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  • New US Navy Destroyer Zumwalt Christened in Maine

    04/13/2014 8:31:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    abc | April 12, 2014 | ALANNA DURKIN
    The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its crew. ... Among the 15,000-ton warship's cutting-edge features are a composite deckhouse with hidden radar and sensors and an angular shape that officials say will allow it to be confused for a small fishing boat on radars. It also sports wave-piercing hull designed to reduce the ship's wake. It's the first U.S. ship to use electric propulsion...
  • Another Perspective of the Obamacare Website

    12/27/2013 4:01:04 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-27-13 | Dink Newcomb
    Let me give you a different and maybe shocking perspective on the Obamacare website that I have not seen mentioned. When the site rolled out and failed enormously in October, it was reported that we (the American people) had already paid >$300 million on it and we had contractual obligations over the next few years that would bring the total expenditure to >$600 million. Then, with all the foolish fumblings, panicked disclaimers and hiring more "experts" to fix what should not be broken, it developed that no one, not even the new "experts" were confident that they could fix the...
  • USS Zumwalt Time Lapse launch

    11/01/2013 2:21:19 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 24 replies
    facebook ^ | 11/01/13 | General Dynamics
    A time lapse shot of the USS Zumwalt being moved from the pier to the drydock, and then to the water.
  • Captain Kirk Will Command America's Newest Stealth Destroyer

    10/31/2013 9:22:23 AM PDT · by ZirconEncrustedTweezers · 62 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 10/31/2013 | Raphael Orlove
    A man named James Kirk will be the captain of the $4bn USS Zumwalt, the first of America's new stealth destroyers. No, I am not making this up.
  • The $7 billion warship..: US Navy's largest destroyer ever built gets ready to set sail

    10/21/2013 6:04:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2013 | Staff
    With its fearsome array of weapons, radar evading silhouette and $7billion price tag, this is one of America's most deadly - and expensive - warships ever. USS Zumwalt - the largest destroyer ever made - is just days away from leaving the specially constructed dry docks and entering the water. Equipped with guns capable of firing warheads 100 miles, stealth features, and engine able to generate enough power to run 78,000 homes, America is hoping it with guarantee its naval supremacy for decades to come.
  • Navy's largest destroyer going into water in Maine

    10/20/2013 7:09:59 PM PDT · by Chode · 81 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/20/2013 | Associated Press
    BATH, ME -- After embarrassing troubles with its latest class of surface warships, the Navy is hoping for a winner from a new destroyer that's ready to go into the water. So far, construction of the first-in-class Zumwalt, the largest U.S. Navy destroyer ever built, is on time and on budget, something that's a rarity in new defense programs, officials said. And the Navy believes the ship's big gun, stealthy silhouette and advance features will make it a formidable package.
  • DDG 1000 Pics: Billy Badass Has Arrived

    10/18/2013 6:07:36 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    gCaptain ^ | October 18, 2013 | Rob Almeida
    Due to the U.S. government shutdown over the past few weeks, the christening of the U.S. Navy and General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works’ latest creation – DDG 1000 (soon to be USS Zumwalt) was unfortunately put on hold. The good news is, Bath Iron Works shipyard, located in the great state of Maine – home of lobsters, pine trees, and Shipyard Ale, released the following images of this incredible ship, with lines that probably haven’t been seen on a ship since the 19th century.
  • The $7 billion dollar warship being built to maintain American naval supremacy over China

    04/12/2012 9:12:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 April 2012
    The $7 billion dollar warship being built to maintain American naval supremacy over China in the 21st Century One of the largest, most expensive and advanced warships ever commissioned for the U.S Navy is taking shape at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. Named the U.S.S Zumwalt, the $7 billion guided-missile destroyer is at the cutting edge of technology and now deemed vital for defence following President Obama's Asia-Pacific pivot. Featuring a radical wave-piercing hull known as a 'tumblehome', the odd looking ship incorporates stealth technology that makes the 600-foot, 14,500 ton warship seem like a fishing vessel to enemy...
  • Milestone marked on stealthy destroyer under construction at Maine's Bath Iron Works

