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  • Army Secretary Nominee: Citizens Should Have Same Arms As Military

    05/03/2017 3:41:14 AM PDT · by Strategy · 73 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 2, 2017 | By Bob Owens
    The West Point graduate and Iraq War Army veteran President Donald Trump has nominated to be the new Army Secretary has a very good understanding of the Second Amendment, which is predictably driving anti-liberty liberals insane. Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green (R), President Donald Trump's nominee for Army secretary, strongly believes that citizens should be armed -- and not just with any ol' guns. They should be able to possess whatever weapons the military has, because an armed citizenry is the "ultimate checks and balances" against the federal government.
  • ‘What winning looks like’: Trump gets border wall funds, money for military

    05/03/2017 7:44:20 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2017 | By S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan
    The White House insisted Tuesday that the $1 trillion spending bill includes money for 40 miles of border fencing, as President Trump sought to shore up Republican voters by saying the deal also lays the groundwork for rebuilding the military. The president said there is “enough money to make a down payment on the border wall,” and said a $15 billion boost in defense spending — without having a dollar-for-dollar match in domestic spending — has set a new standard that will benefit Republicans and the Pentagon. “This is what winning looks like,” Mr. Trump said. Republicans bristled after Democrats...
  • US Tanks to Storm Raqqa as Major Offensive Takes Shape

    04/29/2017 6:20:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 13:59 29.04.2017(updated 14:00 29.04.2017) | none stated
    The Syrian city of Raqqa remains occupied by Daesh terrorists since early 2014. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with the backing of a US-led international coalition is set to storm Raqqa and liberate it next month. It has been reported that US tanks will be used during the battle. A representative of the command of the Syrian Democratic Forces, who wished to remain anonymous, told Sputnik Arabic that the US had recently delivered heavy weapons and tanks to the SDF.“Two days ago, as part of the upcoming battle against Daesh the US sent us tanks and heavy weapons. The armament was delivered to Rojava [Kurdish de facto autonomous...
  • Call to service Buena senior receives West Point Military Academy appointment

    04/29/2017 10:33:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Kay Phillips, For the Herald/Review
    SIERRA VISTA – At 18 years old, Buena High School senior Adrian Garlant is living his dream. The Buena High School senior recently received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Garlant says he’s been dreaming of attending West Point Military Academy since the sixth grade. His mother Elizabeth Clark remembers the day he announced his plan. “They must have had career day or something, because he came in the door and said, ‘Mom, I’m going to West Point when I grow up’,” Clark recalls. “I said, ‘Do you know how hard that is?’” Clark...
  • 2 Members of US Military Die in Afghanistan ISIS Operation

    04/27/2017 9:13:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/27
    Two members of the U.S. military were killed in an operation on an ISIS target in Afghanistan, NBC News reported. Another was wounded. More information on the soldiers, including what service they were in, wasn't immediately available, pending notification of their next of kin, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement Thursday. Trump Tax Plan Slashes Individual and Corporate Rates The operation took place in the Achin area, where the military dropped a massive, non-nuclear bomb called the "mother of all bombs" on an ISIS target in Afghanistan two weeks ago, the weapon's first-ever use in combat. Another...
  • An Open Letter to General Mattis

    04/26/2017 8:23:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 23 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 26, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Dear General Mattis, I know you’ve been busy sir. Across the globe, our enemies are stacking up against us. The Pentagon is the virtual three alarm fire brigade, attempting to put out every conflagration caused by the Obama administration’s disastrous national security policies. Eight years of worthless, feckless US leadership and budget cuts have severely weakened the US armed forces. While in our history, the US military has been gutted by Congress, then rebuilt, to fight another day, the military has never been a vast social experiment as it is now. This is something that apparently you have not focused...
  • How the U.S. Military Can Save $1 Trillion

