Monatsarchiv: Dezember 2016

No US Navy Carrier on Patrol in Mideast

Yep. No carrier. In the MIDEAST. „The gap could last as long as two months, sources said, between the time the Eisenhower left the combat theater and the Bush arrives.“ And that gap comes at a particularly inopportune time. Numerous … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Navy, Readiness, Strategy | 4 Kommentare

Evidence of Russian Hacking

In the electoral electrical system. That’s big time. Good thing it was discovered. I wonder what’s floating around the utilities‘ cyberstructure that hasn’t been discovered. Resilience, folks. Are you prepared to go without power for a few days, at least? … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Cyberwar, Readiness, Russia | 3 Kommentare

Worth More Dead Than Alive?

Isn’t that the old plot line from murder mysteries and black comedies, where the poor sad sack working husband’s life insurance policy makes him worth more to his two-timing wife if he’s dead? Life imitates art, according to WeaponsMan. Even … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Idiocy, Navy, Readiness | 4 Kommentare

Merry Christmas to All!

Will probably be a weekend of light posting, and for good reason. We here at ITOC wish all of you a very Merry Christmas (and Hanukkah), and we say many thanks for your loyal readership and zesty commentary. And may … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Winter Ops | Kommentar hinterlassen

Can The Military Procure Anything On Budget and on Time?

Over at National Review a good article on the woes of the U S S Zumwalt.

Veröffentlicht unter Uncategorized | 1 Kommentar

Next Secretary of the Army

Apparently Jim Hickey is now the leading candidate to be Undersecretary of the Army.

Veröffentlicht unter Uncategorized | 1 Kommentar

OK, Whatever

Ragnar sends THIS. I sampled Trump’s campaign rhetoric, analyzing 71,446 words across 24 events from January 2015 to December 2016. Using a program for measuring leadership traits in rhetoric, I estimated what Trump’s words may tell us about his level … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Idiocy, VMI | 1 Kommentar

17,850 Tons of Ammo

Americans apparently bought 17,850 tons of imported ammo in the last twelve months. So, that’s not counting domestic production. I say that’s a good start, but let us all remember as we cross the LOD into the new year that we … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Readiness | Kommentar hinterlassen

Cadre and the the curious case of the coloring book

As we all know, the Superintendent put out a statement saying that he supported cadet life initiatives for the Corps during exams and that „stress-busters“ were a long standing wellness initiative. LtCol P had addressed this in a previous post. … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Uncategorized | 5 Kommentare

It Is the End of the World As We Know It and I Feel Fine (REM)

Decide for yourself, Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller is also allowing Marines who are at least 46 years old to row five kilometers on a rowing machine in lieu of running for the Physical Fitness Test, according to the Marine … Weiterlesen

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