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Military/Veterans (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Never Forgotten

    05/26/2018 5:55:49 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 4 replies
    Black Rifle Coffee Company ^ | May 25th 2018 | Black Rifle Coffee Company
    For those who put the welfare of the group ahead of their own lives and paid the ultimate sacrifice, we thank you, this day and every day.
  • The Biggest Threat To America's Future is the Media

    05/26/2018 11:14:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/18 | Rick Hayes
    There is no question that the left aims at changing America in the worst possible way but their efforts would go largely unnoticed if it not for a sympathetic and like-minded media The United States of America is by far the most powerful nation on planet earth spending about as much on defense as the entire rest of the world. According to a report on globalization from Credit Suisse, the US has maintained its position as the world’s strongest military. As an example, although Russia has the most substantial number of tanks approx. 15,000 with the US coming in at...
  • The Big Picture behind Memorial Day

    05/26/2018 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/18 | Scott Powell
    Memorial Day means more than remembering those who died in military service to the country Memorial Day had its origin as Decoration Day following the Civil War, but it only became an official federal holiday to honor those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces of the United States in 1971. Memorial Day is also an occasion to associate those who died with the just causes for which the United States was willing to go to war. World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam were conflicts where freedom was clearly at stake. The post 9/11...
  • From Foreign Vendors to Local Banks: Tariffs and Regulations in the Crosshairs

    05/25/2018 4:39:02 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 25, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    After three months of saber-rattling on the trade front – including the implementation of high duties on imported steel and aluminum, and threats of similarly high tariffs on a host of business and consumer products both from and to China – the dust appears to have settled for a while, with an announcement that China will work to import more from the USA, and a tentative agreement that a trade war would be bad for everybody. Within days, there were fresh discussions of new tariffs on other products that hadn’t been discussed previously - like cars and trucks – also...
  • In Seoul, Sadness and Skepticism After Trump Cancels North Korea Summit

    05/25/2018 1:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    City Lab ^ | May 25, 2018 | Sam Weber and Matt Neuman
    SEOUL, South Korea—Early Friday morning, a crowd of commuters waiting for trains at Seoul Station gathered around big-screen televisions to watch the news that U.S. President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was officially off. Un-jun Lee, a 50-year-old professor at Cheongju National University of Education who was traveling with her elderly parents, learned that Trump had cancelled the meeting with Kim not long before she went to bed on Thursday. She woke up feeling depressed. “It’s such sad news,” Lee said. “We hope for peace.” The announcement of the failed talks came as...
  • Trump should make clear to North Korea that the Libya model is indeed on the table

    05/25/2018 11:39:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2018 | Marc Thiessen, The Washington Post
    After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea's mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown" that will "make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined up to now." Why is Kim Jong Un's regime lashing out? It's not because it is offended at talk of a "Libya model." It's because it was hoping to follow the "Iran model" -- sanctions relief up front and weak inspections -- and is starting to realize that is not going to happen. When national security adviser...
  • White House Team Might Still Head to North Korea Summit Site

    05/25/2018 11:25:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 25, 2018 | John T. Bennett
    A White House “advance team” slated to head to Singapore in preparation for the president’s canceled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un might still make the trip. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders left open the possibility and reiterated that President Donald Trump still wants to meet with the North Korean leader about a nuclear disarmament pact. That came one day after Trump canceled the June 12 meeting, concluding the North’s change in behavior from receptive to chilly to hostile meant Kim had gotten cold feet. “We’ll see. We still have a few hours before that takes...
  • DoD Official: U.S. Military Continues ‘High State of Vigilance’ in Korea

    05/25/2018 9:26:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Department of Defense ^ | May 24, 2018 | Lisa Ferdinando
    The U.S. military continues its “maximum pressure campaign” in regard to North Korea, and U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula are “ready to fight tonight,” the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said today. Dana W. White confirmed Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke with President Donald J. Trump today, ahead of Trump announcing that he has terminated the planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. U.S. forces on the peninsula maintain their usual high state of vigilance, White and the director of the Joint Staff, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., told reporters in...
  • The White House is hinting it could ramp up sanctions against North Korea

    05/24/2018 4:23:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | May 24, 2018 | Zeeshan Aleem
    A senior White House official says that the US is “still short” of applying maximum pressure to Pyongyang. Hours after President Trump canceled his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump’s administration hinted that it might ratchet up sanctions against his country. A senior White House official told reporters on Thursday that the administration’s goal is to “achieve maximum pressure” on Kim’s government using sanctions, and that “we’re still short of that.” “It’s like painting the Golden Gate bridge,” the senior administration official said. “It starts peeling as soon as you finish, and so you have to keep...
  • Chris Long on the new NFL anthem rules: ‘This is not patriotism’

    05/24/2018 3:32:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 24, 2018 | Mark Dunphy
    On Monday, the NFL announced a new national anthem policy that allows players to stay in the locker room but leaves open the possibility of fines for players who choose not to stand during the anthem. Former Patriots defensive end Chris Long said the new rules reflect the owners’ fear of their bottom line, as well as President Donald Trump, not concerns about patriotism. “Don’t get it confused,” Long wrote on Twitter. “These owners don’t love America more than the players demonstrating and taking real action to improve it.”
  • Trump warns Kim about ‘massive and powerful’ U.S. nukes

