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  • Air Force chaplains adjust to gays serving openly

    07/05/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 58 replies
    Standard-Examiner ^ | July 5, 2012 | David Crary (AP)
    Col. Timothy Wagoner has been an Air Force chaplain for 20 years, serving a denomination — the Southern Baptists — that rejects same-sex relationships. Yet here he was at the chapel he oversees, watching supportively as an airman and his male partner celebrated a civil union ceremony. “I wouldn’t miss it,” Wagoner said at the McGuire Air Force Base chapel, days later. “I don’t feel I’m compromising my beliefs … I’m supporting the community.” Wagoner didn’t officiate at the ceremony — he couldn’t go quite that far. But his very presence at the gathering was a marker of how things...
  • 2011 WVU Marching Band Armed Forces Salute

    11/27/2011 5:29:33 AM PST · by randita · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/6/11 | WVU Band
    What a creative and stirring tribute to our brave men and women who have served and are serving. It will bring a tear to your eye.WVU Marching Band Armed Services Salute
  • Armed Services chairman: Obama is anti-military

    09/12/2011 7:44:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/12/11 | Shaun Waterman
    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, in a harsh attack on the Obama administration Monday, accused the president of viewing American military power as a negative force in the world, and planning to “gut” defense spending through the congressional deficit-reduction committee. “It is my suspicion that the White House and congressional Democrats” designed the supercommittee process “for one purpose: to force Republicans to choose between raising taxes or gutting defense,” said California Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, the House Armed Services Committee chairman.
  • An Interview with John Bernard

    02/09/2011 9:33:05 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 1 replies
    Diana West ^ | Paul Hair
    I first learned of John Bernard through Diana West (“ROE Are Merely Symptom of ‘Hearts and Minds’”) and the Stars and Stripes blog entry, “Photo of dying Marine forces a difficult decision.” Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan murdered Mr. Bernard’s son, Lance Corporal Joshua Bernard. Media outlets ignored his wishes and the wishes of the Department of Defense by running a photograph of his son as he lay dying from his wounds. This initially outraged me but because our nation bombards us with insult after insult, my outrage has subsided and now I simply keep this action in mind as the...
  • A Euro-army is fantasy land. We need our American ally

    03/29/2008 6:17:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,522+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 29 2008 | Martin Kettle
    Like pensions and insurance, defence is one of those subjects to which too many people only pay attention when things go wrong. You might think, in the light of the past decade, that this would have changed. But you would be sadly mistaken. Even today, even after Iraq, few mainstream MPs without an immediate personal or constituency interest in the subject turn up in the Commons for defence debates. Many politicians who are thoughtful about a range of domestic issues still pass by on the other side when the conversation gravitates to the military. In this they reflect the British...
  • Miss You This Christmas

    12/24/2007 10:18:21 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 6 replies · 116+ views
    youtube ^ | 12/24/07 | bruceherwig
    God Bless Our Troops and Merry Christmas
  • [Congresswoman]Granger (R-TX) Launches Campaign to Name Ship USS Fort Worth

    05/04/2007 11:32:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 840+ views
    Office of Congresswoman Kay Granger ^ | April 28, 2006 | Pat Svacina / Caitlin Carroll
    FORT WORTH – Congresswoman Kay Granger Friday announced before a meeting of Downtown Rotary that she has launched a campaign to name one of the U.S. Navy’s new ships the USS Fort Worth in honor of the City of Fort Worth. Granger made her request in a letter to Secretary of Navy Donald Winter. The Secretary of Navy has personally selected the name of all new Navy ships since 1819 when Congress designated that responsibility to the secretary. “Fort Worth has a long history with the U.S. military as it protects America and defends freedom,” Granger said. “During the course...
  • GOP, Dems clash on 'war on terror' phrase

    04/04/2007 6:49:05 PM PDT · by AuntB · 20 replies · 581+ views
    UPI ^ | April 4, 2007 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Republicans in the U.S. Congress have protested the removal of the phrase "war on terror" from a defense budget bill. But the Democrat who heads the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has denounced their protests as a "tempest in a teapot." The Navy Times reported Tuesday that a memorandum for the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, or HASC, that was distributed last week recommended that the language in the House version of the 2008 House Defense appropriations bill ought to "avoid using colloquialisms" and should therefore eliminate the use...
  • Operation Call Home

