Monatsarchiv: Juni 2017

The US Space Corps

As part of its version of the 2018 Defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee voted late Wednesday night to create a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces: the U.S. Space Corps, which would absorb the Air Force’s … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Air Force, Strategy, Total Force | 2 Kommentare

Military-corporate welfare: same ole, same ole

The American Way of War is to spend a lot of money on stuff, and then prolong wars until the Defense Contractors (usually a closed circle of former flag officers, politicos, and entrepreneurs) find a new gadget and war to … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Air Force, Cyberwar, Elements of National Power, Navy, Readiness | Verschlagwortet mit | 2 Kommentare

Gun-Day Monday: „The Most Armed Man in America“

F A S C I N A T I N G  article on a guy in Colorado named Mel Bernstein. Mel Bernstein – known as the Dragon Man – has earned the title the ‘most armed man in the US’ … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, History | 3 Kommentare

Gun-Day Sunday: Farnam on „Less Than Optimal“

Mr F’s latest quip, and him at his best: When I start a tactical drill, I look at a student and say, “Go!” Students are expected to instantly spring into action, get moving, devise a plan on the run, and … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Readiness | Kommentar hinterlassen

Combat Art Gallery Opening at National Museum of the Marine Corps

(Finally!) Mark down Sunday, 9 July, on your calendars: On July 9, 2017, the National Museum of the Marine Corps will open a new Marine Corps Combat Art Gallery. The gallery will feature changing exhibitions of the Museum’s combat art … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter History, Marine Corps | 4 Kommentare

Former 1ID CG, Wayne Grigsby demoted but one rank

Usually Col Hank will come in here and give this guy a reaming. The now BG Grigsby was just demoted for an inappropriate relationship with a female captain. As per the report on MSN he exchanged over 850 text messages with her … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Afghanistan, Army, Efficiency Reports, Uncategorized | 2 Kommentare

Nice Shot, Eh!

Canadian sniper drops the hammer on ISIS at 3,450 „metres [sic]“. „The elite sniper was using a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Friends & Allies, Iraq | Kommentar hinterlassen

„Space Force“

You knew this was coming: „House Defense Panel Would Create Space Force“. A House Armed Services panel intends to create a new fighting force called Space Corps within the Air Force to improve the U.S. military’s ability to address threats … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Air Force | 5 Kommentare

THIS JUST IN: Dried Lizard Penises From India Sold as Good Luck Charms

H I D E O U S . What kind of bad luck do you need to be having to resort to that extreme??

Veröffentlicht unter Humor | 1 Kommentar

Question: What Exactly Do We Want to Get Out of Syria?

In light of THIS. Maybe I’ve just lost the bubble. „A delicate couple of hours,“ indeed.

Veröffentlicht unter Russia, Syria | 2 Kommentare