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 »
Pentagon Awards Contract to Russian Company with Ties to Syria
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by George Landrith to discuss a new Defense Department contract awarded to a Russian company with ties to Syria, a recent case where DOD picked a Brazilian supplier over a superior American company, and if there may be a connection between the White House and the Pentagon’s foreign contracts.
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Republicans should support Hagel for SecDef
I have a confession: I’m a Republican and I like Chuck Hagel. It seems that Chuck Hagel is many Republicans’ least favorite Republican. That said, I think that it is in the Republican Party’s interest to support former Senator Hagel’s (R-NE) confirmation as Secretary of Defense. Republicans have maintained the perception with the American people that we are better on issues of defense. President Obama | Read More »
The Military is Not the Place for Green Social Engineering
Morale for our soldiers is the lowest it’s been in decades. Instead of providing our troops with the best equipment and a decisive mission, we are sullying them with egregious rules of engagement, the homosexual agenda, sensitivity training, and other social engineering activities. There is one more burden that Obama has added to their list of problems; green energy mobiles! One of the most preposterous | Read More »
Benghazi Update: Hillary Sidesteps Testifying and Newly Released DOD Timeline is Full of Discrepancies
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declined an invitation to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which will take place on Thursday, regarding the Benghazi attack. But, Michael Courts, acting director of International Affairs and Trade for the Government Accountability Office, will be testifying, and so will a RAND Corp. analyst. Clinton, “was asked to appear at House Foreign Affairs next week, and we have | Read More »
The “Bush was strong on defense” myth
Ever since Obama was installed as president, many Republicans (including some conservatives) said that they miss President Bush. Some of those Republicans, including Richard N. Weltz of AT, even claimed that Bush was strong on defense, and contrasted Bush with Obama (who began a series of disastrous defense cuts 8 months ago). Although Obama has failed to execute his duties as Supreme Commander of the | Read More »
Scapegoat, party of one, your table is ready
Shared from a co-author at my newly launched blog www.thefilthybeast.com -eworthi by Kaffee Beast Israel Real Missile Defense Focus By Greg Grant Friday, September 18th, 2009 2:17 pm “A Pentagon source told us recently that the issue that literally keeps senior military people up at night is the prospect of an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear program. In recent months, the rhetoric coming from high-level | Read More »
Senator Inhofe’s video response to DoD budget cuts.
Senator Jim Inhofe (R, OK) had some harsh words about proposed DoD cuts: The text version of these comments may be found here.
Photo Ban on Fallen Soldiers Might End
[update]Blackfive has an update and a link to Mudville Gazette that says “Ed Henry and CNN seem to want to make it a spectacle to “behold” when our FALLEN Heroes arrive at Dover”. From the Rocky Mountain News Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered a review Tuesday of a Pentagon policy banning media from taking pictures of flag-draped coffins of military dead, signaling that he was | Read More »
Can we afford an upcoming Obama “$urrender doctrine/dividend?”
October 2008, Joe Biden: “Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking… Watch, we’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.” Suggested RNC reply Ad (YouTube) at end of this article. Frankly, depending on the crisis and where it occurs, | Read More »
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