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  • Extortion 17 is a Bigger Scandal and Betrayal than Benghazi

    01/20/2018 10:38:48 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 25 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 08-14-2013 | Tim Brown
    Extortion 17 could be a bigger scandal and betrayal of Americans than Benghazi. While Benghazi resulted in four American deaths, Extortion 17 resulted in 38 deaths, including nearly two dozen Navy SEALs. Many of these SEALs were made famous, credited with the killing of Osama bin Laden. The Chinook helicopter they were aboard was shot down by Taliban forces, which written testimony confirms knew the elite forces were coming into the area. Families are going after the Obama administration for what they believe were leaks that led to their family members' deaths. According to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the...
  • Flags and Flowers Honor Veterans Every Day, Not just on a Holiday

    01/19/2018 10:49:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/18 | Gary Hunt
    "Preston Sharp Thank You for Your Service" When I called Preston Sharp, he answered the phone. I heard the voice of a very young person. However, as the conversation ensued, I heard words of commitment, well beyond the age of the person on the other end of the line. When I met Duane Ehmer in Red Bluff, California, he handed me the business card of Preston C. Sharp. He had obtained the card when he visited Preston at a cemetery where Sharp was busy planting flags and artificial flowers (Red Carnations) on the graves of military veterans. Duane, a veteran...
  • New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, China

    01/19/2018 10:43:33 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Wesley Morgan
    The Pentagon’s new defense strategy calls for aggressive steps to counter Russia and China, directing the military to retrain its attention on great-power competition after nearly two decades of focusing primarily on Islamist militants and "rogue" nations. The Obama-era Quadrennial Defense Review called for “preserving strategic stability” with Moscow and Beijing and took a rosier view of the prospects for further nuclear arms reductions in partnership with Russia. Now, the new document asserts in blunt language, both Russia and China must be the U.S. armed forces’ "principal priorities." “The erosion of our military advantage is the problem that the strategy...
  • U.S. Army Top Enlisted is avid about hand-to-hand combat, including fighting ISIS with shovels

    01/19/2018 6:19:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/19/2018 | C Garland
    The Pentagon's top enlisted service member has a penchant for hand-to-hand combat, a fact brought to light in recent comments vowing that U.S. troops would defeat its enemies by "shooting them in the face" or in close-quarters combat with shovels. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted adviser to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued the warnings to the Islamic State on Facebook and Twitter this week, telling them they have two options — surrender or die. Senior defense officials have issued similar threats to ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as well as Taliban insurgents in...
  • 12 Strong

    01/19/2018 3:44:38 AM PST · by Shark24 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | Stephanie Nolasco
    Bruckheimer’s latest project is “12 Strong,” which was inspired by the first U.S. Special Forces that were sent to Afghanistan in the weeks after the September 11th terror attack. It’s a tale that was kept under wraps until Doug Stanton’s book “Horse Soldiers” was published in 2009.
  • Under Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, FBI Director Mueller and CIA Director Petr

    01/17/2018 6:08:49 PM PST · by bitt · 46 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 1/17/2018 | ADMIN
    When distress reports reached U.S. Intelligence in Langley and the Pentagon that the American ambassador to Benghazi and dozens of his diplomatic personnel were under terrorist attack in Libya on Sept. 11 2012, CIA and Defense Department officials scrambled an immediate response. Officials moved quickly to assemble a counter-terrorism team of professionals to dispatch to Benghazi. That little-known but elite squad, known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST), is in fact the government’s sole inter-agency, on call and short notice team trained to respond to any terror-related incident in the world. But not this time. Not in Benghazi. FEST...
  • Under Obama and Clinton, Mueller and Petraeus Grounded Critical Benghazi Rescue Op (trunc)

