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Temporary Afghanistan Cease-Fire

| December 30, 2019 | 42 Comments
Temporary Afghanistan Cease-Fire

The Taliban council appears to be in agreement with a temporary cease-fire. This should facilitate the signing of a peace agreement with the United States. If everything goes as President Trump hopes, US troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan. Then, this could return to an Afghanistan challenge addressed by Afghanis. As of the article, the […]

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What Happens in Nevada…

| December 30, 2019 | 120 Comments
What Happens in Nevada…

Military.com reports that the first-ever waiver has been granted to a Nevada Army Guard soldier to grow a beard. The Nevada Army Guard’s first religious accommodation waiver granted a Norse Pagan soldier permission to grow a beard. Now, it is considering two similar requests from Pagan soldiers, according to a recent Army news release. In 2017, the […]

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Report: Trump held private, enlisted-only Afghanistan war meetings

| December 28, 2019 | 18 Comments
Report: Trump held private, enlisted-only Afghanistan war meetings

ChipNASA sends us an interesting article on how President Trump wanted a straight-from-the-warfighters analysis of the War on Terror’s progress and other issues. Careful what you ask for, Sir. You’ll likely get it. – ‘No generals or officers, only enlisted guys that have been there’ Since taking office, President Donald Trump has been meeting with […]

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Valor Friday

| December 20, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s Valor Friday salutes Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan, a young Marine serving in Afghanistan, and his selfless act of heroism. Donald Hogan learned about military service from his grandfather James Hogan Sr., a Marine gunnery sergeant who served in World War II, Vietnam and the Korean War, said Lt. Col. Terry M. Johnson, commanding […]

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Lead investigator in Green Beret murder case pleads guilty to stolen valor charges

| December 1, 2019 | 37 Comments
Lead investigator in Green Beret murder case pleads guilty to stolen valor charges

Sgt. 1st Class Mark A. Delacruz has pleaded guilty to wearing a Purple Heart he didn’t earn, and other charges (Defense Department) HMCS(FMF) ret. sends us an incriminating article about the Army Criminal Investigation Command agent assigned to Maj. Mathew Golsteyn’s murder case has pled guilty for wearing unearned awards and qualifications. Sgt. 1st Class […]

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Behind Eddie Gallagher’s Court Martial Is a Much Larger Issue

| November 29, 2019 | 58 Comments
Behind Eddie Gallagher’s Court Martial Is a Much Larger Issue

Poetrooper sends us another article, which uses Chief Gallagher’s trial to address how findings by five of nine unelected judges have tied the hands of the Commander-In-Chief, and therefore placing the lives of our military members at great risk. We’re all familiar with the Court Martial and subsequent legal maneuvering that resulted in the firing […]

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Taliban free American, Australian hostages

| November 19, 2019 | 6 Comments
Taliban free American, Australian hostages

The Taliban on Tuesday freed two Western hostages who were held for more than three years in what has been seen as a hopeful sign in the Afghan peace talks. An American professor and Australian professor have been released by the Taliban after being held for more than three years in Afghanistan. The hostages, who […]

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Pete Buttigieg hits Trump on soldiers’ pardons

| November 17, 2019 | 111 Comments
Pete Buttigieg hits Trump on soldiers’ pardons

Well this didn’t take long. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Saturday tore into President Donald Trump for pardoning two Army officers who were accused or found guilty of war crimes. “There’s nothing pro-military about overruling our military justice system to prevent it from delivering accountability for war crimes,” Buttigieg tweeted. “The president has again […]

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