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  • 6 Most Powerful Armies of All Time

    07/08/2015 6:41:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    National Interest ^ | July 8, 2015 | Zachary Keck and Akhilesh Pillalamarri
    In an anarchical system like international relations, military power is the ultimate form of currency. A state may have all the culture, art, philosophy, and glitter and glory in the world, but it’s all for naught if the country doesn’t have a powerful military to defend itself. Mao Zedong put it bluntly when he stated: “power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” Of all the types of military power, armies are arguably the most important for the simple fact that people live on land, and are likely to continue doing so in the future. As the famous political...
  • Al-Jazeera: Why can't Arab armies be more humane like Israel's?

    01/16/2014 7:06:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/16/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Yes, they really said that. Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Tom Gross).
  • “Supper of the Great God”

    08/23/2012 12:12:44 PM PDT · by Accepting The Truth · 5 replies
    Author ^ | August 12, 2012 | Ron L. Harmon
    At the end of the seventh bowl of wrath everything is ready for the return of Christ and His armies to wrestle one of the most important battles against the forces of evil. The deceived humans would have been fed a constant lie by the media and will believe that the attacking forces are aliens coming from outer space — very rightly so, but these “aliens” are actually Christ and His armies. The humans on Earth will be fighting God Himself, just as they did during the first coming of Christ, in which they crucified Him. The difference now is...
  • Thousands Of Layoffs To Hit Wall Street This Fall

    08/23/2011 12:26:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/23/2011 | Julia La Roche and Courtney Comstock
    Enjoy August. Come autumn, layoffs will hit Wall Street like an automatic weapon. With recession outlooks seeming more plausible than ever and banks struggling in the new regulatory environment, banks need to get stronger and raise capital. Nearly every firm is planning to lay off thousands. Check out who has it the worst. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE LIST OF BANKS AND INVESTMENT FIRMS ANNOUNCING LAYOFFS ( AND HOW MANY ).
  • Congressional Candidate Calls On Americans To "Gather Their Armies" Against Taxes And The President

    06/14/2010 9:41:44 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 657+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-14-2010 | Gregory White
    Congressional Candidate Calls On Americans To "Gather Their Armies" Against Taxes And The President Gregory White Jun. 14, 2010, 5:05 PM Republican Rick Barber has a new campaign advertisement out and it targets taxes and government accounting standards. The Alabama Congressional Candidate sits down for a discussion with American revolutionaries. In the end, the George Washington character exclaims, "gather your armies." Via Politico:(click to the site to see the video)[snip]
  • USA Gun Owners Buy 14 Million Plus Guns In 2009

    03/05/2010 12:15:48 PM PST · by fuzzybutt · 74 replies · 1,688+ views ^ | January 13th, 2010 |
    Washington, DC --( Data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for the year reported 14,033,824 NICS Checks for the year of 2009, a 10 percent increase in gun purchases from the 12,709,023 reported in 2008. So far that is roughly 14,000,000+ guns bought last year! The total is probably more as many NICS background checks cover the purchase of more than one gun at a time by individuals. To put it in perspective that is more guns than the combined active armies of the top 21 countries in the world.

    02/15/2009 6:57:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies · 4,057+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 2/09/09 | Steve Foley
    NEVER-BEFORE-REVEALED TERRORIST TRAINING VIDEO EXPOSES 35 COMPOUNDS ON AMERICAN SOILBy Steve Foley - Posted on February 9th, 2009 Press Release from the Christian Action Network “Act like you are his friend. Then kill him.” – Sheik Muburak Gilani explaining how to kill American infidels Washington, DC—Christian Action Network will show Homegrown Jihad at the Landmark Theater in Washington, DC, on February 11, 2009, at 7:30 pm. There is no charge to attend the viewing. Copies can also be obtained at The American public was never supposed to know. The 2006 Justice Department document that exposes 35 terrorist training compounds...
  • Losing their way? [Britain's armed forces]

    01/30/2009 6:06:09 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 13 replies · 476+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jan 29 09 | The Economist
    The British army suffers from lack of soldiers, lack of money and lack of conviction
  • First You Need an Army

    05/29/2006 9:28:41 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 9 replies · 468+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5-11-2006 | Christopher Chantrill
    One thing the situation in Iraq is demonstrating rather clearly. If you don’t have an army, you don’t have a country. Fortunately, the United States has always had an army, right from the start when George Washington first set siege to the British in Boston in 1775. On Memorial Day that is something to be thankful about. Not that the US Army was much good at first. The Revolutionary War was mostly spent in retreat. The Civil War was a bloody mess, the first instance of the modern lethal battlefield. In World War I the doughboys had too much money....
  • SMA Preston: U.S. Soldiers helping build Iraqi, Afghan armies

    05/03/2006 5:53:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 278+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Ken Hall
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 3, 2006) – The work of American Soldiers is helping countries like Afghanistan and Iraq recover from years of war and repression, according to the Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston. Preston has visited forward operating bases across Southwest Asia and the Balkans several times during his tenure, and will visit again this summer and fall. In addition to checking on the welfare of U.S. enlisted Soldiers, Preston will look for continued progress in Iraq and Afghanistan’s emerging enlisted army structure. In spite of terrorist and insurgent attempts to unseat the stability of...
  • The New Warrior Class

