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  • How a U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle shot down an Iraqi Mig-23 Flogger during Desert Storm

    01/30/2014 5:33:09 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Jan 29 2014 | Dario Leone
    Developed at the end of the 1960s to be the best air superiority fighter in the world, the F-15 proved to be a real MiG Killer during the Operation Desert Storm scoring most of the allied aerial victories. During the Air War over Iraq the mighty Eagle proved also to be a very robust airframe, bringing back its pilots also after suffering serious damages. After the first ten days of the first Gulf Air War, to avoid the destruction of their air force, Iraqis flew their aircraft to Iran and to prevent this “exodus” the U.S. Air Force was forced...
  • Desert Storm Victor Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf R.I.P.

    12/28/2012 4:20:05 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 28, 2012
    Leadership: The hero of Desert Storm gave America a taste of victory after the wasted sacrifice of Vietnam and demonstrated that only the sometimes-unwise decisions of politicians can keep us from victory over our enemies. Schwarzkopf, called "Stormin' Norman" because of his reportedly explosive temper, led America to two sorely needed military victories: a small one in Grenada in 1983 and a big one as de facto commander of allied forces in the Gulf War in 1991. Grenada was the first step in a recovery from the legacy of Vietnam, where defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory in...
  • Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies

    12/27/2012 9:38:49 PM PST · by FrogMom · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/12
    Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn't care much for his popular "Stormin' Norman" nickname. The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander's reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78 from complications from pneumonia, knew him as a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who preferred the somewhat milder sobriquet given by his troops: "The Bear."
  • Brokaw: George H.W. 'Most Underrated Modern President Of Our Time'

    03/07/2012 5:22:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tom Brokaw is the man that our Brent Bozell recently described as having "used NBC and [his] anchor chair as a platform to promote Democratic agendas and delight in Republican setbacks for more than 20 years." But every once in awhile, perhaps out of Greatest Generation nostalgia, Brokaw has something kind to say about a Republican. As was the case on Morning Joe today, when, after reciting a list of the 41st president's accomplishments, said that George H.W. Bush was "the most underrated modern president of our time." View the video here.
  • 1st aerial kill of Desert Storm subject of motivation for Westfield's Air National Guard

    03/02/2012 8:30:32 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Republican ^ | March 02, 2012 | Ted LaBorde
    1st aerial kill of Desert Storm subject of motivation for Westfield's Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing WESTFIELD – There is no easy way to explain the experience, the rush, of piloting an F-15 Eagle jet fighter, peacetime or in combat. “There is nothing else like it,” said Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Jon K. Kelk, credited with the first Iraqi MiG-29 aerial “kill” of Desert Storm in January 1991. “There is every emotion, every element of excitement, intrigue. In combat, multiply that ten times,” he explained Friday as he prepared to motivate members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Captain Katherine Jenerette Gives A Woman’s View From Afghanistan

    11/22/2011 12:55:22 AM PST · by Van Jenerette · 34 replies
    The Kitchen Cabinet ^ | November 18, 2011 | Editor
    EXCLUSIVE: Captain Katherine Jenerette Gives A Woman’s View From AfghanistanAbout Katherine: Katherine Jenerette is Captain in the US Army Reserve and a paratrooper from North Myrtle Beach, SC. She is serving with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division ‘Task Force Arctic Wolves’ in the Horn of Panjwa’i in one of the most volatile districts in Kandahar Province (and Afghanistan). She is a former U.S. Congressional Field Representative for South Carolina’s First District and a North Myrtle Beach Planning Commissioner and was a Candidate for US Congress in 2010. Katherine was recently name as one of THE 45...
  • Veterans of the first Gulf War can't get treatment; Army admits medical records were destroyed

    05/01/2011 1:35:54 PM PDT · by Palter · 22 replies
    WTSP ^ | 15 Feb 2011 | Mike Deeson
    St. Petersburg , Florida -- Operation Desert Storm, which pushed Iraqi troops out of Kuwait but kept Saddam Hussein in power, took a huge toll on American servicemen and women. 159,705 veterans were injured or became ill, and 10,617 veterans have died of combat related injuries or illnesses since the initiation of the Gulf War during August 1990. Since the second Gulf War began, there have been another 5,884 casualties. Most of the veterans we talked to for this story say they are aware when they sign their name on the dotted line, they might not come home or could...
  • Debunking the myths of Desert Storm

