Our next President must rebuild the Navy
The Government Accountability office has reviewed the Navy’s operations, according to a requirement placed in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Well, that report is in, and it’s looking dismal. If we want to maintain our strength, we’re going to have to rebuild the Navy.
Russia Threatens U.S. Over Naval Vessel Being in International Waters; Same Ship Russian Jets ‘Buzzed’
The USS Donald Cook was conducting operations in the Baltic Sea when Russian aircraft buzzed her last week, two coming with 1,000 yards of the ship on a fly-by, and another coming within just 30 feet of the vessel in an incident that U.S. ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute referred to as “dangerous, according to Fox News. After a NATO-Russia council meeting the Russian ambassador | Read More »
Obama is Putting Our Nuclear Navy at Risk
The search for the next Chief of Naval Operations has not drawn much interest from the media, but there’s good reason it should. By nominating Admiral John Richardson, the current head of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, President Obama is jeopardizing a tradition of excellence stretching back since America first developed nuclear submarines. John Lehman, who served as President Reagan’s Secretary of the Navy for | Read More »
Why Hunter Biden will get away with being thrown out of the Navy for cocaine use.
The more I read about Hunter Biden (VP Joe Biden’s son) cocaine-fueled discharge from the Navy, the more it stinks on ice: …it is worth noting that, while Biden’s summary discharge occurred last February, it did not become public until the Wall Street Journal revealed the story this week. Biden’s statement about “the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy” — for | Read More »
Captured AQ leader great news, but why do we know it?
I have read a few places this morning that we captured an AQ leader in Tripoli Libya. That news in and of itself is a great thing. We can interrogate him – turns out no Miranda issued yet – and hopefully get some real intelligence that can be used. That of course is a fallacy. Abu Anas al-Libi was taken off the streets of Libya | Read More »
UPDATED: Acts of Valor
UPDATE 9/27, 2013: Today I rekindled my RedState membership. After the disappointment of the 2012 elections, I let my blogging and political social media go, and took a breather. I have had to square myself with my belief that my God is in charge, and His plan is perfect. Because it sure doesn’t look like it on the surface. I could trust Him, or not. | Read More »
On bayonets and battleships
Already, much has been made of the President’s comment about “horses and bayonets” during the foreign policy debate. The President was responding to Mitt Romney’s comment that the United States Navy is as small as it has been since our entry into the First World War. The President responded with the following (from the Washington Post): “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets,” | Read More »
Act of Valor: A Review and Commentary
Act of Valor 4 stars (out of 5) Directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh 111 minutes THERE IS NO question that Act of Valor is a unique film, for many reasons. The most prominent among these is inarguably the combination of active duty Navy SEALs in starring roles, and the extent to which the film’s advertising and promotion have focused on that role – factors | 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 »
Newt Gives A Heckuva Speech.
I know, I know, Newt is on the outs with the conservative movement ever since NY-23. And quite honestly, he deserves it. But in the category of “broken clocks are right twice a day,” Newt really hits the ball out of the park in this speech. He’s aging into RINOhood, but this is excellent. More on why, after you watch the video. Toward the end | Read More »
As you may have heard by now, the three Navy Seals who captured Ahmed Hashim Abed (the mastermind of the brutal murder of four American civilians in 2004) were arraigned last week on charges that they mistreated this Al-Qaeda terrorist. Abed’s tactic is part of the terrorist game-plan. Al-Qaeda’s training manual encourages captured terrorists to claim they have been injured by their captors. I believe | Read More »
From the Inane to the Insane
Every year the New York Police and Fire Departments face off in an annual football game. The good-natured but intense contest has been a New York City tradition since 1973. In 2004, members of both squads visited the Oval Office to present President George W. Bush with a token of appreciation for his response following the attacks of September 11, 2001. The meeting had | Read More »
Robert Broadus for Congress – Maryland 4th District
Constitutional conservative Robert Broadus, a Navy veteran, is running for Congress in the 4th district of Maryland. He is strongly opposed to nationalized healthcare and voiced his discontent with Senator Ben Cardin at a Town Hall this summer. Audience members could offer questions on cards that were passed out as they entered the Prince George’s County Community College Student Center, or they could line up | Read More »
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Somali pirates freed on “technicality” after NATO pursuit; This is how we fight bad men, Canada style!
On Saturday night off the coast of Somalia, pirates attacked the Norwegian-flagged MV Front Ardenne. After a seven hour pursuit by NATO warships, including the HMCS Winnipeg, the USS Halyburton and a British naval supply ship, the pirates terrorists poor, misunderstood youth threw their weapons into the ocean and surrendered. Let’s relive the final moments of this pursuit when the Canadians caught these pirates first: | Read More »
What makes him a hero?
Yesterday, Captain Richard Phillips was rescued by Navy SEALs from the hands of the four pirates who held him for five days. And now, he’s getting a hero’s welcome at home. But what makes him a hero? Our society, longing perhaps, for heroes lately, tends to throw the word around pretty loosely. Society, in our seemingly endless quest to venerate the mediocre, bestows the title, | Read More »