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  • Taking Fire

    10/01/2016 11:57:47 AM PDT · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 1, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    The Discovery Channel has produced a program called “Taking Fire” and is the product of placing helmet cameras on several soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, stationed in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley. The action takes place in 2010, during Obama’s surge. It was a typical Obama disaster where he pulled out the troops too soon to have any effect. I do not know if the troops were placed in the position they were because of Obama’s Rules of Engagement or due to some of the worst military planning that I have ever seen. The platoon is stationed on the valley floor...
  • Cut-off. Surrounded. Outnumbered. Just 88 British soldiers resigned to defeat after fighting off 500

    08/06/2016 2:59:12 PM PDT · by GilGil · 113 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/6/2016 | Nigel Blundell
    Outgunned, outmanoeuvred, hopelessly outnumbered and besieged in the Afghan desert, a small band of British soldiers chose to save a final bullet for themselves rather than fall into Taliban hands. For nearly two months, the 88 men of Easy Company – a mix of Paratroopers and the Royal Irish – had faced the overwhelming force and firepower of up to 500 Taliban determined to over-run the remote Helmand outpost of Musa Qala.
  • Shared Mission to Pardon U.S. Soldiers Who Killed Civilians

    05/20/2016 5:11:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — An unusual coalition of largely older and conservative former military men and younger, left-leaning law students are waging a joint campaign for one of the most unlikely causes: clemency for troops convicted of killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. They want to push President Obama to reduce sentences and grant pardons for seven convicted war criminals, ranging from a private who followed an order to shoot unarmed detainees, to the more well-known case of Robert Bales, an Army staff sergeant sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of 16 Afghan civilians in 2012. The...
  • Navy officer fired over Iran's detention of 10 sailors.

    05/12/2016 7:35:54 PM PDT · by Kush · 34 replies
    Associated Press/Yahoo News ^ | 05/12/2016 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours. In a statement Thursday, the Navy said it had lost confidence in Cmdr. Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer of the squadron that included the 10 sailors at the time of the January incident. He was responsible for the training and readiness of the more than 400 sailors in the unit. A Navy official said Rasch failed to provide effective leadership, leading to a...
  • Navy Commander Fired in Connection with Iran Detention Incident

    05/12/2016 5:56:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 51 replies ^ | May 12, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    The commanding officer of a West Coast-based Navy riverine squadron has been fired in the fallout from an investigation into an incident in which ten sailors were briefly captured by Iranian forces earlier this year. Cmdr. Eric Rasch, commanding officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, was relieved today by Capt. Gary Leigh the commander of Coastal Riverine Group 1 due to a “loss of confidence in his ability to command,” according to a Navy release. Leigh made the decision to remove Rasch after reviewing a preliminary investigation into the incident that unfolded over Jan. 12-13. Two riverine boats carrying ten...
  • Hillary Clinton just overturned Roe vs. Wade

    04/03/2016 2:08:29 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 27 replies ^ | 4/3/2016 | Tom Hoefling
    For decades we've heard Republicans and Democrats tell us that we have to somehow "overturn Roe vs. Wade" in order to stop the abortion holocaust. In the first place, there's nothing to "overturn." Roe was not a law. It was an arbitrary, unconstitutional, lawless court opinion delivered by a handful of oath-breaking, unprincipled, usurping judges -- men who have all already gone on to meet the Supreme Judge of the Universe to explain exactly why they did what they did. Their mere opinion, in one particular case, which opened the door to one of the largest mass murders in human...
  • Rep. Zinke: The Taliban killed Sgt. McClintock but the Obama White House failed to save him

    04/02/2016 10:51:42 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 31, 2016 | By Rep. Ryan Zinke
    On January 5, 2016, America lost an elite Special Forces soldier when the White House turned their back on him and his unit. Army Green Beret Sergeant First Class Matthew McClintock lost his life, and two others were wounded, when his unit came under Taliban fire in a compound in Marjah, Afghanistan. After the unit was pinned down by enemy combatants, reports say the ground commander requested support from a circling AC-130 gunship. Due to the Obama administration’s fear of collateral damage, the gunship was initially waived off. The “quick” reaction force (QRF) was also delayed by hours. Although one...
  • Republican Combat Vet: Trump Is Openly Advocating War Crimes

