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  • Experts: Bush defense plan is a lot like Obama's

    11/19/2015 2:47:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/19/15 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Jeb Bush's speech laying out his foreign policy on Wednesday provided a lot of tough talk on how to keep the country safe but ultimately didn't differ in many places from the Obama administration's current plan, experts said. Bush said Wednesday he would deploy U.S. combat troops to Syria, allow special operators to target terrorist networks and rely largely on local ground forces to defeat the Islamic State. "While air power is essential, it alone cannot bring the results we seek. The United States — in conjunction with our NATO allies and more Arab partners — will need to increase...
  • France Just Became the First Country to Invoke the EU’s ‘Mutual Defense’ Clause

    11/17/2015 4:34:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Stream ^ | 11/17/15 | Jonah Bennett
    France made history by being the first country in the European Union to invoke the mutual defense clause following the brutal attacks in Paris.The French defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian invoked article 42.7 of the Treaty on European Union while in Brussels, USA Today reports.According to the text of the clause, “if a member state is the victim of armed aggression on its territory, the other member states shall have toward it an obligation of aid and assistance by all the means in their power.” This is the first time article 42.7 has ever come into play. French officials have opted...
  • Obama's Pathological Blindness

    11/17/2015 1:46:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    It's hard to believe we twice elected a president who refuses to defend the United States. I think people who used to dismiss our criticism of President Obama as extreme are now realizing just how naive they were. On the morning before the ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris, Obama was bragging that ISIS is contained. Are you kidding me? Even before the attacks everyone knew ISIS was on the march and couldn't possibly be contained. What have you done to contain them, by the way? And why are we even talking about "containment" instead of wholesale destruction of a known...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Massive Rally in Beaumont, TX

    11/14/2015 1:24:20 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 68 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-14-15 | Donald Trump
    November 14, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald Trump spoke to thousands at a rally in Beaumont, TX at the Ford Park Arena. Trump spent the majority of the time talking about immigration...
  • The Republican War -- Over War Policy

    11/13/2015 7:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Rand Paul had his best debate moment Tuesday when he challenged Marco Rubio on his plans to increase defense spending by $1 trillion. "You cannot be a conservative if you're going to keep promoting new programs you're not going to pay for," said Paul. Marco's retort triggered the loudest cheers of the night: "There are radical jihadists in the Middle East beheading people and crucifying Christians. The Chinese are taking over the South China Sea. ... the world is a safer and better place when America is the strongest military power in the world." Having called for the U.S. Navy...
  • Pentagon removes senior adviser over alleged misconduct

    11/12/2015 3:43:33 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 12 | Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is removing a senior military assistant, Army Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis, from his position after learning about allegations of misconduct, Carter announced Thursday. "I directed that this matter be referred to the inspector general of the Department of Defense for investigation," he said in a statement. A senior defense official would not discuss the nature of the alleged misconduct but said Carter was "very surprised" to learn of the allegations.
  • Memo to Rubio: We Already Spend Far More on 'Defense' Than Any Other Country

    11/11/2015 4:53:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/11/2015 | Jacob Sullum
    During last night's Republican presidential debate, Rand Paul criticized Marco Rubio's "plan for $1 trillion in new military spending" as "not very conservative." Rubio responded by inaccurately describing Paul as "a committed isolationist" and declaring (twice) that the United States needs to be "the strongest military power in the world." But Rubio did not explain why a bigger Pentagon budget is necessary to accomplish that goal. After all, the U.S. already devotes much more money to military spending than any other country. Paul said "we spend more on our military than the next 10 countries combined." According to the latest...
  • Senate passes new defense bill with blocks on Gitmo transfers, 91-3 [Get Ready for Veto]

    11/10/2015 5:36:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    For the past week, the White House has been talking about its first-day promise to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — on the last day, if need be, of Barack Obama’s presidency. And it might take that long, too, because Congress has overwhelmingly passed a new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund the military that extends a prohibition on transfers from Gitmo. Obama isn’t likely to issue a veto, either: The Senate voted 91-3 on the $607-billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which lays out broad defense policy requirements and restrictions.Obama vetoed the original bill largely...
  • Canada's New Minister Of Defense Is This Badass Sikh-Canadian Warrior

