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OPERATION POWER PACK

| April 28, 2020 | 16 Comments
OPERATION POWER PACK

Lt. Gen. Bruce Palmer Jeff LPH-3 reminds us today is the 55th anniversary of Operation Power Pack, the second United States occupation of the Dominican Republic. It began when the U.S. Marine Corps entered Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on April 28, 1965, in the Dominican Civil War. U.S. Military Intervention in the Dominican Republic By […]

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Help Me…I am being held in a Soviet Work Camp

| March 21, 2020 | 61 Comments
Help Me…I am being held in a Soviet Work Camp

  I am beginning to doubt my ability to survive the quarantine.   The Soviet makes me do things…  I am looking for a field manual on how to limit the demands of a Spousal Unit  during a National Crisis. Item on the list #17 –  Clean out the entire Dryer Duct…seriously?   How do they come […]

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 ‘Miracle on Ice’ team struggles with backlash from donning ‘Keep America Great’ hats at Trump rally. 

| February 26, 2020 | 46 Comments
 ‘Miracle on Ice’ team struggles with backlash from donning ‘Keep America Great’ hats at Trump rally. 

From the Washington Post: The team became the latest group entangled in the fierce cultural fight over the meaning of the Trump campaign’s most successful piece of merchandise, which critics view as a symbol of hate and racism. The “Miracle” team is the latest group to become entangled in the fierce cultural fight over the […]

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China’s 70th Anniversary

| October 6, 2019 | 17 Comments
China’s 70th Anniversary

This month is the 70th anniversary of Mao Tse-Tung’s establishment of a communist dictatorship in China. Xi JinPing may have taken his place, and China may be thriving in the material sense, through its manufacturing and exporting base, but things have really not changed at all. When World War II ended, and before the Korean […]

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Hi, Spy!

| August 15, 2019 | 14 Comments
Hi, Spy!

There is a joint agreement about spy plane flyovers that was in the news. They get to do it to us, but we also get to do it to them. Russian spy plane spotted flying over Chicago From the WGN article:  CHICAGO — Just as Chicagoans were settling into dinner, and the White Sox were in […]

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Cold War Redux?

| August 14, 2019 | 23 Comments
Cold War Redux?

Some good stuff about US-Ukraine relations here, and how we’re training Ukrainian troops in situ to use good hardware like Javelins. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/03/06/more-lethal-aid-to-ukraine-us-trainers-javelins-have-already-made-russians-a-little-more-nervous/ From the article:   The U.S. has been providing lethal aid in the form of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine since May, and Russian armor is reportedly deterred by the investment. On top of the […]

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Update on Russian Explosion

| August 13, 2019 | 31 Comments
Update on Russian Explosion

From the Times of Israel comes this update on what happened in northern Russia on August 8th:  https://www.timesofisrael.com/radiation-spiked-up-to-16-times-normal-after-russian-nuclear-missile-blast/ From the article:  Unnamed intelligence sources told The New York Times that they believed the explosion involved a prototype missile known in NATO circles as the SSC-X-9 Skyfall, which could theoretically reach anywhere on the planet. Russian President […]

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So The Cold War Really Isn’t Over Yet?

| May 23, 2019 | 51 Comments
So The Cold War Really Isn’t Over Yet?

A Russian bomber is escorted by an F-22 off the west coast of Alaska on May 21. (NORAD photo) Are the Russians getting jiggy again? The Chairforce has been escorting Russia’s Bears and their fighter jet escorts back to their own space for about five months now. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/05/22/russian-fighters-bombers-intercepted-off-alaska-for-2nd-day-in-a-row-5th-time-this-year/ From the article:   For the second day […]

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