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  • Bill O'Reilly Donald Trump FULL Interview August 22, 2016 - Immigration Plan & More BIG NEWS!!

    08/22/2016 5:39:37 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 19 replies
    Bill O'Reilly Donald Trump FULL Interview August 22, 2016 Immigration Plan & More Fox News
  • State Dept. Warns: Iran Seeking to Capture U.S. Citizens

    08/22/2016 2:43:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/22/2016 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department issued a warning on Monday urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Iran, which has made the detention of American a priority. The latest travel advisory, which emphasizes Iran’s desire to capture U.S. citizens, comes on the heels of a growing scandal over the Obama administration’s decision to pay Iran $400 million in cash on the same day that it freed several U.S. hostages. The payment has been cast by lawmakers and others as a ransom payment and prompted increasing concern among U.S. officials that Iran is making arresting Americans a priority. The travel warning is mean...
  • Olympic pole-vaulter dramatically halts his run-up at the LAST second to stand to attention [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:32:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Clarence Michallon
    A patriotic pole vaulter stopped right before a qualifying jump in Rio to pay attention to his national anthem. US Army reservist Sam Kendricks, 23, from Mississippi, was running pole in hand when he heard the first notes of the Star-Spangled banner. The second lieutenant was set to perform one of his attempts to qualify that day - but instead stopped dead in his tracks and let go of his pole to respectfully stand still.
  • U.S. Still Paying a Civil War Pension

    08/20/2016 4:31:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 58 replies
    US News ^ | Aug. 8, 2016 | Curt Mills
    The Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, but the U.S. government is still paying a veteran's pension from that conflict. "One beneficiary from the Civil War [is] still alive and receiving benefits," Randy Noller of the Department of Veterans Affairs confirms. Irene Triplett – the 86-year-old daughter of a Civil War veteran – collects $73.13 each month from her father's military pension. The identity of Triplett was first reported by The Wall Street Journal in 2014.
  • Need Help From Navy Vets [Vanity]

    08/20/2016 2:35:25 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 14 replies
    self | 8/20/16 | self
    Attn: Navy Vets Need help locating crew list information for USS Kidd [DDG-993]. My friend's brother recently died and he is in the process of having his brother inured at Arlington National Cemetery. I am helping him, as I have buried several members of my family there. My friend is trying to gather the pertinent documents required to proceed [DD-214, death certificate, etc.], but has little info on his brother's service at this time. One thing he does have is a "Plank Owner" plaque from the ship's commissioning. I am trying to find an official site on the Internet that...
  • Zumwalt Will Return the Honor for Late Marine Who Escorted Remains

    08/19/2016 9:36:19 AM PDT · by Freeport · 23 replies
    Military.com ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | James Zumwalt
    James Zumwalt is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Operation Desert Storm. The son of the late Navy Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., he's also a best-selling author, speaker and business executive. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. On Jan. 2, 2000, less than 48 hours into a new millennium, the U.S. Navy lost a 20th century hero and revered, visionary leader. Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., 79, had succumbed to mesothelioma -- a lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, incurred during his naval career. He...
  • Optics (scopes) used in the movie 13 hours

    08/19/2016 4:41:32 AM PDT · by bill1952 · 31 replies
    Hello. Nowhere better to ask this than on freerepublic After watching 13 hours (good movie) and noting that the weapons seemed to be accurate and handled correctly, which is rarely the case in Hollywood, I was intrigued by the usage of those infrared scopes and how they were also used as signaling devices. What model/type scopes were those/ I would like to fit up with one of those on a pictanny rail Thanks!
  • Fred Reed on War with Russia

    Fred Reed on the idea of wanting war with Russia "Letting dilettantes, grifters, con men, pasty Neocons, bottle-blonde ruins, and corporations decide on war is insane. We have pseudo-masculine dwarves playing with things they do not understand. So far as I am aware, none of these fern-bar Clausewitzes has worn boots, been in a war, seen a war, or faces any chance of being in a war started by themselves. They brought us Iraq, Afghanistan, and Isis, and can’t win wars against goatherds with AKs. They are going to fight…Russia?"
  • Russians invent new Railgun superweapon