    03/04/2016 9:25:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 269 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 03/04/2016 | Christopher Massie
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a former Air Force pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said on Thursday that Donald Trump is openly advocating war crimes that would cause the soldiers who obeyed his orders to be jailed. “If you’re a private in the field and your major or your colonel orders you to do something that is a war crime, you actually bear responsibility, you can’t say that the colonel made me do it,” said Kinzinger, who is supporting Marco Rubio. “What Donald Trump, as wanting to be president of the United States is advocating, is a war...
  • The man behind Ted Cruz’s tricks

    02/29/2016 6:00:47 AM PST · by McGruff · 30 replies
    POLITICO ^ | February 29, 2016 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    Ted Cruz likes to say “personnel is policy” but the single most important personnel decision he’s made on the 2016 presidential campaign has become his most controversial. Cruz has carefully built his brand on trustworthiness — he stands almost daily in front of signs that read “TrusTED” — but in selecting his campaign manager, Cruz tapped a take-no-prisoners operative well practiced in political dark arts. Those who have crossed Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, say things like he’s “mean” and a “master of sleazy politics.” He’s also an indisputably talented tactician who has guided Cruz from an asterisk early in...
  • What are the differences between Russian and US Military In Syria

    02/08/2016 7:27:16 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 23 replies
    SOTT ^ | 2/8/16
    A recent US intelligence report said that Daesh (also known as ISIL/Islamic State) is degrading. Two coalitions - one led by the US and the other by Russia - have been involved in fighting the terrorists. It is high time to figure out some differences between the two approaches. The Common Goal Russia, the United States, and Syria have one common enemy - the terrorist group Daesh. In September 2014, US President Barack Obama pledged to destroy Daesh with massive airstrikes. "Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy. We...
  • We Will Never Destroy ISIS Without a Full-Blown Declaration of War

    01/23/2016 6:17:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | January 23, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The speed of the news cycle and the media obsession with the presidential horseraces have crowded out a crucial development in the war on ISIS and related Islamic jihadist groups. House Speaker Paul Ryan has been sounding out colleagues for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The current AUMF, which was written in 2001 and targeted groups connected to 9/11, has not been renewed. Believe it or not. Bravo for Paul Ryan's statesmanship. But a new AUMF must be accompanied by a clear U.S. declaration of war against ISIS. We will never destroy them without a full-blown...
  • Arkansas to U.S. Supreme Court: Overturn Roe v. Wade

    10/06/2015 2:04:27 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    Arkansas has asked the Supreme Court to revisit its long-standing ruling that a woman can terminate a pregnancy until the fetus is viable outside of the womb. Arkansas on Tuesday asked the justices to overturn a lower court decision that found that the state’s ban on abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy and when a heartbeat is detected is unconstitutional. The court established the viability standard in the 1973 case Roe v. Wade and reaffirmed it in the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Arkansas argues that the viability rule is arbitrary, not written in the constitution, and is outdated....
  • Walter Williams: Unnecessary Loss of Life

    09/29/2015 10:50:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    War is nasty, brutal and costly. In our latest wars, many of the casualties suffered by American troops are a direct result of their having to obey rules of engagement created by politicians who have never set foot on — or even seen — a battlefield. Today's battlefield commanders must be alert to the media and do-gooders who are all too ready to demonize troops involved in a battle that produces noncombatant deaths, so-called collateral damage. According to a Western Journalism article by Leigh H Bravo, "Insanity: The Rules of Engagement" (, our troops fighting in Afghanistan cannot do night...
  • Army Special Forces enraged over Obama attacks

