Archiv der Kategorie: Friends & Allies

D-Day 2018

On the 74th anniversary of D-Day, one wonders why a sapper from the Stonewall Brigade took a different approach to commuting to work, and if the Institute was heard from today? Considering the insanity going on inside the Beltway – … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Army National Guard, Friends & Allies, Great Britain and the Empire, History, VMI | Kommentar hinterlassen

Birth of a Marine Corps and Other Nuclear News

Japan is birthing a Marine Corps after 73 years. Japan, thanks to China and North Korea, is rearming finally. What will be interesting will be how Japan rebuilds its society to include warriors over the legal and cultural obstacles America … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Defending the Homeland, Friends & Allies, Marine Corps, Navy, Strategy | 1 Kommentar

This Won’t End Well

The Army, having just court martialed Bergdahl, whose defense is mental illness, wants more Bergdahl by lifting the ban on recruiting people with diagnosed mental illnesses and behaviors. Just a thought, is this a screw to create a problem in … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Friends & Allies | 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

War Sycophants and ROTC Kids

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Tom Ricks lecture at Arizona State University.  In his retirement as a defense reporter he is a Fellow at Center on the Future of War.  He currently writes the Foreign Policy Blog: … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Afghanistan, Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, China, Diplomacy, Friends & Allies, Marine Corps, Mattis, NATO, Uncategorized | 2 Kommentare

„Mountain Krauts & Bridgeport“

„Mountain Krauts & Bridgeport“– the subject line on an email MDL tossed our way today. (He being a former instructor at Bridgeport, back in the Old Corps.) ENJOY.  

Veröffentlicht unter Friends & Allies | 7 Kommentare

BTW, the New Woodpile’s Up…

And as always it kicks off with a neat little art history lesson.  What– you think I’m sort sort of philistine??

Veröffentlicht unter Friends & Allies, History | 2 Kommentare

Gun-Day Sunday: „Sabot Cindy“

In a nod to our good friends at XBradTC and their ongoing series of „Load HEAT“ tributes, we bring you „Sabot Cindy“: The subtitled „translation“ is priceless.

Veröffentlicht unter Friends & Allies, Humor | Kommentar hinterlassen

Weapons Wednesday: Post-Election Steps

In the wake of last week’s dramatic events, gun folk (and that’s a large segment of the population) breathed a sigh of relief, as a reprieve has been given. We are under no illusions, however, that the fight for Liberty … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Defending the Homeland, Friends & Allies, Gear, Readiness | Kommentar hinterlassen

Adversaries and Allies

Questions for the audience: How do you think we are doing at a) deterring adversaries, and b) reassuring allies? Can we back up our obligations? Do our enemies, actual and potential, have cause to fear our actions and reactions? Is … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter China, Friends & Allies, Iran, Korea, Readiness, Russia, Strategy | 1 Kommentar