    08/15/2016 8:02:01 PM PDT · by fella · 39 replies
    Russians invent new Railgun superweapon
  • A Clash Between German and Japanese Battleships Would Have Been Mighty

    08/15/2016 6:48:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 14, 2016 | Roberty Farley
    Can we imagine a scenario in which two titans of World War II, the German battleship Bismarck and the Japanese battleship Yamato, would come into conflict? Difficult, but not impossible. Had the Battle of the Marne gone the other way, Germany might have forced France from the World War I in the early fall of 1914, just as it did in the spring of 1940.
  • How Nazi Fighter Planes Saved Israel

    08/15/2016 6:43:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 15, 2016 | Sebastian Roblin
    When Israel declared independence from British colonial rule in May 1948, it immediately went to war with the neighboring Arab states. One of the first weapons Israel acquired was a fighter plane designed by a country that had sought the extinction of the Jewish people. The German Messerschmitt Bf.109 — later re-designated Me.109 — was the most advanced fighter plane of its time when it first saw combat in 1937 in the Spanish Civil War. Flown by German pilots in support of General Franco’s Nationalists, Bf. 109s secured air superiority over Spain and allowed Fascist bombers to terror bomb cities nearly unopposed.
  • Have Jesus Through His Shed Blood

    08/15/2016 3:32:18 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 8/15/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I sing the hymn, (I'd Rather Have Jesus), the music for that hymn was composed in 1939 by George Beverly Shea, the renowned gospel singer. and ending hymn, (Nothing But The Blood), by Robert Lowry. Madolin and singing covered by myself, o7jimmy.
  • Are You Washed-Till We Meet Again

    08/14/2016 5:33:34 PM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 8/14/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I sing Acappella a verce of the song, Are Your Washed In The Blood, and a instrumental ending with scenic pictures of Christ Jesus, by; Greg Olson, and accompanied with lyrics of the beautiful song, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, written by William G. Tomer.
  • Chosin Reservoir meet in San Diego

    08/14/2016 2:05:00 PM PDT · by Kozy · 34 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 14, 2016 | John Wilkins
    Don’t tell them theirs is the Forgotten War. “I sure as hell haven’t forgotten it,” said Jean White, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel from Oceanside who fought in the Korean War 66 years ago and was at its most-storied battle, Chosin Reservoir, where outnumbered and surrounded U.S. troops fought their way out of a snowy death trap. White’s feet froze. Now he has to wrap them in something warm at night to sleep, a constant reminder of “where we were and what we did.” What they did is so revered it’s taught in the Marines’ officer candidates school, right alongside...
  • Why The F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters Will Revolutionize War in the Sky

    08/13/2016 12:42:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    National Interest ^ | 12 Aug, 2016 | Sebastien Roblin
    In Len Deighton’s book Fighter, he describes the tactics used by the outnumbered English fighter pilots defending against German Luftwaffe bombers in the Battle of Britain: The professional fighter pilot gained height as quickly as he was permitted, and treasured possession of that benefit. He hoped always to spot the enemy before they spotted him and hurried to the sun side of them to keep himself invisible. He needed superior speed, so he positioned himself for a diving attack, and he would choose a victim at the very rear of the enemy formation so that he did not have to...
  • The Race to Aleppo: Syrian regime forces won, then lost, the fight for a key city

    08/12/2016 6:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 11, 2016 | Tom Cooper
    On July 27, 2016, following 35 days of uninterrupted assaults, forces loyal to the regime of the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad achieved a breakthrough and completed their encirclement of Aleppo, Syria’s major northern city. The eastern, insurgent-held part of the city was thus isolated from the outside world. Over the following 48 hours, fighter-bombers from the Russian Airspace Force and the Syrian Arab Air Force bombed at least five local hospitals. The fate of eastern Aleppo — and the estimated 300,000 civilians still living there — appeared to be sealed.
  • Know your enemy: Nicole WONG

    08/09/2016 1:20:12 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 8 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 8/9/16 | Self
    http://watchdog.org/265844/google-obama-revolving-door/
  • What is this that I just saw? "Experimental Vehicle, Weapons Division?

