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  • Detroit's 1942 WWII 'Blackout Specials' Rare, Prized Collectibles Today-

    05/27/2014 5:08:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    1942 Dodge 'blackout' (Library of Congress) More/photos at Reaganite Republican...
  • Send This Reporter to Jail (Traitor James Risen of the NYT)

    05/07/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/7/2010 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    New York Times reporter James Risen is facing prison if he doesn’t reveal sources that gave him highly classified information on U.S. intelligence in Iran. Gabriel Schoenfeld says no reporter is above the law.
  • Military Teens Cope With Wartime Challenges

    04/22/2010 5:23:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 234+ views
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., April 22, 2010 – With a cocky grin and larger-than-life presence, Cornelius Madison commands attention when he walks down the high school hall here, always with a hint of a swagger. From left, Darien Crank, Chelsea Jarvis and Cornelius Madison head to class at Fort Campbell High School on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 15, 2010. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Bumping fists and cracking jokes, Cornelius seems impervious to stress or worry. It’s only when discussing his deployed mother in an interview does he reveal a small chink in his otherwise...
  • Should We Be Tough On Terrorists?

    04/22/2009 3:10:21 PM PDT · by OneVike · 12 replies · 363+ views
    Should We Be Tough On Terrorists?by Jack Lee President Obama says no to water boarding and threatens to investigate those responsible. He says, we need to stop the rough treatment of terrorists. I can't help but think, of all the issues before the President this one should rank near the bottom of his priorities. And discussing secret interrogation tactics in public, what good can that do? Certainly none for the US.
  • Robobugs Could Be Next Tool for War Time Soldiers - (A MUST SEE)

    05/04/2008 11:44:32 AM PDT · by LJayne · 2 replies · 55+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 5/04/08 | Daniel Cochlin
    It looks like something out of the latest science-fiction movie, but it could be the next line of defense for U.S. soldiers fighting on the front lines.
  • Wartime flying bomb found in British capital (German V1 "Doodlebug")

    07/29/2007 9:04:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 2,909+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/28/07 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - Police closed streets near London's Canary Wharf financial district on Saturday after an unexploded German flying bomb from World War Two was found on a construction site. Bomb disposal experts were called in to make the V1 missile safe after it was unearthed close to the east London complex that houses 80,000 office workers during the working week, police said. At weekends the area is busy with shoppers and visitors. Police closed several roads around the site in Millharbour, a road in the former docklands. "Ambulance, fire and police are there and the building site has been...
  • Gates Urges Congress to Approve Defense Budget, Wartime Spending Request

    05/09/2007 5:37:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 402+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 9, 2007 – Delays in getting an emergency supplemental war-funding bill approved are causing disruption within the Defense Department, particularly among programs at home, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. The Army has slowed spending in numerous areas to free up money to fully fund wartime costs since President Bush vetoed war-spending legislation because it set a date for the return of combat forces from Iraq, Gates told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee. The bill included $93.4 billion to help fund U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the global war on terror, but...
  • Despite strains, U.S. could fight a third war: (Sec'y of Defense) Gates

    03/25/2007 1:31:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 1,755+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 22, 2007 | Kristin Roberts
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates cautioned on Thursday the Army would face problems without emergency funds but insisted U.S. forces could fight a third war despite being stretched in Iraq and Afghanistan. He painted a mixed picture of the impact Iraq has had on U.S. military readiness at a time when Congress is considering tying a Bush administration request for emergency war funding to a deadline for pulling troops out of the conflict. Gates had raised concerns about a demand by some Democrats to set a deadline. He declined on Thursday to say what Congress should do or to discuss a...
  • Olbermann and Dean Suggest Impeaching Bush....

