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Theodore Kosin – The 49 Day Commando – No NDSM

| September 19, 2022 | 222 Comments
Theodore Kosin – The 49 Day Commando – No NDSM

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Theodore James Kosin, 33 y/o, who comes to us from Jamison, Pennsylvania.  It seems that Theodore has been telling tales of two tours in Afghanistan, a Purple Heart, and PTSD. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.  First, there are the claims on Kosin’s LinkedIn page. […]

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Afghan crew attempts to fly Black Hawk, they crash

| September 11, 2022 | 45 Comments
Afghan crew attempts to fly Black Hawk, they crash

The Taliban’s defense ministry reports that a U.S. made Black Hawk crashed, killing at least three crew members. Five others were wounded. Afghanistan did have US trained pilots, but they fled as it became evident that the previous Aghan government was going to fall and be replaced by the Taliban. From the Associated Press: ISLAMABAD […]

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White House Afghanistan withdrawal memo responds to pending Republican report

| August 15, 2022 | 74 Comments
White House Afghanistan withdrawal memo responds to pending Republican report

A member of “Team Biden” wrote a memorandum defending Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan. The memo presents points made criticizing the Afghanistan withdrawal, along with an explanation responding to each point. They dismissed the Republican report as being “cherry picked” with “false claims”. From the memorandum: * This partisan report is riddled with […]

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Brother of Afghanistan Marine KIA Commits Suicide at Memorial

| August 15, 2022 | 6 Comments
Brother of Afghanistan Marine KIA Commits Suicide at Memorial

In a heartbreaking story, several news outlets are reporting that the brother of a Marine killed in Afghanistan during the withdrawal has killed himself at the site of a shrine honoring his brother’s sacrifice. Brother Of Marine Killed In Afghanistan Withdrawal Dies By Suicide During Memorial Service By Dillon Burroughs • Aug 14, 2022 • […]

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Republican dispute over Afghanistan rescue claimed by State Department

| August 6, 2022 | 14 Comments
Republican dispute over Afghanistan rescue claimed by State Department

Two former LTC/O-5s running for the Florida District 7 seat are in dispute over an Afghan rescue last year. Both are relying heavily on their ‘decorated’ military careers in their campaign literature, but one, Al Santos, is accusing Cory Mills, of stolen valor for his stories of rescuing an American woman and her three children. […]

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Valor Friday

| June 24, 2022 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

Some operations are so important that they’re kept classified for decades. The men and women who participated in them are forbidden to talk about them to anyone, even their own families. Such is the trade of being a clandestine warrior. Not all of these positions are for the secret squirrel super spy-types. We discussed the […]

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Airmen cleared of wrongdoing in deaths of Afghans who mobbed C-17 during Kabul evacuation

| June 15, 2022 | 20 Comments
Airmen cleared of wrongdoing in deaths of Afghans who mobbed C-17 during Kabul evacuation

As if this were in doubt, but with the current administration I guess I would have been shitting bricks if I were part of this crew. From Air Force Times; An American C-17 crew tasked with evacuating people from Kabul last August followed the rules of engagement and the law of armed conflict when they […]

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Steven Eggert – Fake Special Forces Fire Starter

| June 5, 2022 | 25 Comments
Steven Eggert – Fake Special Forces Fire Starter

A Wisconsin man, Steven Daniel Eggert – 24 years old, is facing a pile of criminal charges for allegedly setting a dead man’s house on fire and stealing his firearms, is now facing stolen valor charges. I say ‘allegedly’ but Eggert was quoted in several articles telling reporters that he set the fire. Man accused […]

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