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  • CRAZY Russian Special Forces CQB Confidence Drills

    02/26/2015 9:19:09 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    These pistol shooting drills from the Russian Special Forces are off the hook. It's something that you're not going to see in the U.S. These drills are for the advanced gun toting folks that sleep and breathe carrying guns 24/7 not for the norm. Again Warning do not try these drills at home. Here's an accidental discharge while doing this crazy drill and he's a pro. See the rest of this crazy Russian SF drills here.
  • Trident question comes to the surface

    02/26/2015 1:13:55 AM PST · by moose07 · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 February 2015 | Mark Mardell
    Trident question comes to the surface The SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens want Trident to be scrapped The loch at Faslane is very calm on a beautiful spring-like day, seagulls wheel above the jetty and its short, white radar tower. Beneath the still waters, I presume, lurks some of Britain's ageing nuclear deterrent. The future of Trident may not be much of an issue in the election, but it will be one of the most important, and expensive, decisions the new government makes. And it could be a vital issue in any negotiations if there is a hung...
  • Iran Stages Giant Attack on Mock Aircraft Carrier (Details on Exercise)

    02/25/2015 1:51:46 PM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 25, 2015 | Jassem Al Salami
    Iran has carried out a massive attack on a mock version of an American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Tehran wanted everyone to know about it—state TV broadcasted the military exercise live. It’s a revealing look at Iranian naval assault tactics, involving several waves of ships backed by helicopters and shore-launched missiles. The timing isn’t a coincidence. The United States and Iran are deadlocked over a deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program. The Iranians built the giant, 1:1-scale mock-up of the carrier on top of a barge almost one year ago. Photos released from Iranian news agencies on Feb. 25 now show...
  • George W. Bush Predicts ISIS In 2007 (Video)

    02/25/2015 12:25:15 PM PST · by mojito · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/5/2014 | George W. Bush
    George Bush predicts the formation of ISIS in Iraq (various clips from 2007)
  • These Guided Smart Shells Could Revolutionize The Navy's Dated Deck Guns

    02/25/2015 6:53:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | February 24, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    Raytheon's 155mm M982 Excalibur extended-range guided artillery shell is being shrunk down to fit into the Mark 45 five inch deck guns that are deployed aboard the Navy's Cruisers and Destroyers. This miniaturized sea-going Excalibur, known as the N5, could triple the range of current five inch shells and offer pinpoint 'danger close' fire support like never before.
  • India Is Fast-Tracking the Development of Its New Aircraft Carrier to Compete With China

    02/24/2015 4:46:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    India is fast tracking its project to build an indigenous aircraft carrier, since the country's oldest carrier is scheduled to retire next year, The Times Of India reports. India's current INS Viraat aircraft carrier is set to retire next year after 56 years of service in the Indian navy. With a fleet of only 11 aging Harrier jump jets and a host of mechanical and restoration costs, it isn't economically or strategically viable to continue operating the vessel. As the retirement will leave the Indian navy with only one other carrier, the INS Vikramaditya. So India has decided to speed...
  • Letter to Taya Kyle on Facebook

    02/23/2015 6:56:02 PM PST · by fedupjohn · 8 replies
    I needed to share this post, A Letter from a Veterans Son to Taya Kyle, after seeing American Sniper with his Step Father.
  • .338 Lapua Ringing the Bell from a Mile Out

    02/23/2015 10:14:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/23/2015
    This is for all you long range shooter, plinker or hunter. Take a look at this shot from 2,707 yards out, which takes 4 seconds to reach the target. You can view the long shot video here.
  • Flag Raising On Mt. Suribachi - 23 February 1945

    02/22/2015 3:33:37 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 27 replies
    Seventy Years Ago TodayFebruary 23, 1945, Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima From This Day In U.S. Military History: During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag. "Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and recorded the event. American soldiers fighting for control of Suribachi’s slopes cheered the raising of the flag, and several hours later more Marines headed up to the crest with a larger flag. Joe Rosenthal, a photographer...
  • What's going on with the Marines at the Al-asad airbase, with ISiS so close?