    01/17/2018 5:38:10 PM PST · by smileyface · 29 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Investigative Bureau
    When distress reports reached U.S. Intelligence in Langley and the Pentagon that the American ambassador to Benghazi and dozens of his diplomatic personnel were under terrorist attack in Libya on Sept. 11 2012, CIA and Defense Department officials scrambled an immediate response. Officials moved quickly to assemble a counter-terrorism team of professionals to dispatch to Benghazi. That little-known but elite squad, known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST), is in fact the government’s sole inter-agency, on call and short notice team trained to respond to any terror-related incident in the world. But not this time. Not in Benghazi. FEST...
  • The British Army’s ‘This is Belonging’ Videos are a Bloody Shambles

    01/16/2018 11:13:15 PM PST · by pboyington · 16 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 16, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The sun has indeed set on the British Empire. The British Army of the Light Brigade, the Tommies of the Great War, the Desert Rats in North Africa, the Red Devils at Arnhem, the 2nd PARA in the Falklands, and the famed SAS from Benghazi to Northern Ireland to Afghanistan, is disappearing faster than a DACA deal on Dick Durbin’s desk. Like the US Army, the British Army has been invaded by social justice warriors and liberal clowns who think that diversity is a combat multiplier and sensitivity is the king of battle. The British Army Smoke and Mirrors, PAO...
  • Pentagon's Top Enlisted Advisor: We'll Beat ISIS To Death With Our Shovels

    01/16/2018 7:24:23 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 24 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 01-16-2018 | Tim Brown
    The Pentagon’s top enlisted officer issued a threat Tuesday to the jihadis of the Islamic State that unless they surrender, they'll be beaten to death with Army shovels. The threat comes following a statement on January 1 from The ‎Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, in which they claimed that the Islamic State has lost 98 percent of its territory in Iraq and Syria.Army Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, who is the senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, took to Facebook and posted his threat. Using the hashtags #ISIS_SurrenderOrDie, #SEAC3, #DefeatDaesh, Troxell wrote, "ISIS needs...
  • Why at 6:00 am on THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 were you asking #miuslimBrotherhood (trunc)

    01/15/2018 8:45:15 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 15, 2018 | Michael Sheridan
    Why at 6:00 am on THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 were you asking #miuslimBrotherhood sympathizer #HumaAbedin for A COPY OF A MOVIE? Click the link here.
  • GPS Declassified - audio version

    The audio version of my book, GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones, was just released.
  • Army Command Sergeant Major to ISIS – “We will beat you to death with shovels”

    01/11/2018 7:54:12 PM PST · by pboyington · 24 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Finally, a real warrior has emerged from the morass of leftist jellyfish trolling through the hallways of the Pentagon. Finally, a real warrior has come forward to speak the truth – war is hell and the US military is currently in the process of sending as many ISIS fighters to the gates of Hades where they belong. The news exploded today with the story of the army’s senior enlisted man, Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell (you can’t make this stuff up) who stated on Tuesday in a Facebook post: “ISIS needs to understand that the Joint Force is on...
  • Vladimir Putin to Use 2018 World Cup to Score His Own Goals

    01/09/2018 11:08:06 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 5 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | 9 January 2018
    The eyes of the world are locked on Russia as it gears up to host the most widely viewed sporting event of the year: the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This prestigious event gives President Vladimir Putin an opportunity to score some goals of his own, both with Russians and in the world arena. It is an opportunity that Moscow has used on several occasions to great effect. RUSSIA'S VIEW OF SPORTS DRAMATICALLY SHIFTS In the early years of the Soviet Union, Communists viewed Western-style competitive sports as a tool of capitalism—exploitative, corrupt and bourgeois. The Soviets renounced events like the...
  • In the Army, the PC Madness Keeps Rolling Along…

    01/08/2018 9:16:29 PM PST · by pboyington · 39 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 8, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    General Mattis, this is US Defense Watch; radio check, over… Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… General Mattis is starting to look like Hermann Goering promising the besieged Sixth Army at Stalingrad that everything is A-OK – the airdrops will be coming with ammunition and food and medical supplies for everyone. Just hang on boys… Don’t worry about those Russians surrounding you. You’ve got the Romanians on your flank! The US military is starting to resemble the doomed Sixth Army – surrounded by Marxists and under constant attack with limited options, knowing the inevitable is coming; the inevitable defined as the Hour of the Total...
  • Glocks new G19X "Crossover" pistol

