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Pentagon says, OK we may have Hellfire’d a bunch of kids in Kabul

| September 17, 2021 | 34 Comments
Pentagon says, OK we may have Hellfire’d a bunch of kids in Kabul

File this update under “Oops!” After the New York Times investigated just who was killed in the drone strike in Kabul just before US forces left Afghanistan, the Pentagon has now reversed course. They initially celebrated and then defended the strike, even after the NYT reporting. They cited reasons why they conducted the strike (ostensibly […]

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Missing vet’s body was found in stairwell of VA facility a month after he disappeared

| September 11, 2021 | 30 Comments
Missing vet’s body was found in stairwell of VA facility a month after he disappeared

The NY Post is reporting; The decaying body of an Army veteran went undiscovered at a Massachusetts facility for a month — because no one bothered to look in an emergency exit stairwell, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. A 45-page report released Thursday detailed the disappearance and death of Timothy White, 62, whose […]

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Marine has questions.  

| August 27, 2021 | 39 Comments
Marine has questions.  

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller “I’m not saying we’ve got to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am saying: Did any of you throw your rank on the table and say ‘hey, it’s a bad idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we evacuate everyone,’” My tongue is bloody from being chewed.  I can […]

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VA finally accepting claims related to SW Asia service burn pits

| August 3, 2021 | 23 Comments
VA finally accepting claims related to SW Asia service burn pits

Many people were exposed to burn pits while in the sandbox and have had lingering, unexplained health effects since. It’s been an uphill battle, but the VA is now accepting claims on a presumptive basis. KoB sends in this Fox News article; Veterans who claim they were made sick from the toxic smoke emanating from […]

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Troops are more likely to kill themselves than to be killed by the enemy

| June 22, 2021 | 18 Comments
Troops are more likely to kill themselves than to be killed by the enemy

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this grim report from Military Times; Four times as many troops and vets have died by suicide as in combat, study finds The suicide rate among active-duty troops and veterans has outpaced the also-rising rate in the general population in recent years, but with so many risk factors inherent to […]

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Relieved Space Force Base Commander Defended By Wesley Clark

| June 8, 2021 | 11 Comments
Relieved Space Force Base Commander Defended By Wesley Clark

Remember LTC Lohmeier, who was recently relieved of command by Space Operations Command commander LTG Stephen Whiting due to loss of trust and confidence? So does Retired Army Gen, former NATO supreme allied commander who served more than 30 years before retiring in 2000. And running a failed presidential run in 2004, but that’s another […]

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Space Force Officer Relieved

| May 16, 2021 | 28 Comments
Space Force Officer Relieved

Some of our usual suspects have forwarded us the ominous tale of how Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, has relieved Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier of command of the 11th Space Warning Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. He was struck by the “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead” […]

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War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, Troop Withdrawal is Troop Surge

| April 19, 2021 | 18 Comments
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, Troop Withdrawal is Troop Surge

After extending the Trump 1 May 2021 deadline to pull out of Afghanistan to 11 September, they’re now pushing the idea of a “troop surge.” Afghanistan withdrawal plan could involve small troop surge In what world would a “surge” be considered “small”? That’s like being a little bit pregnant. The Pentagon is pulling out its […]

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