    02/21/2015 9:32:42 PM PST · by EinNYC · 45 replies
    My anxiety about our troops | 2/22/15 | Me, myself, & I
    I have tried and tried to find out what's going on with our 300 marines stationed at the Al-asad airbase, with ISIS reported to be 5 miles away. That was several days ago. Is there a news blackout going on? Covering up Odungo's latest leaving our troops in peril from his Muzzie buddies? Does anyone know what's going on with them? I would appreciate an update. And I pray it's a positive one.
  • EXCLUSIVE: He won the world's hearts playing the young Forrest Gump but Michael Humphreys'

    02/21/2015 6:22:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | february 18, 2015 | Ryan Parry And James Desborough
    Michael's life after Forest mirrored the hapless hero's. Instead of taking Hollywood up on a number of high-profile offers, he decided to sign up for military service. Michael said: 'Where we were filming was very close to Parris Island, the Marine Training Camp in South Carolina where all the helicopters that were used in the Vietnam scene came from. 'I would often tell the director and producers how cool I thought all the helicopters were and then one weekend they actually arranged for some of the Marine Corps to take me over to Parris Island and show me the fighter...
  • Please Don’t Thank Me for My Service

    02/21/2015 2:52:47 PM PST · by jonascord · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 21, 2015 | MATT RICHTEL
    HUNTER GARTH was in a gunfight for his life — and about to lose.He and seven other Marines were huddled in a mud hut, their only refuge after they walked into an ambush in Trek Nawa, a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. Down to his last 15 bullets, one buddy already terribly wounded, Mr. Garth pulled off his helmet, smoked a cheap Afghan cigarette, and “came to terms with what was happening.”“I’m going to die here with my best friends,” he recalled thinking.I didn’t know any of this — nor the remarkable story of his survival that day — when I...
  • Today In U.S.Military History - 21 February 2015

    02/21/2015 12:59:06 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa
    Capt. Joseph J. McCarthy, USMCR (MOH) From This Day In U.S. Military History: 21 February 1945 – Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan Citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as commanding officer of a rifle company attached to the 2d Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces during the seizure of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, on 21 February 1945. Determined to break through the enemy’s cross-island defenses, Capt. McCarthy acted on his own initiative when his company advance was held up by...
  • Today In U.S. Military History - 20 February 1945

    02/20/2015 4:44:37 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 13 replies
    Pfc. Jacklyn Harold Lucas, USMCR (MOH) From This Day in U.S. Military History: 20 February 1945 – Iwo Jima, Japan Citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the First Battalion, Twenty-sixth Marines, Fifth Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 20 February 1945. While creeping through a treacherous, twisting ravine which ran in close proximity to a fluid and uncertain front line on D-plus+1 Day, Private First Class Lucas and three other men were suddenly ambushed by a...
  • ISIS name giving terror license to loose, growing network of offshoots

    02/20/2015 1:23:03 PM PST · by OKSooner · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-20-2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – Islamic State "affiliates" seem to be emerging at an alarming rate, giving the sense of an expanding terror network with satellites all over the world. But a closer look, according to analysts, shows these ISIS offshoots are likely operating without much coordination with the Islamic State core. It doesn't make them any less dangerous, but helps explain how a group President Obama described just one year ago as "JV" has established a presence in nearly a dozen countries. Unlike Al Qaeda, which in its prime was operationally stronger and had a better communication network with its affiliates, the...
  • Poll: 71.6% Say Brian Williams Should Resign From NBC

    02/20/2015 11:40:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 20, 2015 - 9:35 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Seven out of ten Americans say that despite his apology, suspended “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams should resign from NBC for repeatedly lying on national television, according to a nationwide poll conducted last weekend by McLaughlin & Associates. The poll was commissioned by the Media Research Center (MRC), which is the parent company of CNSNews.com. “This poll confirms that the American people no longer trust Brian Williams to report the news,” said MRC president Brent Bozell. “This is no longer about Brian Williams’ reputation. This is about NBC News having any chance of being a credible source of news.” …
  • The Strenuous Life (1899) [Theodore Roosevelt]

    02/20/2015 6:16:59 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 11 replies
    United States federal government ^ | (1899) | Theodore Roosevelt
    I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. The life of toil and effort, of labor gold strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph. A life of slothful ease, a life of that peace which springs merely from lack either of desire or of power to strive after great things, is as little...
  • 'Always faithful' pals help save Marine's life after snakebite