    02/28/2011 4:37:18 PM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 27, 2011
    Twenty years ago today, ground op erations in Operation Desert Storm came to a halt. American arms had won their most dazzling success in two generations, perhaps ever. After five weeks of round-the-clock air strikes, forces under Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf shattered Saddam Hussein's army, the biggest and most heavily armed in the Middle East, in just five days. The victorious 34-nation coalition lost only 392 killed, 294 of them Americans. Saddam had been driven from Kuwait; his regime teetered on collapse. A bright, new, world order seemed in the offing. But two decades later we can see how many Americans,...
  • Today in History - January 16th, 1991 (20 years ago today) Desert Storm begins

    01/16/2011 4:36:14 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
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    January 16th, 1991 (20 years ago today) Desert Storm begins.
  • Twenty Years After: Desert Storm's Air War

    01/12/2011 1:03:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2011 | Austin Bay
    The Jan. 17, 1991, air attacks on Iraq that launched Operation Desert Storm two decades ago gave the world a spectacular look at the high-tech weaponry the United States had developed to thwart a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. The initial air strikes on Baghdad riveted a global television audience. On that first night of the air offensive, reporters with cameras poking from Baghdad hotel windows provided real-time video of Iraqi anti-aircraft guns firing streams of tracer rounds into a blue-black sky randomly lit by the bursts of American precision munitions hitting targets on the city's perimeter. Those cameras, however,...
  • 'MiG Killer' moving to Museum

    10/27/2010 9:38:05 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies
    The Warner Robins Patriot ^ | 10/28/2010 | Warner Robins
    An-F-15C fighter aircraft credited with two aerial victories over Iraq during Operation Desert Storm will be towed down GA Highway 247 to the Museum of Aviation on Friday, October 29 at approximately 9:00 a.m. The towing will affect 247 traffic for about an hour. On February 6, 1991, Captain Thomas Dietz shot down two Russian-built MiG 21s over Iraq using AIM-9 missiles. The aircraft was assigned to the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing, Bitburg AB, Germany at the time flying missions from a base in Saudi Arabia. F-15s are credited with downing 37 aircraft during aerial engagements over Iraq during the...
  • Facing Iran: Lessons Learned Since Iraq's 1991 Missile Attack on Israel

    03/20/2010 8:03:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 416+ views
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | 3/20/2010 | Moshe Arens
    •The Iranians learned a great deal from the destruction of Iraq's Osirak reactor by the Israel Air Force in 1981. The Osirak reactor was the key element in the Iraqi nuclear program: a single target which, when it was destroyed, set that program back very substantially. The Iranians saw this and they dispersed their nuclear program. Much of it is deep underground. There is no single target which, if destroyed, would substantially set back the Iranian nuclear program •When I came to Washington as Israel's ambassador in 1982, the atmosphere was one of hostility and there was talk of imposing...
  • Speicher Search Details Announced

    08/08/2009 9:32:42 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 7 replies · 786+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 7 August 2009 | Navy News Service
    Speicher Search Details Announced Story Number: NNS090807-14 Release Date: 8/7/2009 4:11:00 PM From the Department of Defense WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Aug. 7 additional details regarding the recent discovery of the remains of Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher in Iraq. Speicher was shot down flying a combat mission in an F/A-18 Hornet over west-central Iraq Jan. 17, 1991, during Operation Desert Storm. Acting in part on information provided by an Iraqi citizen in early July, Multi National Force–West's (MNF-W) personnel recovery team went to a location in the desert which was believed to be the crash site of...
  • Bust Iran's Bunkers

    08/03/2009 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,355+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: As the failure of engagement with Iran grows more apparent, the administration that has talked very softly may be getting the mother of all sticks ready. Guess we need high-tech Cold War weapons after all.Western intelligence sources have told London's Times that Iran has perfected the means to develop and detonate a nuclear bomb and is merely awaiting word from its supreme leader to produce its first one. Should the order be given, it would take just six months to enrich enough uranium and another six months to assemble the warhead. Time's up. Recently, and perhaps not coincidentally, Defense...
  • Welcome Home Capt. Scott Speicher

    08/02/2009 10:40:18 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 328+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-02-09 | Scott Malensek
    The remains of Navy Captain Scott Speicher, a pilot who has been missing since being shot down during the 1991 Gulf War, have been positively identified. The Pentagon has released a statement: The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) has positively identified remains recovered in Iraq as those of Captain Michael Scott Speicher. Captain Speicher was shot down flying a combat mission in an F/A-18 Hornet over west-central Iraq on January 17th, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Captain Speicher's family for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country," said Ray Mabus, Secretary of...
  • Shooting Down The Raptor