    12/20/2006 5:10:24 AM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 1 replies · 172+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/20/06 | Austin Bay
    In Iraq and Afghanistan, there are no holidays. Every day is a duty day. Military service always entails self-sacrifice, ranging from the loss of holidays to the rugged test of a year-long deployment away from family, to the greatest of all, one's life. Self-sacrifice is precisely why America's uniformed military personnel, their families and veterans merit special respect. I am frequently asked the question, "What can we as individual Americans do for our troops, particularly those serving overseas?" I have two answers and a recommendation. The two answers are to pray for them and to say, "Thank you," when you...
  • TRUE STORY: PATRIOTISM IS NOT DEAD *KLEENEX ALERT*

    07/19/2006 9:14:14 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 44 replies · 1,887+ views
    TownHall ^ | 07.19.2006 | Kevin McCullough
    Last week I was in Atlanta , Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest act's of patriotism I have ever seen. Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camo's, as they began heading to their gate everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering. When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for it hit me. I'm not...
  • NSA - Cometh the leaker - and he's ......Nuts! - II (Tice)

    05/12/2006 1:53:22 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 499+ views
    Mac's Mind ^ | 5-12-06
    Well, just like clockwork, new Hardball talking nutcase Russ "tiny" Tice is out again and is heading to Congress: "Russ Tice, an NSA intelligence analyst fired last January in the wake of revelations about the agency’s warrantless eavesdropping program, is finally getting his chance to tell what he says are even more explosive secrets to Congress.Rice said that the Senate Armed Services Committee has invited him to testify sometime next week about “very sensitive programs and operations at NSA and DoD (Department of Defense) that likely have violated the law and the constitution.” The ultra-secret NSA operations are called special...
  • Homeschool Graduates Considered ‘Preferred Enlistees’ In Armed Services

    01/22/2006 7:31:43 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 144 replies · 2,068+ views
    After a long struggle, the military has now fully opened the door to homeschoolers. Homeschool graduates who desire a career with any of the four branches of the Armed Services are being treated as "preferred enlistees." This means that homeschool graduates who enlist in the military will be treated as Tier I candidates even though their formal status will remain Tier II. As a result of this change, homeschoolers will receive the same educational benefits, cash bonuses, and available positions in the Armed Services as any of their peers. Homeschool graduates are now able to compete on an equal footing...
  • What are the backgrounds of the key players on the 9/11 Commission? Here's the answer...

    08/11/2005 11:39:12 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 4 replies · 1,511+ views
    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation...is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks...
  • Massive FLorida FReep Needed To Protect Dead Soldier's Family From Freaks During His Funeral

    06/29/2005 4:07:34 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 291 replies · 7,693+ views
    multiple, Bos Herald, WCVB, St. Pete Times, | MB-26
    This is a vanity post, but trust me, a well sourced one. (I'm an old network newsie and have about 8 more good sources on this than Rather had for his typeface fiasco.) Here are the details: A SF SGT E-5, James Stewart, will be buried in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 4, 2005. It's wholly appropriate that he be buried on our nation's birthday, because Sergeant Stewart gave his life for our country.... and all of us. He was killed in Iraq by a roadside bomb, call an IED in MilSpeak. IED is short for "Improvised Explosive Device." It...
  • Hillary: Restrict Military Recruiters

    06/29/2005 8:10:05 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 84 replies · 1,864+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | June 29, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    During his speech at Fort Bragg Tuesday night, President Bush urged young Americans to consider a career in the military, saying "there is no higher calling than service in our Armed Forces." But if Senator Hillary Clinton has her way, it's going to be even harder for the military to meet its recruitment goals. In a statement posted to her official Senate web site, Clinton blasts the Pentagon for "infringing on the privacy of high school students" by trying to find out if any of them might be good candidates for voluntary military service. In an apparent blast at the...
  • Predatory lenders stalk our troops

    06/28/2005 11:03:25 AM PDT · by JZelle · 11 replies · 448+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-28-05 | Ronald A. Duchin
    America's military bases are under siege by an army of financial predators known as "payday lenders." Legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 97, called The Service Members Anti-Predatory Lending Protection Act, would protect our military from these fiscal parasites by capping outrageous interest rates. Unfortunately only a handful in Congress take the threat seriously. You'll find payday lenders in storefront offices and check-cashing outlets up and down East 22nd Street in Tucson right outside Davis-Monahan Air Force Base. They line the highways near the big Navy bases in Norfolk and Hampton, Va. And they surround the Camp Pendleton...
  • Scope to help 'shoot round corners'

