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Rebuttal of Robert Gates and his BS book

Today,  a book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates will hit the stores. Already some parts of it have been released to the media, which, depending on their political preferences, have focused on the parts favorable or unfavorable to Obama and the Democrats. But equally (if not more) important is Robert Gates’ disastrous tenure as Defense Secretary under both Presidents ...

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Book Review: Roger Thompson’s “Lessons Not Learned”


A friend recently pointed me to the 2007 book, Lessons Not Learned: The US Navy’s Status Quo Culture by Roger Thompson, published by the Naval Institute Press. The Naval Institute is a private institution completely independent of the USN and dedicated to the study of America’s national defense issues. The book is highly critical of the US Navy and has ...

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Beware: Leftist Plan For Even Deeper Cuts in America’s Deterrent


On June 19th, in Berlin, Barack Obama announced his plan to cut America’s strategic nuclear deterrent further, to a paltry 1,000 warheads, from the 1,550 warheads allowed by the New START treaty – unilaterally if Russia doesn’t agree to a new accord. Leftist subversives gathered at this year’s Netroots convention universally applauded Obama’s proposal and discussed among each other how ...

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Defense Issues Weekly – May 28th


NOTE: From this edition forward, Defense Issues Weekly will appear on weekdays. This week, it will appear on Tuesday, and afterwards, it will appear on Mondays. US on course to gut its military… With sequestration in effect and no prospect of it being cancelled, the DOD will have to cut an additional $550 bn from its budget over the next ...

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$80M Pork Project Sits Useless in AK


It sounds like an April Fool’s news story. But it’s not. Over the weekend a report emerged that should make everyone shake their heads. A brand new, unwanted high speed ferry worth $80 Million was put up for auction receiving only one bid of $750,000. The 200 foot vessel was christened in 2010. Built in Southeast Alaska it was designed ...

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Politicking the Drones

Predator Drone

“I spent a couple years training soldiers to go and die in Vietnam. I know more names on the wall than ones that didn’t end up in granite from those classrooms. Now, I build things to keep soldiers alive.” My father said those words more than a few times during my life, when explaining why he worked where he did ...

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Hagel proving his own inadequacy


As Washington insiders argue the finer points on the merits (and demerits) of having Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, the man himself had been running around for years proving that he probably isn’t the best option for the position. His abysmal performance in the confirmation hearings aside, Hagel has been wandering around proving his lack of basic knowledge necessary ...

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U.S. Military Leaving Iraq? Not So Fast…

. President Obama and his administration are making preparations to negotiate with Iraq on a possible long-term defense relationship between the two nations. . Acording to Michele Flournoy, an aide to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the administration is poised to hear Iraqi proposals about how much involvement the US will have, according to a FoxNews report:   “One of the ...

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PNT advises against LightSquared

On Friday, Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense and John D. Porcari, Deputy Secretary of Transportation, issued a letter to Lawrence Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. The two men are co-chairman of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Executive Committee. This is the organization that was charged by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National ...

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