    11/05/2015 9:35:28 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 11/05/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    Big changes are underway in Ottawa since the Liberals’ big election win. One of these is the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Harjit Sajjan, a former anti-gang police detective, highly decorated soldier, military intelligence genius, and Canada’s newest Minister of Defense. Sajjan moved to Canada from India when he was just five years old. Joining the military at 18 after being initially rejected, he served one tour in Bosnia, three tours in Afghanistan, and was the first Sikh to command a Canadian Army regiment. In other words, this is one bad-ass, been-there-done-that Cabinet officer. During his time time in Afghanistan, he...
  • Obama vetoes defense bill because theres not enough spending

    10/23/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Congress may be (but it isn’t known when) preparing to override President Barack Obama’s decision to veto a $612B defense bill. Obama’s reasoning for vetoing the bill: it doesn’t have enough money. Number one, it keeps in place the sequester that is inadequate for us to properly fund our military in a stable, sustained way and allows all of our armed forces to plan properly. I have repeatedly called on Congress to eliminate the sequester and make sure that we’re providing certainty to our military so they can do out-year planning, ensure military readiness, ensure our troops are getting...
  • Russian Military Uses Syria as Proving Ground, and West Takes Notice

    10/15/2015 11:05:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 14, 2015 | Steven Lee Myers and Eric Schmitt
    Two weeks of air and missile strikes in Syria have given Western intelligence and military officials a deeper appreciation of the transformation that Russias military has undergone under President Vladimir V. Putin, showcasing its ability to conduct operations beyond its borders and providing a public demonstration of new weaponry, tactics and strategy.
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves. From the timesfreepress.com:Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West, he wrote.While this is not the time for widespread panic, Ramsey added, it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • Fairly steep Department of Defense cuts announced

    10/01/2015 8:47:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Congressional negotiators have come up with a plan to cut costs at the Department of Defense which represents a compromise between proposals from the House and the Senate. Assuming this comes up to a vote and is approved there’s going to be a 25% reduction in the civilian workforce in addition to the introduction of a new retirement plan for the troops. Government Executive Magazine has the details. The 2016 defense authorization compromise bill would require $10 billion in cuts, half of which must occur by fiscal 2018. The one-quarter staff reduction was a compromise between the 20 percent...
  • Russia, Iran Seen Coordinating on Defense of Assad Regime in Syria

    09/21/2015 11:16:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/21/15
    Russia and Iran have stepped up coordination inside Syria as they move to safeguard President Bashar al-Assads control over his coastal stronghold, according to officials in the U.S. and Middle East, creating a new complication for Washingtons diplomatic goals. Senior Russian and Iranian diplomats, generals and strategists have held a string of high-level talks in Moscow in recent months to discuss Mr. Assads defense and the Kremlins military buildup in Syria, according to these officials. U.S. officials said they havent unraveled the full extent of the cooperation or its intention. We assume [the Russian buildup in Syria is] being coordinated...
  • Obama Ignores Chinese Provocation In Alaska Waters

    09/16/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, at the dawn of what would be called the American Century, sent the Great White Fleet on a 14-month-long world cruise, Consisting of four naval squadron including four battleships each accompanied by their escorts, it was a signal that America had arrived as a world power and was going to be a player. By sending five warships into Alaskan territorial waters while President Obama visited the 49th state to eat bear-killed salmon, rename Mt. McKinley, and warn of non-existent climate change,, China has made a similar statement that it intends this to be the Chinese...
  • Philippines Woos Arms Manufacturers