    11/17/2011 9:17:24 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2011 | DAVID SHARP
    Milestone marked on stealthy destroyer under construction at Maine's Bath Iron Works DAVID SHARP Associated Press BATH, Maine — Two daughters and son of the late Adm. Elmo "Bud" Zumwalt helped Bath Iron Works mark a milestone Thursday in construction of the largest ship to be built in more than two decades at the shipyard. The ship's co-sponsors, Ann Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers, were accompanied by their brother, retired Marine Lt. Col James G. Zumwalt, at a ceremony marking the "laying of the keel," a Navy tradition dating to the days of sail, when the ship's keel served as the...
  • The Return of the Zumwalt Guided-Missile Destroyers

    10/03/2011 11:33:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | October 3, 2011 | Mackenzie Eaglen
    The Return of the Zumwalt Guided-Missile Destroyers Mackenzie Eaglen October 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm Artist rendering of the Zumwalt class destroyer The U.S. Navy has approved contracts to finish building the hulls of the second and third ships of the Zumwalt class of guided-missile destroyers being constructed at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine. The $1.8 billion contract will also fund systems integration of the DDG-1001 Michael Monsoor and DDG-1002. The second ship of the class is named after the late Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor, who received the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life for his...
  • US Navy reverses course, to seek 3rd Stealth Destroyer

    08/27/2008 7:08:09 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 39 replies · 234+ views
    HamptoonRoads.com ^ | 19 August 2008 | JERRY HARKAVY
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Navy has changed course and decided to push for construction of a third DDG-1000 destroyer that would be built at Bath Iron Works, Sen. Susan Collins said Monday. The Maine Republican said Navy Secretary Donald Winter informed her of the decision that comes one month after the Navy said it was scrapping the Zumwalt destroyer program once the first two are built. The Navy said at the time that it was opting instead to build more of the current-generation DDG-51, or Arleigh Burke, destroyers. Collins quoted Winter as saying that in addition to seeking...
  • Navy Admits New Ships Unaffordable, Plans to Refurb Existing Fleet

    07/21/2008 9:54:29 AM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies · 199+ views
    The Nav Log ^ | 7/21/08 | gps33@charter.net
    As predicted by The Nav Log, the Navy has finally admitted that the new, gigantic (14,000 ton) DDG-1000 guided missile destroyer and CGN-X new guided missile cruiser are just too expensive and technically problematic to build as replacements for the existing Burke DDGs and Ticonderoga CGs. The Navy is reportedly in the process of dropping both programs. Latest estimates per copy of the DDG-1000 are $5 billion + each per the Congressional Budget Office. Ouch. A dozen Spruance-class destroyers – built in the 70s and 80s and dogged by a reputation as being difficult to sail and maintain – were...
  • U.S. Must Learn European Immigration Lessons

    03/18/2008 6:44:11 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 10 replies · 917+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 03/18/2008 | James Zumwalt
    U.S. Must Learn European Immigration Lessons by James Zumwalt “Change” is less a word than a mantra in the current US presidential campaign. But, just as important as knowing when to call for change is knowing when to recognize it is already happening -- even though it may not help a candidate’s agenda to do so. Changes now taking place in Europe -- which some US presidential candidates either appear to be overlooking or ignoring -- may well overcome their promises and platforms. At first blush, changes taking place in tiny Denmark may not seem of much import to the...
  • Close Enough to Shoot by James Zumwalt

    01/10/2008 10:43:03 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 352+ views
    Human Events.com ^ | 10 January 2008 | James Zumwalt
    Close Enough to Shoot by James Zumwalt Many years ago a fascinating television drama was aired depicting human psychology in the face of terror and intimidation. Two cars were driving at night on a lonely stretch of a two-lane highway. A family on vacation in the first car was soon approached from behind by a fast-moving second car, driven by two young teenage hooligans, determined to cause trouble. Occupants in the second car immediately began harassing those in the first for no reason — tailgating the car, overtaking it suddenly and then cutting it off after pulling ahead. Wanting more...
  • Mad about chaos

