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More Benghazi Lies

When insurgents attacked the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, last fall, Col. George Bristol held a key post in the region. As commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, he was in a position to know what options the US...

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The Iran Hostage Rescue Attempt, 24 April 80

On 4 Nov 1979, Iranian “students” attacked and captured the US Embassy in Teheran, Iran. Note that an attack on an embassy is an act of war. The hostages were tortured, isolated, and treated horribly. They were released on the day the Ronald Reagan...

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

So congress, that great bunch of non-vets, has decided that, despite major opposition by combat troops, it’s time to allow gays to serve openly. What an abuse of power and a slap in the face to the 1% of Americans willing to serve in our...

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Wikileaks

Summarizations of the latest bunch of WikiLeaks documents—291,832 of them, leaked from the Pentagon’s secret archives on the Iraq war—are now up on several web sites, including the New York Times and Britain’s Guardian. I’m still amazed...

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Saudi Arabia and Israel

MSNBC has reported–let’s stop right here. MSNBC has made up news before; they have taken done a cut-and-paste job on issues to make the report say the opposite of the truth. Anyway, MSNBC reports that a leak from the pentagon reports...

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Our soldiers’ weapons

It seems that even the Pentagon is beginning to understand that the two basic weapons for our troops in combat, the M-16 rifle and the 9mm pistol aren’t very good or effective. They don’t compare to what the enemy is using. Our larger...

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Aerospace quality

From Secretary of Defense Gates down through the ranks, Pentagon officials are unhappy with the quality of work they’re receiving from the aerospace industry. So far the specifics are about missiles and target vehicles that don’t work...

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The Pentagon’s QDR

The Pentagon creates a Quadrennial Defense Review–to look forward and provide the basis for planning; it’s just out. The focus is on defeating the bad guys in Afghanistan and Pakistan and that region of the world. It also mentions Iran...

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Gun sights and Scripture verses

Trijicon, Inc. makes very, very good gun-sights. They have a big contract to provide sights for sniper scopes for our military and for several other countries. For decades now, at the direction of their owner and founder, they have printed...

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The Pentagon’s report on Fort Hood

The Pentagon released their 86-page report on what happened at Fort Hood when the radical-Islamist Army major decided to shoot and kill as many Americans as he could. The report didn’t find room to mention that the major was a known member of...