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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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Hatred in America

A lecturer at Iowa State U recently blasted the College Republicans (CRs) and the US Military in the college newspaper. He really took on the CRs for gathering gift boxes for our deployed troops; he had lots of nasty names for all concerned. See:...

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Military drinking water @ $60 a gallon

A Michigan State Univ researcher is using a $1.92 million Dept of Defense grant to develop a portable wastewater treatment system that could really help in several ways. The solar-bio-nano project is being spearheaded by MSU assistant professor of...

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I went to a funeral today

Walker Police Officer Trevor Slot was killed last week as he was attempting to place spike strips on a freeway off-ramp to stop the escape of two bank robbers. The robbers were firing rifles at pursuing police officers. They hit Officer Slot with...

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DADT is dead

Today, 21 Sept 2011, we, the US Military, say good-bye to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” DADT has served us well for many years. It has been cast off by people who never served and never plan to serve in our military. It’s clear that homosexual Americans...

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War

15 Aug 1945 – WWII gasoline rationing in America ended on this day. Rationing was just one of the special measures taken in our country during wartime. Civilian auto production virtually ceased after the attack on Pearl Harbor, as the US...

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The GI Bill

On 22 June 1944, during WWII, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the GI Bill, an unprecedented act to compensate military members –known as GIs–for their efforts in WW II. As the last of his sweeping New Deal reforms, Roosevelt created...

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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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Memorial Day

On 30 May 1868, by proclamation of General John Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic –the organization of Union veterans, the first major Memorial Day observance was held to honor those who died “in defense of their country during the...

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China no military threat, they say

Seeking to counter US worries about his country’s rapid military growth, a top Chinese general said the communist nation’s defense clout lags decades behind America, and China wants warmer relations. “I can tell you that China does...

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