    07/21/2009 5:36:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 2,681+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense Spending: The TARP bailout may hit $24 trillion, but the Senate says the F-22 is too expensive to build and maintain. So why are the Japanese so desperate to buy this "unnecessary" Cold War weapon?By a vote of 58-40, the Senate on Tuesday voted to remove $1.75 billion set aside in a defense bill to build seven more F-22 Raptors, adding to the 187 stealth technology fighters already in the pipeline. After some hope the production lines would be kept open, the Senate succumbed to arguments by the administration and others that the fighter was too expensive, too hard...
  • Jenerette: Change due in Congress

    06/04/2008 10:44:23 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 55 replies · 490+ views
    Georgetown Times ^ | 6/3/2008 | Jason Lesley
    Katherine Jenerette says she has entered the Republican primary for the First District Congressional seat out of frustration with the GOP. "The Democrats have a home team advantage now," Jenerette says, "and Republicans need a congressman who can go toe-to-toe with them. We've had a Republican Congress for six years, and we can have more of the same or we can have someone in there that will make a difference. "I am not afraid to say what needs to be said and push legislation for family and values, fiscal responsibility, national security and subjects like immigration and border control. Republicans...
  • If It’s Reagan Principles You Want, Katherine Jenerette Is Your Gal

    05/27/2008 2:27:47 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 56 replies · 870+ views
    SC hotline ^ | 5/26/2008
    We have a three way Republican Primary in South Carolina’s First Congressional District. Henry Brown is an incumbent Congressman running for this fifth term. I really have no feelings toward Brown one way or the other. He isn’t one to show up in the media much. He received a rating of 96 from the American Conservative Union for 2007, not too shabby and he’s been involved in government for about 27 years, starting in the city council, moving up to state office and then Federal.He has two challengers in the primary. The first, Paul Norris, is the President of...
  • Henry Brown Gets a Second GOP Opponent (SC:1 Katherine Jenerette)

    03/27/2008 7:58:06 PM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 35 replies · 1,173+ views
    Charleston City Paper ^ | 27 Mar 2008 | Greg Hambrick
    Henry Brown Gets a Second GOP Opponent The circling of the wolves continues as Henry Brown gets a second GOP challenger. Desert Storm veteran and former Brown aid Katherine Jenerette of Horry County has filed to unseat her old boss. Charleston businessman Paul Norris filed for the seat last week along with Brown. This three way race could mean good things for Democrat Linda Ketner, as Brown is forced to invest money in the primary race. Side note: Jenerette’s website still has a picture of her and Henry together (as well as a link to Brown’s Congressional website). The site...
  • Troops took pill linked to Gulf syndrome

    03/26/2008 2:16:56 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies · 397+ views
    The Australian ^ | 27th March 2008 | Leigh Dayton
    HUNDREDS of Australian veterans took pills linked to the diverse and debilitating symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome. In a bitter twist, the pyridostigmine bromide pills were given to troops to protect them from nerve gases such as sarin. A spokesperson for the Defence Department confirmed PB pills were issued during the Gulf War as part of a "range of prophylactic measures", including vaccination against diseases prevalent in the region. The policy was reversed after a 1999 report flagged the possible risk the pills posed. A new study by clinician and researcher Beatrice Golomb, of the University of California in San...
  • Condiment (Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice for VP?)

    03/12/2008 2:27:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,853+ views
    The New Yorker | The March 17, 2008 Edition | Hendrik Hertzberg
    Cannot Post due to copyright issues: http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2008/03/17/080317taco_talk_hertzberg
  • Freeper Canteen~Operation Desert Storm~Jan 17 2008

    01/16/2008 6:00:42 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 369 replies · 351+ views
    Thank you Troops, Vets and Military Families! | Canteen Crew
    Honoring Our Vets January 17th 1991 The Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Timeline   Iraq invades Kuwait, Aug. 2, 1990. Operation Desert Shield begins, Aug. 7. First U.S. forces (F-15 Eagle fighters from Langley Air Force Base, Va.) arrive in Saudi Arabia, Aug. 7. First Operation Desert Shield-related U.S. death, Aug. 12. President George Bush authorizes first call-up of Selected Reservists to active duty for 90 days, by executive order, Aug. 22. (Call-up widened in subsequent authorizations; period of service extended to 180 days on Nov. 12 by executive order.) Operation Desert Storm and air war phase begins, 3 a.m.,...
  • Disabled Vet Kicked Out of Department Store Due to Service Dog

