Monatsarchiv: April 2016

Pat Lang on the Military and the Constitution

Pat Lang over at Sic Semper Tyrannis on the relationship of the military to the legislative and Admiral (retired) McRaven’s recent comments.   Thoughts comments.

Veröffentlicht unter Constitution | Kommentar hinterlassen

A Tale of Two Midshipmen and *TWO* Majors

Part II of this sordid tale. I wrote previously, „[H]e probably wishes he hadn’t“ contacted the Washington Post. Yeah, I think it’s not „probably“ anymore and more like „certainly.“ The second officer has been named, and has now turned on … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Idiocy, Marine Corps | 3 Kommentare

Army (Wisely) Decides to Retain SF NCO Who Confronted Afghan Child Rapist

VERY wisely. In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a decorated Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Afghanistan, Army | Kommentar hinterlassen

„Civ Div Designs“– Handcrafted Leather Holsters

In case you’re in the market for a high-quality near-custom leather holster, please check out Civ Div Designs, made by a fellow Marine and co-worker. He’s not a VMI grad– and for full disclosure, I make no money from him … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Gear | 4 Kommentare

Tactical Advice from the Dalai Lama

Who knew the wrinkled old heathen was a gunslinger? Sage advice, there. More of these to follow, by the way, courtesy of the Krampus. I have no idea where he got them. But I like them. 🙂

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Readiness | Kommentar hinterlassen

„Losing the Authority to Govern“

I got this from WRSA today, slightly off topic but then again maybe not. The author is a perceptive fellow. Today, governments are once again losing the authority to govern, and for similar reasons. Another major financial crisis might lose … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Friends & Allies, Strategy | Kommentar hinterlassen

Is Our Nation Willing to Sacrifice?

Pat Lang over at Sic Semper Tyrannis wonders out loud if we have the will to fight are we willing to commit the resources necessary? The article by Andrew Bacevich he references can be found here.  He raises an interesting … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter The Long War, Total Force, Uncategorized | 5 Kommentare

Reclaiming Precious Metals, and Possible Light Posting in the Next Few Days

Beware of light posting in the next few days, as it appears that all of us will be going hither and yon. In the interim, there are a couple of good recent posts that deserve some further commentary. 🙂 Finally, not … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Gear, VMI | Kommentar hinterlassen

Oldest U S Army Woman Veteran Dies

I always read the obituaries of veterans who die.  I started that tradition reading the Veterans Obits in the Daily Telegraph I have started doing it in the Washington Post.  Today I came across the Obituary of LTC (RET) Luta … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Army, Uncategorized, Veterans' Issues | Verschlagwortet mit | Kommentar hinterlassen

Congress Concerned About Mission Creep

The Hill has an article on members of Congress being concerned about Mission Creep in Iraq. I have a suggestion for Congress, debate the Authorization for Use of Force proposed by Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.  Define what the President … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Constitution, Declaration of War, The Long War | 1 Kommentar