    02/19/2015 9:58:55 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 14 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 2/19/15 | Juliana Keeping
    Second Lt. Anthony Kemp was bitten by a rattlesnake while he and two other Marines were hiking in the Wichita Mountains in southwestern Oklahoma. LAWTON — For three Marines hiking in the Wichita Mountains earlier this month, the Corps’ motto of Semper Fidelis — Latin for “always faithful” — played out in ways none of them expected when a large rattlesnake bit 2nd Lt. Anthony Kemp, 23, almost killing him. “You’re always faithful to your brother,” Kemp said Wednesday from his hospital bed at OU Medical Center, where he is recovering from the bite and the resulting above-the-knee amputation of...
  • ISIS and Nathan Bedford Forrest

    02/19/2015 8:50:35 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies
    History - Our Great Teacher | 19 February 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    ISIS is using a lot of strategies that they must have learned from Nathan Bedford Forrest. Upon reading history, the main tactics employed by Forrest were raw determination, speed, and deceit. ISIS does not have nearly the manpower the media here (which obviously delights in the killing) portrays. They don't have anything they claim to have. It's all a lie. Were we to have proper leadership (A general Sherman, for example) who could be turned loose on ISIS, it would all be over in a matter of weeks. As someone famously said, "You to have to kill enough of the...
  • Germany’s army is so under-equipped that it used broomsticks instead of machine guns

    02/19/2015 8:44:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2015 | Rick Noack
    The German army has faced a shortage of equipment for years, but the situation has recently become so precarious that some soldiers took matters into their own hands. On Tuesday, German broadcaster ARD revealed that German soldiers tried to hide the lack of arms by replacing heavy machine guns with broomsticks during a NATO exercise last year. After painting the wooden sticks black, the German soldiers swiftly attached them to the top of armored vehicles, according to a confidential army report which was leaked to ARD.
  • I’ll Be Damned, These Boneyard B-52s Can Still Fly

    02/19/2015 8:02:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 18, 2015 | Joseph Trevithick
    The Air Force is working to get a B-52 bomber back into service after it sat collecting dust for seven years at the famous Boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. On Feb. 13, the B-52H—with the serial number 61–0007—left the desert for its new home with the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. This is the first time the Air Force has “regenerated” one of these bombers from the Boneyard back to active duty.
  • Ukrainian battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety

    02/19/2015 6:57:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Karoun Demirijian
    When the order to retreat came over the radio Wednesday, most of the Ukrainian troops under siege in Debaltseve abandoned their heavy weapons, blew up their ammunition, and then fled in convoys of trucks as pro-Russian forces shot at them along the way. But for Ilya Andrushko, one of about 30 members of Ukraine’s Lviv battalion, the only way to escape was on foot. “We didn’t have a chance to think about the order when it came,” said Andrushko, 33. “We ran through the fields and the forests on foot, for about five kilometers. Then we just hitchhiked in whatever...
  • 70 years after Iwo Jima, veterans, families to honor lives lost

    02/19/2015 4:19:00 AM PST · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 2/18/15 | Meg Jones
    Clayton Chipman saw the first flag raising. So did Harvey Kurz. Both were relieved and happy to see Marines had finally scaled Mount Suribachi four days after the Feb. 19, 1945, invasion of the hardscrabble, desolate island in the Pacific Ocean. Each looked at the American flag flapping in the wind and then returned to the business at hand — staying alive.
  • American 'crusader' returns to Iraq with Christian militia to fight ISIS [truncated]

    02/18/2015 7:14:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 18, 2015 | Darren Boyle
    A 28-year-old former US soldier has returned to Iraq as part of a militia defending one of the world's oldest Christian communities under threat from terror group ISIS. The man, known only as Brett, is one of the leading foreign fighters in the Dwekh Nawsha Christian militia. He had previously served in the US Army in Baghdad between 2006 and 2007. Now, he is based in Al-Qosh, home of a mostly Christian population, which had been forced to flee into Kurdistan when ISIS fighters threatened to approach.
  • Russia Developed New Fuel to Power Mach 5 Hypersonic Missiles

    02/18/2015 6:58:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    National Interest ^ | February 17,2015 | Zachary Keck
    Russia’s Defense Ministry has developed a new hypersonic missile fuel, a senior defense official has announced. According to Russian state-media outlets, Army General Dmitry Bulgakov, the deputy minister of defense, told reporters on Tuesday that the ministry has developed special new fuel to enable missiles to fly at hypersonic speeds.
  • Explaining Obama's Reticence