    12/15/2007 1:02:52 PM PST · by RDTF · 99 replies · 604+ views
    Breitbart via WOAI ^ | Dec 15, 2007 | not specified
    "I felt embarrassed. I'm over here accepting my disability in public and you are going to mock and harass me."
  • Free Dinner at Golden Corral for Military Veterans (November 12th 5-9pm)

    11/09/2007 6:22:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 2,403+ views
    Cash Money Life ^ | November 7, 2007
    Would anyone like a free dinner at Golden Corral? Well, there is an easy way if you are an American military veteran. Golden Corral just announced this year’s Military Appreciation Monday will be November 12, 2007, from 5 to 9 pm. For the past 6 years, Golden Corral has been honoring the US Military with a free “thank you” dinner and beverage at any Golden Corral restaurant on Military Appreciation Monday (first Monday after Veteran’s Day), to honor any person who has ever served in the United States Military. In the past the only requirement to receive the free meal...
  • RON PAUL ACCUSED U.S. TROOPS OF WAR CRIMES IN DESERT STORM

    11/09/2007 11:27:46 AM PST · by LSUfan · 270 replies · 2,874+ views
    The Ron Paul Political Report | October 15, 1991 | Ron Paul
    The Ron Paul Political Report October 15 1991 Volume V Number 10 Page 7 American Values? During the Iraq war, American troops were instructed to use specially equipped tanks to bulldoze the trenches that held Iraqi soldiers- Not a single American was hurt, so meager was the resistance. Thousands of Iraqis, teenagers coerced into the army by the dictator Hussein, were buried alive, while the unprecedented military tactic was hidden from the public through media censorship. Captain Benny Williams, who Led the charge was awarded the Silver Star for his role. Also hidden: the apparent fact that many of the...
  • Thompson Campaign Announces Veterans for Fred Thompson Leadership(USMC General w/Medal of Honor)

    11/06/2007 2:26:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 318+ views
    Blogs For Fred Thompson ^ | November 6, 2007
    Mclean, VA - Today on the steps of the State House in Columbia, SC, surrounded by numerous veterans, Senator Fred Thompson was joined by Major General James Livingston and Lieutenant Colonel Joe Repya to launch Veterans for Fred Thompson. Major General James Livingston, a 33 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, will serve as the National Co-Chair of Veterans for Fred Thompson. On May 2, 1968, while serving as the Commanding Officer, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, he distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty in action against enemy forces and earned the Congressional Medal...
  • Kuwaiti Officer Marks 1990 Invasion Anniversary With Thanks, Resolve

    08/02/2007 4:42:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 365+ views
    KUWAIT CITY, Aug. 2, 2007 – Kuwaiti air force Col. Sulaiman M. al-Otaibi remembers all too well the “dark day” his country faced 17 years ago today, when 100,000 Iraqi troops stormed across the border here, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Memories of Aug. 2, 1990, are still fresh for him and his fellow Kuwaitis as they recall four of Saddam Hussein’s elite Republican Guard divisions and Iraqi army special forces units pushing into Kuwait City. They quickly overran Kuwait’s outnumbered forces, attacked the royal residence, Dasman Palace, and began a brutal six-month occupation. Six days later, Saddam...
  • Navy POW from Gulf War retires, ordeal still vivid in his mind

    06/23/2007 10:16:25 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 1,697+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 6/23/07 | Louis Hansen
    Capt. Larry "Rat" Slade retired in Norfolk on Thursday after 22 years in the Navy. u.s. navy Slade spent 43 days as a prisoner of war during the Gulf War, above. NORFOLKCAPT. LARRY "RAT" SLADE served 22 years in the Navy, flying in the backseat of a Tomcat fighter over four combat zones, graduating from Top Gun school and winning the naval flight officer of the year award. But one moment of Slade's career, honored this week at a retirement ceremony, fails to fold neatly into a shadow box with a flag, ribbons and medals.On Jan. 21, 1991, a...
  • Troops exposed to sarin risk brain damage: report ("Where are the WMDs, Mr. Bush?")