    05/17/2005 10:14:01 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 4 replies · 414+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 18 May 2005
    AUSTRALIAN soldiers will soon have access to a state-of-the-art Australian-designed riflescope that will effectively allow them to shoot around corners. Defence Minister Robert Hill said the scope, designed by the Defence Science Technology Organisation (DSTO) in Adelaide, used a system of mirrors similar in concept to a periscope and was already attracting international interest. Senator Hill said the scope allowed the user to line up a target in the absence of a direct line of sight, and therefore afforded them greater protection. "We're about to deploy this particular sight to infantry sections in Iraq for the first time and I...
  • New Campaign Medals Recognize Iraq, Afghanistan Service

    04/07/2005 4:22:44 PM PDT · by txradioguy · 17 replies · 4,237+ views
    DefenseLink.mil ^ | 07 April 2005 | Staff Writer
    DoD Announces Criteria for Two New Campaign Medals The Department of Defense announced today the creation of two campaign medals for Afghanistan and Iraq. Presidential Executive Order 13363 established the Afghanistan and Iraq campaign medals to recognize members, who made specific sacrifices and significant contributions in these areas of operation. Service members authorized the Afghanistan Campaign Medal must have served in direct support of Operation Enduring Freedom on or after Oct. 24, 2001, to a future date to be determined by the Secretary of Defense or the cessation of the operation. The area of eligibility encompasses all land areas of...
  • Armed Service Cyber-Tribute

    03/07/2005 1:47:14 AM PST · by A Navy Vet · 3 replies · 315+ views
    Portraits of Freedom ^ | 3/7/05 | A Navy Vet
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Neil E. Wright, Executive Director VetsCoR 1-800-294-4895 1976 Havasu Garden Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404 newright@vetscor.org www.VetsCoR.org VETSCOR ANNOUNCES THE NEWEST ARMED SERVICES INDUCTION into the "PORTRAITS OF FREEDOM" cyber-Tribute Web Site The induction is submitted by Rodger Hunter March 7, 2005 - Veterans for Constitutional Restoration (VetsCoR), Inc. has created a web site dedicated to honoring America's Armed Services, past and present, and recently had the honor of accepting Rodger Hunter’s memorial page for his father, James E. Hunter. This cyber “Tribute” includes photos and text about a “greatest generation” man. Mr. Hunter’s father...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Military Short Speak ~ March 7, 2005

    03/06/2005 7:59:23 PM PST · by StarCMC · 1,319 replies · 6,602+ views
    Canteen Crew
        For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.     Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!         ~ MILITARY SHORT SPEAK ~             The military seems to have a language of its own, with many terms, Acronyms, initialisms and abbreviations that aren't generally used in the "civilian world." What is an acronym? It is a word created from the first letter of a series of other words. It is spoken as one word.  What is an...
  • Public Statement By The Chairman Of The House Armed Services Committee

    02/24/2005 10:24:42 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 9 replies · 497+ views
    House Armed Services Committee ^ | February 23, 2005 | Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
    Hunter statement on Secretary Rumsfeld's recent appearance at the House Armed Services Committee and the inaccurate Washington Post coverage that followed Washington, D.C. - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) made the following statement regarding Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's testimony on February 16th - and an erroneous Washington Post front page commentary the following day. A letter to the editor of the Post was submitted on the 17th but has not yet been published. In an effort to set the record straight in a timely manner, the letter is being released today. "The February 17 front-page Washington...
  • Barton/TX manuvers ouster of first female veteran from Armed Svcs Cmte

    01/08/2005 7:17:42 AM PST · by DesertDreamer · 23 replies · 834+ views
    Albuquerque Tribune/Scripps Howard News Service ^ | January 7, 2005 | James W. Brosnan
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Heather Wilson is scheduled to arrive at Fort Bliss, Texas, today on her first, and quite possibly last, junket as a member of the House Armed Services Committee. The Albuquerque Republican said House Energy and Commerce Chairman Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, has refused to sign a waiver of House rules to let her stay on a second major committee. That comes after the Republican Steering Committee on Thursday rejected Barton's request to oust Wilson from his committee.
  • DEMS CONSIDER TORTURE SHOW 'N TELL AT GONZALES HEARING