    09/09/2015 3:23:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Voice of America ^ | September 9, 2015 | Jason Strother and Malte Kollenburg
    BATAAN, PHILIPPINESThe Philippines ongoing territorial tensions with China have led it to try to modernize its military, which for years had one of the smallest budgets in Asia. The country is spending more on more advanced ships and planes, but it is also trying to entice arms manufacturers to set up shop locally. Each day 200,000 bullets are produced at the Government Arsenal. But it is not enough to supply the Philippine Armed Forces with the ammunition it requires. The facilitys director, Jonathan Martir, explained a plan to open a defense economic zone, a tax-free place for foreign arms manufacturers...
  • Israel Builds New Security Fence On Border With Jordan [Isaiah 28]

    09/08/2015 12:01:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/7/2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    One month ahead of its scheduled start date, Israel began to build a new security security fence on its eastern border with Jordan on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced after a cabinet meeting. Today, we are starting to build a fence on our eastern border, Netanyahu announced. In the first stage, we will build it from Timna to Eilat in order to protect the airport being built there. The 20 mile-stretch between the two cities encompasses the southernmost part of Israel, which is located just a handful of miles from the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabiatwo known hotbeds...
  • Why Politico Is Dead Wrong to Be Pleased About Our Shrinking Naval Power

    08/25/2015 9:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/25/2015 | by Seth Cropsey
    Politico ran an article titled “The GOP’s Fantasy of a Bigger Nav [1]y” that is long on editorializing and short on facts or history.The article argues against reversing U.S. seapower’s decline. If nothing else, the article performs a useful service by encouraging a national debate as the Navy continues to shrink: little such debate has occurred about the Navy’s contraction by more than half since the Reagan administration.At stake is whether the U.S. will be required to defend itself at its coasts, and whether the international order that has existed since World War II will survive. U.S. seapower is...
  • 'Flexible' Obama Ignores Russian Treaty Violations

    08/14/2015 11:26:35 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It does not bode well that an Obama administration that assures us that the nuclear deal with Iran will not be violated by the mullahs is clearly looking the other way as Irans ally Russia blatantly violates the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed with the former Soviet Union. The Obama White House is sitting on a Pentagon risk assessment report completed last month that states that the breach involved a new missile that violates the limits set by the treaty. The treaty bans holding, producing, or flight-testing ground-launched ballistic or cruise missiles with ranges of between 310 miles...
  • Just like old times: Secretary of Defense defying Obama on Gitmo releases?

    08/10/2015 11:45:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The Pentagon insists that Ashton Carter supports Barack Obama’s goal to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Earlier today, the Defense Department’s spokesman announced that the military had a plan at the ready for that purpose, and only needed some additional signatures to forward it to Congress. “The Secretary and this department continue to support the president’s goal of closing Guantanamo Bay, and we’re working to make a plan that will do that,” Navy Captain Jeff Davis announced.The Daily Beast’s Nancy Youssef hears something different from the White House. According to their sources, Carter has delayed approving additional...
  • US military tests ballistic missile interceptor off Hawaii

    08/04/2015 2:00:04 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Associated Press, Hawaii News Now ^ | Monday, August 3, 2015 | Audrey McAvoy
    HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. military says it has successfully tested an interceptor that can shoot down ballistic missiles as well as airplanes. The Missile Defense Agency said Monday the destroyer USS John Paul Jones tested the technology during a series of flight tests off the Hawaiian island of Kauai over the past week. Raytheon Missile Systems spokeswoman Heather Uberuaga says the tests used a modified version of the SM-6 missile the Navy already uses.
  • Obama Admin. Updates Eligibility Requirements To Omit Portions Of Citizenship Oath

    07/21/2015 5:43:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/21/15 | Caroline May
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is highlighting clarified guidance for those immigrants wishing to omit portions of the citizenship oath. USCIS explained Tuesday that while reciting the Oath of Allegiance is part of the naturalization process, immigrant candidates for citizenship may omit portions of the oath if they have certain religious or conscientious objections. (Snip) Under the clarified guidance from USCIS, certain immigrant candidates for citizenship do not need to declare that they will bear arms on behalf of the United States and perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States. USCIS explains that a candidate: May...
  • Defense contractor Harris to cut 360 jobs in Fort Wayne (Indiana)