    09/14/2015 7:53:40 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | September 13, 2015 | Greg Corombos
    General rips military leaders: 'They should put their stars on the table and be prepared to resign' U.S. Army Special Forces (photo: Department of Defense) Rules of engagement that risk the lives of U.S. forces and harsh punishments over questionable charges have America’s elite Green Berets fuming at the Obama administration, and the former commander of all Green Berets says it’s just the latest symptoms of a military deliberately weakened by this administration and military officials more concerned about advancement than the good of their forces and their nation. The litany of Green Beret frustration was detailed this week by...
  • Salmon spawns on Obama in Alaska

    09/03/2015 7:39:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | September 3, 2015 | Deena Zaru
    During his historic trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama spent some time fishing at Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham and in a comical moment, a salmon spawned on his shoes. Wearing a pair of orange gloves, Obama examined some of the fish that he caught. The second one he picked up began squirting at his shoes. "Uh-oh, what's happening there?" he asked.
  • 'Always Drop the Terrorist to the Ground'

    08/19/2015 3:20:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) encouraged constant vigilance on Wednesday, during a visit to the "Jordan Lions" Brigade in the Jordan Valley. "The result in every encounter with terrorists should be like this: that you remain standing while the terrorist is on the ground," he stated. "You should be aware that someone is looking at you and looking for the weak spot." Ya'alon also addressed the waves of terror rippling through Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. "In Judea and Samaria, we are going through a time of multiple incidents," he said. "The trick is not to become a target by terror...
  • Obergefell much like Roe v. Wade

    07/20/2015 9:51:37 AM PDT · by TenthAmendmentNetwork · 8 replies
    Seedless Wry ^ | 7/19/2015 | Marc Gindin
    Gay marriage and abortion have little in common except for how each became federal law without ever being codified by Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court's Obergefell decision delivers social change the citizenry not only did not want but which it actively fought against.
  • Inside the stunning fall and war-crimes investigation of an Army Green Beret war hero

    05/19/2015 11:37:40 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | By Dan Lamothe
    When President Obama draped the nation’s highest award for combat valor around the neck of an Afghan war hero at the White House in October 2013, a highly decorated Green Beret officer who sat nearby faced an ugly reality: The Army was investigating him on charges of murder and conspiracy. Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn was invited to the ceremony by William D. Swenson, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan four years earlier. Like Swenson, Golsteyn had braved enemy fire repeatedly, seen fellow soldiers die and voiced deep frustration with the ways he saw U.S. troops...
  • Mother Jones’ Character Assassination of Cruz’s Winning Political Strategist

    03/25/2015 11:53:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies ^ | 03/25/2015 | Dan Riehl
    Mother Jones is so upset that Ted Cruz  hired a consultant who’s capable of winning elections, the magazine smeared him by invoking a Missouri-based controversy even it admits he hasn’t genuinely been linked to. The magazine waited until deep in the second paragraph to point that out. It was no surprise on Monday when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) formally announced his presidential bid. By last summer, he was making key hires for his campaign crew. And this included recruiting a controversial Missouri-based political operative named Jeff Roe, who is known for his ruthless, bare-knuckled style and who has recently been...
  • Army spied on Medal of Honor recipient over Amazon book review

    02/26/2015 4:17:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    The sixth living servicemember to be honored with the Medal of Honor was spied on by Army investigators over an Amazon book review that mentioned his name. Captain Will Swenson received the Medal of Honor on Oct. 15, 2013 for his heroism during the Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan in 2009. His trash was rummaged through, leading up to the ceremony with President Obama, and his girlfriend and Seattle neighbors were confronted about his whereabouts. “There’s good reason to suspect that the investigation into Swenson was really about his award, his criticism of the Army, and the hope that agents...
  • Afghanistan War Hero Stripped of Silver Star

    02/06/2015 5:12:25 AM PST · by Sharkfish · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/6/2015 | Aaron MacKean
    Such is the quality of American military leadership that generals and political appointees like McHugh will send courageous soldiers like Golsteyn into incredibly difficult (some would suggest impossible) circumstances, then invest years in second-guessing their actions after the fact—and then, finding no evidence of wrongdoing, still publicly dishonor the man without giving him a chance to defend himself.
  • Bombshell: Army withheld evidence that could free Clint Lorance (Allen West)