    08/08/2016 12:26:16 PM PDT · by lula · 51 replies
    Myself
    At 11:30 eastern, just north of Tampa in Lutz FL. There was a black SUV type car with emergency white flashers turning into the subdivision I was coming out of. In white lettering it said "Experimental Vehicle, Weapons Division" Too stunned to get my camera I repeated to myself what I saw and stopped soon after to write it down. I have searched the internet to try to find a picture and cannot. Nothing comes even close. I know FReepers are very smart and will help answer this mystery. I Didn't know where to post this other than chat, but...
  • Mandatory soldier transition courses have smoothed adjustment to civilian life

    08/07/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    FORT HUACHUCA — After decades of service in the U.S. armed forces, living in a strictly regimented culture of knowing where and when a soldier, sailor or airman needs to be at any given moment, one of the biggest challenges can be adjusting to civilian life after separating from the military. For generations, this was a step that service men and women had to take alone, with no mandated assistance or guidance from the Department of Defense or the various military services, stretching back to the days of World War II and Vietnam, when soldiers were simply given their discharge...
  • Military veterans thrive as entrepreneurs Military veterans thrive as entrepreneurs

    08/07/2016 7:22:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — “I started indoor cycling classes in my garage with that raggedy bike over there,” laughs Tina Voigt, pointing to an older model stationary bike in her gym. “I had three other ladies and eventually we grew from my garage to the park, and now we’re here.” Here is Voigt Fitness and Personal Training in Sierra Vista — a modest 2,000-square-foot fitness studio located off Wilcox Drive. Co-owners Tina and Robert Voigt are retired Army non-commissioned officers and two of Sierra Vista’s many vet-trepreneurs who’ve found post-military success by going into business for themselves. Military veterans own 9...
  • To The Father

    08/07/2016 2:19:39 AM PDT · by Redwood71 · 8 replies
    email
    To the Muslim Gold Star father that spoke at the DNC….. I have some thoughts on your comments. I am a Blue Star mother. My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. No family should have to endure such a loss. That being said….while your son is a hero, you Sir, are NOT. My son has served three tours of combat in the countries you and your family came from. Iraq and Afghanistan were his introduction to adulthood and service to something bigger than our individual selves. He was blown up by an IED set by your countrymen. His...
  • Aircraft Carriers Could Be Obsolete in the 2030s Even With F-35s

    08/06/2016 6:32:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    If the United States Navy is either unwilling or unable to conceptualize a carrier air wing that can fight on the first day of a high-end conflict, then the question becomes — why should the American taxpayer shell out $13 billion for a Ford-class carrier? That’s the potent question being raised by naval analysts in Washington, noting that there are many options that the Navy could pursue including a stealthy long-range unmanned combat aircraft or a much heavier investment in submarines.
  • Israel’s Next Troop Taxi Is a Giant, Armored Carapace

    08/06/2016 6:28:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 6, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    On the morning of July 19, 2014, an M-113 armored vehicle belonging to the Israeli army’s Golani Brigade crept into one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip — the scene of one of the most brutal battles in the 2014 war with Hamas. But the lightly-armored vehicle, which dates to before the Vietnam War, was not meant for this kind of conflict. During the fighting, an anti-tank mine exploded underneath the M-113, killing seven soldiers. Hamas gunmen then ambushed IDF troops coming to the rescue, forcing them to retreat.
  • A-bomb pilot defends role

    08/06/2016 1:15:15 AM PDT · by MCF · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 16, 1997 | Unknown
    At a cocktail party at a Florida military base in the early 1960s, two old enemies who led World War II missions that changed the course of history met for the first time. "I'm Fuchida -- let's talk about it," Japanese Self-Defense Force member Mitsuo Fuchida said, extending his hand to then-Base Commander Paul Tibbets, who knew exactly what "it" meant.
  • August 6 1945 ~ 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima Mission