    07/21/2015 10:51:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | July 16, 2015 | Unattributed
    <p>FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) A contractor with the U.S. military says it's getting rid of 360 jobs in its Fort Wayne facility as it moves radio manufacturing to an existing plant in Rochester, New York.</p> <p>Harris Corporation announced Wednesday that job cuts will begin this fall and finish by the middle of next summer. WANE-TV reports that about 900 people currently work for Harris in Fort Wayne, and that the cuts only affect the division that makes radios.</p>
  • Veterans line up behind McCain against Trump

    07/20/2015 5:13:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 157 replies
    The Hill ^ | 20JUL15 | Kristina Wong
    A group representing retired military officers called Monday for Donald Trump to apologize to Sen. John McCain and all veterans for his disparaging remarks about the Arizona Republican's military service during the Vietnam War. "We should acknowledge the facts: John McCain cares deeply about our men and women in uniform, and through his actions, he has made a real difference for our troops. Mr. Trump owes Senator McCain and all veterans an apology," said Retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, president and CEO of Military Officers Association of America. At a Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, the real estate...
  • Scandalous Images from Kabul: Guards at US Embassy Organized Humiliating Sex Games [2009]

    07/18/2015 10:06:07 PM PDT · by familyop · 54 replies
    Spiegel Online, Der Spiegel ^ | Sep 4, 2009 | Britta Sandberg
    Some of the men involved claim they were forced to participate by their supervisors at the ArmorGroup security firm. The scandal could yet again call into question the role of private contractors in US military missions...They show naked men, employees of the security firm, whose genitals are only barely covered with a kind of black beer mat. The men are drinking, dancing naked around a fire, licking each others nipples and grabbing each others testicles. They perform sex acts, pour vodka down each others' naked backs and drink it from the buttocks. It now appears that some of the men...
  • U.S. Will Teach Iran to Thwart Nuke Threats (to protect them from Israeli attacks)

    07/14/2015 2:33:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 14, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The United States and other world powers will help to teach Iran how to thwart and detect threats to its nuclear program, according to the parameters of a deal reached Tuesday to rein in Irans contested nuclear program. Under the terms of a deal that provides Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief, Iran and global powers will cooperate to help teach Iran how to manage its nuclear infrastructure, which will largely remain in tact under the deal. Senior Iranian officials, including the countrys president, celebrated the deal as a victory for the country. Irans state controlled media quoted President...
  • Candidates and Israel (Republicans)

    07/12/2015 7:13:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 12, 2015 | Steve Kramer
    My readers know that I, as an expatriate American, am primarily concerned with how any prospective president views the Jewish state. There are many candidates running for the US presidency from both parties, all of whom have opinions about Israel and its relationship with America. In my last column I reviewed the Democratic contenders. Now its the Republicans turn. The strong support of every American president is vital for Israel, but the relationship is not one-sided. Israel is Americas most stalwart ally in the region, sharing its democratic ethos; it is the only country in the region that allows freedom...
  • Hawaii's Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter to lose 1,500 soldiers in Army drawdown

    07/09/2015 7:09:25 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Pacific Business News ^ | July 9, 2015 | Lorin Eleni Gill
    The U.S. Army will reduce the number of soldiers stationed at Hawaii bases by 1,443 over the next two years, a reduction of 8 percent, rather than cutting most of the troops currently stationed on Oahu, Defense Department officials said Thursday. The cuts are part of a nation-wide cost-cutting move that will reduce the number of soldier positions by 40,000 by 2017.
  • Pentagon Rushing to Open Space-War Center To Counter China, Russia

    06/23/2015 6:22:27 PM PDT · by familyop · 20 replies
    Defense One ^ | 23JUN15 | Marcus Weisgerber, Patrick Tucker
    The Pentagon and intelligence community are developing war plans and an operations center to fend off Chinese and Russian attacks on U.S. military and government satellites. The ops center, to be opened within six months, will receive data from satellites belonging to all government agencies, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Tuesday at the GEOINT symposium, an annual intelligence conference sponsored by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. [...] The center will help the military and government coordinate their preparations for and responses to any attack, said Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson, a spokeswoman for Work. The hope is that it...
  • Texas State Guard conducts annual drill

