Monatsarchiv: April 2017

Some Thoughts on Russia

I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert on Russian history however, my limited studies lead me to several conclusions. Like many egomaniacs Putin wants to be feared, respected, and admired (started to write loved but not the … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Russia, Uncategorized | 2 Kommentare

Gun-Day Sunday: Spares and a Nifty Ammo Site

Good to be back! First– Brother, can you spare a … Bolt?  Some testiness there, but not unusual if you follow that blog, BUT a wealth of suggestions for keeping critical spare parts for your guns. Second– An ammo subscription … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Gear | Kommentar hinterlassen

Lt Col P sends: „Why No Civility Is Possible Today“

Lt.Col. P passed this excellent essay on Civility by Father James Schall for your Friday reading. Given the anniversary of World War I and it’s precursor in the American Civil War, this is a timely read. To whet your appetite, here … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Constitution, Recommended Reading | 5 Kommentare

As the drums were beaten to War

2016 marked the Centenary year of the Somme, a battle that took a million men off this place during a four month period.   Today marks our entry into World War I, on 2 April 1917, then President Woodrow Wilson … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Army, Army National Guard, Defending the Homeland, Great Britain and the Empire, History, Leadership, Strategy, Total Force, Uncategorized, Use of Military Force, World War I | Kommentar hinterlassen

Afghanistan, Ammo, and an Arms Race

LtCol P is taking a well-deserved break. Enjoy your break sir!  Now for some light reading: Over at the Cipher Brief, Bennett Seftel asks the eternal question ‚Should I stay or should I go now?‘ Rampant corruption in Afghanistan and … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Afghanistan, Marine Corps, Navy, Russia | Kommentar hinterlassen

Perspective on World War I

Interesting article over at Real Clear Defense on the cause and effects of the US entry into World War I.

Veröffentlicht unter Use of Military Force, World War I | 1 Kommentar

More on World War I

Good article over at the Post on World War I.

Veröffentlicht unter Uncategorized | 3 Kommentare

Does Anyone Think That’s a Good Idea?

More evidence of The Decline on display. Sometimes the paradoxes of PC are richly entertaining. One of my favorite journalists, Katherine Timpf, has called my attention to a peer-reviewed paper recently published by Laura Parson “suggesting that we should make … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Idiocy | 6 Kommentare

Gun-Day Monday: AK Zeroing

At WRSA, „Zeroing AK Iron Sights: The Russian Way.“ Very interesting. (Might want to check it out.)

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Readiness | Kommentar hinterlassen

Participation Award

Just as dumb as the Combat Action Badge.

Veröffentlicht unter Army, Uncategorized | 2 Kommentare