    01/03/2005 2:22:12 AM PST · by gr8eman · 25 replies · 1,410+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | SUN JAN 02, 2005 21:25:35 ET | Matt Drudge
    During upcoming confirmation hearings for Attorney General-nominee Alberto Gonzales, senior Democrats want to screen infamous videotapes showing Iraqis being abused at Abu Ghraib prison, top sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. The curtain is raised Thursday for the Senate Judiciary Committee's showdown with Gonzales. The Bush White House counsel will be grilled about his role in formulating the administration's legal policies on coercive techniques in interrogations -- techniques some Democrats believe led to outright torture! Yet it's the grainy prison videos, shot by a soldier's cellphone and never before viewed by the public, that threaten to turn the New Year ugly:...
  • CHRISTMAS CHEER for our MEN & WOMEN of America's ARMED FORCES.

    12/14/2004 11:35:43 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 27 replies · 1,478+ views
    Operation Gratitude ^ | 12/15/2004 | A Navy Vet
    Another year has come and gone while our brave sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mother and fathers, and friends continue to carry the war on terrorism to foreign and unforgiving lands. They sacifice their lives, their bodies, their livelihoods, and their domestic tranquility to protect us from the growing terrorist menace that would threaten us all. They encounter hardships, pain, loneliness that only those who have experienced it can understand, including their loved ones. This article is dedicated to the selfless sacrifice they all make, from front line troops in peril of their lives and limb, to the rear...
  • Deal Reached on Intel Reform

    12/06/2004 1:30:43 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 24 replies · 797+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 6, 2004
    WASHINGTON — The chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Services committees have reached an agreement on the intelligence reform bill that has been held up by two House lawmakers, clearing the way for a vote on the measure. "After working through the weekend with the vice president, several conferees and other members, we have come to an agreement on changed bill language that we believe protects with necessary clarity the time-tested chain-of-command," Sen. John Warner, R-Va., and Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., said in a statement Monday. "Pending a review of the rest of the legislation, we are prepared to...
  • WSJ: Intelligent Delay -- Giving CIA reform a little more thought.

    11/16/2004 5:35:40 AM PST · by OESY · 3 replies · 479+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Duncan Hunter, ...the House Armed Services Chairman, is refusing to join the Beltway stampede to pass, in a few short weeks, the most extensive changes in U.S. intelligence in 50 years. ...The Senate and House each passed bills in the heat (and panic) of the election campaign.... Mr. Hunter specifically objects to a provision that would take budget authority away from the Secretary of Defense over the intelligence agencies under his control. This is a narrow but important issue. It would potentially undercut the military's ability to obtain and act on intelligence in real time.... There are other problems with...
  • A New Style for a New Mandate: Some constructive criticsm for a second Bush term.

    11/09/2004 6:18:27 AM PST · by OESY · 6 replies · 597+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 9, 2004 | DAVID FRUM
    ...The ferocious partisan dissension that has broken out at home over the war on terror dangerously subtracts from the nation's war-fighting effectiveness. • Partisan warfare at home has given credibility and confidence to America's enemies abroad.... • Partisan disunity has damaged America's alliances.... • Hyper-partisanship has weakened America's own war-fighting strength.... It's essential to acknowledge mistakes and learn from them.... At home, ...Democrats will do everything they can to stop [Bush].... There are, however, some actions that might help President Bush introduce some useful bipartisanship to American foreign policy. • Listen: For months after 9/11, President Bush met once a...
  • Think of the Battlefield

    10/07/2004 5:55:08 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 382+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2004 | DUNCAN HUNTER
    ...The final intelligence reform bill approved by Congress must guarantee our troops access to both local and national intelligence sources. Any American soldier or Marine can tell you that there no longer exists a sharp distinction between tactical (battlefield) and strategic (global) intelligence. For example, ground troops serving overseas use satellites and unmanned drones soaring high above to strike targets half a football field's length away. The same intelligence assets may be used to monitor Iran's nuclear weapons program from an office here in the U.S.... ...But a 9/11 Commission recommendation -- now embodied in the Senate version of the...
  • {Rep.} Stenholm, D-TX, Attends First Meeting as Armed Services Committee Member

    09/09/2004 5:06:58 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 414+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 09-09-04 | Chandler, Cory
    <p>U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm, R-Abilene, attended his first House Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday morning.</p> <p>Stenholm, currently representing District 17 but vying for the District 19 seat, was appointed to the committee Tuesday night.</p> <p>"Charlie Stenholm is one of our most able members of Congress," said Missouri Democrat and ranking committee member Ike Skelton through a written release. "He understands national security thoroughly, and I predict he will be a tremendous asset to the House Armed Services Committee."</p>
  • Iraq Survey Group Continues Search for WMDs