    05/24/2018 3:15:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 24, 2018 | Cristiano Lima
    President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his planned summit with Kim Jong Un, scolding the North Korean leader in a letter for "tremendous anger and open hostility" while also bluntly reminding Kim of the United States' nuclear prowess. The scuttling of the meeting, which had been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, is a blow to U.S. efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, as well as Trump's desire to land a legacy-making deal with the hermetic nation. It also raises the risk of conflict in East Asia and has rattled U.S. allies South Korea and...
  • 'A bit of a setback' one congressman says of canceling North Korea summit

    05/24/2018 9:05:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | May 24, 2018 | Stephanie Ebbs, ABC News
    In the wake of President Donald Trump's cancelation of a planned nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some members of Congress immediately spoke out about the decision on Thursday. Some members of Congress lauded Trump saying he made the right decision to call off the summit if North Korea did not intend on getting rid of its nuclear weapons, while others urged the administration to keep working to end nuclear threats from North Korea. The Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said in a statement that the administration should continue to apply...
  • Midnight curfew in effect for some soldiers in South Korea

    05/24/2018 8:56:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 23, 2018 | Marcus Fichtl and Yoo Kyong Chang
    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — A midnight curfew is now in effect for the sole U.S. Army infantry division in South Korea. A 2nd Infantry Division policy memo published Tuesday says soldiers are required to be on base, at a residence or inside a hotel room by the new deadline, instead of the U.S. Forces Korea standard of 1 a.m. followed until Monday. The curfew, which officials called a “readiness recall,” still ends at 5 a.m. 2ID did not identify any specific incident that sparked the change to the policy, but said readiness of the unit’s 12,000 troops was...
  • Cruel whether housed with military or not ("Undocumented immigrant" children)

    05/22/2018 4:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Express-News ^ | May 22, 2018 | The Editorial Board
    The question isn’t whether immigrant minors can be humanely held at military bases. It is whether it is humane to inflict circumstances that cause them to be housed there — or anywhere else — at all. It is not. What are these circumstances? They will be detained after being forcibly separated from their parents, who will have been arrested on criminal charges for crossing the border — adding to the trauma from what was already a harrowing trek to come here. This is being done to deter Central Americans from coming because their own countries are unable to protect them...
  • U.S. bolsters Asia ballistic missile defense

    05/22/2018 3:21:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Japan Today ^ | May 22, 2018 | Tim Kelly, Reuters
    YOKOSUKA——The USS Milius, one of the U.S. Navy's most advanced guided missile destroyers, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to reinforce defenses against any ballistic missile attacks by North Korea, or anyone else in East Asia. The warship's arrival at Yokosuka Naval Base comes three weeks before an unprecedented meeting is supposed to take place in Singapore between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The show of force is a reminder of the military pressure that can be brought to bear on North Korea as the United States seeks to press it to abandon its nuclear...
  • South Korean official: ’99.9 percent’ sure Trump-Kim summit will go on as planned

    05/22/2018 9:50:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 22, 2018 | Cristiano Lima
    A South Korean official placed the odds of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holding their historic summit as planned at "99.9 percent," despite recent threats by the Pyongyang to withdraw from the gathering. Chung Eui-yong, national security adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, forecast that U.S. and North Korean officials would hold talks in Singapore on June 12 as scheduled, even as tensions have risen over Pyongyang's objections to military exercises executed by the U.S. and South Korea. "We believe there is a 99.9 percent chance the North Korea-U.S. summit will be held as...
  • North Korea Summit: Jimmy Carter Says Deal Might Make Trump Nobel Prize Worthy

    05/22/2018 9:21:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 22, 2018 | Joe Difazio
    Former President Jimmy Carter believes that President Donald Trump has a legitimate case to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize if he brokers a denuclearization deal with North Korea. Carter won the award in 2002. “If President Trump is successful in getting a peace treaty that’s acceptable to both sides with North Korea, I think he certainly ought to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize,” said Carter to Politico Magazine’s “Off Message” Podcast. “I think it would be a worthy and a momentous accomplishment that no previous president has been able to realize.” Trump is set to meet with...
  • New CIA Director

    05/21/2018 9:52:37 AM PDT · by stolinsky · 10 replies
    5-21-18 | stolinsky
    CIA Director
  • LETTER: Donald Trump is a shrewd tactician

    05/20/2018 9:17:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Day ^ | May 21, 2018 | Nathan Cheiman
    US President Donald Trump is an exceptionally shrewd tactician. He proved his ingenuity by becoming the president of America despite adverse propaganda. Now he seems to have outsmarted the entire world by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement. His objectives will become clear in time but my posit is that he has set the cat among the pigeons. Europe is concerned and desperately wants to retain the nuclear agreement with Tehran because there are incentives for Europe. Many companies have committed themselves to huge multimillion-euro investments in Iran, and stand to lose heavily if sanctions are enforced by the US....
  • Watch: The ‘Trash Dish’ That Came Out of the Korean War

    05/20/2018 4:08:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Eater ^ | April 5, 2018
    As one of the most iconic Korean dishes, army base stew, or budae jjigae, has a colorful history. In the aftermath of the war, American servicemen and troops were stationed in South Korea to prevent invasion. Resourceful Koreans had heard that these bases had a surplus of canned meats that often ended up in the garbage. These meats, like ground beef, Spam, hot dogs, and ham, were picked up and put into a spicy stew. In this episode of K-Town, host Matthew Kang tries an exemplary version of this now-classic stew at Dallas’s Dan Sung Sa. Today, budae jjigae shows...