fleet AoR. Most importantly is this little tidbit in the story. The Stennis group deployed from Bremerton in late August and had entered the Navy 5th Fleet's area of operations in the Middle East on Oct. 17 after sailing across the Pacific. I don't know exactly where Stennis was on SEPTEMBER 11th but it was nowhere near Libya.
  • Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group

    10/27/2012 10:59:10 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 95 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Robert Burns, AP
    The Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment. Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette is being sent back to the USS John C. Stennis' home port at Bremerton, Wash., in what the Navy called a temporary reassignment. The Navy said he is not formally relieved of his command of the Stennis strike group but will be replaced by Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, who will assume command until the investigation is completed. It is highly...
  • Panetta Nominates Notorious Navy Captain For Admiral: Intentionally Shot Down Friendly RF-4C in 1987

    02/22/2012 5:33:57 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 79 replies · 1+ views ^ | Wed, Feb 22, 2012 | Aero-news
    The world of military aviation is an environment intolerant of screw-ups. You might think the career of a US Navy junior lieutenant who intentionally shot a live missile at an Air Force F-4 during a training exercise, nearly killing two airmen, would have been over. Instead, the Obama administration has nominated him for promotion to Admiral. The Washington Times reports that among the list of nominees submitted to the Senate by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (pictured) is navy Reserve Captain Timothy W. Dorsey who, on September 22, 1987, was taking part in a non-fire flight exercise over the Mediterranean in...
  • Admiral: U.S. studying Libyan rebels -- after going to war on their behalf

    03/29/2011 9:15:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/29/11 | Byron York
    Admiral James Stavridis, commander of NATO and overall chief of U.S. and coalition forces in the Libyan war, says American intelligence agents are "examining very closely" the rebel forces for whom U.S. forces have gone to war. So far, Stavridis says, the U.S. has discovered "flickers" of the presence of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, although Stavridis calls the opposition leadership "responsible."
  • US military speeding help to Mexico: admiral (chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)

    03/07/2009 8:35:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,262+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/7/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States is working to rush assistance to Mexico as it fights violent drug cartels, including equipment to help authorities track the narcotics mafia, according to the top US military officer. "We're all working very hard to move the capabilities that are desirable to Mexico as quickly as we can," Admiral Mike Mullen told reporters by phone from his aircraft after holding talks in Mexico. During his meetings with the country's military leadership, Mullen said he discussed how Washington could help in the battle against the powerful cartels, citing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) as a...
  • The British Navy

    12/08/2007 9:44:22 PM PST · by Dawnsblood · 3 replies · 117+ views
    Neptunius Lex ^ | 2007? | Do not know
    The British are building 2 carriers. Video at link. Humor
  • Admiral: Bureaucracy hampers terror war

    06/12/2007 4:46:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/12/07 | Richard Lardner and Anne Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON - Two years after the nation's commando forces were given broad authority to attack terrorist networks, the elite units remain hampered by uncertainty over coordination, says the admiral chosen to head the U.S. Special Operations Command. Navy Vice Adm. Eric Olson said that while the command has the lead for "synchronizing" the Bush administration's global war on terror, enforcement of that expanded jurisdiction has been difficult. The command's "ability to drive behavior within (the Defense Department) is limited due to unclear definition of authorities," Olson said in a written response to a question from the Senate Armed Services Committee....
  • Jim Morrison's Dad Breaks Silence

    11/13/2006 4:50:46 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 72 replies · 23,626+ views
    ROCK 103 Memphis ^ | November 9, 2006 | AP
    "The fact that he's dead is unfortunate but looking back on his life it's a very pleasant thought."The father of late The Doors singer Jim Morrison has branded the death of his estranged son "unfortunate," despite the rocker often singing about his family's imagined demise. George Morrison, a retired Navy admiral, insists memories of his rocker son are "pleasant" - even though he once joked his parents were dead and used Oedipal rant "The End" to imagine killing his dad and sleeping with his mother. However, in a new memoir of the band, George remains positive about his child. Contributing...
  • Immigrant made first Muslim Admiral

    08/31/2006 12:11:29 PM PDT · by Axlrose · 23 replies · 712+ views
    A PAKISTAN-born Muslim has become the Royal Navy’s first non-white admiral. Amjad Hussain, 47, was this week promoted to Rear-Admiral, from Commodore, to become the highest-ranking minority ethnic officer within the three armed forces. Rear-Admiral Hussain, who lives in Hertfordshire with his wife, Wendy, said that he was proud to be part of an organisation that was “more interested in what you do rather than where you come from”. The father of three arrived in Britain with his mother in 1962 to join his father, who was working as a railway signalman. After joining the Royal Navy in 1977 Rear-Admiral...
  • Convergence of National Power Required to Win War, Admiral Says

