Army disciplines chaplain for mentioning God
I served quite a while in the Army as an infantry officer. Generally I look back on my career with deep feelings of affection for the institution that rescued me from life chopping tobacco or working in a furniture mill, but I will concede that the Army is prone to institutional stupidity. When I commanded a rifle company the Army was all hot on its | Read More »
Chuck Hagel: the Army could maybe focus on coastal defense
One of the important things to understand about US military strength is that the size of the armed forces is one of the most intensively studied subjects in the US government. The Navy has the easiest time in these exercises — how many carriers to you need on station, modify the number to reflect refits and in transits, add the number of supporting ships the | Read More »
Americans forced out of US military; illegal aliens allowed to enlist
This is an interesting juxtaposition of events. On the one hand, the armed forces are undergoing a reduction in force, thousands of junior enlisted men and women are being denied the opportunity to re-enlist while a few thousand junior and mid-grade officers and non-commissioned officers are being involuntarily separated or retired. Many of those are currently serving in combat: Of the more than 1,100 Army captains | Read More »
USPTO’s slurring of the 2nd Infantry Division must not stand
In 1972 the Washington Redskins registered their modern graphical logo, USPTO Registration Number 986668. In their Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc. decision, USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decided it was disparaging at the time it was filed.
That’s interesting because the Second Infantry Division of the US Army has been using a red-skinned man in a feathered headdress for even longer, at least World War II, with a nickname of the “Indianhead Division” going back at least as far back as Korea.
USPTO’s implication of the Army engaging in a slur is wrong, and should not stand.
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Until we have periodic referenda, “the Constitution” isn’t legal authority
Living voters haven’t approved the Constitution “We the People” so it’s not legal authority.
The headline reads “equal opportunity” but in the fine print the Constitution employs the army to segregate itself from fresh ideas.
It’s not possible for the gov’t to impose an unapproved constitution in a nation where the gov’t derives its “just powers from the consent of the governed.”
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, David Gergen
, equal protection
, intergenerational equity
, Thomas Jefferson
US Army Sergeant Who Killed 16 Afghan Civilians Was On Controversial Drug Prescribed By The Army
Though it took over a year for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finally do so, the regulatory agency has issued a stern warning regarding serious neurological and psychiatric side effects associated with mefloquine hydrochloride, a controversial antimalarial drug. This was the medication prescribed, by the Army, for Sergeant Robert Bales. Last year, while on this medication, Bales attacked and murdered 16 Afghan civilians. | Read More »
VIDEO: How Underinvesting in Defense Put Americans at Risk in Iraq
Rebuilding Iraq during the raging insurgency was no easy task. It required ingenuity, courage and innovative ways to get the job done—sometimes with equipment that offered little protection from the car bombs and rocket attacks launched by America’s enemies. For veterans of the Iraq war like Col. Kerry Kachejian, it was a life-changing experience to work on the unprecedented reconstruction project. As an Army Reserve | Read More »
From the official Army Twitter account, a photo of a soldier guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Irene: The above photo comes from the Facebook page for “The Old Guard,” which is the nickname for the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. One of their solemn duties is to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, which they have done | Read More »
Rolling Stone aids and abets the enemy….again
Rolling Stone magazine apparently enjoys writing hit pieces to damage the American military. First there was Michael Hastings. He took down General McChrystal. He violated the journalistic principle of “off the record” to get any dirt he could. Of course, General McChrystal was stupid enough to grant him access and trusted him to write an objective story. And stupid enough to talk freely where Rolling | Read More »
Egypt? Muslim Brotherhood? Eh, So What?
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness – Declaration of Independence These words mean a lot to | Read More »
Welcome Home: Florida National Guard Returns Stateside After Yearlong Deployment
Over the past week, nearly 3,000 men and women of the Florida Army National Guard returned to the United States, concluding a yearlong overseas deployment to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. The men and women of Florida’s 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will demobilize at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and are expected to be released from active duty | Read More »
Don’t Like the Repeal of DADT, Don’t Serve
And this is the message passed on to all of our current brave men and women in arms and all those around this country who are planning to join our armed forces. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made this statement shortly after telling Congress it was time to end DADT. Military members who have a problem with a change in | Read More »
Our Veterans Get It
I worked as a volunteer on the McCain Presidential campaign in the last four days before the election. We all gathered in a cramped, thrown together campaign office in Scranton, Pennsylvania, which looked nothing like the gleaming command centers usually portrayed on TV. Nope, this office consisted of folding tables fronted by folding chairs, bad coffee and doughnuts. Twelve hour days were the norm for | Read More »
Military vehicle (APC) with connecting trailer. MRAP replacement design concept.
Introducing HUMPBAC – an armoured personnel carrier with a connecting doorway from the rear of the vehicle to walk through into the armoured passenger trailer. Tickets please! HUMPBAC Hinged Under-floor-Mine-Protection Battle-ready Armoured-personnel Carrier Copyright © Peter Dow, 7th August, 2010. View bigger image in a new window HUMPBAC Features Trailer bolts firmly to the rim of the vehicle forming a rigid joint Rear section of | Read More »
Afghanistan secure supply route plan
Secure border for a supply route – 19 kilometres or 12 miles wide Secure supply route border defences plan diagram (large – 960 x 1374 pixels) As can be seen in the diagram, the border perimeter defences are much the same whether you are securing a railway or a road. Diagram features. Explained for secure Afghanistan supply routes. Dangerous ground Enemy forces such as the | Read More »