    06/06/2015 2:54:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KLTV-TV ^ | June 5, 2015 | Jamey Boyum
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Van Zandt County has been inundated with the Texas State Guard conducting rescue operations, but it was only a drill. Officials say they are simulating search and rescue missions to prepare for hurricane season. They use Boy Scouts to play victims of a natural disaster. Somewhere in the woods of Van Zandt County, Boy Scouts playing tornado victims await aid. Back in Canton, the Texas State Guard has taken over the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department briefing room. Lt. Colonel Wendell Sadler says all that military is under the county emergency operations coordinator's control...
  • U.S. Defense Firms Falter in Asia

    06/01/2015 6:23:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 31, 2015 | TREFOR MOSS
    SINGAPORESurging military spending across Asia has made it the worlds second-biggest region for such spending over the past decade, but U.S. companies, the biggest sellers of military equipment, are struggling to take full advantage of that growth, even as revenues back home stagnate. Demand in Asia for defense equipmentand calls for greater U.S. military involvementhave grown as Chinas display of military might in the South China Sea intensifies regional tensions. Total global spending on defense in 2014 was $1.719 trillion, of which Asia and Oceania contributed $423 billion, or 25%, behind only North Americas $596 billion, according to the Stockholm...
  • Vietnam, India sign joint vision statement on defence relations

    05/27/2015 7:14:53 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 10 replies
    Nhan Dan ^ | 26 May 2015
    NDO/VNA - Vietnam and India signed a joint vision statement on bilateral defence relations in the 2015-2020 period following talks between Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi on May 25. The two ministers also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on coordination between the Vietnamese and Indian coast guards to prevent transnational crime. During their talks, held during Minister Phung Quang Thanhs visit to India, the two ministers agreed that defence cooperation continues to be one of the key pillars in the strategic partnership between Vietnam and India....
  • Our goal is an EU army says Germany's defence chief:

    05/08/2015 1:11:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4 May 2015 | Jack Doyle
    An EU army is Germanys long term goal according to one of its ministers. Ursula von der Leyen called for defence cooperation to be strengthened so that the continent can respond quickly to international crises.
  • New sanctions in works against U.S. (Defense related) businesses (by our Middle Eastern Allies)

    05/06/2015 10:58:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | May 05, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV In an extraordinary move that could mean billions lost to the American economy, Gulf monarchs meeting Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, took a closed-door decision to potentially withhold investments from U.S. military firms if the terms of any final agreement with Iran causes significant harm to the Sunni Arab states. The meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council brought together leaders from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. All of those countries, aside from Oman, participated in the Saudi-led strikes targeting Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen. According to a source who took part...
  • Lowering the Bar Puts American Society at Risk

    05/05/2015 3:57:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Stupidity and obesity are now matters of U.S. national security. And it's only the tip of a more significant iceberg that threatens America from within. An organization called Mission: Readiness comprised of more than 500 retired generals and military leaders routinely publishes reports -- including one just last month -- detailing how a significant number of American kids these days are either too fat to be effective fighters or too low-scoring in math, literacy and problem-solving to pass the basic military enlistment exam. Granted, the way modern warfare is heading, future recruits might spend their days sitting at...
  • Pentagon lawyers discover we dont have to defend our allies if threatened by Iran

    04/29/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Since the conclusion of the final round of nuclear negotiations, Iran has been engaging in conspicuous displays of aggression. The U.S. Navy revealed on Tuesday that four Iranian Revolutionary Guards ships intercepted a Maersk cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz that was flying a U.S. flag. The episode happened last week and ended without incident, but it was only revealed to the press after Iranian naval vessels performed a similar act of belligerence on Tuesday. Yesterday, another Maersk container ship, the Tigris, was intercepted by Iranian vessels in international waters, according to the firm. Iranian ships fired over...
  • Uhhh-Uhhhhhh Uhh-Uhhhhhhhh Uhhhh-Uhhhhh Ashton Carter, Defense Secretary