    06/07/2006 6:05:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 304+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, June 7, 2006 – It is not enough to win tactical engagements in the war against terror -- the United States and its allies must win the peace, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the National Defense University's 2006 graduating class today. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (left), congratulates a student at the National Defense University's graduation ceremony, June 7. Photo by Steven Donald Smith  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Cultivating international partnerships and facilitating strong cooperation throughout the U.S. government to maximize all of...
  • Admiral Cites Complexity in Horn of Africa Mission

    04/24/2006 5:57:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 216+ views
    DJIBOUTI, April 24, 2006 – The complexity of operations in the Horn of Africa boggles the mind. A person may be tempted to throw his hands up and decide that conditions are too dire, the people are too many, the politics are too tangled to make any changes in the region. But that person would be wrong, said Navy Rear Adm. Richard Hunt, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. Hunt leads a small command dedicated to improving lives in the region so the people do not embrace extremist ideologies or shelter terrorists. The command includes Djibouti -...
  • Pakistani Admiral Takes Command of Regional Maritime Task Force

    04/24/2006 4:52:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 268+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jim Garamone and Petty Officer 2nd Class Carolla Bennett
    MINA SALMAN, Bahrain, April 24, 2006 – Pakistan today became the first regional country to command a combined task force in the Middle East in the war on terror. Pakistani Rear Adm. Shahid Iqbal received command from Dutch Commodore Hank Ort during a ceremony aboard the HNLMS De Zeven Provicien in the harbor here. Iqbal will command the force for the next six months. American, French, German, British, Dutch, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and Portuguese ships have participated in the force. Japan has provided logistical support to the effort. "I, my team, and the Pakistan navy, feel...
  • New Commander Takes Charge of Task Force Guantanamo

    03/31/2006 5:29:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 168+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, March 31, 2006 – A Navy admiral assumed command today of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, the force responsible for detainee operations and intelligence gathering here. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Febles, Joint Task Force Guantanamo command sergeant major, passes the task force colors to Army Maj. Gen. Jay Hood, outgoing commander, during the Joint Task Force Guantanamo change of command ceremony at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, March 31. Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris took command of the task force. Photo by Sgt. Sara Wood, USA   Navy Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris assumed command from...
  • Admiral axed after launching sex probe

    12/09/2005 5:08:02 AM PST · by billorites · 19 replies · 787+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 9, 2005 | Dave Wedge and Marie Szaniszlo
    Massachusetts Maritime Academy president Admiral Richard Gurnon was fired by the state-run college after launching a probe into an alleged sex-for-cash scandal in which four young cadets claimed they were propositioned, the Herald has learned. Gurnon, who was named president of the prestigious Buzzards Bay academy in June, retrieved a school-owned computer Nov. 30 from a prominent student who allegedly was trying to lure cadets into making Internet porn for money. Gurnon, a strict disciplinarian nicknamed “The Dean of Mean” on campus, was notified the next day that the board of trustees was moving to fire him, several sources said....
  • MLB's attorneys sue David Robinson's nonprofit Academy

    10/01/2005 6:21:51 AM PDT · by Now_is_The_Time · 14 replies · 865+ views
    Ben Maller ^ | 9/23/2005 | Ben Maller
    In San Antonio, David Robinson's legacy extends beyond the basketball court, a few blocks beyond the Alamodome, to 217 Robinson Place. That's the address for the Carver Academy, the nonprofit elementary school founded by Robinson so underprivileged children in his adopted hometown could enjoy a first-class education. Robinson, the retired NBA superstar, named the private school in honor of George Washington Carver, the noted educator, inventor and scientist. "That's the kind of wonder I want to inspire in the kids," Robinson said. The Carver Academy opened in 2001, enrollment has doubled since then, and an endowment campaign is underway. But...
  • Going Dangerously Astray

    09/20/2005 9:32:51 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 11 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | September 20, 2005 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    This month, Russia lost two jet fighters during military exercises that simulated a major war with NATO. A naval task force was deployed in the North Atlantic on a mission to intercept and destroy U.S. reinforcements heading to the European theater of war. During exercises on Sept. 5, a Su-33 jet fighter fell off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov during landing and sank. The pilot ejected and was rescued. Then on Thursday, seven Air Force jet fighters were sent from the St. Petersburg area to fly over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea to Kaliningrad....
  • Letter from the Chief of Naval Operations

    09/15/2005 5:35:25 AM PDT · by VirginiaMil · 9 replies · 751+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 15, 2005 | Admiral Michael G. Mullen
    Admirals, I made a day trip to the Gulf Coast this weekend to visit with and thank our Sailors for the extraordinary work they are doing in the recovery and relief effort. I spent time at the Seabee base in Gulfport, NSA New Orleans and NAS/JRB New Orleans, as well as aboard HARRY S TRUMAN, BATAAN, TORTUGA and IWO JIMA. It was at once both a grim and an incredibly uplifting experience. Some of my impressions:
  • Embattled Brown Taken Off Katrina Duty

