Monatsarchiv: März 2016

Mattis for President

In recent days there have been suggestions that Mad Dog Jim Mattis run for President.  The ideas was kicked off by none other than our former esteemed colleague John Noonan.

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Bow and Arrow… From Scratch

Our favorite resourceful silent Australian is back, with a new post: the bow and arrow. It’s pretty impressive. I’ll gladly own that this fellow fascinates me. I have the distinct impression that he’d be the best friend someone could have, … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Friends & Allies | Kommentar hinterlassen

Happy Easter to All!

Happy Easter, all that it is and all that it promises. *** And a rousing thank-you to USMC0802 who came out yesterday to help me drop a tree and buck it into sections for firewood.

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Firearms (Good) Friday: Oil Bottle Grip Insert by Magpul

Hmmm. That’s a damn good idea for fifteen bucks. Oh, and Happy Easter to all!

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US Army Prepositioning Equipment in… Vietnam and Cambodia

Yep. Strange bedfellows.

Veröffentlicht unter Army, China, Strategy | 1 Kommentar

Belgium and Europe: Not Terrorism Any Longer, But Guerrilla War

So says one Observer. I’ll begin at the end of the article: What happens next is the main question. It’s difficult to miss that Central Europe, whose illiberal leaders have been castigated by Brussels for their unwillingness to accept Muslim … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Friends & Allies, Insurgency & Counterinsurgency, The Long War | Kommentar hinterlassen

Clearly Mabus is an Idiot

Concur with Bing and Owen West’s assessment, Ray Mabus is an idiot.

Veröffentlicht unter Idiocy, Leadership, Marine Corps, Uncategorized | 3 Kommentare

Dunlap on the Law of Warfare

Not normally a big fan of retired MG Dunlap (USAF JAG) but this is the best explanation I have seen in writing on the Law of Warfare. Of course, military leaders do need to stand — publicly — for the … Weiterlesen

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Paris to Brussels: We Should Have Expected It

We wake up today and find this outrage on the headlines: As many as 31 people were killed and more than 180 injured as coordinated terrorist suicide bombings rocked the Brussels airport and subway system during rush hour Tuesday morning … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Defending the Homeland, The Long War | 1 Kommentar

Russia Shows Off

A very interesting article in the WaPo, asserting that Putin’s deft move into– and now out of– Syria, and the performance of his forces there signals that Russia’s military has achieved a new level of readiness and proficiency. This, I … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Russia, Strategy | Kommentar hinterlassen