    04/16/2015 12:00:50 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 14 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    There was a Defense Department Briefing at The Pentagon today, where Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Gen. Martin Dempsey answered questions. Carter has a SERIOUS "Uhhhh-uhhh uhhhh-uhhhhh" speech disorder. What a moron. Did 0dungo appoint him because he is an embarrassment? Couldn't 0dungo find someone who could talk in the public arena without saying "uhhhh-uhhh uhhh-uhhhh" every other word? UHHH-UHHHHHHH UHH-UHHHHHH PATHETIC!!!!
  • Election manifesto: UKIP will increase defense, NHS spending

    04/15/2015 1:28:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 15/04/2015 - 21:33 | (With Reuters)
    The UK Independence Party launched its election manifesto on Wednesday, appealing to Conservative voters with pledges to raise defense spending and bring forward a vote on Britains EU membership. [] (Nigel) Farage vowed to spend substantially more than the NATO minimum of two percent of GDP on defense in a move that he said would rattle the dwindling number of Conservative voters who still see (Prime Minister David) Camerons party as the party of security. [] The anti-mass immigration party, which had two MPs at the end of the last parliament, also promised to cut small business taxes and boost...
  • The Department of Defense: God's Word is sexist hate speech

    04/14/2015 1:55:51 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 14, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    World Net Daily is reporting: A Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute course approved by the Department of Defense is under fire for labeling the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence sexist materials. The Daily Caller reported the class given by the DEOMI, an organization with a mission to provide a world-class human relations education, was actually removed from the groups website upon questioning. But the fact they were there at all and approved by the Defense Department for use was alarming enough to some who saw irony in the fact U.S. military service members are...
  • A leading natl sec advisor/Islamic law expert explains how/why America is losing to jihadists

    04/13/2015 10:52:25 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-04-13 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Major Stephen Coughlin (Ret.), a decorated intelligence officer known as the Pentagons leading expert on Islamic law has authored a forthcoming book, Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of the Jihad, that serves as a damning indictment of Americas national security establishment in the face of the global jihad, and provides a chilling message to the American people. We had the opportunity to discuss Coughlins new book in a wide-ranging interview that you can find below. During our discussion, Coughlin goes into great depth on the thesis of his book, providing keen insights into the nature and doctrinal basis...
  • Transgender in the military: A Pentagon in transition weighs its policy

    04/11/2015 6:55:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | By Juliet Eilperin
    Over the past decade, Sgt. Shane Ortega has served three combat tours: Two in Iraq, one in Afghanistan. Two as a Marine and one in the Army. Two as a woman and one as a man. Ortega is a helicopter crew chief in the Armys 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. He was born female and would like to serve the rest of his career as a man. That would require a significant change in Pentagon rules, which require that transgender troops be discharged from military service, usually on medical grounds. Last summer, medical tests showed Ortega had elevated testosterone levels...
  • Americas Progressive Foreign Policy Imperils Her Survival

    04/06/2015 7:12:52 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-04-06 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Today the men and women who walk the morally decrepit corridors of the White House and State Department of our Republic-turned-social democracy are aiding, abetting and enabling evil. We find ourselves at a time in history when all of our foes from Islamic supremacists to the Russians and Chinese are ascendant, while America at best retreats and at worst sides with the most dangerous of them. Our enemies do not fear or respect us, our allies do not trust us and little indicates that the American people are cognizant of the size and scope of the perils that face us....
  • $45 billion in tax dollars goes missing in Afghanistan

    04/05/2015 6:29:29 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 4 2015 | Lawrence Lease
    Millions of dollars have disappeared from Afghanistan and the Special Inspector General for ..Reconstruction is placing the blame on the Pentagons mismanaged accounting practices for the problem. The SIGAR released the report Friday reporting that only 57% of the $795 million appropriated to CERP from 2002-2013 could be accounted for in terms of who was awarded contracts, and for how much money. The SIGAR report breaks down the $21 billion, by fund, into the highest-costing contracts & their recipients, from 2002 until May 2014. The CERP initiative enables U.S. commanders in Afghanistan to respond to urgent humanitarian relief and reconstruction...
  • No Point in More Defense Spending With Liberals in Charge