    01/04/2007 3:49:33 PM PST · by yoe · 53 replies · 1,580+ views
    News Busters ^ | January 3, 2007 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Wednesday's Countdown, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and frequent guest John Dean discussed the possibility of a Democratic Congress moving to impeach members of President Bush's Cabinet as an alternative to actually impeaching the President or Vice President. After Dean contended that Democrats would need to "find their spine and go toe to toe" with the administration because Republicans "play hardball in a much tougher and more ruthless manner than Democrats," Olbermann brought up Dean's idea of impeaching Bush administration members. Olbermann: "The far end of what you suggest, obviously, would be impeachment, but the merits of that are at best...
  • Lessons Learned From Pearl Harbor (Chuck Norris On The Present Danger Then And Now Alert)

    12/03/2006 10:52:10 PM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | 12/04/2006 | Chuck Norris
    ''Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.'' – Franklin D. Roosevelt, addressing Congress the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. A noteworthy 65th anniversaryThis Thursday commemorates the 65th anniversary of that surprise attack by the 1st Air Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy and its midget submarines. This week also culminates a multiple-day celebration, ''A Nation Remembers'' on the very Hawaiian turf that ushered our nation into World War II....
  • Abe (Japan) Risks China Fury Over War Comments

    10/06/2006 7:07:08 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 682+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-7-2006 | Colin Joyce
    Abe risks China fury over war comments By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 07/10/2006) The new prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, risked outrage yesterday when he stated that Japanese war criminals were not guilty under domestic law and should have been pardoned when Tokyo regained self-government. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe: revisionist Mr Abe's comments were a direct reference to 28 Japanese "Class A" Second World War criminals at the trial staged by the Americans in Tokyo from 1946 to 1948. They were deemed to bear the most responsibility for starting the war in the Pacific and for atrocities....
  • Troops’ Written Wartime Observations Tell Personal Truths

    09/13/2006 9:09:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 221+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2006 -- About 50 authors, including current and former servicemen and women as well as family members, gathered in the Library of Congress's Thomas Jefferson Building last evening to sign copies of a 377-page book of their observations and experiences in the global war on terrorism. Navy Reserve Cmdr. Kathleen Toomey Jabs, 40, whose Navy officer husband deployed to Iraq in 2004, autographs a copy of “Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families.” For the book, Jabs wrote a fictional account about a military mother leaving her 4-year-old...
  • N. Korea: North calls alert, U.S. and Korea plan 5-way talks(wartime mobilization preparation)

    07/18/2006 8:42:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies · 1,774+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 07/19/06 | Lee Young-jong, Lee Sang-il
    North calls alert, U.S. and Korea plan 5-way talks July 19, 2006 ¤Ñ North Korea has ordered wartime mobilization preparation for its soldiers and citizens, a senior intelligence official said yesterday. The order was delivered to military and civilian leaders just after midnight Sunday, four hours before the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution condemning the North's arms and missile programs. President Roh Moo-hyun convened a meeting of his security officials today to discuss that mobilization order and other issues stemming from the UN resolution. The order, which was not broadcast by radio or television, was the first in...
  • Whither the Warrior-the Truth About Wartime Recruiting

    06/05/2006 4:39:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 375+ views
    U.S. Army Professional Writting Collection ^ | May 2006 | Tim Kane and James Jay Carafano
    As America's soldiers fight overseas, they are maligned back at home. Our wars, critics contend, are being fought on the backs of the poor, the non-white and the unqualified. They're wrong. Many Americans believe that we have a mercenary Army made up of poor, ignorant farm boys, slum dwellers, school rejects and kids who can't find a decent job. They hear this in the media all the time. It is a subtle, constant campaign propagating the myth of the underprivileged soldier. In the New York Times, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) published an opinion piece on Dec. 31, 2002, claiming that...
  • Supreme Court hints at concern in presidential wartime powers case (Hamdan v. Rumsfeld)

    03/28/2006 8:56:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 714+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 3/28/06 | Gina Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices appeared troubled Tuesday by President Bush's plans to hold war-crimes trials for foreigners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And several seemed outraged by the government's claim that a new law had stripped the high court of authority to hear a case brought by Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni who once worked as a driver for Osama bin Laden. Hamdan has spent nearly four years in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, and the Supreme Court has been asked to decide if he can be put on trial with fewer legal protections before a type of military...
  • Troops are urged to avoid theaters with Turkish film

    03/06/2006 5:51:12 AM PST · by I am for Bush · 25 replies · 732+ views
    Stars And Stripes ^ | 2-2-2006 | Ben Murray
    Troops are urged to avoid theaters with Turkish film Army says “Kurtlar Vadisi Irak” depicts GIs as indiscriminate killers A woman stands next to a billboard featuring the new Turkish movie “Valley of the Wolves Iraq” in Istanbul, Turkey. Tickets for the movie, the latest of a genre of pop culture works feeding off growing anti-American sentiment in Turkey, are selling out across the country. Soldiers in Europe have been advised to avoid movie theaters showing a new Turkish film that depicts U.S. soldiers as indiscriminate killers of Iraqis, according to an Army communication circulated last week. In a...
  • Ernesto Portillo Jr. : Piece of paper brings closure to his parents' wartime ordeal