    05/17/2007 9:27:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 952+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/17/07
    Scientists have found evidence that the kind of low-level exposure to sarin gas experienced by more than 100,000 U.S. troops in the first Gulf war can cause "lasting brain deficits," The New York Times reported on Wednesday. While the results are preliminary, scientists working with the U.S. Department of Defense said they found apparent changes in the brain's connective tissue -- known as white matter -- in soldiers exposed to the gas. The extent of the changes -- less white matter and slightly larger brain cavities -- correspond to the extent of exposure, the Times reported on its Web site....
  • Cal Nails It: Spoiled By Desert Storm Success, America Awaits Jack Bauer

    01/13/2007 4:37:11 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 95 replies · 2,007+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Cal Thomas had the line of the night on this evening's Fox News Watch. Here's how the conservative commentator explained Americans' dissatisfaction with progress in Iraq: "Part of the problem here is we have Desert Storm with the 100-hour war. Everybody came home. There were victory marches, General Schwarzkopf leading. The press was full of stories: 'we finally got the Vietnam monkey off our back.' Now we're used to the very quick action. It's not going to happen, except thank goodness Jack Bauer is coming back to make it happen on '24' - that's what we're waiting for."Well said,...
  • From Father to Son, Last Words to Live By

    01/01/2007 4:24:31 PM PST · by jern · 18 replies · 952+ views
    NY Times ^ | DANA CANEDY
    He drew pictures of himself with angel wings. He left a set of his dog tags on a nightstand in my Manhattan apartment. He bought a tiny blue sweat suit for our baby to wear home from the hospital. “Follow your heart,” Charles M. King wrote in a 200-page journal for his son, Jordan, whom he first held this fall just weeks before he died in Iraq. The United States has reached another grim milestone in the war in Iraq: 3,000 military deaths. The Times’s Dana Canedy, whose fiancé was killed in Iraq, is taking questions from readers. Her responses...
  • Canopy of F-16 downed during Desert Storm returns home

    11/26/2006 2:53:36 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 6 replies · 1,621+ views
    F-16.net ^ | 11/26/2006 | Jon Somerville
    Introduction F-16C #86-0257 from the 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron 'Lucky Devils' was shot down over Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. Its canopy was discovered by American ground troops in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Now, almost fourteen years later, the only remaining part of #86-0257 will find a last resting place at the Pima Air and Space museum in Arizona. The retrieval of 257's canopy is a remarkable story, told here by the eye witnesses. Aug 2nd, 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait In the early hours of August 2nd, 1990, the Iraqi army invaded its neighbor Kuwait. Kuwaiti defenses were quickly...
  • 'Weakling-in-Chief': Boston Globe Mocks Bush 41 for Not Taking Out Saddam in '91

    08/11/2006 5:21:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 1,019+ views
    Boston Globe/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 11, 2006 - 07:59 Those burly hawks of the Boston Globe are at it again. With a Landis-like testosterone rush, the Globe's editorial this morning, Tarring the majority, rips George H.W. Bush for failing to have taken out Saddam at the conclusion of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Or as the Globe so sneeringly put it: "The weakling-in-chief who failed to oust Saddam Hussein in 1991 was not a Democrat but the first President George Bush." Yes, we all remember those rousing Globe editorials urging the first war against Iraq. And who can forget the glorious...
  • TO MY GRANDCHILDREN: BE PROUD

    07/11/2006 3:26:39 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 244+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/11/06 | Purple Mountains
    Prior to our preemptive incursion into Iraq, I overheard my teenage grandchildren spouting multiculturalism nonsense they had been taught in school. I wrote them the following letter as part of an attempt to overcome this brainwashing. It provided the starting point to what has now developed into a weblog called "From Sea to Shining Sea" that I launched one year ago. I have decided to republish this piece each year in July.
  • R.J. Rummel: Scowcroft Just Doesn't Get It

    10/28/2005 5:48:58 AM PDT · by Tolik · 16 replies · 748+ views
    Democratic Peace | October 24, 2005 | R.J. Rummel
    Brent Scowcroft, military assistant to President Nixon, and National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and H.W. Bush, continues his attack on the bush foreign policy and Iraq War in an interview by Jeffrey Goldberg in The New Yorker (not available without subscription). In The Washington Note, Steven C. Clemons provides excerpts (here) from the interview: A principal reason that the Bush Administration gave no thought to unseating Saddam was that Brent Scowcroft gave no thought to it. An American occupation of Iraq would be politically and militarily untenable, Scowcroft told Bush. And though the President had employed the rhetoric of...
  • Soldiers Face Debilitating Diseases