    05/11/2006 11:51:05 AM PDT · by JZelle · 7 replies · 941+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-11-06 | James G. Zumwalt
    Any student of history knows the failure to learn its lessons leaves a nation likely to repeat its mistakes. On Feb. 23, 1998, an event occurred that went ignored by the United States. Not until September 11, 2001 would its importance become clear -- and, thus, from the vantage point of hindsight, a "lesson learned." For it was then that a little-known terrorist named Osama bin Laden declared war against the U.S. For those who heard it, the declaration must have sounded as ludicrous and nonthreatening as Prime Minister Count Mountjoy's declaration of war against the U.S. in the movie...
  • Navy Designates Next-Generation Zumwalt Class Destroyer(DDX/DDG1000)

    04/08/2006 9:10:30 AM PDT · by MARKUSPRIME · 33 replies · 1,217+ views
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy has announced April 7 that the first DD(X) destroyer will be designated DDG 1000. As the lead ship in the class, it will also be named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr. Developed under the DD(X) destroyer program, Zumwalt is the lead ship in a class of next-generation, multimission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance, with capabilities designed to defeat current and projected threats as well as improve battle force defense. Compared to current U.S. Navy destroyers, the Zumwalt-class destroyer will triple both...
  • Navy Designates Next-Generation Zumwalt Destroyer

    04/07/2006 7:08:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 992+ views
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy has announced April 7 that the first DD(X) destroyer will be designated DDG 1000. As the lead ship in the class, it will also be named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr. Developed under the DD(X) destroyer program, Zumwalt is the lead ship in a class of next-generation, multimission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance, with capabilities designed to defeat current and projected threats as well as improve battle force defense. Zumwalt was appointed Chief of Naval Operations in 1970. As the youngest...
  • Mouza Zumwalt, 83, Dies; Admiral's Wife, Fundraiser

    Mouza Coutelais-du-Roche Zumwalt, 83, who partnered with her husband during his lengthy Navy career to make conditions better for military families and later joined him in building up a national bone-marrow registry, died Aug. 25 of congestive heart failure at her home in Arlington. From the time she married naval officer Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. in Shanghai in 1945 (after knowing him for three weeks) until the admiral's death in 2000, Mrs. Zumwalt engaged in the delicate role of supporting her husband's work from behind the scenes. She was the consummate military spouse, dedicating her time to hosting military officials...
  • KERRY'S 'BETRAYAL' OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY

    10/24/2004 9:04:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 1,091+ views
    SAN DIEGO UNION.COM ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2004 | BARRY J. SHILLITO
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry shows no remorse for the damage he inflicted on his country, its allies in Southeast Asia and America's armed forces while he was a Navy lieutenant and a leader of the radical Vietnam Veterans Against the War in 1971. I recall that time vividly. I will never forget Kerry's scandalous conduct. As a Pentagon official under two presidents, I made 10 inspection trips to Vietnam between 1968 and 1973. It was part of my beat. The Military Logistics Chiefs, my staff and I covered Vietnam thoroughly from the North Vietnam border to the Mekong Delta....
  • DETAILED SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON OF KERRY'S SILVER STAR CITATIONS (TABLE)

    08/29/2004 7:15:38 AM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 63 replies · 8,841+ views
    edited from johnkerry.com with annotations - see table | 2004-08-28 | UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
    JOHN FORBES KERRY SILVER STAR CITATION REVISIONS - FULL TEXTS "The Incredibly Shrinking Silver Star" NOTES Zumwalt Original Hyland Revision Lehman Revision HEADING: Aside from the differences in the issuing authority and minor punctuation, Kerry's middle name is shortened in the final revision to the initial "F." which more resembles Kerry's hero, John F. Kennedy. COMMANDER UNITED STATES NAVAL FORCES VIETNAM The President of the Unites States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to JOHN FORBES KERRY LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE for service as set forth in the following: CITATION COMMANDER IN CHIEF UNITED...
  • Kerry citation a 'total mystery' to ex-Navy chief (John Lehman)

