Monthly Archives: April 2016

Pat Lang on the Military and the Constitution

Pat Lang over at Sic Semper Tyrannis on the relationship of the military to the legislative and Admiral (retired) McRaven’s recent comments.   Thoughts comments.

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A Tale of Two Midshipmen and *TWO* Majors

Part II of this sordid tale. I wrote previously, “[H]e probably wishes he hadn’t” contacted the Washington Post. Yeah, I think it’s not “probably” anymore and more like “certainly.” The second officer has been named, and has now turned on … Continue reading

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Army (Wisely) Decides to Retain SF NCO Who Confronted Afghan Child Rapist

VERY wisely. In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a decorated Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course … Continue reading

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“Civ Div Designs”– Handcrafted Leather Holsters

In case you’re in the market for a high-quality near-custom leather holster, please check out Civ Div Designs, made by a fellow Marine and co-worker. He’s not a VMI grad– and for full disclosure, I make no money from him … Continue reading

Posted in Arms and the Citizen, Gear | 4 Comments

Tactical Advice from the Dalai Lama

Who knew the wrinkled old heathen was a gunslinger? Sage advice, there. More of these to follow, by the way, courtesy of the Krampus. I have no idea where he got them. But I like them. 🙂

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“Losing the Authority to Govern”

I got this from WRSA today, slightly off topic but then again maybe not. The author is a perceptive fellow. Today, governments are once again losing the authority to govern, and for similar reasons. Another major financial crisis might lose … Continue reading

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Is Our Nation Willing to Sacrifice?

Pat Lang over at Sic Semper Tyrannis wonders out loud if we have the will to fight are we willing to commit the resources necessary? The article by Andrew Bacevich he references can be found here.  He raises an interesting … Continue reading

Posted in The Long War, Total Force, Uncategorized | 5 Comments