    02/11/2006 4:02:49 PM PST · by Dazedcat · 29 replies · 1,142+ views
    NBC 30 ^ | 02/08/06 | NBC 30
    "I have good days, I have bad days," said M. Sterry, of New Haven. "There were eight of us that served together. Six of my friends are dead."
  • Read All About It

    01/21/2006 7:54:43 AM PST · by mal · 2 replies · 423+ views
    AT HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING FOR the new post of director of national intelligence, John Negroponte pledged to keep open lines of communication with Congress. He also explained that his experience as the first U.S. ambassador to Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein would help him meet the director's responsibility to--in the president's words--"make sure that those whose duty it is to defend America have the information they need to make the right decisions." Testifying in April 2005, Negroponte said: I saw firsthand the savage depredations of terrorists and insurgents who oppose the birth of a new democracy. These are...
  • Saddam Surat #2 - Saddam Was Within 3 Months of A-Bomb Before Gulf War I

    12/03/2005 10:14:41 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 14 replies · 760+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | December 3, 2005 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Saddam Surat # 2 - Saddam Was Within Three Months of A-Bomb in 1991. "The defection of Saddam's two sons-in-law in August 1995 was potentially the most damaging blow he had suffered since seizing power in 1979. For the first time two members of the Tikriti ruling circle had escaped Saddam's authority and were threatening to betray the regime's innermost secrets. Hussein Kamel, as head of Iraq's weapons procurement program, was particularly well equipped to provide Western intelligence with a treasure trove of detail about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction program. Hussen Kamel was full debriefed by both CIA and...
  • Alone in the Desert (Sam Mendes tackles the Gulf War in "Jarhead")

    11/04/2005 1:17:13 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 56 replies · 1,887+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 4, 2005 | Jonathan V. Last
    SAM MENDES has the unenviable distinction of having directed one of the three most undeserving Best Picture winners in the last 30 years. In 1999, his directorial debut, American Beauty, won the Oscar and then, immediately, began sliding to oblivion. A paint-by-numbers critique of American middle-class mores, American Beauty was so heavy-handed and obvious as to be insulting even to the elite sophisticates it attempted to flatter. Of course experimentation with marijuana brings happiness. Of course the homophobic, wife-beating Marine father next door is really a closet case. Of course the only well-adjusted adults in the neighborhood are the...
  • GEOPOLITICAL INTELLIGENCE REPORT: Syria, Iran and the Power Plays over Iraq

    10/26/2005 5:53:59 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies · 1,054+ views
    Israpundit.com ^ | 10.25.2005 | By George Friedman
    In assessing the current phase of events in the Middle East, it is essential to link events in Syria with events in Iran. These, in turn, must be linked to the state of the war in Iraq and conditions in the Arabian Peninsula. The region is of one fabric, to say the least, and it is impossible to understand unfolding events -- the pressure against Syria involving the murder of a former Lebanese prime minister; feints and thrusts with Iran and talk of direct political engagement with the United States; the emergence of a new government in Baghdad, or obstacles...
  • Navy concludes members of former Iraqi regime know whereabouts of missing U.S. pilot (Speicher)

    09/08/2005 10:22:47 AM PDT · by cgk · 48 replies · 1,294+ views
    SD Union Tribune ^ | 9-8-05 | Robert Burns
    By Robert Burns ASSOCIATED PRESS 7:42 a.m. September 8, 2005 Associated Press U.S. Navy pilot Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher, above, was shot down over Iraq in January 1991. A Navy report concludes members of the former Iraqi government "know the whereabouts" of the officer. WASHINGTON – A Navy pilot shot down over Iraq in January 1991 may have been captured by Iraqi forces, and members of the former Iraqi government "know the whereabouts" of the officer, the Navy has concluded. A Navy board of inquiry concluded that there is no credible evidence that Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher is dead, and...
  • TO MY GRANDCHILDREN: BE PROUD

    08/14/2005 3:45:08 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 225+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/11/05 | Purple Mountains
    About four years ago, I became extremely disturbed at overhearing conversations my grandchildren were having at a large family gathering – conversations that were obviously being fueled by poisonous attitudes being inculcated in them about America by their public school teachers. I wrote them a letter as a first step in a campaign to try to undo the harm being done to them and to their country. That letter developed into an e-mail discussion group – and then into a weblog. To read the letter, go to my site and enter the words - to my grandchildren - in the...
  • Failures of intelligence - (argument for pre-emptive strikes as Israel did at Osirak, 1981)