    02/18/2015 6:51:51 AM PST · by WriteOn · 7 replies
    2/18/2015 | Self
    I don't write vanities. This isn't intended as one. But I've been wrestling with the question of "why won't they call it Islamic Radicalism?" But today was an epiphany. After listening to Marie Harf explain that "extremists need jobs" I realized that the violence that won't be named is only an example of the ongoing culture war in our own country. Fundamentally, Marxists of whom Obama is an adherent attribute historical movements the material dialect. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectical_materialism) Essentially matter precedes thought. People, as groups, are motivated not by religion, which is a mere epiphenomenon of matter, but by material need. I...
  • 'I cut my leg off and ordered: 'Go and bury it'

    02/17/2015 3:28:42 AM PST · by cold start · 7 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Claude Arpi
    1971, A War Hero Remembers War Hero Major General Ian Cardozo (retd)was wounded in the battle of Sylhet in Bangladesh in the 1971 war with Pakistan. He lost his leg in a landmine blast, but conquered his disability and went became the first disabled officer in the Indian Army to command an infantry battalion and then a brigade. Awarded a Sena Medal for gallantry, General Cardozo is presently Chairman of the Rehabilitation Council of India and has authored The Sinking of INS Khukri -- Survivors Stories and Param Vir -- Our Heroes In Battle. In conversation with Claude Arpi, the...
  • Sen. Graham Defends Military Pay Commission

    02/16/2015 9:57:58 PM PST · by DakotaGator · 6 replies
    Military.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Tom Philpott
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), new chairman of the Senate armed services’ subcommittee on military personnel, has signaled he will defend retirement reforms proposed for a new generation of service members by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission.
  • BYU grad rescues child sex slaves

    02/16/2015 8:00:56 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Donovan C. Baltich
    A team of former Navy Seals and CIA operatives splash beer on their faces as they prepare to play the part of American sex tourists. They’ll have to maintain laser-sharp focus as they engage in negotiations with some of the world’s dirtiest criminals. One suspicious move or remark could put their whole team at risk and prevent the rescue of dozens of innocent children. This team, known as Operation Underground Railroad, works to prosecute child sex traffickers and to rescue the victims. Heading the team is Tim Ballard — a husband, a father of six children and a BYU alumnus....
  • Today In U.S. Military History - 16 February 1804

    02/16/2015 12:55:29 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 8 replies
    Commdr. Stephen Decatur, USN From Today in U.S. Military History: 16 February 1804 – Tripoli – Barbary Coast During the First Barbary War, U.S. Lieutenant Stephen Decatur leads a military mission that famed British Admiral Horatio Nelson calls the “most daring act of the age.” In June 1801, President Thomas Jefferson ordered U.S. Navy vessels to the Mediterranean Sea in protest of continuing raids against U.S. ships by pirates from the Barbary states–Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripolitania. American sailors were often abducted along with the captured booty and ransomed back to the United States at an exorbitant price. After...
  • Zero for 50 and 200 Yards From Just 10.

    02/16/2015 7:59:57 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 2/16/2015 | Nathan S.
    Like many of our readers, I am now limited to my closest ranges being indoor. Drives me nuts when I have to zero a rifle for 3-gun and the longest range I can get too quickly is a scant 15 yards. (I can drive 45 minutes to some good long-ranges, but getting at least three hours free can be difficult).
  • Rafale proposal 'effectively dead' as Dassault bid not cheapest

    02/16/2015 2:39:23 AM PST · by IndianChief · 11 replies
    Business Standard ^ | February 16, 2015 | Ajai Shukla
    Even as three Rafale fighters line up in Bengaluru for eye-popping aerobatics displays at the Aero India 2015 exhibition this week, senior ministry of defence (MoD) sources say the proposal to buy the French fighter is "effectively dead".The reason: During three years of negotiations between Dassault and MoD officials in the so-called "contract negotiation committee" (CNC), it has emerged that Dassault's bid was actually higher than that of the Eurofighter Typhoon, not lower as the MoD had announced on January 31, 2012. Dassault had submitted a sketchy commercial bid, and when the CNC obtained details from the French company to...
  • Nuclear Specter Returns: 'Threat of War Is Higher than in the Cold War'

