The Wounded Warrior Project – Soldiers Ride

    On Friday, I was fortunate enough to be a small part of a Wounded Warrior Project cycling event, the Honor Ride. It drove home the understanding of the cost of freedom – the Warriors themselves. It transcends politics and laser focuses the sacrifices made by our military. The Honor Ride is part of the WWP Soldiers Ride. If you are not familiar with these events, | Read More »

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    A Decade After 9/11

    By Ilario Pantano Thank you to the families, including my own. Is this as close to victory as we are ever going to get?” I wondered aloud as I absorbed the headlines. I’ve been struggling with that question, and perhaps you have too. But I have drawn some conclusions: Today, we may all feel like SEALs, but the credit doesn’t go to our military or | Read More »

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    A Non-Essential Military: Will Obama Throw the US Under the Bus Next?

    On last night’s The Exceptional Conservative Show, I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Dr. Adam Dorin [http://www.adamdorin.com/About.html] on the debilitating tentacles of Obama-care on the future of the United States of America. Dr. Dorin earned his undergraduate pre-medical degree at the University of Maryland with magna cum laude honors. After four years of medical training at the University of Maryland-School of Medicine, Dr. | Read More »

    Afghan mob kills UN workers. Security and leadership review.

    Afghan mob kills UN workers. On Friday, April 1st 2011, an angry mob was incited to attack a UN compound in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. The mob stormed the base and 7 UN workers were killed. 4 British-trained Nepalese soldiers or “Gurkhas”, Lt. Col. Siri Skare, a 53-year-old Norwegian military attaché—a former fighter pilot—seconded to the U.N., along with Joakim Dungel, a 33-year-old Swede who had been | Read More »

    Why Won’t John Boehner Give HR 1297 A Vote?

    Editorial Note: As mentioned below, there is late breaking news that the GOP and Democrat may have reached a deal for $38 billion in cuts and another continuing resolution. No word yet on if the Defense budget will be fully funded in the deal.UPDATE: I’m told that the Speaker’s Office does not think there is a firm deal yet, which makes passage of HR 1297 | Read More »

    Why Won’t John Boehner Give HR 1297 A Vote?

    Editorial Note: As mentioned below, there is late breaking news that the GOP and Democrat may have reached a deal for $38 billion in cuts and another continuing resolution. No word yet on if the Defense budget will be fully funded in the deal.UPDATE: I’m told that the Speaker’s Office does not think there is a firm deal yet, which makes passage of HR 1297 | Read More »

    Barack Obama Takes Our Soldiers Hostage to a Shutdown

    Over at Big Government, Mike Flynn has a fascinating post on what Barack Obama is doing to our soldiers. In the past, American soldiers were classified as essential personnel. Therefore, should the government shut down our soldiers would keep getting paid. But Barack Obama has decided to hold our American soldiers hostage to a government shutdown. The Commander-in-Chief has, via the Secretary of the Department | Read More »

    Barack Obama Takes Our Soldiers Hostage to a Shutdown

    Over at Big Government, Mike Flynn has a fascinating post on what Barack Obama is doing to our soldiers. In the past, American soldiers were classified as essential personnel. Therefore, should the government shut down our soldiers would keep getting paid. But Barack Obama has decided to hold our American soldiers hostage to a government shutdown. The Commander-in-Chief has, via the Secretary of the Department | Read More »

    You Do Not Mess With Their Pay

    Dear Mr. Obama: There are two basics you would have learned in even the lowest ranks of military leadership. Perhaps your generals have expressed this advice. When dealing with troops, you don’t mess their mail, and you don’t mess with their pay.

    Why a Government Shutdown is Not a Bad Thing

    The same media and Democrat communications apparati (but I repeat myself) that have been claiming that the Republican-proposed budget would kill 700,000 children are now wringing their hands about a looming “government shutdown,” which we may assume would be fictively responsible for an astronomically higher number of deaths than a federal budget that spends 98.4% of what was spent the previous year. If passing a | Read More »

    What is America’s *Goal* in Libya?

    Update by Jeff 3/20/11 22:15: According to Jake Tapper, it now appears that SecDef Gates is warning against setting any goals for this action whatsoever. How’s that for clarity and sound military strategy? Update by Jeff 3/20/11 18:10: The muddling continues, as it’s being reported that SecDef Gates, who initially opposed any action in Libya, is now opposing any action that would specifically target Qaddafi. | Read More »

    Protests Do Not A Democracy Make

    Sorry for trying to wax poetic and failing, but I couldn’t come up with a better title. Once a democracy is established, peaceful protests are a fine example of turning public opinion and influencing policy. We’ve seen that in the last couple of years with the Tea Party protests that continue to this day. But the key to creating a democracy doesn’t lie with protests. | Read More »

    Cutting the Troops

    I am not one of those who thinks the Defense budget is sacrosanct and cannot be cut. Even Governor Palin is on record saying we cannot spare the Defense budget from cuts in these times and she, unlike me, has a child in harm’s way.In any event, the Defense Department is out saying it will make cuts to the various branches of the military. Am | Read More »

    Cutting the Troops

    I am not one of those who thinks the Defense budget is sacrosanct and cannot be cut. Even Governor Palin is on record saying we cannot spare the Defense budget from cuts in these times and she, unlike me, has a child in harm’s way.In any event, the Defense Department is out saying it will make cuts to the various branches of the military. Am | Read More »

    The Repeal of DADT: To March or to Sashay into the Future?

    On December 22, 2010, President Barack Obama signed a law that repeals the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays wishing to serve in the military. DADT was enacted by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was a considered by many liberals a compassionate turn from the military’s previous ban on gays’ serving in the military. In a somewhat ironic turn of fate, in order | Read More »