    07/27/2005 8:41:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 273+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JULY 27, 2005 | JEFF JACOBY
    Which kind of intelligence failure is better — the kind that badly understates a threat, such as the one in London, or the kind that overstates a threat, such as the insistent warnings before the invasion of Iraq that Saddam Hussein was armed with weapons of mass destruction? Even in the best intelligence services, failures are sometimes inevitable. Foresight will never be as sharp as hindsight. Only after the fact — after the Underground blows up, after 9/11, after the stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons are nowhere to be found — is it clear what the picture looks like...
  • After long road to freedom, interpreter returns to Iraq

    07/05/2005 4:11:54 PM PDT · by saquin · 193+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 7/5/05 | Lance Cpl. Evan M. Eagan
    FALLUJAH, Iraq(July 5, 2005) -- After fleeing from his native Iraq in 2001 and embarking on a journey, which took him through five different countries and eventually to the United States as a refugee, an interpreter with II Marine Expeditionary Force, Headquarters Group, II MEF (Forward), has returned home to aid Marines in the rebuilding process in the city of Fallujah. Johnny, a name he uses in place of his birth name to keep his identity hidden, works in the S-4 shop of the II MHG headquarters office, translating documents and helping bridge the communication gap between Marines and local...
  • My Tribute to Gulf War Veterans

    05/29/2005 8:19:27 PM PDT · by GulfWar1Vet · 7 replies · 276+ views
    29 May 2005 | Gulfwar1vet
    Paul and Patrick. Two young guys growing up in Boone County. Paul from a small town in northern Boone. Connor, here in Columbia. Two Missouri guys, one joined the Army, the other the Navy.
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Marines in the Persian Gulf War (Feb. 1991) May, 11th, 2005

    05/10/2005 10:14:10 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 105 replies · 1,799+ views
    Military History Quarterly | September 2002 | Otto Kreisher
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Have You Thanked a Veteran Today? I did. Why haven't You

    05/09/2005 3:21:07 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 73 replies · 1,887+ views
    Personal Experience | 9 May 2005 | CholreaJoe
    This afternoon, I walked into the local convenience store, bar, casino, liquor store, video rental, bait shop and ammo dump, (Hey, I live in Bumfuk, Montana. It's all we've got) and as I walked through the bar, I spotted a grizzled fat guy, with a full gray beard and long gray hair tied back in a ponytail sitting at the end of the bar. He was wearing a 1st Cavalry Division/Vietnam t-shirt. Since there were no Harleys parked outside, I figured it was safe to approach him. (Anyhow, I was packing as I usually do.)I tapped him on the shoulder...
  • Iraq: Setting the Record Straight (Project for the New American Century) [BOOKMARK!]

    05/03/2005 7:14:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 725+ views
    Iraq:Setting the Record Straight ContentsPreface.................................................................................................................................i I. Iraq: The Clinton Administration’s Case.……………………………...................1II. Iraq: The Perspective from Washington on March 18, 2003.................................13III. Iraq: A History of Deception, Obstruction & Failure to MeetInternational Obligations.......................................................................................17IV. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Nuclear Weapons Program...................................32V. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Missile and UAV Programs..................................43VI. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Chemical/Biological Weapons Programs.............54VII. Questions and Answers: Iraq’s Ties to Terrorism and al Qaeda..........................70Appendix: “The Right War for the Right Reasons”.........................................................78  PrefaceTwo years after the invasion of Iraq, we still do not know with complete confidence what happened to all of the stockpiles of weapons and weapons precursors that Saddam’s government admitted to...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Enjoys a Lazy Sunday and some Desert Storm Stats - April 24th, 2005

    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Families of 1991 Gulf War Casualties Honored

    03/02/2005 7:01:27 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 4 replies · 351+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 28, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2005 – Families came here from 18 states on Feb. 26 to attend a reception at Kuwaiti Embassy so Ambassador Sheik Salem al-Sabah could personally thank them for the ultimate sacrifice their loved ones made to liberate his country during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. A remembrance ceremony in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, where many of those killed during the Gulf War are buried, followed on Feb. 27. "We in Kuwait thought, 'What can we do to show our appreciation for the families of those fallen in the war that liberated my country?'...