    12/18/2014 3:02:13 PM PST · by kiryandil · 18 replies
    Allen B West website ^ | December 16, 2014 | Allen West
    We first wrote about the case of U.S. Army 1LT Clint Lorance of Texas last year. His was what I termed a seriously gross miscarriage of justice. Those of us who have been stationed in Afghanistan know the tactics and actions of the enemy. Any time two or more individuals are on a motorcycle approaching your convoy or position you can bet — if unarmed — they are scouts. And if they are scouts for a main attack, they are just as dangerous a threat. Herein lies the problem of our methods of prosecuting combat operations — not overseas contingency...
  • Gitmo Terrorists Released to ISIS While Hero U.S. Soldier Rots in Jail (Lt. Lorance)

    12/18/2014 2:52:14 PM PST · by kiryandil · 15 replies
    The Sean Hannity Show ^ | Monday, November 10th 2014 | Lauren ?Scirocco? (The Hannity Show)
    First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, 1st Platoon, C Troop, 4-73 Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division U.S. intelligence and defense officials have recently estimated that 20 to 30 former Guantanamo Bay detainees have returned to the battlefields to fight alongside ISIS in Syria. While these monsters are free to terrorize minorities, rape and sexually enslave young girls, behead Western journalists, and plot to commit terror attacks on U.S. soil, an American soldier is serving 20 years at Fort Leavenworth for trying to protect his men while fighting in Afghanistan. With the holiday season upon us, it looks as though...
  • Webcast: 31st Annual Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony [10:30am]

    10/23/2014 5:58:29 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    DVIDS Hub ^ | October 23, 2014 | N/A
    The 31st Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony will be held at the Beirut Memorial in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Thursday, October 23, at 10:30 a.m. The special ceremony will honor the fallen service members and survivors who served in Lebanon from 1958 to 1984 and in Grenada. Major General Richard L. Simcock, the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade commanding general, is scheduled to deliver the Beirut memorial address. Scheduled from Oct 23 2014 10:30 AM EDT to Oct 23 2014 12:00 PM EDT
  • At least 4 NATO troops reported killed in Afghan suicide bombing [Czech]

    07/08/2014 6:53:06 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    Updated News [Canada] ^ | July 8, 2014 | N/A
    Four NATO troops have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan’s Parwan province, the ISAF confirmed. The blast also killed two Afghan policemen and at least 10 civilians, local police said. Some reports say the NATO soldiers killed in the attack were from the Czech Republic. Earlier Ziaul Rahman Sayedkhili, a senior police officer in the eastern province of Parwan, said the blast had killed six NATO servicemen. He said a joint ISAF-Afghan force was deployed to the village of Qalandar Khil to investigate a rocket attack on a military base, which happened two days ago, and was targeted...
  • Obama jails American soldiers for killing the enemy and frees the enemy to kill more Americans.

    06/13/2014 5:35:03 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies ^ | June 8, 2014 | Nelson Abdullah
    It would be stupid to even think about asking the question: Whose side is Obama on? Anyone who doesn’t know by now must have just returned from a very long vacation. For the record, let the evidence stand to prove that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim and as a Muslim he must wage war against anyone who fights other Muslims. So how does the the so-called Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military wage war against American soldiers who are fighting Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan? By making it difficult for them to fight. For one thing, by changing the Rules...
  • 'I Didn't Join to Be Sacrificed': U.S. Troops Fed Up with Risky Afghanistan Strategy

    02/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PST · by drypowder · 57 replies ^ | 11 Feb 2014 | Billy & Karen Vaughn
    U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are now forced to fight a two-fronted war. Before each deployment, these soldiers understand fully that day after day they will do battle against relentless terrorists with shifting loyalties and unspeakable hatred. But what none of them could have foreseen was the killing field that would open from their rear: the Continental United States. Our government’s incessant tightening of already restrictive ROE (Rules of Engagement), compounded by the failed COIN (Counterinsurgency) strategy—also known as “winning hearts and minds”—has made an otherwise primitive enemy formidable. Our best and brightest come home in body bags as politicians and...
  • New court documents reveal final moments of border agent Brian Terry’s life