    01/05/2018 5:38:31 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/5/2018 | J Hines
    Glock introduces military inspired pistol that is a “do it all” handgun, the G19X blends a full-sized frame with a compact slide and inherits all of the Gen 5 features. This G19X incorporates a G19 slide with a modified Glock17 frame and utilizes a G19-length dust cover. Standard Gen 5 features are carried over which includes: a grip devoid of finger groovesambi slide stopsa Glock Marksman Barrel with a new rifling and crown designdehorned nose profile on the slideflared mag well "Developed for the military in mind this is a practical EDC pistol that you can rely on anytime and...
  • Khemeymim under attack: why did the Russian airbase in Syria comes under fire

    01/04/2018 11:56:57 PM PST · by NorseViking · 14 replies
    The Ministry of Defense confirmed that the Russian airbase Khemeymim in Syria before the New Year was subjected to mortar shelling. The saboteurs attacked from the de-escalation zone, and the air defense system could not protect the airmen. Mortar shelling On Thursday, January 4, the Ministry of Defense reported the death of two Russian servicemen during the shelling of the military base of Khmeimim near the New Year. "December 31, 2017 with the onset of the dark time, the airfield Khmeimim was subjected to a sudden mortar shelling of the mobile subversive group of militants. As a result of the...
  • The weapon behind attack on the Russian airbase in Syria identified.

    01/04/2018 11:15:58 PM PST · by NorseViking · 6 replies
    The Russian airbase in Syrian Khmeimim was fired upon with the 82-millimeter automatic mortar Vasilek. About this, referring to the opinion of military experts, writes "Bulletin of Mordovia". Among its advantages is a light weight (just over 630 kilograms), which allows placing the gun, for example, in a camper van and high rate of fire (up to 120 rounds per minute). The edition specifies, that "Vasilek" is charged by cassettes and fire in bursts. One detonated ammunition can disintegrate into 600 fragments. "It should be noted that mines of a caliber of 82 millimeters are practically impossible to intercept by...
  • New Year’s Aboard The USS Reagan

    01/04/2018 10:46:14 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 5 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 010118 | Ken Abbate
    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 01, 2017) Fireworks explode over the skyline behind the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), for New Year's Day. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate)
  • Glock Modifications by Spec Ops

    01/04/2018 10:29:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/4/2018 | J Hines
    Since Glock is a very popular handgun for law enforcement and gun hobbyist. These retired U.S. special ops have looked at and pushed the envelope on what it can do with a little modifications. Larry Vicker of Vickers Tactical and company talking over some mods with the Glocks. Here's a quick view of Glock mods from the 3 retired spec ops: Glock19 – Tritium Sights front sight, textured surface, Crimson Trace laserGlock17 Gen4 – Ameriglow Hackathorn sights, AmeriGlow Hackathorn Sights, Guardian Triggers The main thing that everyone agreed to modify was the plastic sights, anything with night sights is a...
  • [Draft] Open Letter to Debbie Lee [America’s Mighty Warriors]

    01/04/2018 2:43:01 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 14 replies
    America’s Mighty Warriors ^ | Oz - Open letter (Not published yet)
    [Draft open letter in response to Debbie’s advocacy for and leadership of “Helping Hero’s Heal”] Momma Lee, this open letter is intended to support your efforts and thank you publicly for all you do for us This topic has become a rapidly increasingly “growing passion” of mine for the past 10+ years. More so in the last 5 or so years. As one who battles depression, sleep disorder, headaches (which prior to our conversation yesterday I attributed to caffeine/Dr. Pepper addiction) PTSD (or whatever the latest terminology is. When I “accidentally” called you yesterday because your cellphone number was mislabeled...