    08/05/2016 11:46:13 PM PDT · by mkjessup · 103 replies
    Self | Aug 6, 2016 | MkJessup
    71 years ago, the crew of the B-29 Enola Gay under the command of Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, operating under General Curtis LeMay, dropped the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare on Hiroshima Japan. We all know (or should know) the story. Today's sob sisters and history revisionists all make the same whining and wailing excuses for why America should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, but just like the radioactive dust those bombs produced, the opinions of such low lifes will also eventually dissipate into the insignificant categories of history. And God Bless President Harry...
  • Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Will Lead To 'The Destruction Of Our Country'

    08/05/2016 3:47:27 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 18 replies
    Trump talks about how if Hillary Clinton is elected President of the United States it will lead to "the destruction of our country from within" during his rally speech in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Clintons were part of the crowd that spit on returning Service men.

    08/05/2016 1:50:03 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 56 replies
    My Dad and our Pastor | 5 August 2016 | Self
    Both my dad and our Pastor served in Vietnam. They wanted me to remind all the Vets here that the clintons were part of the Jane Fonda/John Kerry group. The clintons were part of the group that spit on returning servicemen calling them baby killers.
  • Japan's 114-year-old battleship Mikasa: A relic of another time

    08/05/2016 6:43:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    CNET ^ | August 5, 2016 | Geoffrey Morrison
    An hour south of Tokyo, on the edge of the bay is a piece of history unique in the world. Embedded in concrete just a few feet from the water is the 114-year-old battleship Mikasa. It's the only surviving pre-dreadnought battleship, not to mention one of the only Imperial navy vessels still intact from that era. After 21 years in service, the Mikasawas decommissioned, but not scrapped. Instead she was preserved at the request of the Japanese government, with her engines and armament removed, and her hull encased in concrete.
  • Russia’s Cold War Battlecruisers Are Still Intimidating

    08/05/2016 5:31:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 5, 2016 | Robert Farley
    In the 1970s, the Soviet Union embarked on a project to do what no navy had done for decades — build a surface warfare vessel comparable in size to the battleships of World War I and World War II. The U.S. Navy — and every other navy in the world — had given up on ships of this size due to expense and vulnerability. Why concentrate capabilities in a single ship which could quickly fall victim to missiles and torpedoes?
  • Newt Gingrich breaks with Donald Trump and endorses John McCain

    08/04/2016 8:16:58 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jenna Johnson
    "...I know that John McCain is a national treasure."
  • US General In Europe Agrees With Trump: NATO States Must Pay More For Defense

    08/04/2016 7:08:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08/04/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While US media continues to hammer Trump for what 'uncited sources' are saying, European media notes that the commander of U.S. European Command said allied nations must pay their fair share of defense costs to deter Russia in comments that support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's tough talk on NATO.
  • Marine’s Blistering Open Letter Calls Out Khizr Khan For Using His Son’s Sacrifice to Play Politics

    08/04/2016 12:21:32 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 14 replies
    http://ijr.com/ ^ | 8,13,2016 | Justen Charters
    Since the DNC, one of the hottest topics remains Captain Humayan Khan’s father, Khizr, and his controversial comments about Trump. Trump is being accused of disrespecting a fallen war hero. In contrast, Khan is getting accused of using his son’s death for a political agenda.
  • Amateur analysis of US backing of The Islamic State

    08/03/2016 9:00:11 AM PDT · by wtd · 5 replies
    YouTube/VladTepesblog ^ | Aug 29, 2014 / August 3, 2016 | StormCloudsGathering
    Amateur analysis of US backing of The Islamic StateThere is certainly some truth on this.
  • U.S. military communications satellite fails to reach intended orbit