    03/29/2006 6:38:56 PM PST · by First_Salute · 15 replies · 928+ views
    The New Warrior Class Government Opinion (Published) Keywords: SOLDIER, PATRIOT, WARRIOR, ARMY WAR COLLEGE Source: Published: Parameters, 1994 Author: Ralph Peters Posted on 10/03/1999 20:26:33 PDT by Cvengr The New Warrior Class, author RALPH PETERS, © 1994 Ralph Peters PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Summer 1994 The New Warrior Class RALPH PETERS © 1994 Ralph Peters The soldiers of the United States Army are brilliantly prepared to defeat other soldiers. Unfortunately, the enemies we are likely to face through the rest of this decade and beyond will not be "soldiers," with the disciplined modernity that term...
  • Military History Ping List (New)

    12/16/2005 8:59:06 AM PST · by indcons · 90 replies · 806+ views
    Some of us are looking for a specific ping list that discusses military history topics primarily. The focus of such a ping list would be on historical military commanders, wars, battles, strategies, tactics, and the like (as opposed to current military topics). At present, we have not been able to find such a list though there is quite a bit of intereest among FReepers. If you would like to join the new "Military History" ping list, please reply to FReeper indcons.
  • Fact Is, Terrorists Rarely Win - (Spot ON! - That's the SPIRIT!)

    07/23/2005 9:25:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 509+ views
    Terrorists win by just being there. It's the kind of sound-bite interviewers love. Short. Pithy. Seemingly profound. And, best of all, arresting: It paints terrorism as a frightening, irresistible force. There's no shortage of freshly minted "terrorism experts" spouting lines like this on the talk shows, but there's a problem. This view of terrorism is rubbish. Fact is, terrorists rarely win. True, they succeed at killing people -- murdering innocents, destroying property and creating misery -- but that's not their intended goal. Terrorism by definition is violence with a political purpose. And terrorists are terrorists not by choice, but by...
  • The War We Could Have Won - (historical truths about the Vietnam War)

    05/02/2005 5:52:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,417+ views
    THE Vietnam War is universally regarded as a disaster for what it did to the American and Vietnamese people. However, 30 years after the war's end, the reasons for its outcome remain a matter of dispute. The most popular explanation among historians and journalists is that the defeat was a result of American policy makers' cold-war-driven misunderstanding of North Vietnam's leaders as dangerous Communists. In truth, they argue, we were fighting a nationalist movement with great popular support. In this view, "our side," South Vietnam, was a creation of foreigners and led by a corrupt urban elite with no popular...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • History Channel to air Ancient Battles [Persians-Greeks-Romans - starts 7/23]

    07/20/2004 10:29:52 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 2,821+ views
    CHN ^ | 7/21/04 | CHN
    The History Channel is going to air a new historical series entitled DECISIVE BATTLES including some classic wars between ancient Persian armies and Roman and Greek ones. The History Channel goes on location to the actual battlefields and integrates cutting-edge videogame technology to bring history and imagination together in the new series DECISIVE BATTLES. The half-hour series DECISIVE BATTLES premieres Friday, July 23 at 9-9:30pm ET/PT. The series is hosted by Matthew Settle (Band of Brothers) on location at the ancient battlefields and features expert commentary from the world©s foremost historians. DECISIVE BATTLES is unlike any series The History Channel...
  • Dark Days Await Armies Gathering For The Mother Of All Showdowns Around Baghdad

    03/24/2003 4:29:27 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 293+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-25-2003 | Donald Macintyre
    Dark days await armies gathering for the mother of all showdowns around Baghdad By Donald Macintyre in Qatar 25 March 2003 The United States and Britain began a ferocious air and missile attack on the Republican Guard divisions protecting Baghdad yesterday in their first concerted effort to force a way through the treacherous "red zone" surrounding the Iraqi capital. The US confirmed that one Apache helicopter gunship was downed in the first wave of air assaults, launched as a precursor to what military planners see as the decisive phase of the campaign. And the US 3rd Infantry Division was slowed...
  • The Drone Armies Are Coming

    08/30/2002 4:34:27 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 33 replies · 756+ views
    Wired News ^ | Aug. 30, 2002 | Lakshmi Sandhana
    <p>Dispatched on a rescue-and-capture mission, unmanned vehicles arrive at the scene in minutes, corner a potential suspect and await visual confirmation before proceeding. Star Wars 2020? It might be happening sooner than you think.</p> <p>Allen Moshfegh at the Office of Naval Research is the head of the Autonomous Intelligent Network and Systems (AINS), a program that aims to create an operational drone army by the year 2020.</p>
  • The Myth of Nazi Gun Control

    08/04/2002 9:24:40 AM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies · 1,143+ views
    GunCite ^ | Last updated: 7/21/2001 | By N. A. Browne
    Last updated: 7/21/2001 |GunCite Home| The Myth of Nazi Gun Control By N. A. Browne A commonly heard argument against gun control is that the National Socialists of Germany (the Nazis) used it in their ascent to and maintenance of power. A corollary argument is sometimes made that had the Jews (and presumably the other targeted groups) been armed, they could have fought off Nazi tyranny. This tract seeks to counter these misassumptions about Nazi gun control. Gun control, the Law on Firearms and Ammunition, was introduced to Germany in 1928 under the Weimar regime (there was no Right...