    04/19/2017 7:50:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | November 6, 2016 | Benjamin H. Friedman
    The United States could reduce Pentagon spending by over a trillion dollars in the next decade-spending $5.2 trillion rather than the currently planned $6.3 trillion- by adopting strategy of military restraint. That’s the bottom line of a study I produced along with several colleagues as part of “Developing Alternative Defense Strategies 2016,” an exercise organized by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, where groups from five think tanks used CSBA’s “Strategic Choices” software to reimagine the U.S. military budget.The others all increased military spending. The teams from the Center for New American Security and the Center for Strategic and...
  • Remembering Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, Halyard Mission Hero, as Winter turns to Spring

    04/17/2017 4:02:26 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, O.S.S. and Aleksandra Rebic "Forgotten 500" Halyard Mission Reunion / Michigan June 2009. Photo: Rebic collection.This year, 2017, the world will be marking the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War Two, the era of the "Greatest Generation". For me, one of the measures of a man who dies is how deeply the loss is felt in the hearts of those who knew him, and if they didn't know him personally, were affected by his work or by his existence on this earth in a positive way. WWII OSS radioman Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian was short in...
  • A Startlingly Small Number Of US Forces Could Fight An Enemy Tonight, Says Army General

    04/05/2017 7:32:36 PM PDT · by BBell · 46 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 4/5/17 | RUSS READ
    Only three of 58 Army Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) would be available to respond to an enemy attack if one hypothetically happened tonight, according to the vice chief of staff of the Army. “Of the BCTs that are ready, only three could be called upon to fight tonight in the event of a crisis,” Gen. Daniel Allyn told the House Committee on Armed Services during a hearing Wednesday. A BCT usually numbers anywhere between 4,400 to 4,700 soldiers, meaning only approximately 13,500 troops would be ready to fight an enemy in the event of an emergency. To make matters worse,...
  • Trump Considers Giving Mattis More Authority to Launch Anti-Terrorism Operations

    03/02/2017 8:17:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 2, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    The White House is considering granting the Pentagon more authority to launch time-sensitive anti-terrorism operations, which would give Defense Secretary James Mattis a freer hand to authorize raids against the Islamic State. President Donald Trump has indicated he wants Mattis to have the ability to launch raids quickly without necessarily needing White House approval as part of the administration's effort to fight ISIS, the Daily Beast reported Wednesday, citing U.S. officials. This policy change would be a stark contrast to the approach of Trump's predecessor, former President Barack Obama, who insisted on reviewing each anti-terrorism raid regardless of its time...
  • Nearly two-thirds of Navy planes grounded due to years of budget cuts

    02/09/2017 5:08:52 AM PST · by ETL · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 07, 2017
    Years of budget cuts have taken a toll on the Navy's fleet of strike fighters. Nearly two-thirds of the Navy's strike fighters are sitting unused because there is not enough money to repair them, according to DefenseNews.com. The Navy has had to deal with declining budgets in recent years even though the demand for military aircrafts carriers remains the same. Congress was unable to produce a budget before the October 1 start of the 2017 fiscal year. Political leaders say Congress' inability to pass the military budget on time is hurting the fleet. In addition to the grounded planes, there...
  • Woman Caught Posing As U.S. Soldier Sentenced With Up To 20 Years In Prison (Stolen Valor)

    02/06/2017 4:48:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 75 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | STAFFWRITER9
    A woman who was exposed for posing as a U.S. Army Lieutenant by Guardian of Valor in 2015 was just sentenced to prison by a Nevada judge last week. Kelsie Hoover, a transgender woman who began to undergo gender reassignment surgery a few years ago, was caught posing as a male U.S. soldier at Baltimore Washington Airport named “Michael Cipriani.” Following Guardian of Valor’s video being posted, Hoover was arrested in Oregon and extradited back to Nevada to face charges. Hoover went through trial and was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.American Military News spoke to Anthony...
  • Why one Muslim Marine is inviting questions about his faith: "Ask Me Anything"