    12/31/2005 10:12:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 331+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Dec 31, 2005 | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    For all of Joel Gordiejew's62 years, he has lived with a hidden, somber history. He was born in German-occupied Poland during World War II. His birth certificate carries the Nazi swastika. His parents were forced to work in Nazi slave camps. They were overworked and abused, he said. His maternal grandfather was separated from the family during the war and was never seen again. After the war ended in 1945, his family lived as refugees in Poland and Germany. In 1949 Gordiejew's family came to the United States, where their fortunes improved. But over the years Gordiejew's parents said little...
  • Battleship Film Revives Japan's Pride In Wartime Generation

    11/27/2005 4:41:55 PM PST · by blam · 87 replies · 5,096+ views
    Battleship film revives Japan's pride in wartime generation (Filed: 28/11/2005) Sixty years after the colossal battleship Yamato was sunk, the pride of Japan's wartime navy is once again an object of fascination. Almost 400,000 visitors have flocked to see a full-scale replica of the deck of the Yamato in Onomichi, western Japan. The ship was reconstructed for the shooting of a film, Men of the Yamato, which will be released next month. The £3million replica deck, made for the film Men of the Yamato, has attracted 400,000 Japanese visitors The Yamato, the largest battleship ever built, was considered indestructible by...
  • Top NCOs Inform Soldiers in Iraq of Wartime Training Changes

    11/27/2005 2:06:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 607+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 27, 2005 | Pfc. Jason Jordan, USA
    CAMP LIBERTY, IRAQ, District Of Columbia, Nov. 27, 2005 – The Army is instituting significant changes in how it trains and recruits soldiers, aiming to make U.S. troops more battle ready for the challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, two of the Army's top noncommissioned officers said during recent visits to Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. The two command sergeants major, John Sparks of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command, and Lonny Wright with Infantry Branch Command, spoke during separate mid-November meetings with solders from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. "We are enhancing the individual soldiers'...
  • Afghanistan Riots:(finally) revealing the Shark in the Shower Stall

    05/13/2005 4:52:48 PM PDT · by DIM1 · 8 replies · 434+ views
    Billions of American dollars, and Hundreds of American lives may be flushed down the drain because American journalists can't keep their mouths shut. Here it is! In a country where the majority of the populace felt gratitude for our liberation of them from a fanatical tyranny, and many were actively cooperating with our forces in action against the hard-line remnants of that ousted regime - an unsubstantiated rumour is enough to make it all blow up in our faces. Why? Certainly the volatile psychodynamics of the region has much to do with it, But, The plausibility of the rumour stems...
  • Why Bush Will Win (Pete Du Pont Explains The Stakes Driving The President's Win Next Week)

    10/26/2004 9:20:47 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 1,377+ views ^ | 10/27/04 | Pete Du Pont
    President Bush is likely to be re-elected because the American people believe this presidential election is the most important one in memory. A USA Today/Gallup poll revealed that 72% of respondents think it is, compared with 47% who thought so in 2000 and 41% in 1996. Much of that feeling is based on the insecurity created by 9/11, and it is shifting the voting patterns. The veterans' and married women's vote will be stronger for Mr. Bush than they were four years ago. Both perceive, as many Americans do, that a victory for Mr. Kerry would be a signal to...
  • Giants in the Earth [Op-Ed re: loyal opposition during wartime]

    10/20/2004 7:01:14 AM PDT · by HenryLeeII · 30 replies · 577+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch | October 20, 2004 | [unsigned op-ed]
    The 1940s found a world at war. Hostilities had commenced with Japan's invasion of China several years before; Europe's bloodletting began when Nazi Germany and Communist Russia invaded Poland in 1939. Germany subsequently occupied Denmark, invaded Norway, and blitzed through the Low Countries and France. Although ostrich-like Americans thought the U.S. could stand apart, wiser heads knew the U.S. could not ignore evil's threat not only to American security but to civilization and to decency. In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt named Henry Stimson Secretary of War and Frank Knox Secretary of the Navy (prior to the establishment of the Defense...
  • GOP Portrays (President) Bush As Strong Wartime Leader