    08/03/2016 7:00:47 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2 Aug 2016 | Irene Klotz
    A propulsion system problem has left a U.S. military communications satellite short of its intended orbit, leaving a key communications network over the Middle East, Africa and Asia without a spare, officials said on Tuesday.
  • WATCH: IDF’s First Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier Unveiled

    08/03/2016 6:38:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 2, 2016 | Staff
    The Jerusalem Post reports: The Defense Ministry unveiled on Monday the IDF’s first wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC). The platform will soon enter service, joining the tracked Namer APC and eventually replacing the aging and vulnerable M113 platforms.
  • "Larks' Tongues In Aspect Part II" (vanity)

    08/02/2016 5:46:06 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 27 replies
    T | Zeneta
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUIYskCHrEI&index=5&list=RDQilNVTZx5CI
  • Prayer Request

    08/02/2016 11:32:16 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    02 Aug 2016 | US Navy Vet
    Please pray as we at my work have a missing unit that Is on my Inventory. pray that it shows up or get's accounted for.
  • Let's stage a presidential debate at Fort Hood.

    08/02/2016 11:20:15 AM PDT · by Jaguarmike · 11 replies
    We hold debates at colleges, in front of students. Why not have a debate in front of soldiers? Fort Hood, as we all know, was the scene of a terroriss attack...or as Obama calls it...workplace violence. It's rich that a pal of Bill Ayers - Barrack Obama-- says Donald Trump is not fit to be a Commander In Chief. Let's see what the troops think.
  • The De Havilland Comet Was the First Jetliner. And an Awesome Sub-Hunter

    08/02/2016 6:04:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 2, 2016 | Michael Byrne
    On July 27, 1949, the world quite abruptly became a very small place. The new scale, which drew together cities and coastlines that had for millennia existed on basically separate planets, came courtesy of the de Havilland Comet, the first commercial jet aircraft to enter production. With its pressurized cabin, it could travel as high as 42,000 feet and, courtesy of four turbojet engines offering 22,000 Newtons of thrust each, it cruised at 460 miles per hour. The Comet was, well, a comet.
  • Rare photographic find records soldiers heading off to bash the Boers in Empire's first [tr]

    08/02/2016 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2016 | Matt Hunter
    A rare and extraordinary photo album documenting a British army regiment in the the Boer War has been discovered after more than 100 years. The album contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion Rifle Brigade and provide a fascinating record of their battles with the Boers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. The annotated images show a large parade of men before embarking on a ship on the Isle of Wight to take them to South Africa in 1899.
  • China holds massive naval drills to prepare for ‘sudden, cruel & short’ modern war (VIDEO)

    08/02/2016 5:30:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Russia Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | Staff
    The Chinese navy held a large-scale “live ammunition” drill in the East China Sea, which involved hundreds of ships and submarines from all three fleets of the People’s Liberation Army. The exercise involving China's East Sea, North Sea and South Sea fleets practiced both offensive and defensive capabilities of the Chinese naval power. The exercise mobilized some 300 ships, dozens of fighter planes, and involved troops that are responsible for coastal defense radars, communications, and electronic warfare defense, daily newspaper The China Times reported.
  • The “Gay” Community’s Silence On Its Own Child Molesters Is Deafening

    08/02/2016 3:42:37 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 45 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 2, 2016 | Benny Huang
    The "queering" of the armed forces took a giant leap forward last week with the announcement of a new ship being named in honor of Harvey Milk, a Navy veteran and the first openly homosexual elected official in California. The Village People are reportedly thrilled. Milk, who was a city supervisor in San Francisco until his 1978 murder, is perhaps best known for his fight against the Briggs Initiative, a statewide ballot question that would have banned openly homosexual teachers from public schools. Governor Ronald Reagan, to his discredit, opposed the measure and it failed by a wide margin. Milk,...
  • [Vanity] This I Our Last Fight If We Lose