    09/09/2005 1:00:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 702+ views | AP ^ | 9/9/05 | Lara Jakes Jordan
    Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown, the principal target of harsh criticism of the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina, was relieved of his onsite command Friday. He will be replaced by Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad W. Allen, who was overseeing New Orleans relief, recovery and rescue efforts, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced. Earlier, Brown confirmed the switch. Asked if he was being made a scapegoat for a federal relief effort that has drawn widespread and sharp criticism, Brown told The Associated Press after a long pause: "By the press, yes. By the president, no." "Michael Brown...
  • U.S. military response to Katrina both timely and proportionate

    09/07/2005 7:59:42 AM PDT · by Sailor6468 · 13 replies · 971+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 7, 2005 | Commander Mark Divine
    With all the finger pointing going on over the "disastrous" disaster relief efforts on the part of the federal government, I thought it would be informative to share an exchange between a well-intentioned sideliner who is critical of the response time of the military to relief efforts in New Orleans, and a U.S. Naval officer.
  • Ethics in the war against terrorism

    07/15/2005 9:06:28 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 4 replies · 799+ views
    WORLD DEFENSE REVIEW ^ | July 15, 2005 | Richard Marcinko
    By Richard "Rogue Warrior" Marcinko Special to WORLD DEFENSE REVIEW This is either the most opportune – or the worst – time for me to express my personal views on "ethics" within the framework of the "War on Terrorism." As most of you know, the SEAL community has just suffered its worst loss of teammates, warriors, lovers and family members since World War II. Although nothing unethical occurred during the operation in Afghanistan that cost a total of 19 special operations warriors (11 SEALS and 8 U.S. Army personnel) that I'm aware of today; it never-the-less is a dramatic loss....
  • US admiral uses French WWII ceremony to stress war on terror

    08/14/2004 9:30:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 541+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/04 | AFP
    DRAGUIGNAN, France (AFP) - A top US admiral speaking at a ceremony in southern France paying homage to World War II US troops used the occasion to draw parallels with US President George W. Bush (news - web sites)'s worldwide war on terror. "Today we are fighting a war against an enemy that respects no borders, has no civilised norms of behaviour in sparing innocent lives and who does not share our sincerest vision and deeds of goodwill to all peoples," Admiral Gregory Johnson said. The senior officer, who is the NATO (news - web sites) commander for southern Europe...
  • John Kerry: Vietnam's answer to Audie Murphy?

    03/03/2004 1:46:10 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 30 replies · 384+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | March 3, 2004 | Thomas Lipscomb
    A Little Sunshine for Winter Soldier, John Kerry By Thomas Lipscomb February 28, 2004 -- Presidential candidate John Kerry recently wrote a letter to President Bush complaining that “you and your campaign have initiated a widespread attack on my service in Vietnam, my decision to speak out to end that war” and warning "I will not sit back and allow my patriotism to be challenged." In the absence of any evidence from Kerry of an attack from the Bush campaign, Kerry seems to have originated his own doctrine of “preemption.” How valid are his concerns? (Photo links to its source,...
  • US admiral hunting big cats (Australian catamarans for US forces)

    09/09/2003 1:24:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies · 393+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 10 2003 | Michael Bachelard
    THE commander of the US Pacific fleet will drop into Tasmanian shipbuilding yard Incat over the weekend to cast an acquisitive eye over its $78 million catamarans. Admiral Walter F. Doran will visit the struggling shipbuilding yard in Hobart to see how it makes the vessels that have excited him and other US armed force leaders during sea trials. Admiral Doran took a high-speed ride on the Incat-built military HSV (high-speed vessel) Joint Venture during operations off the Californian port of San Diego last year. "I'm very interested," Admiral Doran said yesterday. "You're going at 35, 36, 37 knots ......

    03/26/2003 5:18:30 PM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 248+ views
    Larry Elder show ^ | 3-26-03 | Doug from Upland
    Larry Elder has a great guest on his drive home show on KABC 790 in Los Angeles. (NOW on the Internet -- Vice Admiral Michael Colaris(Ret) was brilliant. I only heard part of it because I was out running errands, but the most notable comment was when Larry asked him about the U.N. The admiral took a little breath and said -- "Make it a multiplex. They are going to have some good film to show from this." He also said that we will shape the battlefield. We are not going to risk major losses in hand to hand...
  • Man charged with impersonating NSA official

    07/13/2002 3:05:36 AM PDT · by corsair · 4 replies · 553+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 12, 2002 | Matt Campbell
    Posted on Fri, Jul. 12, 2002 Man charged with impersonating NSA official By MATT CAMPBELL The Kansas City Star An Independence man -- already accused of impersonating a naval officer and a Medal of Honor recipient -- on Thursday faced a more serious charge of impersonating a National Security Agency official. A felony count of possessing a fraudulent National Security Agency identification card was added to two misdemeanor charges pending in federal court against Ralph Ervin Crowder. Crowder wore an orange jail outfit Thursday when making his initial appearance before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer in Kansas City....