Monthly Archives: June 2016

Navy Investigation: “Failure at Every Level”

Damning. As well it should be. A disgraceful performance. For a few years now I’ve been saying that I believe the Navy, as a whole, to be unready for what is coming. Unready, unwilling, timid, risk averse, politically correct. It … Continue reading

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3000 Meter Toe Shot

You hear military leaders openly worry that the military is foreign to too many Americans.  They worry that with less than 1% of the American population connected to the military that neither the military or the American public understand each … Continue reading

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The Select Committee’s Report on Benghazi

Here it is, by the way. (Scroll down for links to its various parts.)  

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The Fantastic and Improbable Story of WW2 Ace Lou Curdes

READ. The P-51 banked steeply, head on into the flak, and opened up with its fifties on the C-47’s right engine. As the transport headed out to sea, with one engine gone, Curdes made a 180 degree turn and cut … Continue reading

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New Woodpile Report is Up

#432, to be exact. Lots of good stuff, and strongly recommended.

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I Like Bands But. . .

The most disingenuous remark is this: “The people who think that limiting military bands to ceremonies and funerals is a good idea have no idea what we do,” he wrote. “We make Americans feel good about their military and their … Continue reading

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Gun-Day Monday: The Manual Bolt Extraction Device

You might need it only once or twice, if at all, but when the gun goes down with this particular stoppage, you will desperately need something to fix it and get back in the fight. Very. Interesting. (Get the double-ended … Continue reading

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