    02/15/2015 8:56:19 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Der Spiegal ^ | 02/13/2015 | Markus Becker
    "Five or six minutes can be enough time, if you have trust, if you have communication and if you can put this machinery immediately to work," former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said on the sidelines of last weekend's Munich Security Conference. Unfortunately, he argued, this machinery works very poorly today, and there is great mistrust. Deep mistrust has developed between the West and Russia, and it is having a massive effect on cooperation on security matters. In November 2014, the Russians announced that they would boycott the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in the United States. In December, the US...
  • Maryland Delegate/Marine of the Year Calls for Repeal of Gun-Grabbing Law (All While Doing Push-Ups)

    02/13/2015 3:12:02 PM PST · by blackflag76 · 8 replies
    David Vogt You Tube account ^ | Published on February 12, 2015
    David Vogt, Maryland State Delegate and 2010 Marine of the Year, calls for Maryland's Speaker of the House to repeal gun-grabbing legislation at 2nd Amendment Rally. The crowd makes him do push-ups and he throws in "one for the Corps." Oorah!! Check out the video
  • Weekly DTIC: The AR-15 In Vietnam, 1962

    02/13/2015 10:20:22 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    thefirearmsblog.com ^ | 2/13/2014 | unkndown
    This week’s DTIC document is one well worth reading in the interest of understanding the AR-15’s early deployment and subsequent “fall from grace” later in the 1960s. It bears more detailed examination than I usually put into the Weekly DTIC, so this will be a longer post than usual. The document is DARPA’s Field Test Report, AR-15 Armalite Rifle, a controversial document extolling the virtues of the early AR-15 in Vietnam. The basic thesis of the document is best summed up in this quote:
  • The ‘Untold Story’ Of Chris Kyle’s Killer

    02/13/2015 9:01:26 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/12/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    In a post on their site titled “Eddie Routh: The Untold Story,” Warfighter News details their comprehensive investigation involving interviews with three Marines who served directly with Routh, and several inconsistencies with the defense. “We reached out to experts and did our own homework,” Spencer Walker, Board Chairman and CEO of Warfighter News, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The defense is trying to claim Routh had PTSD, but our analysis shows that it’s extremely unlikely. According to Dr. C. Alan Hopewell, former Senior Neuropsychologist for the Department of the Army, Routh’s actions indicate paranoid schizophrenia. PTSD has been endlessly...
  • Bradley Manning (convicted prisoner) to get government funded hormone therapy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. Defense Department officials said Thursday that the hormone therapy was approved Feb. 5 by Col. Erica Nelson, commandant of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where Manning is serving a 35-year sentence. The Army was providing some treatment but not enough, according to the lawsuit, including psychotherapy from a mental health specialist who lacked the qualifications to treat gender dysphoria. The Federal Bureau of Prisons and many state and...
  • Holzer wins 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for book on Lincoln and the press

    02/12/2015 5:43:27 PM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    The 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize will go to winner Harold Holzer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, for "Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion" (Simon & Schuster). The Prize is awarded by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Holzer was chosen from 114 nominations as the 2015 recipient. He will receive $50,000 and a bronze replica of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' life-size bust “Lincoln the Man” in a ceremony April 23 in New York City. The Prize was co-founded in 1990 by businessmen and philanthropists Richard Gilder and...
  • He Joined the Military as A Thank You to America. Revealing Why Leaves Him in Tears Every Time.

    02/12/2015 12:23:15 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    Liftbump ^ | 02/12/2015 | Nicole
    CBS This Morning‘s Steve Hartman gets to the heart of the matter: “What’s amazing to me about you is that you’re out in the desert for weeks on end, you didn’t cry. Your friends are dying next to you and you didn’t cry. You get to talking about America and you started crying.” Kuch responds with a simple, but powerful answer: “I love this country so much.” This is why being in the military is deeply personal for Kuch. He’s not only serving his country, but it’s the best way he could find of saying “thank you” to a country...
  • Obama to sign veterans suicide prevention bill

    02/12/2015 7:28:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 9:05 AM EST
    President Barack Obama is joining with lawmakers and government leaders to cast a spotlight on the issue of suicide among veterans. Obama on Thursday will sign the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law. […] The measure is named for a Marine who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. …
  • Captain Kirk’s Submachine Gun (Madsen M-50)

