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Taiwan Is Also On Mainland China’s List

| October 5, 2020 | 7 Comments
Taiwan Is Also On Mainland China’s List

  Taiwan is not lagging behind Palau in bumping up its military aircraft. The Island of Taiwan has been targeted by the Chinese government in Beijing as a possession of China, and is not recognized by China as an independent nation in itself and China wants what it wants, period. The Taiwanese, of course, do […]

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Navy Declassifies 300 Pages of Probe into 1963 USS Thresher Disaster

| October 1, 2020 | 10 Comments
Navy Declassifies 300 Pages of Probe into 1963 USS Thresher Disaster

USS Thresher (SSN 593) USS Thresher (SSN-593) was commissioned on August 3, 1961, at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine. Following commissioning, she completed trials in the Atlantic and Caribbean areas. On April 10, 1963, following overhaul, Thresher began deep-diving tests, along with USS Skylark (ASR-20), about 220 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. As the […]

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US / Russian forces clash in Syria

| August 27, 2020 | 13 Comments
US / Russian forces clash in Syria

Skippy sends us this news about a clash in Syria between US and Russian forces. That headline is a tad misleading. A “clash” usually means someone shot at someone else, or picked a fight in person and the other guy beat his ass.  This comes off more like schoolyard bullying, where the class dork goes […]

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Russians release video of Tsar Bomba denotation

| August 25, 2020 | 24 Comments
Russians release video of Tsar Bomba denotation

Tsar Bomba is the informal name given to the largest thermonuclear bomb ever detonated. Bursting with a yield estimated around 50 megatons (i.e. 50 million tons of TNT), it far surpasses the largest American explosion (Castle Bravo at 15MT). The Russian nuclear agency Rosatom has released a regarding the bomb, including never before seen footage […]

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Oh, the Irony Of It All….

| August 8, 2020 | 32 Comments
Oh, the Irony Of It All….

Back in 1983, before there was even the slightest hint that the Soviet Union was bankrupting itself by trying to annex Afghanistan, we in the Free World lived under the vague threat of instant annihilation by megaton Soviet missiles being launched toward us. The irony is that by 1989, the USSR under Gorbachev had become […]

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If war was so terrible, why do we sometimes miss it?

| July 14, 2020 | 11 Comments
If war was so terrible, why do we sometimes miss it?

This comes from We Are The Mighty’s history section. https://www.wearethemighty.com/history/red-army-veterans The subject is why freedom is always worth fighting for. The author went to visit in-laws in Ukraine in the post-Soviet era, some of whom had been in the “Red” Army, and at the time, were our enemy. Imagine, if you can, what it may […]

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Tinananmen Square

| June 16, 2020 | 11 Comments
Tinananmen Square

31 years ago in June, Chinese students began a public protest to get the Communist Chinese government to lighten up.  Hua Guofeng had just died and was succeeded by Deng Xiaoping, but no loosening of party rulership was forthcoming. There had been protest prior to this in 1976, which were not publicly spoken about, but […]

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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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