Author Archives: DaveO

About DaveO

Retired soldier, micro-farmer, raconteur and pet owner from the great state of Oklahoma. Wandered in as a frequent commenter and have been enjoying blogging ever since.

Military-corporate welfare: same ole, same ole

The American Way of War is to spend a lot of money on stuff, and then prolong wars until the Defense Contractors (usually a closed circle of former flag officers, politicos, and entrepreneurs) find a new gadget and war to … Continue reading

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Any day of the week ending in “Y”

Today’s outrage is the Left doubling down on blaming Representative Steve Scalise and the others for being shot by a man who, by his own account, was a reliable Brownshirt for the hard left. Our younger readers may not know … 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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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

Posted in Chaos, Cyberwar, Defending the Homeland, History, Insurgency & Counterinsurgency, Uncategorized, VMI | 1 Comment

Leading the Next Generation

As the newest batch of lieutenants and ensigns savor the moment, we don’t know if they’ll see 17 years (out of 20) of war or cleaning up a country after the socialists and communists initiated yet another Peoples’ Paradise just … Continue reading

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