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  • Trump Needs Our Help to Bring Them Home

    10/22/2019 12:37:20 AM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 40 replies
    The warmongers are pulling out all the stops opposing Trump's attempts to fulfill his promise to bring the troops home and end the endless wars. They are making noises about supporting the Demoncrats' impeachment sham to pressure him to fold or compromise with them to keep their support. Other than opposing impeachment the best way we can support Trump and strengthen his hand is to make "Bring Them Home" the focus of 2020, we need to "pressure" Trump to keep that promise and really pressure the Republicans (particularly in the Senate) and not let up until significant withdrawals have been...
  • Conservative veterans will fan out in Washington to defend Trump Syria strategy

    10/18/2019 6:47:18 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 18, 2019
    A group of conservative veterans is preparing to visit Washington to laud President Trump’s withdrawal of troops from northern Syria and to urge Republicans to back his intention to pull out of Afghanistan and other countries in the Middle East. Wyoming House Majority Whip Tyler Lindholm, who was in the Navy on 9/11, is helping organize the mid-November gathering featuring speeches at the National Press Club and lobbying visits to Congress. "If you listen to the sound clips of the war hawks who say you can’t pull out now because a vacuum will be created, and we can’t pull out...
  • DJT's Twitter - The Peace and Prosperity President!

    10/07/2019 8:36:53 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 13 replies
    Twitter | 10/7/19 | President Trump
  • Presidential Message, 72nd Birthday of the U.S. Air Force

    09/18/2019 11:12:12 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 9 replies
    White House ^ | September 18, 2019 | Commander In Chief Donald J. Trump
    As Commander in Chief, I am proud to join a grateful Nation in wishing the United States Air Force a happy 72nd birthday. Established after the conclusion of World War II and with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947, the United States Air Force is the world’s most dominant fighting force in air, space, and cyberspace. For more than seven decades, America’s airmen have been at the forefront of protecting our citizens and helping the United States promote global peace and prosperity. In their endeavor to always Aim High, these patriots use unrivaled technology and ingenuity to...
  • The Air Force's New T-X Jet Trainer Now Has An Official Name And Designation

    09/17/2019 10:03:25 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 33 replies
    The War Zone ^ | 9/16/19 | Tyler Rogoway
    The United States Air Force has just disclosed its official name and designation for its new jet trainer—the T-7A "Red Hawk." The announcement came at the Air Force Association's symposium that opened today outside of Washington, D.C. Acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan disclosed the jet's official moniker while standing with one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, Colonel Charles McGee—a highly decorated veteran with a whopping 409 combat missions spread across WWII, Korea, and Vietnam—by his side. McGee and his Red Hawk squadronmates not only bombed and strafed the Nazis with amazing acumen, they also did the same to...
  • U.S. Sinks or Damages 6 Iran Ships in Persian Gulf Clashes (1988)

    09/16/2019 6:20:38 AM PDT · by central_va · 68 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 19th, 1988 | By JAMES GERSTENZANG
    WASHINGTON — U.S. warships and aircraft sank or heavily damaged six Iranian navy ships Monday as a major confrontation erupted in the Persian Gulf in the wake of the United States’ early morning strike against two Iranian oil platforms, the Reagan Administration said. U.S. and Iranian forces fired on each other in the broadest and most direct conflict yet, suddenly escalating what for months had been a war of nerves in the volatile waterway.
  • Air Force Completely Destroys Media Narrative About Crew Favoring Trump's Scottish Hotel

    09/09/2019 9:56:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 9/9/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Military flights making stopovers in Scotland are not unusual, and there were no rooms closer to the airport, an Air Force spokesman said Saturday in an emailed statement to The Associated Press. “As our aircrews serve on these international airlift missions, they follow strict guidelines on contracting for hotel accommodations and all expenditures of taxpayer dollars,” Brig Gen Edward Thomas wrote. “In this case, they made reservations through the Defense Travel System and used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews’ allowable hotel rates.” [...] A local government contractor made the Scotland reservations, and...
  • Mattis swipes at Trump, warns of ‘storm clouds gathering’ amid fractured alliances

