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Happy 237th birthday, USMC!

Posted by: ST on November 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm » 5 Comments

THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU for all that you do!

 

Benghazi Consulate Massacre: where was the military help? UPDATE: “Not a foreign policy failure”

Posted by: Phineas on October 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas One of the unanswered questions surrounding the assault on our consulate in Benghazi is why no rescue mission was launched. We already know that multiple requests from the ambassador and others for heightened security –or even to keep the security they had– were turned down by the State Department. Two former Navy […]

 

New OPSEC ad: “Bumps in the Road?”`

Posted by: Phineas on October 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas OPSEC comprises a group of former Special Forces and intelligence personnel who have criticized President Obama before for revealing classified information in pursuit of his reelection. They’ve come out with a new ad in the Virginia market smacking the president for his “bumps in the road” description of the deaths of Americans […]

 

Military veterans to Obama: Too bad, so sad, buhbye

Posted by: ST on September 25, 2012 at 8:23 am » 16 Comments

Obama’s so-called “edge” with military veterans has evaporated over the last few months, according to recent polling numbers (hat tip): President Barack Obama is trying hard to win veterans, but it looks like they’d prefer a new commander in chief. The Obama campaign had been hoping that veterans and their families — especially among the […]

 

(Video) A moving tribute to fallen warriors

Posted by: Phineas on August 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via Michael Yon, here’s video from the New Zealand Defence Force of members of the 2/1 Battalion enacting a Maori haka to honor comrades killed by an IED trap in Afghanistan: From the description posted by the NZDF: Haka is used throughout New Zealand by many, not only M?ori, to demonstrate their […]

 

(Video) SEALs don’t fight so American presidents can bow to kings

Posted by: Phineas on August 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Another hard-hitting ad by special operations veterans, this time from Special Operations For America (SOFA), headed by former Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke, a Montana state senator. Did I say “hard hitting?” Make that a gut-punch. Ben Shapiro at Breitbart spoke with Senator Zinke about why these former special operators have chosen to […]

 

Special Ops and Intelligence professionals to Obama: “Shut up!”

Posted by: Phineas on August 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Several times in the past, I’ve gone off on the Obama administration for seeking domestic political advantage by revealing military and intelligence secrets: when it comes to our struggles with al Qaeda and Iran, national security takes a back seat to the president’s reelection efforts. Spiking the ball after bin Laden’s assassination […]

 

D-day: storming the castle — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Note: This is a re-posting and slight editing of a post I put up every D-Day.) Sixty-eight years ago today, American, British, Canadian, French, and Polish soldiers charged the gates of Hell — and won: Black Five put up an excellent roundup of D-Day posts from many blogs a few years ago. […]

 

Memorial Day: “The Boys of Pointe du Hoc”

Posted by: Phineas on May 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas At commemoration ceremonies for the 40th anniversary of the D-Day landings, President Reagan focused his speech on the heroes (1) of the 2nd Ranger Battalion who scaled the sheer cliffs of Pointe du Hoc to take out German artillery that threatened the landings at Omaha and Utah beaches. It was arguably one […]

 

#MemorialDay: Two defining images you should never forget

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2012 at 9:27 am » 6 Comments

After seeing these two images on Twitter yesterday, I figured the old saying “A picture is worth 1,000 words” most definitely applied, although with these two in particular many of us could go on a lot longer than 1,000 words. First one via @NikkiBama: Second via @Neal_Dewing: Please take the time today to remember in […]