    08/30/2004 10:39:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 255+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/30/04 | Tom Raum - AP
    NEW YORK - Republicans at their national convention portrayed President Bush (news - web sites) as a strong wartime leader, adopting a platform endorsing his agenda and putting his and Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites)'s names in nomination for a second term. "We will leave here with momentum that will carry us to victory in November," Republican National Committee (news - web sites) Chairman Ed Gillespie said to a roar of approval as the convention got under way in Madison Square Garden. Gillespie promised a positive agenda that he said would expand Republican control of Congress and...
  • A great Wartime Leader!

    08/22/2004 6:37:14 AM PDT · by BigDoom · 11 replies · 845+ views
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  • D-M chaplain gets top award

    08/01/2004 7:13:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 411+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 08/01/04 | Carol Ann Alaimo
    The hours before a war starts can weigh on a combat pilot's mind. Chaplain Matthew Boarts knows, because he prayed with U.S. air crews on the eve of the Iraq War. Some ached at the thought of the carnage to come, Boarts said. "They were asking for prayers for the Iraqis. That really struck me," said the 36-year-old captain at Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. "People think we're so removed in the military. But they were very much aware of the human side." Comforting troubled warriors is something Boarts seems to have a knack for doing. The Air Force recently...
  • Wartime hero and inventor Josef Balejka dies

    07/08/2004 2:42:01 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 3 replies · 320+ views
    Radio Praha ^ | 08-07-2004 | By David Vaughan
    One of the Czech legends of the Battle of Britain, Josef Balejka died on Wednesday at the age of 87. As a pilot he served throughout the war, after an extraordinary escape to England. David Vaughan looks back at the life of an exceptional man who knew both adventure and tragedy. Josef Balejka died in his beloved home town of Valasske Klobouky in the rolling hills on the Czech-Slovak border. Before the war he was one of just a few hundred Czechoslovak pilots trained to fly the most up-to-date fighter planes. When Hitler occupied the Czech Lands in March 1939,...
  • China, Japan retrieve 542 wartime chemical bombs (WMD)

    06/25/2004 5:15:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 175+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 6/25/04
    China, Japan retrieve 542 wartime chemical bombs Friday, June 25, 2004 at 06:40 JST BEIJING — Experts from China and Japan have retrieved a total of 542 chemical bombs in the northeastern Chinese city of Qiqihar left by the Imperial Japanese Army before and during World War II, Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday. Japan sent a 30-member team for the clearance operation which began at a site in Heilongjiang Province on June 16 with cooperation from the Chinese government, the report said. (Kyodo News)
  • Is JFK responsible for Kerry's Vietnam atrocities?

    05/12/2004 6:27:06 AM PDT · by wai-ming · 10 replies · 151+ views
    Free Republic ^ | May 13, 2004 | self and others
    Is President Kennedy responsible for John Kerry's wartime atrocities in Vietnam? By today's media logic, he just might be. According to what I've been reading in the mainstream press, President Bush is responsible for the Iraqi prison abuses as well as the subsequent avenge deaths. By the same logic, JFK, or LBJ--whoever was in office when the Vietnam conflict began, should be held responsible for the thousands of Vietnamese and American deaths from that war. John Kerry committed atrocities during the Vietnam War. That much is indisputable. He himself admits it: Mr. Kerry: "I committed the same kind of atrocities...
  • Paul Greenberg: Sideshow – Politics in Wartime

    04/20/2004 8:52:00 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 1 replies · 124+ views
    The Tribune Media Service ^ | April 23, 2004 | Paul Greenberg
    With the country at war and a presidential election approaching, the leader of the opposition got wind of some disturbing information about his opponent: Thanks to decoded messages, the president of the United States had known a surprise attack on this country was being planned by the enemy, yet had failed to prevent it. The year was 1944, the Republican running against President Franklin D. Roosevelt was Thomas E. Dewey, and the surprise attack had occurred three years before at Pearl Harbor. The American fleet had been caught unawares — even though the Japanese diplomatic code had been broken by...
  • The Constitution in wartime

    01/01/2004 2:38:02 AM PST · by Tim Osman · 25 replies · 188+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/03 | Nat Hentoff
    <p>At the Constitutional Conventionin Philadelphia in 1787, there was particularly intense debate on the separation of powers between what became our three branches of government. On Dec. 18, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the president has breached that core element of our democracy.</p>