    08/01/2016 9:00:31 PM PDT · by OneVike · 71 replies
    8/1/2016 | OV
    I want every person to understand this. Khizr Kahn and his wife feel they have been insulted by Donald Trump while the Kahns were on stage at the Democrat Convention insulting Mr Trump. Yes, that is what everyone in the media and even the Republican elite wants us to know. Well excuuuuuse me! While their son, Captain Humayun Khan, did die a heroes death when terrorists set off a car bomb, his parents are the ones who asked for trouble by speaking at a political convention using words that attacked the Republican candidate. Out of curiosity, I decided to...
  • Airpower Classics - F-22 Raptor

    08/01/2016 7:18:05 PM PDT · by Purdue77 · 16 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | Aug 2016 | Air Force Magazine
    With the F-22 Raptor, the Air Force acquired un equaled power to project air dominance. Lockheed Martin’s single-seat, twin-engined, all-weather fighter blended stealth, supercruise, great agility, and all-sensing avionics. Those features, plus high reliability and low maintenance, marked a huge leap in capability over USAF’s own F-15 Eagle, long the class of air combat. Indeed, the F-22 could not be matched by any known or projected fighter.
  • Gold star families of America why does ONLY Mr. Kahn have the moral authority to comment?

    08/01/2016 3:52:47 PM PDT · by tophat9000 · 22 replies
    Tophat9000
    How many Americans have lost their lives in service to their country? How many Americans have lost their lives in service to there country fighting radical Islam? The reason I ask is what is Mr.and Mrs. Kahn opinion on Donald Trump have any more merit than any other Gold Star Family? With the thousands and thousands of American families that have lost loved ones in the war on terror alone.. I imagine you'll find every political opinion under the sun so why does mr. Khan's lost somehow give his opinion having greater weight? How is mr. Khan's opinion on Donald...
  • Car Goes AIRBORNE During Insane Rollover Crash in Florida

    Rollover car crash in Florida where a sedan goes flying through the air and the driver is pulled out by good samaritans. Florida driver lost control of his car and flipped several times. Witnesses rushed to help the driver, who survived the accident and is recovering at a local hospital.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzisXJ2oZbc
  • Denied White House Ceremony, Marine Hero Honored with Ship Naming

    08/01/2016 2:04:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    military.com ^ | 28 July 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    Barnum, 76, said he was one of only two recipients of the Medal of Honor -- the highest award for combat valor -- to be denied a ceremony at the White House amid widespread public disapproval of the Vietnam War.... "The administration at that time did not want any more publicity about the war," Barnum explained. "So I'm told that [then-Marine Corps Commandant] Gen. [Wallace] Greene said, 'He earned it, it's been approved, and if you won't decorate him, I will.' So I received the Medal of Honor in the [Sousa] Band Hall."
  • Ret. Gen. John Allen Says Donald Trump Could Cause 'Civil Military Crisis'

    07/31/2016 7:23:57 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 79 replies
    abc ^ | 31July16 | Nicki Rossoll
    Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said that if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president and follows through on some of the things he’s said on the campaign trail, the U.S. could face a “civil military crisis, the like of which we’ve not seen in this country.” "When we swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution, which is a document and a set of principles and it supports the rule of law, one of those is to ensure that we do not obey illegal orders," Allen told told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on "This Week."
  • Remains of Derbyshire plane crash which took thirteen lives in 1948 revealed in eerie drone footage

    07/30/2016 10:47:11 AM PDT · by fella · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 July 2016
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  • SDF Smashes ISIL, on Verge of Full Liberation of Manbij (truncated)

    07/30/2016 10:29:31 AM PDT · by fella · 5 replies
    Latest developments in the town of Manbij indicate that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), mainly comprised of Kurdish fighters, are about to push ISIL (ISIS / Daesh) back from its positions and capture the remaining districts of Manbij in coming hours, military sources said Saturday. "The SDF fighters are about to prevail over ISIL's defense lines in Central Manbij after wining back a key neighborhood this morning," informed sources said. "After seizure of al-Kajli neighborhood, the SDF fighters have stormed ISIL's positions from Southwestern part of the town and are nearing to enter Central Manbij," the sources said. "Al-Bazar bridge...