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General Milley drops 15 megaton truth bomb

| December 3, 2020 | 49 Comments
General Milley drops 15 megaton truth bomb

US Army General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the country’s highest ranked military officer has just spoke to our efforts in Afghanistan. “We believe now that after 20 years, two decades of consistent effort, that we he have achieved a modicum of success,” he said. Boom! What a honest assessment of […]

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I used to like Mattis

| November 25, 2020 | 89 Comments
I used to like Mattis

Then I saw this headline from Military.com; Mattis Calls on Biden to Scrap ‘America First’ Policy, Slow Pullout from Afghanistan Da fuq? American First should be every Americans’ agenda. It wasn’t until after WWII that we even considered world affairs our business. Many, if not most, Americans supported isolationism until after the war when we […]

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Trump bringing home the troops

| November 17, 2020 | 23 Comments
Trump bringing home the troops

Well most anyway. Breaking news! CNBC is covering the announcement from the acting Secretary of Defense that Trump has ordered all but 2,500 troops each in Iraq and Afghanistan home by January 15. Acting Pentagon chief Christopher Miller said Tuesday that the United States will reduce its military presence in Afghanistan to 2,500 troops and […]

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The Associated Press still expect Trump to become a tyrant at the head of a military junta

| November 12, 2020 | 69 Comments
The Associated Press still expect Trump to become a tyrant at the head of a military junta

Military Times ran this AP article with the title Military wary that shakeup could upend its apolitical nature. Whoa, this is concerning. What have people, such as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs said that the AP is so concerned? General Milley, the CJCS, said that the US Constitution is the “moral North Star” for everyone […]

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Esper out as SecDef

| November 9, 2020 | 19 Comments
Esper out as SecDef

In a move that I don’t think surprised anyone, Mark Esper is the latest to receive the “You’re fired” from President Trump. Christopher Miller has been named acting SecDef. The announcement marks a meteoric rise for Miller, who served in the Army from 1987 through 2014, over the last year. From 2018 to 2019, Miller […]

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Go Ahead: Make My Day

| November 9, 2020 | 27 Comments
Go Ahead: Make My Day

Oh, here we go:  The next SecDef should be a woman, per the author of the Op-Ed. Okay, but only if they leave out that grandstanding dink person Duckworth. The SecDef job is not an opportunity to puff yourself off for the next election. https://www.militarytimes.com/opinion/commentary/2020/11/08/the-next-secretary-of-defense-should-be-a-woman/ From the article:  The ideal candidate for the post would […]

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Trump says US troops in Afghanistan will be home by Christmas

| October 8, 2020 | 18 Comments
Trump says US troops in Afghanistan will be home by Christmas

The KoB sent in this article from Fox News; President Trump took to Twitter Wednesday night to announce that the “remaining number” of the American troops stationed in Afghanistan will be home before the end of the year. “We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home […]

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SECDEF: Navy needs to have more than 500 ships by 2045

| October 7, 2020 | 25 Comments
SECDEF: Navy needs to have more than 500 ships by 2045

ninja sends us this article from Stars and Stripes. In the article, SecDef Mark Esper provides more details on his plan for a 500-ship Navy, which we first talked about a few weeks back. The Navy wants to double its number of submarines as part of a modernization plan to build more than 500 ships […]

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