Monthly Archives: May 2017

Weapons Weapons: Army Chief Wants a 7.62 M4

(Have we not been discussing this recently?) Kited slightly from the good Mr Slater, GEN Milley says he needs a bigger round to defeat enemy body armor: Milley told lawmakers Army officials at the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort … Continue reading

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Correction on PVT Manning

I erred in a previous post on Private Manning. Specifically, I  presented an incorrect interpretation of the legal term “commute.” Thank you to Townie for this correction: [I wrote:]Private Manning is now free and eligible for an Honorable Discharge, with all … Continue reading

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“Soldiers in the hands of an angry government”

Rebekah Sanderlin offers her thoughts from 2013 on this next Memorial Day. While SMA Dailey is concerned about uniforms, the costs of which will be born by military dependents . Interesting how everything cycles, but the Army never gets beyond bitterly … Continue reading

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Fire Him Now

Apparently an employee offered to allow inspectors to see the remains of Senator John Glenn, Colonel USMC (Retired).  They demure.  The employee should be fired.

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Biowar Wednesday

Just in time for a supper: Biowar Wednesday! Judge Alice Hill starts us off with an argument for a coordinated defense against pandemics. Although every U.S. president since Bill Clinton has developed policies to tackle the threat posed by deadly … Continue reading

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Socially acceptable treason

The NYT-bestselling post mortem “Shattered” details where the narrative of Russia hacking the election came from. Spoiler alert: it was developed November 9, 2016, by Hillary and her campaign staff; and sold by an uncritical news media who’ve sold it … Continue reading

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Command Influence Begins at the TOP

There is a reason why other nation’s military Commanding Officers are no longer the convening authority or approval authority for Courts Martial.  Based on what I read here the unlawful Command Influence came from the very top of the department … Continue reading

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