    08/28/2004 7:30:49 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 982 replies · 26,107+ views
    Sun Times ^ | August 28, 2004 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Kerry citation a 'total mystery' to ex-Navy chief August 28, 2004 BY THOMAS LIPSCOMB Former Navy Secretary John Lehman has no idea where a Silver Star citation displayed on Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's campaign Web site came from, he said Friday. The citation appears over Lehman's signature. "It is a total mystery to me. I never saw it. I never signed it. I never approved it. And the additional language it contains was not written by me," he said. The additional language varied from the two previous citations, signed first by Adm. Elmo Zumwalt and then Adm. John Hyland,...
  • Kerry Private Eyes Digging Dirt on Swiftvets

    08/25/2004 6:21:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 72 replies · 2,560+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 8/25/04 | Carl Limbacher
    John Kerry has recruited private investigators to dig up dirt on the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth in a last ditch bid to discredit the group in retaliation for damaging his image as a Vietnam War hero. The Kerry investigators are "compiling incriminating dossiers on the members of the veteran group," reports the New York Daily News. One target of the Kerry dirt diggers is Swift Boat activist James Zumwalt, son of illustrious Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, whose file was shared with the News on Wednesday. According to the report, "a group of Democrtic loyalists" plan to paint Zumwalt as a...
  • A Swift (& deadly) response [Dims Going After Swiftees]

    08/25/2004 2:11:36 AM PDT · by kattracks · 123 replies · 6,149+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/25/04 | Rush & Molloy
    Sen. John Kerry called a member of the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth over the weekend to try to reason with him over the group's attacks on his record. But fellow Democrats aren't hesitating to try far more aggressive tactics. A group of Democratic loyalists is compiling incriminating dossiers on the members of the veteran group - and they sent us a preview of what might be in store for Swift Boat activist James Zumwalt, son of illustrious Adm. Elmo Zumwalt - and it isn't pretty. Zumwalt "attempted to kill himself with an overdose of prescription drugs," after the murder...
  • Why two of John Kerry’s critics were defending him in 1996.(SIlver Star questioned)

    08/21/2004 7:34:55 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 9 replies · 1,093+ views
    National Review ^ | 08/21/04 | Jim Geraghty
    May 06, 2004, 8:27 a.m. Overspun Defense Why two of John Kerry’s critics were defending him in 1996. By Jim Geraghty The Kerry campaign clearly didn't want Swift Boat Veterans for Truth to go unanswered this week. A candidate who had rocketed to the Democratic nomination on a war-hero biography and by referring to his service in Vietnam in almost every answer to every question, including ones on animal rights, didn't need a boatload of his former commanders declaring him "unfit to be commander in chief." So after Swift Boat Veterans for Truth made their presentation at the National Press...
  • ADM Zumwalt's Evaluation of LTJG Kerry

    07/30/2004 7:26:18 AM PDT · by pabianice · 21 replies · 1,489+ views
    kerrycountry ^ | 2/04 | Thompson
    Can John Kerry hold on to his lead? Harold Wilson, that British politician more canny than admired, usefully reminded his audience that things can change very quickly in politics. "A week is a long time," he said, in politics, and we have seen this over and over in the American scene these past months. After all, only nine weeks ago former vice president Al Gore blessed the insurgent campaign of Howard Dean and most pundits thought the race was over. All that was needed was the anointing of the former Vermont governor as Democratic party standard-bearer to take on US...
  • Ex-Navy Officer Pokes Holes In Kerry's Vietnam Resume

    05/22/2004 6:36:01 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies · 422+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 24, 2004 | DAVID ISAAC
    [The source URL above will most likely expire.] Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, chief of naval operations in Vietnam, prophesied that John Kerry's career there would come back to haunt him.The prophesy has come to pass.On May 4, a remarkable, though underreported, press conference took place at the National Press Club in Washington announcing the formation of a new group: Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Its mission: To set the record straight about Sen. John Kerry's service in Vietnam and the accusations he made against his fellow soldiers after returning to the states. Swift boats — small, mostly aluminum vessels — were...
  • Evidence Suggests Kerry's Silver Star Was Not Earned (UPDATED and more damning)