    02/05/2014 3:18:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 2/5/14 | William La Jeunesse, Laura Prabucki
    Documents show that on Dec. 14, 2010, Terry's team was on a hill above a ravine. A ground sensor went off alerting them to the approaching smugglers. When agents yelled "police" in Spanish, the smugglers turned and fired. According to the documents, this happened at 11:08 p.m. Just 52 minutes later, Terry would have been relieved by a second BORTAC team and gone home for Christmas. "I saw some members of the group point their weapons at us," Agent Gabriel Fragoza declared to the court. "Agent Castano and I deployed less lethal bean bag rounds as the individuals began to...
  • The War on Babies: A Former Fetus Speaks Out

    01/23/2014 8:25:15 AM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-14 | Wordsmith
    The reason for the silly title? The annoyance of seeing "War on Women" flash across a tv screen (MSNBC), earlier this morning as Roe v. Wade was being discussed by talking heads. On the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I happened to read Hot Air linked in the Most Wanted section of FA: “Everyone”? Well, not exactly, but only if you think for more than a few seconds about human biology and the consequences of abortion. The White House put out this statementtoday hailing Roe v Wade on its 41st anniversary: Statement by President Obama on 41st anniversary of...
  • To Mark Abortion Decision, Obama Touts 'Freedom and Opportunities to Fulfill Their Dreams'

    01/22/2014 1:26:53 PM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 22, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    In a statement marking the controversial Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, President Obama says that "this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams."
  • 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    01/09/2014 3:47:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/9/14 | Ali Meyer
    ( - Seventy-four percent of the U.S. military personnel who have given their lives serving in the Afghan War died after Feb. 17, 2009, when President Barack Obama announced his first increase in the number of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan, according to’s database of U.S. casualties in the war. In the more than twelve years that have passed since U.S. troops first entered Afghanistan with the aim of removing al Qaeda from its sanctuary there, 2,162 U.S. service personnel have given their lives in and around Afghanistan in support of U.S. military activities in that country. 1,593 of...
  • The changing combat rules of engagement: What is one American life worth?

    12/27/2013 7:34:13 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/26/2013 | Maj. Gen. Jerry R. Curry
    To the American people an American military life is worth far more than the life of an Afghan soldier or civilian. For the current occupants of the White House and the Administration’s staff it seems to be just the opposite. It appears that to them Afghan civilian’s lives are more highly valued than American soldier’s lives, though this could never be publicly voiced in the politically correct game of semantics that combat commanders are forced to play these days. Still, to a military commander in the thick of battle the unintended killing of enemy civilians is collateral damage, one of...
  • Shades of Vietnam: Spike in U.S. troop deaths tied to stricter rules of engagement

    12/06/2013 8:01:56 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The number of U.S. battlefield fatalities exceeded the rate at which troop strength surged in 2009 and 2010, prompting national security analysts to assert that coinciding stricter rules of engagement led to more deaths. A connection between the sharp increase in American deaths and restrictive rules of engagement is difficult to confirm. More deaths surely stemmed from ramped-up counterterrorism raids and the Taliban’s response with more homemade bombs, the No. 1 killer of NATO forces in Afghanistan. But it is clear that the rules of engagement, which restrain troops from firing in order to spare civilian casualties, cut back on...
  • Rules of Engagement

    12/04/2013 12:56:03 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    Sword and Sheild of Hawaii ^ | Dec 3 , 2013 | Billy Vaughn
    ” ROEs are , and shall ever be , a philosophical policy weapon used to further the ideology of the controlling political power at any given time . The power is in the politics , NOT the military . The military is expected to ‘submit’ to the politics of those in power . Those in political power determine what the mission objective is , as well as the policies involved with the country they occupy , such as Iraq or Afghanistan , for whatever reason ; even if it is detrimental to and opposed by the men and women from...
  • Rules of engagement bind U.S. troops’ actions in Afghanistan [New ROE are WORSE!}

