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  • Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial ["Traditional Islamic Procedures" Observed]

    11/21/2012 9:25:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 21, 2012
    Internal Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial November 21, 2012 WASHINGTON – Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Usama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the Al Qaeda leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department. Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team...
  • BENGHAZI: A READER ASSESSES THE EVIDENCE (My work again)

    10/27/2012 1:53:09 PM PDT · by barryobi · 74 replies
    powerlineblog ^ | 10/27/2012 | barryobi
    A reader, relying on publicly available information, has reconstructed what we know and can infer about what happened in Benghazi. I haven’t tried to verify all of his facts nor do I necessarily vouch for his inferences, although in general they seem reasonable. But his analysis is, I think, a valuable contribution to our understanding, and I reproduce it here in slightly edited form:
  • 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...
  • Admiral: Carrier gap in Persian Gulf hinders war effort

    07/30/2015 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Herosmith · 28 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 30, 2015 | Travis J. Tritten and Chris Church
    WASHINGTON — A rare gap in the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf this fall could hinder military capabilities in the war against the Islamic State, the Obama administration’s nominee to lead the Navy told the Senate Thursday. Adm. John Richardson conceded the effects of a two-month gap in carrier presence — the first since 2007 — under intense questioning from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the Senate Armed Services Committee weighs whether approve the admiral’s nomination as chief of naval operations. “Without that carrier, that will be a detriment to our capability, yes, sir,” Richardson...
  • Two Navy admirals suspended amid mushrooming bribery, prostitution scandal

    11/11/2013 7:04:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/10/13 | Kristina Wong -
    The Navy has suspended two admirals in a broadening bribery scandal that already has ensnared three senior naval officials. Involving charges of prostitution and payoffs, the scandal is the U.S. military’s highest-profile case of officer misconduct this year — part of a trend that has caused deep concern among Pentagon officials. The number of substantiated cases of misconduct has increased steadily since 2008, according to statistics by the Defense Department’s inspector general. The Navy is investigating Vice Adm. Ted Branch, director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, director of intelligence operations, on accusations of “illegal and improper relations”...
  • Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

    11/12/2012 10:22:04 PM PST · by JouleZ · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    Here we go again. Obama is taking down the leadership of Americas military.(my words) According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of “potentially inappropriate” emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.
  • 160+ Generals/Admirals Take Out Full-Page Ad Urging Americans to Remove Obama from Power

    11/05/2012 4:54:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Bless these brave soldiers for standing up for our country and what it's actually all about,  regardless of threats emanating from the failing, flailing Obama Administration.  _____________________________ h/t Mitt Romney for President
  • 500 Admirals, Generals to Endorse Romney

    11/04/2012 5:07:40 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    500 Admirals, Generals to Endorse Romney Nearly 500 former military admirals and generals are poised to endorse Mitt Romney, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. The group will post a full page ad in the Washington Times on Monday. The advertisement will have the headline, “We, the undersigned, proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation’s next President and Commander-in-Chief,” followed by the names of the former military commanders. A spokesman for the group emphasized its independence from the official campaign. The Romney campaign has not sanctioned this ad buy, a spokesman said, and the members of the group are...
  • Reorientation of China’s Armed Forces: Implications for the Future Promotions of PLA Generals

    06/24/2010 5:09:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 6/24/2010 | Joseph Y. Lin
    Recent discourse concerning the Chinese People’s Liberation Army's (PLA) modernization has principally focused on technological advances and less on the human dimension of PLA force transformation. In particular, a review of these discussions revealed the absence of a publicly available database of Chinese military leaders with the rank of full general (shangjiang). Against the backdrop of the PLA’s stated intention to reorient the armed forces as part of its modernization efforts, an analysis of promotion patterns of the 118 PLA generals (1981 - 2009) may yield important insights into the foci of PLA force transformation. PLA to Build Up Navy...
  • The Rise Of The Admirals

    01/24/2010 7:11:04 AM PST · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 533+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | January 24, 2010
    The governments decades old diplomatic campaign against Taiwan, whose independence is protected by American armed forces, has escalated into dangerous territory. Diplomatic pressure, and economic threats, have forced every country on the planet, except the United States, to stop selling weapons to Taiwan. Now, the popular enthusiasm for this approach, cultivated by decades of nationalist propaganda inside China, is putting pressure on the government to make some real threats to the U.S., to halt American arms sales to Taiwan. If the U.S. continues refusing (usually) to be intimidated, this escalation of threats could lead to war. The government believes that...
  • Face of Defense: Admirals Mentor Other Female Sailors

    07/21/2009 4:50:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 416+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Lt. Nathan Christensen, USN
    MANAMA, Bahrain, July 21, 2009 – Navy Rear Adm. Carol M. Pottenger and Navy Rear Adm. Michelle Howard have plenty on their respective plates – Pottenger as commander of Naval Expeditionary Combat Command and Howard as commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 2. But that doesn’t stop the two flag officers from taking on the additional role of mentoring female sailors. Navy Rear Adm. Carol Pottenger, right, and Navy Rear Adm. Michelle Howard met with women surface warfare officers at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquarters in Manama, Bahrain, to encourage them in their careers and lives. U.S. Navy photo by...
  • Report: Admiral's affair included sex at White House

    05/10/2008 6:33:31 PM PDT · by RDTF · 69 replies · 575+ views
    cnn ^ | May 9, 2008 | not specified
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Navy admiral engaged in sexual relations in the White House in 1990 with a federal employee whom he falsely told he was a widower, according to a report released Friday by the Defense Department. In March, when the report was submitted to Pentagon officials, Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem was demoted and fired from his post as director of the Navy staff. Stufflebeem told investigators he couldn't remember the name of the woman he had an affair with. He also lied when he told investigators he did not engage in sexual relations with the woman, identified as...