    05/11/2004 3:08:57 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 57 replies · 5,685+ views
    May 11, 2004 | The Bandit
    The events of February 28, 1969 that lead to Senator John F. Kerry being awarded the Silver Star is analyzed. Action by Lt.(jg) Kerry on the 28th of February can be broken into two distinct combat engagements, which I will refer to as events A and B.Event A consisted of a three swift boats whose mission was to insert some 70 VN Marines (Kerry tells of 70 VN's, while Zumwalt mentions 30 VN troops per boat in the first Silver Star citation) for the purpose of sweeping an area where small arms fire were encountered by the same three...
  • Evidence Suggests Kerry's Silver Star Was Not Earned

    05/07/2004 3:09:37 AM PDT · by The Bandit · 24 replies · 341+ views
    May 5, 2004 | The Bandit
    The events of February 28, 1969 that lead to Senator John F. Kerry being awarded the Silver Star is analyzed. Action by Lt.(jg) Kerry on the 28th of February can be broken into two distinct combat engagements, which I will refer to as events A and B.Event A consisted of a three swift boats whose mission was to insert some 70 VN Marines (Kerry tells of 70 VN's, while Zumwalt mentions 30 VN troops per boat in the first Silver Star citation) for the purpose of sweeping an area where small arms fire were encountered by the same three...
  • The Unpleasant Truth Behind the Awarding of John Kerry's Silver Star

    05/02/2004 11:18:27 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 88 replies · 1,653+ views
    The Bandit
    The Unpleasant Truth Behind the Awarding of John Kerry's Silver Starby The Bandit It is claimed that on February 28, 1969, Lt.(jg) John Kerry, as Officer in Charge of PCF 94 and Officer in Tactical Command of a three-boat mission came under ambush on the narrow Dong Cung River. It is further claimed they Kerry unhesitatingly ordered his boat beached directly in front of the enemy ambushes. The so-called "daring and courageous" tactic surprised the enemy and succeeded in routing a score of enemy soldiers. Furthermore, it is claimed that PCF gunners left their assigned positions to capture "many...
  • Kerry got Silver Star within week of killing

    04/30/2004 12:47:53 AM PDT · by The Bandit · 8 replies · 198+ views
    LA Times ^ | DAVID LAMB
    <p>DONG CUNG, Vietnam - For John Kerry in 1969, this was the battlefield, the dark, dense mangrove swamps of the Mekong Delta, with their serpentine waterways and blistering sun and free-roaming bands of Viet Cong guerrillas.</p> <p>Just around the canal's bend, Kerry, then a 25-year-old navy lieutenant, on Feb. 28 earned a silver star for bravery after beaching his Swift boat when it had been ambushed and charging ashore like an infantryman. He killed a Viet Cong with a loaded B-40 rocket launcher -and, his crewmen have said, perhaps saved their lives.</p>
  • Kerry, Hubbard & The Bogus Winter Soldiers Investigation - Excerpt From "Stolen Valor"

    03/26/2004 4:04:50 PM PST · by Hon · 26 replies · 418+ views
    1998 | B. G. Burkett
    From B. G Burkett's great book, "Stolen Valor," pp. 130-138:The TribunalsOn January 31, 1971, an organization called Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) convened what came to be known as the Winter Soldier Investigation. Some of the major organizers included Jane Fonda, Dick Gregory, Phil Ochs, Graham Nash, David Crosby, and actor Donald Sutherland. For four days in a hotel in Detroit, "veteran" after veteran told grisly tales of horror of using prisoners for target practice and throwing them out of helicopters, of cutting off the ears of dead VC, of burning vil­lages and gang-raping women. Lawyer and activist Mark...
  • Kerry killed civilians