    02/06/2017 11:23:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/05/2017
    Standing on a city street, Mansoor Shams holds a sign that reads: “I’m a Muslim and a U.S. Marine. Ask anything.” The former Marine has been traveling around the nation, inviting those curious to ask him about his experiences. NewsHour joined Shams in Baltimore to listen in on his discussions and hear why he’s so eager to discuss his faith with strangers. JUDY WOODRUFF: Mansoor Shams served in the United States Marine Corps from 2000 to 2004. Recently, he has been traveling around the country with a simple sign that reads: “I’m a Muslim and a U.S. Marine. Ask anything.”...
  • Trump tells U.S. troops ‘justice will prevail’ in fight against Islamic terrorists

    02/06/2017 11:42:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 6, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    In his first address to U.S. troops, President Trump vowed Monday to defeat the “radical Islamic terrorists” abroad and to prevent terrorism from “taking root” in America. “Today we deliver a message in one, very unified voice to these forces of death and destruction: America and its allies will defeat you,” Mr. Trump said at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, headquarters of the U.S. Central Command. “Freedom, security and justice will prevail.” The president called the troops “our heroes” and said his administration will provide them with better equipment and supplies to carry the fight to the extremists....
  • From the Front Line: Sharia Compliance in the US Military

    01/23/2017 4:56:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    I recently received this shocking letter from a man who has served as a contractor in Afghanistan. It reveals the appalling extent of sharia compliance in the United States military. My name is John Craig. I have been a contractor in Afghanistan for over five years as a mechanical engineer. Recently I have been dismissed by the command of Bagram Air Field and lost my job. I am in Kuwait and in route to go home and find another job. The reason I was expelled from the base is because I had two copies of the Koran. One was a...
  • Lucky Sergeant Dances with Melania at Armed Forces Ball

    01/22/2017 6:44:22 AM PST · by poconopundit · 54 replies
    Excerpt: Celebration time at the inaugural balls (42 images) Highlights from the various inaugural balls taking place across Washington, DC, to celebrate the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump on January 20, 2017. My commentary: A real nice touch at the Armed Forces Ball. Melania was paired with a sergeant. Trump danced with a Navy petty officer. What a beautiful event and fine tribute to our men and women in uniform! Some splendid photos at the link. Thank you UPI.
  • Anti-Trump Protestors Block Uniformed Air Force Members From Entering Inauguration

    01/21/2017 10:21:18 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Katie Pavlich
    ...... This morning, they sank to another low by blocking uniformed Air Force members from entering the Inauguration ceremony. ..... [VIDEO - 31 seconds]
  • James Mathis' Confirmation Hearing for Defense Secretary- Live Blog

    01/12/2017 7:45:58 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | January 12, 2017
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/james-mattis-confirmation-hearing-for-defense-secretary-live-blog/
  • The Legendary A-10 (Warthog) Looks Like It's Here To Stay After Being Upgraded By The Air Force

    01/11/2017 10:22:27 AM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    BI ^ | 1-11-2017 | Alex Lockie
    Alex LockieJanuary 11, 2017 USAF In another positive sign for the beloved A-10, Air Force maintainers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona have outfitted the Warthog with an upgrade for combat search and rescue missions (CSAR). Dubbed the lightweight airborne recovery system, the upgrade helps A-10 pilots "communicate more effectively with individuals on the ground such as downed pilots, pararescuemen and joint terminal attack controllers," according to an Air Force statement. Of all the fixed-wing aircraft in the US Air Force's inventory, no plane carries out CSAR missions like the A-10. CSAR missions jump off with little warning and...
  • Obama calls for seamless transition for US military to Trump

    01/04/2017 3:37:46 PM PST · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    yahoo ^ | January 4, 2017 | JOSH LEDERMAN and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called for a smooth handover of control of the U.S. military to incoming commander in chief Donald Trump, as the outgoing president met Wednesday with military leaders for the last time."We've got to make sure that during this transition period that there is a seamless passing of the baton, that there's continuity," Obama said. He said it was critical to ensure that "we are doing everything we can to make sure that the next president will benefit from the same kinds of outstanding advice and service that these people around the table have provided...