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Republicans looking at legislation to push back against woke and cancel culture in the military

| May 21, 2021 | 19 Comments
Republicans looking at legislation to push back against woke and cancel culture in the military

Most of those serving in the military lean right. This was more of the case in the 20th Century, and in the beginning of the 21st Century. Though most still lean right today, the percentage of this group has declined. The move to indoctrinate the military with “being woke”, with “cancel culture”, with more political […]

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Panel recommends ending commanders’ ability to block sexual assault cases

| April 24, 2021 | 9 Comments
Panel recommends ending commanders’ ability to block sexual assault cases

A Pentagon panel is recommending that the determination to pursue sexual assault cases be given to independent authorities. Complaints, that the chain of command does not always pursue these claims “satisfactorily”, helped motivate this recommendation. If implemented, this recommendation would reverse decades of practice that allowed for commanders to influence how these cases were addressed. […]

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Very Pretty, Mr. President. But Can She Lead?

| April 13, 2021 | 28 Comments
Very Pretty, Mr. President. But Can She Lead?

Pinkley Not Impressed Several of our Usual Suspects have sent in articles concerning Joe’s nominee for SecArmy. Christine Wormuth has never served a day in the military, but this is not a prerequisite for the job. According to US Code, “The Secretary shall, to the greatest extent practicable, be appointed from among persons most highly […]

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SOCOM Diversity and Inclusion Chief reassigned, investigation opened

| March 30, 2021 | 45 Comments
SOCOM Diversity and Inclusion Chief reassigned, investigation opened

We talked about this guy last week. He’s being investigated now for his past history of clearly biased tweets in the most ironic of ironies for someone who “leads and directs all diversity and inclusion initiatives, policies, and programs at the [Special Operations C]ommand.” The real investigation should be why SOCOM of all military organizations needs […]

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Democrats want to remove Biden’s sole authority to launch nuclear weapons

| February 26, 2021 | 22 Comments
Democrats want to remove Biden’s sole authority to launch nuclear weapons

So it’s not just Republicans that question the mental faculties of Ol’ Joe “Hands” Biden. Dozens of House Democrats have signed a letter asking Biden to relinquish sole nuclear authority, which he has as commander-in-chief of the nation’s military. Frankly, I expected this sort of thing in the Trump Era, but it’s a little surprising […]

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New SecDef Austin Takes the Helm

| February 4, 2021 | 63 Comments
New SecDef Austin Takes the Helm

The new Secretary of Defense wants to address the issue of extremism in the military. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/defense-secretary-will-order-military-wide-stand-down-to-address-extremism-1.660899 From the article:  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told top Pentagon leaders Wednesday that he will direct a military-wide stand down to address extremism within the ranks, according to his top spokesman. Austin wants all military units to take an operational […]

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Air Force’s New Grooming Standards

| January 22, 2021 | 16 Comments
Air Force’s New Grooming Standards

Ahh, grooming standards. The term warms the hearts of NCOs everywhere regardless of Service Branch. Easily understood and enforced, although AWANEd thought MAA’s handing out speeding tickets for haircut violations at the barber shop entrance pretty chickenshit. And it was. Brave new world though, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, so leave it to the Air Force […]

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Natl Guard deploying to DC for inauguration, Sending more troops than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined

| January 12, 2021 | 102 Comments
Natl Guard deploying to DC for inauguration, Sending more troops than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined

Jeff LPH 3 sent in this story. According to Military Times, The Defense Department has authorized as many as 15,000 troops to be deployed to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. National Guard Bureau chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson said that there will initially be a deployment of 10,000 troops — an increase […]

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