    03/06/2004 5:19:54 PM PST · by Cowman · 49 replies · 2,518+ views
    The New York Sun : Front Page Magazine | March 1, 2004 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Setting Straight Kerry’s War Record By Thomas Lipscomb The New York Sun | March 1, 2004 Senator Kerry recently wrote a letter to President Bush complaining, “You and your campaign have initiated a widespread attack on my service in Vietnam, my decision to speak out to end that war,” and warning, “I will not sit back and allow my patriotism to be challenged.” In the absence of any evidence from Mr. Kerry of an attack from the Bush campaign, Mr. Kerry seems to have originated his own doctrine of “pre-emption.” How valid are his concerns? No one denies Mr. Kerry’s...
  • Kerry is a Fraud -War Hero Manufactured (My Title)

    03/03/2004 9:57:59 PM PST · by Soliton · 13 replies · 1,161+ views
    Crown Publishers, NY, NY | 2001 | Gerald Nicosia
    Following is an email I sent to gary Thursday, February 26, 2004 You should try to interview Gerald Nicosia, the author of "Home to War, a History of the Viet Nam Veterans' Movement." Crown Publishers, NY, NY. The book attempts to paint Kerry in a positive light, but from a leftists prospective. In doing so it reveals several interesting things: Kerry received notice that he would be drafted, so he "enlisted in the Navy, to see for himself what was going on and at the same time to stay out of combat". Pg 70, para 3. There is also a...
  • Setting Straight Kerry’s War Record

    03/03/2004 2:50:56 PM PST · by WTSand · 9 replies · 158+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | Feb 27, 2004 | THOMAS LIPSCOMB
    Senator Kerry recently wrote a letter to President Bush complaining, “You and your campaign have initiated a widespread attack on my service in Vietnam, my decision to speak out to end that war,” and warning, “I will not sit back and allow my patriotism to be challenged.” In the absence of any evidence from Mr. Kerry of an attack from the Bush campaign, Mr. Kerry seems to have originated his own doctrine of “pre-emption.” How valid are his concerns? No one denies Mr. Kerry’s four bemedaled months in “Swiftboats” or his seven-months’ service as an electrical officer on board the...
  • John Kerry: Vietnam's answer to Audie Murphy?

    03/03/2004 1:46:10 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 30 replies · 384+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | March 3, 2004 | Thomas Lipscomb
    A Little Sunshine for Winter Soldier, John Kerry By Thomas Lipscomb February 28, 2004 -- Presidential candidate John Kerry recently wrote a letter to President Bush complaining that “you and your campaign have initiated a widespread attack on my service in Vietnam, my decision to speak out to end that war” and warning "I will not sit back and allow my patriotism to be challenged." In the absence of any evidence from Kerry of an attack from the Bush campaign, Kerry seems to have originated his own doctrine of “preemption.” How valid are his concerns? (Photo links to its source,...
  • Setting Straight Kerry’s War Record (Admiral Zumwalt on Kerry)

    02/27/2004 7:43:00 AM PST · by Clodia Pulcher · 81 replies · 1,202+ views
    New York Sun ^ | February 27, 2004 | Thomas Lipscomb
    "Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, told me — 30 years ago when he was still CNO —that during his own command of U.S. naval forces in Vietnam, just prior to his anointment as CNO, young Kerry had created great problems for him and the other top brass,by killing so many non-combatant civilians and going after other non-military targets.‘We had virtually to straitjacket him to keep him under control,’"
  • We had virtually to straight-jacket [Kerry] to keep him under control (Admiral Zumwalt on Kerry)

    02/17/2004 4:50:28 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 150 replies · 3,363+ views
    taipeitimes ^ | Feb 11, 2004 | W. Scott Thompson
    Harold Wilson, that British politician more canny than admired, usefully reminded his audience that things can change very quickly in politics. "A week is a long time," he said, in politics, and we have seen this over and over in the American scene these past months. After all, only nine weeks ago former vice president Al Gore blessed the insurgent campaign of Howard Dean and most pundits thought the race was over. All that was needed was the anointing of the former Vermont governor as Democratic party standard-bearer to take on US President George W. Bush in November. Overnight Senator...