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A Little Bit of Truth about Bengazi

General Jack Keane, former Vice Chief of Staff for the US Army was interviewed on NPR about the military response to the Bengazi, Libya, attack. The General makes the point that our CIA and military forces did their jobs and were not restricted in...

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The Bengazi Confusion

Yesterday afternoon and evening, FOX News reported the reason for Admiral Gauoette’s relief from Command of his Carrier Battle Group which is in the Mideast. According to FOX, the relief came because of things the Admiral said regarding the...

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Time to fire Petreaus?

During the Vice-President debates last night (11 Oct 12), VP Joe Biden stated very clearly multiple times that the reason the administration stated that the murder of our ambassador to Lybia was the result of riots that were a response to a video...

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Civilian Control of the Military

29 Jul 1932 – The Great Depression sent poverty-stricken Americans scrambling for any available source of income. Veterans of WWI certainly felt pinched, and cast about for ways to get cash, but, unlike Americans who hadn’t fought in the...

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NATO – a failure

I haven’t always agreed with Defense Scty Gates, but I sure do agree with his warning shots to the world as he prepares to step down. NATO is, unfortunately, a farce. They were unable, with a week notice, to find enough aircraft to enforce the Lybia...

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NATO – RIP

On 4 Apr 1949, 12 nations, including the US, signed the North Atlantic Treaty thus creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This organization very effectively defended Western Europe against Soviet expansion for decades. i served in...

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Our Nobel Peace Prize Winner in action

MSNBC reports the Arab League is complaining—the action ongoing in Libya is not what they agreed to at the UN, they say. Holy Cow! I thought the military action that Clinton/Obama are “reluctantly” doing is strictly in response to the Arab League...

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Obama and Lybia

Recently President Obama told Lybia’s Moammar Gadhafi that he had to go. However, for the last year or so the US had been negotiating an arms deal with Gadhafi. The $77 million dollar deal would provide him with at least 50 refurbished M-113 armored...

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The President-elect

While I definately did not support his candidacy, I do accept that Senator Obama will, in about 2 months, be my president. One of the things that is a part of the military culture, and, indeed, prescribed in our Constitution, is civilian...