    11/26/2013 9:17:13 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov 26, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    ... "Said retired Army Col. Ken Allard, now a military analyst: “Call me crazy, but what on earth is the point of remaining there under these [rules of engagement], much less subjecting American soldiers to another set of restrictions that make sense only in proportion to your distance from the combat zone?”
  • U.S.-Afghan Pact is New Foreign Entitlement: Afgan-O-Care

    11/25/2013 8:32:48 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 22, 2013 | Diana West
    Now that U.S. and Afghan negotiators have agreed on terms of a seemingly open-ended -- if reduced -- U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration alike breathlessly await the verdict of the world's greatest deliberative body. No, not the U.S. Senate -- the "loya jirga." It is alarming to realize that this treaty renewing America's military commitment to Afghanistan under wholly disastrous terms for the United States seems to hinge on the say-so of some 3,000 "village elders" now gathered in Kabul -- and not, apparently, that of our own elected representatives. News reports...
  • More On Benghazi-Gate And Our Military

    10/29/2013 2:11:59 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    City On A Hill [BlogTalkRadio] ^ | October | Radio Broadcast
    Listen to broadcast interview of retired Marine 1st Sgt John Bernard give his opinion after the Benghazi hearings and the non-response of the GOP and the explanation for the faulty reasoning behind COIN and the present rules of engagement.
  • TrentoVision - SPECIAL - Billy & Karen Vaughn - SEAL Team 6

    10/01/2013 1:35:32 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    YouTube - TrentoVision ^ | September 19, 2013 | NA
    Streamed live on Sep 19, 2013 Taped in September 2013, this show is a look into the lives of Billy & Karen Vaughn, parents of fallen SEAL Team 6 warrior, Aaron Vaughn. The United West meet the Vaughns' back in 2011, right after the horrible loss of Extortion 17, Chinook helicopter that was shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan. This show gets our viewers and listeners caught up with the very busy Vaughns as they battle with Congress, the Obama Administration and any others who get in their way to hold the US Government responsible for the failed ROE...
  • Congress to probe lethal SEAL crash

    07/24/2013 5:33:21 AM PDT · by kimtom · 39 replies ^ | 07/24/13 | Bob Cusack
    Congress has launched an investigation of the helicopter crash that killed 30 Americans in Afghanistan, including members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 unit, The Hill has learned. [WATCH VIDEO] The victims’ families say the Pentagon hasn’t provided answers to their many questions about the deadly attack, which took place on Aug. 6, 2011, three months after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by Team 6 forces. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on National Security, told The Hill, “We’re going to dive into this.” Chaffetz said he met with the...
  • Army officer gets 20 years' jail for murder after he ordered troops to open fire on Afghan men....

    08/02/2013 5:52:40 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 01, 2013 | By David Mccormack and Helen Pow
    FULL TITLE: "Army officer gets 20 years' jail for murder after he ordered troops to open fire on Afghan men approaching their checkpoint - but his lawyers say he was protecting platoon" First Lieutenant Clint Lorance was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder on ThursdayProsecutors said Lorance recklessly ordered his men to open fire on three men on a motorcycle approaching his patrol in July 2012, killing twoHis mom, Anna Lorance, says he was only doing what he had to to ensure the safety of his troopsHe was sentenced to 20 years in prison, forfeiture of all pay...
  • PC Kills American troops: More than 100 unarmed already murdered by Muslim 'friends'

    08/22/2012 6:36:10 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 37 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/22/2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    As I said in a previous column, one could be forgiven for believing that political correctness is only one step removed from insanity. Unfortunately, as the latest report from Afghanistan reveals, it can also be deadly. Last week, in a move the Obama administration would undoubtedly like their useful idiot buddies in the media to ignore as much as possible, a long-standing order was reversed: U.S. troops are now required to carry loaded weapons at all times while on base. In other words, prior to this new directive, troops were required to remove the magazines from their weapons while quartered...
  • My hero son who won Victoria Cross died because of Army ban on weapons that damage Taliban mud huts