    03/30/2004 6:12:15 PM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 240+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 30, 2004 | By Gerry J. Gilmore
    A U.S. official working with an international group of specialists searching post-Saddam Iraq for weapons of mass destruction said today that more work needs to be performed before arriving at any conclusions. "I do not believe we have sufficient information and insight to make final judgments with confidence at this time" regarding the whereabouts of Saddam Hussein's WMDs, Charles A. Duelfer told Senate Armed Services Committee members here. Duelfer's testimony before the committee was behind closed doors and his unclassified remarks were posted on the CIA's public Web site. Duelfer said he's been the CIA's special adviser for strategy regarding...
  • DoD Official Updates Congress on Special Ops Transformation

    03/29/2004 6:53:30 PM PST · by Calpernia · 31 replies · 1,125+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 29, 2004 | By Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
    With the help of special operations forces, the United States has made significant progress in the war on terrorism a Defense Department official told the Senate Armed Services Committee March 25. But sustaining that progress is not without its costs, he added. Thomas W. O'Connell, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, said in his prepared statement that for the U. S. Special Operations Command to continue to gain momentum in the war on terrorism, it must modernize and transform. And he said SOCOM will use $6.546 billion -- its share of the President Bush's fiscal 2005...
  • How to Slant the News: NBC's Andrea Mitchell Distorts CIA Testimony to Benefit Democrats

    03/23/2004 8:27:13 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 22 replies · 369+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 19, 2004 | Notra Trulock
    On March 9, CIA Director George J. Tenet testified about threats to our national security before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Most of the mainstream media focused on Democrat Senators Ted Kennedy and Carl Levin challenging Tenet to admit that the Bush administration had hyped pre-war intelligence on Iraq. NBC Nightly News' Andrea Mitchell took the same approach but then failed to note that Tenet, a former Democratic staffer on Capitol Hill, did not take the bait and explicitly denied that the Bush administration had manipulated the intelligence.
  • Middle East Engaged in War Between Extremists, Moderates

    03/03/2004 5:50:58 PM PST · by Calpernia · 27 replies · 165+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 3, 2004 | By Jim Garamone
    The coalition against terrorists is engaged in a war to ensure the will of the many prevails against the wishes of a few, said Defense Department leaders before the House Armed Services Committee today. Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Peter Rodman, assistant defense secretary for international security affairs, told the representatives that the recent attacks in Baghdad and Karbala underscore the danger still facing the coalition in the region. Attacks March 2 against Shiia pilgrims killed 117 and wounded 500. Abizaid said the attacks were the responsibility of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist affiliated with...
  • Iraq May Have Been 'Far More Dangerous' Than Believed, Kay Tells

    01/29/2004 1:55:04 PM PST · by Calpernia · 31 replies · 280+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 29, 2004 | By John D. Banusiewicz
    The man who spent eight months leading the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq told senators here Jan. 28 that although no such weapons have been found, he believes Iraq may have been "even more dangerous than we thought" before Saddam Hussein was removed from power. David Kay, who stepped down last week as head of the Iraq Survey Group, appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Kay told the senators he has changed his belief – which he pointed out was shared by U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies, including those of governments that opposed the war –...
  • Flashback! Letter To Clinton on Iraq from Kerry, Levin, Lautenberg, Dodd, Daschle, et al.

    01/28/2004 2:41:58 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 21 replies · 2,146+ views
    Public Domain - Letter to the President from the Senate | October 9, 1998 | Various Senators
                                        U.S. Senate                                 Committee on Armed Services,                                Washington, DC, October 9, 1998.       The President,       The White House, Washington, DC.           Dear Mr. President: We are writing to express our concern        over recent developments in Iraq.           Last February, the Senate was working on a resolution        supporting military action if diplomacy did not succeed in        convincing Saddam Hussein to comply with the United Nations        Security Council resolutions concerning the disclosure and        destruction of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. This        effort was discontinued when the Iraqi government reaffirmed        its...
  • Death of a Patriot: former Rep. Bob Stump, R-AZ

