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Christmas OPORD

TO: ALL Troopers FROM: Goode, U. B., Commanding Officer RE: Operation Order 12-20-11 for: Official Visit of LtGen Santa Claus 1. An official staff visit by LtGen Claus is expected at your billets on 25 Dec. The following directives govern activities...

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Governmental control

Today in 1834, Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to use federal troops to quell labor unrest when the banks of the Potomac burst into violence when workers on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal rioted. We don’t permit that any more. But...

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Japan and Iraq

In late April the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq visited with Dhi Qar provincial leaders to discuss ways of administering Japan’s $5 billion aide program within the province. Specifically discussed were potential oil field development and...

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Pakistan and Afghanistan

There are no plans to deploy US ground troops to Pakistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said today, this despite concerns over increasing violence between Pakistani troops and Taliban militants.br /Pakistan’s military continues to fight...

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Anti-military protestors

The weekend of 15 March there will be gatherings of anti-military protestors all over the country. One gaggle of them will be in Grand Rapids. Please join me at noon at Grand Rapids Veterans Park to protect our monuments and to show the community...

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We owe them better than this.

All the reports from the Mideast show that our troops are doing magnificantly. They are brave, resourceful, and dedicated. If there is one quite common characteristic among our troops, it is that they believe in what they were doing over there;...

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Funding our Troops in Combat

I truly can not believe that our Congress is deliberately refusing to fund our troops while they are in combat!!! Does anyone think that this fails to encourage our enemies? Can this fail to discourage our troops? Having lead soldiers in combat in...

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