    06/22/2013 4:23:19 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 22nd June 2013 | Mark Nicol
    A British soldier awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross died in vain because of an order to prevent damage to Taliban mud huts, an inquest will be told this summer. Colleagues of Lance Corporal James Ashworth – who won the UK’s highest gallantry medal – are expected to tell a coroner they were denied powerful weapons to take on the Taliban due to fears mortars and rockets could damage buildings. Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards will claim James died because he was forced to crawl to within a few feet of an enemy sniper in a mud hut while clutching a...
  • SEAL Mom: “This is Submission and the Cost of that Submission on August 6 was My Only Son”(VIDEO)

    05/10/2013 8:50:25 AM PDT · by IChing · 9 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 5/9/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    I’ve said before that the Rules of Engagement are a much bigger scandal than Benghazi. I don’t have much else to say, except watch this video. Find an Obama supporter who still has some sense of right and wrong and show them this video. “The hearts and minds of the enemy are more valuable to this government than my son’s blood. This is submission and the cost of that submission on August 6 was my only son.”
  • The 5 Biggest Insults to American Manhood by the Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan

    02/16/2013 6:29:52 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 15, 2013 | David Forsmark
    "America’s muddle in Afghanistan is not merely an unwise policy, two prominent American authors — one a serious analyst (and former badass warrior) the other a bestselling novelist (who created one of our biggest badass heroes) worry that it is an affront to American manhood as well." ************* "West proposes we change from a counterinsurgency protocol (winning hearts and minds in order to recruit allies against the terrorists while building a civil society) to a counter-terror strategy (kill them whenever and wherever we can find them and let the Afghan government build its own society)."
  • (Marine) Hero's Islamic killer gets off scot-free

    02/13/2013 7:54:26 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | February 13, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller tells of corporal gunned down by Afghan 'ally' SNIP: The event was illuminating in many ways. One speaker insistently emphasized that all religions teach the same core values, and another heralded our “nation building” efforts in Afghanistan. But then something happened that showed all that up as the politically correct nonsense that it is: the club presented a Supreme Sacrifice award to the family of Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., who was murdered by one of our Afghan “allies” while working out in the base gym after a long day of work “nation building” among those allies...
  • Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby (Roe vs. Wade)

    01/22/2013 6:29:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/22/13 | ReproductiveRight100·
    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade we didn't buy a ruby. Instead, the Center for Reproductive Rights asked Mehcad Brooks of the USA Network's "Necessary Roughness" and HBO's "True Blood" to prepare a special video message just for you. To learn more and to sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights visit
  • "Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41% [May 2012]

    01/22/2013 10:05:31 AM PST · by lonestar67 · 22 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 23, 2012 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, NJ -- The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.
  • Roe v. Wade at 40

    01/22/2013 9:26:33 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies ^ | 1/22/2013 | Cal Thomas
    At last week's signing of "executive actions" designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, "...when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now." There's no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they "the most vulnerable," as the president claimed, or is there another category of human life that qualifies for that designation? Forty years after a Supreme Court majority opened the door to legalized abortion, the number of aborted babies has reached roughly 55 million. Think of that. Fifty-five million potential...
  • A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War (Dakota Meyer, MOH)

    12/09/2012 1:02:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 28, 2012 | David Forsmark
    Two videos at link. Badass military heroism: Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer's Into the Fire is this generation's To Hell and Back. Into the Fire A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War By Dakota Meyer and Bing West Random House, $27, 239 pp. Does this sound familiar? 1. A group of Americans on a diplomatic mission to reach out to Muslims are pinned down by al-Qaeda and come under overwhelming fire. 2. They repeatedly call for support fire missions, which are denied because they cannot absolutely guarantee no civilians are in the area. 3....
  • IDF Changes Rules of Engagement Along Syrian Border

    11/10/2012 1:57:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The continued spillover of the fighting in Syria into Israel has caused the IDF to change the rules of engagement along the Syrian border. According to a Channel 2 News report on Friday, the new orders instruct soldiers to respond if fire from Syria is dangerous and persistent. The report noted that while Israel wants to avoid such confrontation with Syria as much as possible, the main concern is that Islamist elements are contained along the Syrian border. At the beginning of the week, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz warned that Syria's civil war might soon become "an Israeli...