    07/11/2003 9:43:31 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 341+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07-11-03 | Gizzi, John
    DEATH OF A PATRIOT: BOB STUMP Nov . 11, 1999: "This is Bob Stump," snapped the crisp voice on the other end of the line, the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and veteran Arizona congressman was telephoning me, as he always did, without using a secretary to place the call or having a press secretary handle my request (Stump never even had a press secretary or a congressional web page, never issued a press release nor did media "events"—dismissing all that as "self-promotion crap."). He was calling me to talk about the Veterans Day breakfast Bill Clinton had...
  • Nine U.S. senators to travel to Iraq

    06/26/2003 1:31:22 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 16 replies · 366+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/26/03
    Nine members of the Senate's committees on Armed Services and Intelligence will travel to Iraq and the surrounding region next week to assess U.S. operations amid concerns of growing Iraqi resistance to the occupation. Sen. John Warner, a Virginia Republican who chairs the Armed Services Committee, in a statement on Thursday, said the trip will focus on U.S. military and reconstruction missions after the war that ousted Saddam Hussein. It is to include the threats forces are facing from Iraqi resistance and the ongoing search for weapons of mass destruction. Also going on the trip are Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat...
  • TEMPO DOWN AS DESERT SCORPION CONTINUES

    06/23/2003 5:09:01 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 8 replies · 179+ views
    United States Central Command ^ | 21 June 2003 | Operations Staff
    The high level of activity of recent days reduced as Coalition forces continue Operation Desert Scorpion. Scorpion Combat Operations are: The 1st Armored Division executed offensive actions in Baghdad conducting six raids and detaining 22 individuals. The unit seized nine rifles, eight pistols, three knives, two boxes of grenades, one bomb and three 127mm rounds. The 4th Infantry Division operating in an area ranging from Kirkuk in the north to Taji in the south conducted three raids and detained three individuals. The unit seized three AK-47s, one mortar site and one Dragonov night site. Among humanitarian assistance delivered June 20...
  • Puerto Rico & Vieques - Senate Committee Votes To Cut Roosevelt Roads Funds By 50%

    05/28/2003 3:55:38 PM PDT · by PARodrig · 16 replies · 390+ views
    The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee recommended a 50 percent cut in funding for the largest military base in Puerto Rico, the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station. The recommendation was made in approving the national defense policy bill for the fiscal year that begins October 1. The bill passed both Houses of the Congress late Thursday. The Committee report "strongly" supported a Navy plan to reduce operations at Roosevelt Roads, which is located on the eastern side of Puerto Rico’s main island. The plan will cut employment at the base by 65 percent and "reduce the number of military operational and...
  • Senate Committee Votes to Lift Ban on Nuclear Weapons R&D

    05/10/2003 12:53:19 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 102+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 10, 2003 | AP
    A Senate committee said Friday that it had voted to lift a decade-old ban on the research and development of low-yield nuclear weapons, overriding Democratic arguments that repeal would damage U.S. efforts to stop the spread of nuclear arms. "Without committing to deployment, research on low-yield nuclear weapons is a prudent step to safeguard America from emerging threats and enemies," said Sen. John Warner, R-Va., chairman of the Armed Services Committee. The committee agreed to lift the ban as part of a bill authorizing $400.5 billion in 2004 defense activities. The ban would not be lifted unless the full Senate...
  • The Hugh Hewitt Show (19 December)

    12/19/2002 2:15:52 PM PST · by THE JAG HUNTER · 228+ views
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | 19 December 2002 | Hugh Hewitt Shos
    December 19, 2002 Posted at 9:03 AM, Pacific Last week's U.S. News and World Report carried a cover story, "Unequal Justice," by Edward Pound. This detailed report is a scathing indictment of the military justice system and deserves a close read by all Americans, but especially by those who are friends of the armed services. Ultimately the quality of military justice must affect the quality of the overall military, so ills within the courts dealing with servicemen need attention and treatment. Mr. Pound will be my guest today.
  • It Is Just Another Memorial Day

    05/25/2002 7:50:43 PM PDT · by asneditor · 15 replies · 424+ views
    AllSouthwest News Service ^ | May 24, 02 | Tom Segal
    Harlingen, May 24, 2002: Well, it is here again. It is just another Memorial Day. There were 25,325 citizens who gave up their lives during the American Revolution so people like you and I could spend our holiday at the Mall. It is just another Memorial Day. Still, this will give the family time to be together and see the latest Star Wars movie at Cinema 16. We don’t have time to remember 2,260 Americans died in the War of 1812. Yes, it is just another Memorial Day. We wouldn’t even get together for a family picnic, if those 498,332...