    03/23/2015 4:41:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The patriotic conservative hawks who are terrified by the deterioration of our military are absolutely right our military is in crisis. But lifting the sequester caps and pumping more money into the Pentagon isn't going to solve the problem. First, we need a president who actually cares about defending this country. Second, we need to change the Defense Department from a feeding trough for government workers and contractors into a lean, mean, warfighting machine. We can solve the first problem in November 2016 by electing a president who cares about this country's defense. Barack Obama doesn't, and Hillary Clinton...
  • American People Must Say No to Washington's Foolish Policy of Constant War

    03/19/2015 1:06:48 PM PDT · by ruthles · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 3/19/2015 | doug bandow
    American foreign policy is controlled by fools. What else can one conclude from the bipartisan demand that the U.S. intervene everywhere all the time, irrespective of consequences? No matter how disastrous the outcome, the War Lobby insists that the idea was sound.
  • we petition the obama administration to:Award medals to the 47 courageous Senators (truncated)

    03/19/2015 8:14:59 AM PDT · by kosciusko51 · 7 replies
    petitions.whitehouse.gov ^ | Mar 13, 2015 | C.F. from Madison, AL
    Full title: we petition the obama administration to: Award medals to the 47 courageous Senators who wrote a letter to the Iranian government against Obama's wishes. As one of three co-equal branches of our government, and with power to approve of or reject any treaty with foreign governments, the 47 Senators were perfectly justified in writing a letter informing the Islamic Republic, a sponsor of world-wide terrorism, that any agreement signed by this administration is subject to approval by our Senate. The courage shown by these 47 Senators deserves a medal for their opposition to the proposed agreement, which will...
  • As 'Peace-thru-Strength' Type, Guess I'm the Sort Jeb is Aiming to Charm w/Tough Talk re. Russians-

    03/19/2015 5:34:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I'll even admit he's on the exact same page as me,re. Ukraine/Kremlin... Trouble is: 1) I DO NOT trust him to do anything he says- there's something about the Jebster that seems shiftier and less genuine -at least to me- than Dubya. And there appears to be more of a sense of entitlement politically. 2) Jeb Bush isno conservative- he's denounced Ronald Reagan's legacy of practical common sense and toweringachievement as somehow irrelevant, an unforgivable sin. 3) The Jebster is aboutas popularas a fart in an elevator... evenwithin the Republican Party. 4) Others with actual conservative credentials/achievements/principlesoffer the same...
  • House hearing on Obama's request to use force against ISIS (vanity)

    03/18/2015 7:57:24 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    Fox News Online LIve ^ | March 18, 2015 | self
    Live hearing on Defense Budget
  • Republicans try end-run around spending caps

    03/17/2015 7:30:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | March 17, 2015 | David Rogers
    The great Achilles heel in the House Republican budget Tuesday can be found in a blue-and-white chart, tucked away on page 40 and mapping out a 10-year path for the annual appropriations bills that keep the government operating. On the surface, it appears to keep faith with the spirit of the discretionary spending caps under the 2011 Budget Control Act, a major priority for many fiscal conservatives. But to get the votes of party hawks, the budget makes a sweeping end-run around the caps by declaring an additional $94 billion as emergency spending for the war against terrorism.
  • 2016 politics: White House chooses its fights _ when it can [Republicans only react to him]

    03/12/2015 12:31:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    KSL News Radio ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    .........Earlier this week, [Obama] waded into state politics, sharply denouncing Walker for signing legislation in Wisconsin that prohibited mandatory union dues. "Even as its governor claims victory over working Americans, I'd encourage him to try and score a victory for working Americans - by taking meaningful action to raise their wages and offer them the security of paid leave," Obama said in a statement. In both instances, he signaled he was not going to entirely ignore the 2016 contest or its main players if there was an opportunity to advance his own agenda. "We're going to engage in this dynamic...