    08/26/2003 5:54:03 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 9 replies · 197+ views
    'Peace' in Iraq as deadly as wartime By LISA HOFFMANScripps Howard News ServiceAugust 25, 2003- For U.S. troops, the "peace" in Iraq is on the brink of becoming more deadly than the war. On Monday, the number of GIs who have died in Iraq since May 1 - the day President Bush proclaimed that major combat was over - reached 138. That equals the total number of war deaths that occurred during the fiercest fighting of the war, from the March 19 start of combat until Bush made his pronouncement, on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier off the...
  • Military questions wisdom of outsourcing in wartime

    08/03/2003 11:02:31 AM PDT · by Brian S · 9 replies · 167+ views
    08/03/03 David Wood Newhouse News Service Washington - U.S. troops in Iraq suffered through months of unnecessarily poor living conditions because some civilian contractors hired by the Army for logistics support failed to show up, Army officers said. Months after American combat troops settled into occupation duty, they were camped out in primitive, dust-blown shelters without windows or air conditioning. The Army has invested heavily in modular barracks, showers, bathrooms and field kitchens, but troops in Iraq were using ramshackle plywood latrines and living without fresh food or regular access to showers and telephones. From Our Advertiser Even mail delivery...
  • The American Media in War time

    07/09/2003 5:44:23 AM PDT · by bert · 10 replies · 391+ views
    The American Media in WartimeI’m going to begin by reading some samples from the American media coverage of the Iraq conflict. I admit to finding them delightful. Before the war began, my colleague and friend, the ever-voluble Chris Matthews of NBC, said that if we go to war in Iraq, “[It] will join the Bay of Pigs, Vietnam, Desert One, Beirut and Somalia in the history of military catastrophe.” NBC analyst General Barry McCaffrey predicted that, if there were a battle for Baghdad, the U.S. could take “a couple to three thousand casualties.”R. W. “Johnny” Apple, the legendary New York...
  • Freedom of Speech Does Not Mean Guaranteed Popularity for Celebrities

    04/18/2003 7:55:19 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 41 replies · 1,114+ views ^ | April 18, 2003 | John Nowacki
    As actor and left-wing activist Tim Robbins complains about how unfairly he and Susan Sarandon are being treated these days, you can almost hear the world's smallest violin playing in the background. Until it was abruptly canceled, Robbins and Sarandon were scheduled to appear at a Baseball Hall of Fame salute to their movie Bull Durham. The Hall's president decided to can the whole event, saying the couple's opposition to the war in Iraq undermined the U.S. position and "ultimately could put our troops in even more danger." It's not the first time their anti-Operation Iraqi Freedom statements have...
  • IDF Spokesperson's Unit Establishes a Wartime Broadcasting Station

    02/11/2003 7:32:01 AM PST · by yonif · 3 replies · 170+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | February 9th, 2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    February 9th, 2003 IDF Spokesperson's Unit Establishes a Wartime Broadcasting Station The IDF Spokesperson's Unit is establishing a new wartime broadcasting studio in close proximity to an underground bunker that will be directly linked to Israeli television and radio stations. Film crews, belonging to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, will be sent to the field to take the first pictures of an incoming missile strike. IDF Spokesperson, Brigadier General Ruth Yaron stated that: "On Monday, February 10, the broadcasting station will be completed. Should the need arise, the first item shown to viewers will be the code word "Iron Wall" and...
  • Aircraft Fly Home The Burnt And Maimed In Wartime Scene At Darwin

    10/14/2002 3:10:41 PM PDT · by blam · 166+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-15-2002 | Carly Crawford/Andrew Gumbel
    Aircraft fly home the burnt and maimed in wartime scene at Darwin By Carly Crawford in Brisbane and Andrew Gumbel 15 October 2002 The casualty ward at the Royal Darwin Hospital in northern Australia resembled a medical clinic in wartime yesterday, as more than 60 of the most severely injured Australians from the Bali bombing were flown in by military cargo plane to be treated for severe burns, shrapnel wounds and multiple fractures. One man died en route from Denpasar airport in Bali, while another succumbed shortly after being admitted. Hospital officials said the patients were being processed as fast...