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The Philippines Notifies the US of Intent to end a Military Agreement

| February 11, 2020 | 21 Comments
The Philippines Notifies the US of Intent to end a Military Agreement

Philippine’s president, Dutarte, made good on his desire to notify the U.S. of his intention to end an agreement related to U.S. forces in the Philippines. Both countries engage in bilateral military exercises in training areas in and around the Philippines. This brings American service members into the country for both training and recreation. This […]

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More Than 3 Dozen Military Hospitals to Stop Treating Retirees, Families, Memo Shows

| February 11, 2020 | 35 Comments
More Than 3 Dozen Military Hospitals to Stop Treating Retirees, Families, Memo Shows

Skippy sends us a link to a disturbing memo being distributed to the commanders of 50 military treatment facilities (MTF) by a Lt. Gen. Ronald Pace, who directs the Defense Health Agency. Of course, the specific MTFs affected are not mentioned. I get my health care and referrals from the clinic here at Pax River, […]

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Battle of the Somme Diary Found

| February 8, 2020 | 23 Comments
Battle of the Somme Diary Found

Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme, which took place from July to November 1916, began as an Allied offensive against German forces on the Western Front and turned into one of the most bitter and costly battles of World War I. British forces suffered more than 57,000 casualties—including more than 19,000 soldiers […]

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Washington State Challenging Border Wall Money Diversion

| January 24, 2020 | 10 Comments
Washington State Challenging Border Wall Money Diversion

The State of Washington may not share a border with Mexico. This hasn’t stopped them from going to federal court to challenge the President’s decision to divert funds from the military to the border wall. They stand to lose construction money related to a naval base in their state with this move. Those challenging the […]

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More On North Korea

| January 7, 2020 | 10 Comments
More On North Korea

Th following article is an op-ed on North Korea’s attitude toward the USA/.South Korea and the possibilities down the road. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/01/07/what-the-iran-confrontation-means-for-indopacom-and-north-korea/ From the article:  Iran isn’t the only adversary the Trump administration has said it is ready to fight. The same day the Pentagon announced Iran’s Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani was killed, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper […]

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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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Chinese Officials Expelled After Breaching U.S. Military Base

| December 16, 2019 | 34 Comments
Chinese Officials Expelled After Breaching U.S. Military Base

A couple of Chinese embassy staff drove up to the gate of one of the military bases in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Naturally, not having the proper identification to access the base, security ordered the driver to drive around the guard station onto the opposing street leading away from the base. This required shortly entering the […]

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Navy Secretary Fired

| November 25, 2019 | 57 Comments
Navy Secretary Fired

Well, it seems as if the infamous “loss of trust and confidence” has happened again. This time it involves the SECDEF losing trust and confidence in the SECNAV – and firing him. Here’s why. Per this AP story, apparently the SECNAV is alleged to have proposed privately a deal to the POTUS regarding CWO CPO […]

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