    08/28/2019 7:35:02 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 66 replies
    fox ^ | 08/28/2019 | Brooke Singman
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took several implicit swipes at President Trump’s leadership in an op-ed published Wednesday, warning about the fallout from fractured alliances and increasing divisiveness under the current administration. Mattis’ comments were included in a lengthy essay adapted from a forthcoming book and published in The Wall Street Journal. They amount to the most extensive remarks from him about his time in the Trump administration since he quietly resigned in January.
  • Marines Considering Flying U.S. F-35Bs Off of Japan’s Largest Warships

    08/26/2019 3:45:16 AM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 23, 2019 10:51 AM | Sam LaGrone
    Marines Considering Flying U.S. F-35Bs Off of Japan’s Largest Warships By: Sam LaGrone August 23, 2019 10:51 AM THE PENTAGON – Officials in Tokyo have requested Marines deploy F-35B fighters aboard Japan’s largest warships, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday. The service is now studying the feasibility of deploying short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) fighters from JS Izumo (DDH-183) and JS Kaga (DDH-184), Japan’s 24,000-ton big deck amphibious. The warships were originally designed to field a fleet of anti-submarine warfare helicopters and respond to humanitarian aid and disaster relief. However, in December Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
  • U.S. Army showcases new electronic warfare technology

    08/24/2019 5:21:50 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 25 replies
    Electronic warfare, known as the battle in the electromagnetic spectrum, relies on data and signals to survey, fight and defend and the complex mission executed by the Army’s electronic warfare Soldiers – which includes detecting and responding to enemy jamming attempts and other electronic interference – is intensifying. Currently, the Army is developing an Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool, or EWPMT, to manage and control electronic warfare assets in support of unified land operations. According to Army News Service, through the EWPMT, the Army can now visually synergize its EW attack, targeting, and surveillance capabilities to enable the maneuverability...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Sixth Meeting of the National Space Council

    08/20/2019 6:37:03 PM PDT · by infool7 · 6 replies
    The White House ^ | 08/20/19 | White House
    Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Chantilly, Virginia 9:59 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you, Dr. Stofan. Thank you for that kind introduction. And thank you for your tremendous stewardship and your tremendous leadership. Would you join me in thanking Dr. Ellen Stofan for her outstanding leadership? (Applause.) To all of the members of the National Space Council, to our User Advisory Group — all of whom very quietly came onstage — I think they all deserve a big round of applause. These are extraordinary Americans that are making a difference for American leadership in space. (Applause.) Would you join...
  • U.S. Coast Guard Eyes Expanded Operations in Western Pacific

    08/19/2019 3:19:20 AM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 16, 2019 2:02 PM | Dzirhan Mahadzir
    U.S. Coast Guard Eyes Expanded Operations in Western Pacific By: Dzirhan Mahadzir August 16, 2019 2:02 PM KULA LUMPUR – U.S Coast Guard is mulling its future in the Asia-Pacific region once the National Security Cutter USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752) completes its current deployment in end November, region commander Vice Adm. Linda Fagan told reporters on Friday. “That is very much an ongoing conversation right now, at this point, Stratton will return in late fall to Alameda, Calif. I do expect we will have some level of major U.S coast guard cutter deployment to some part of the region but that...
  • Chinese missiles likely to cripple Asia-based US forces in event of conflict: report

    08/19/2019 1:19:41 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 170 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 18, 2019 | Bhavan Jaipragas
    If an armed conflict broke out between Beijing and Washington, China’s hi-tech ballistic missiles would likely cripple the United States’ military bases and naval fleet across the Western Pacific region within hours, a new report by Australia-based researchers has said. With China making rapid technological advancements and sharpening its hard power, the report urged the US and regional allies such as Australia and Japan to overhaul military investment and deployment plans, or face the prospect of American “military primacy” being undermined by the Asian power.
  • To Prevent Cyber Snooping, the U.S. Navy Is Relying on WWII-Era Communications

