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CENTCOM Finds Abby Gate Bombing “Not Preventable”

| April 16, 2024 | 45 Comments
CENTCOM Finds Abby Gate Bombing “Not Preventable”

Review says Abbey Gate bombing wasn’t preventable By Lolita C. Baldor and Farnoush Amiri WASHINGTON (AP) — The suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed U.S. troops and Afghans in August 2021 was not preventable, and the “bald man in black” spotted by U.S. service members the morning of the attack was not the […]

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Milley, McKenzie Testify on A-Stan Debacle

| March 20, 2024 | 66 Comments
Milley, McKenzie Testify on A-Stan Debacle

Biden Foreign Policy These military leaders advised Biden against withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan. What are they saying now? Story by Payton Davis Military leaders who advised President Joe Biden against the 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan testified about it before Congress on Tuesday for the first time since their retirements. Former Joint Chiefs of Staff […]

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The US military leveraged Artificial Intelligence to pick targets in Iraq and in Syria this year

| March 1, 2024 | 14 Comments
The US military leveraged Artificial Intelligence to pick targets in Iraq and in Syria this year

This specific program has been in place since 2017 via Project Maven. Companies developed a program that leveraged Artificial Intelligence to identify targets based on inputs from information gathering sources. This program was used in airstrikes that targeted over 85 locations across Syria and Iraq. The surprise attack conducted by Hamas against Israel, on October […]

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SECDEF, “Sorry.”

| February 1, 2024 | 30 Comments
SECDEF, “Sorry.”

Lloyd Austin Austin apologizes for secret hospital stay: ‘I did not handle this right’ BY BRAD DRESS Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin apologized Thursday for his secretive hospitalization in early January, admitting he “did not handle this right” amid questions about his failure to notify administration officials of the hospital stay. Austin appeared in the Pentagon […]

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DOJ: Diverse Army Officer Corps a National Security Imperative

| January 31, 2024 | 40 Comments
DOJ: Diverse Army Officer Corps a National Security Imperative

Biden DOJ asks Supreme Court to allow race-based admissions at West Point By Kaelan Deese The Biden administration on Tuesday responded to a request by a student group seeking to block race-based admissions practices at the U.S. Military Academy, telling the Supreme Court not to block affirmative action policies at the school. U.S. Solicitor General […]

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How long does it take to ramp up?

| January 31, 2024 | 11 Comments
How long does it take to ramp up?

I have long been a proponent of the argument that you can argue technology, quality of weapons, morale etc. till the cows come home. The things that win wars are production and logistics. Production, because it is the nature of war to break stuff (and people.) Logistics because all that material has to get to […]

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NPRC Records Request Status

| January 27, 2024 | 22 Comments
NPRC Records Request Status

Pandemic-Related Backlog of 600,000 Veterans Records Requests Finally Cleared Military.com | By Rebecca Kheel A backlog of hundreds of thousands of requests for veterans records from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis that was caused by limiting in-person work during the COVID-19 pandemic has finally been cleared, the National Archives announced this week. […]

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Rand, Academia Discover Military Has Recruiting Problems

| January 23, 2024 | 83 Comments
Rand, Academia Discover Military Has Recruiting Problems

Still Not Picking Up The Military Recruiting Outlook Is Grim Indeed. Loss of Public Confidence, Political Attacks and the Economy Are All Taking a Toll. By Richard Sisk Recruiting patterns in the military have increasingly come to reflect the nation’s red state-blue state political divide, with recruiting strong in the South and Midwest but lagging […]

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