    02/12/2015 7:16:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 11, 2015 | Paul Huard
    In the 1968 Star Trek episode Bread and Circuses, Capt. James Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. Leonard McCoy beam down to Planet 892-IV, a parallel to Earth in almost every way—except Rome never fell. The aliens capture the Enterprise’s familiar trio. Kirk has a predictable romantic encounter. There are televised gladiatorial games that pit the crew against sword-wielding warriors named Flavius and Achilles. The episode even lampoons the cutthroat competition between television broadcasters and their search for ratings. When one of the gladiators refuses to fight with his usual vigor, the master of the games snarls, “You bring this network’s...
  • Photographer Spends Years Creating New ‘Historical’ Photos of Old Warships

    02/11/2015 7:51:36 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/11/15 | Michael Zhang
    Danish photographer Thomas Bangsted sits on the opposite end of the spectrum from “spray and pray” photography. The Brooklyn-based artist often spends months or years completing individual pictures through researching, traveling, shooting, and post-processing. The 7-minute video above offers a glimpse into how Bangsted creates his art.
  • Images show North Korean vessel firing new SSM

    02/11/2015 7:26:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    IHS Jane's Defence Weekly ^ | February 9, 2015 | Mrityunjoy Mazumdar
    North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun released images on 7 February showing a new type of surface-to-surface missile (SSM) being fired from a surface-effects ship (SES) from the Korean People's Navy (KPN) Eastern Fleet. The images, which showed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in attendance, were accompanied by an article translated by the English-language website KCNA Watch. The article noted that the test-firing proved in a "scientific" way that the capabilities of the long-rumoured vessel and its weapons system had reached design and engineering specifications.
  • Obama proposes war authorization against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking Congress to formally authorize war against Islamic State militants, offering a draft resolution that says the Islamic State "poses a grave threat."
  • Russia Would See U.S. Moves to Arm Ukraine as Declaration of War

    02/10/2015 7:22:59 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 60 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 02/09/2015 | By Matthew Bodner
    U.S. provision of military aid to Ukraine would be seen by Moscow as a declaration of war and spark a global escalation of Ukraine's separatist conflict, Russian defense analysts said. With Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine seizing new territory from the Ukrainian army, voices in Washington are demanding that Kiev be given defensive weapons and hardware — including lethal equipment — to hold the line. But if such aid were sent, "Russia would reasonably consider the U.S. to be a direct participant in the conflict," said Evgeny Buzhinsky, a military expert at the Moscow-based PIR Center. Speaking to The Moscow...
  • VIDEO: Is the 2nd Amendment Only For Muskets?! Well, Idiots...

    02/10/2015 6:12:13 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 76 replies
    http://louderwithcrowder.com ^ | 02/10/15 | Steven Crowder
    Liberals have claimed for years that the 2nd amendment was invented in the times of mere muskets, that it doesn’t apply to today’s weapons! The only problem with that, is that weaponry was far more advanced than leftists realize, and the founding fathers addressed this a LOOOONG time ago. Watch the only rebuttal to this argument that you’ll ever need to see! ;)
  • Cats Welcoming Soldiers Home

    02/10/2015 12:54:57 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 02/10/15
    Originally found on E Online! It's still there now. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgcIBRxjBjY
  • Iran Reportedly Has Developed New Fighter Jet.

    02/10/2015 8:14:41 AM PST · by Purdue77 · 16 replies
    Iran English Radio (2/9) reported that Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) have developed “the double-cockpit supersonic Saeqeh 2 fighter jet.” According to Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the new plane has “enhanced combat capabilities” when compared to the first generation of the Saeqeh jet.
  • Iran reveals 'new' fighter type

    02/10/2015 6:20:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    IHS Jane's 360 ^ | February 9, 2015 | Gareth Jennings
    Iran has unveiled the 'second generation' of its indigenously developed Saeghe (Thunderbolt) combat aircraft, state media announced on 9 February. The Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces Logistics agency announced the unveiling of the Saeghe-2 jet, and its delivery to the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), the Mehr news agency reported. While the original Saeghe was based on the single-seat Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighter, the Saeghe-2 is modelled on the twin-seat F-5F operational trainer. On the surface, the Saeghe-2 bears the same twin-tail modification as the Saeghe, although it is not possible to ascertain what internal...
  • Brian Williams is on the Board of Directors of the CMOH Foundation!

    02/09/2015 6:15:59 AM PST · by N. Theknow · 21 replies
    Could not believe when someone told me this.