    08/16/2019 5:09:25 PM PDT · by Mariner · 64 replies
    Popular Mechanics via Yahoo ^ | August 16th, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    The U.S. Navy, anticipating a future when a high-tech enemy could read its electronic communications, is going back to a hack-proof means of sending messages between ships: bean bags. Weighted bags with messages inside are passed among ships at sea by helicopters. In a future conflict with a tech-savvy opponent, the U.S. military could discover even its most advanced, secure communications penetrated by the enemy. Secure digital messaging, voice communications, video conferencing, and even chats could be intercepted and decrypted for its intelligence value. This could give enemy forces an unimaginable advantage, seemingly predicting the moves and actions of the...
  • Air Force completes A-10 re-winging to keep iconic aircraft flying into 2030s

    08/13/2019 2:56:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2019 | Douglas Ernst
    The iconic A-10 Thunderbolt II will be flying into the late 2030s thanks to a re-winging project completed by the U.S. Air Force. Air Force Materiel Command said in a press release on Monday that 162 A-10s received new wings thanks to a $1.1 billion project that began in 2011. The contract, awarded to Boeing in 2007, required the creation of new parts for the plane’s fuselage. “At the end of the program, making sure we had all the pieces and parts that we needed to make that happen required a really significant team effort,” said Stephen Zaiser, director of...
  • China won't let U.S. Navy ship dock in Hong Kong amid trade tensions

    08/13/2019 12:35:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    HONG KONG — China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, American officials said Tuesday. The incident came amid rising tensions between Beijing and Washington over tariffs and follows the U.S. last week imposing sanctions on China after it bought arms from Russia. The USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship, had been due to make a port call in the former British colony of Hong Kong in October, diplomatic sources told Reuters. "The Chinese government did not approve a request for a U.S. port visit to Hong Kong by the USS Wasp," a spokeswoman for...
  • Mark Esper Confirmed As Defense Secretary

    07/23/2019 2:05:51 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07-23-19 | HENRY RODGERS
    The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm former defense industry lobbyist Mark Esper as secretary of defense after months without a permanent replacement. The confirmation vote was 90-8 and he will be sworn in by the end of the day, ending the time without a permanent leader, as Esper was formally working as the acting Defense Secretary. Esper will replace former Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who retired at the end of February after two years on the job.
  • Senate confirms Esper as new Secretary of Defense in 90-8 vote

    07/23/2019 10:13:07 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/19 Published 31 mins ago | Ronn Blitzer
    The Senate confirmed former Army Lt. Col. Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense Tuesday, making him the first permanent Pentagon boss since James Mattis resigned last December. Esper, who served 10 years on active duty and 11 years in the National Guard and Army Reserve, was Acting Secretary before his nomination, and Patrick Shanahan had been Acting Secretary prior to that. The vote was not close, with the Senate confirming Esper by a vote of 90-8. The no votes included 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.
  • Faster: Meet the Air Force's New Mach 5 SR-72 Spy Plane

    07/17/2019 9:50:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 124 replies
    National interest ^ | 7/13/2019 | Task and purpose
    "Hypersonics is like stealth. It is a disruptive technology and will enable various platforms to operate at two to three times the speed of the Blackbird,” Carvalho told Aviation Week. “Operational survivability and lethality is the ultimate deterrent. Security classification guidance will only allow us to say the speed is greater than Mach 5.” The successor to Lockheed Martin’s SR-71 Blackbird, the Mach 3 long-range recon aircraft that once tore across the skies like a Cold-War era arrowhead before its retirement in 1999, may be inching closer toward reality. According to Aviation Week, a handful of visitors to the SAE...
  • Nominee for Top US General: Afghan Withdrawal Would Be 'Strategic Mistake'

    07/12/2019 8:03:50 AM PDT · by robowombat · 77 replies
    Global Security ^ | July 11, 2019
    Nominee for Top US General: Afghan Withdrawal Would Be 'Strategic Mistake' July 11, 2019 President Donald Trump's nominee for the top military officer of the United States says leaving Afghanistan prematurely would be a "strategic mistake," as the U.S. and the Taliban are negotiating a potential peace settlement to end nearly two decades of war. "I think it is slow, it's painful, it's hard. I spent a lot of my life in Afghanistan, but I also think it's necessary," Army Gen. Mark Milley, the current Army Chief of Staff and nominee for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told...