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.

Rebuilding Our Navy

The big news is Newport News – 2 aircraft carriers to be built! With the carriers comes the rest of the materiel and personnel, unless 2 or more older carriers are retired and sold off. The big questions in my … Continue reading

Posted in Air Force, Navy, Readiness | 2 Comments

Titan Rain

Old and yet still current news. While we’re being guided to look very almost closely at Russia, a far more dedicated and successful cyber enemy taking advantage. “[Shawn] Carpenter had uncovered Titan Rain – the biggest cyber espionage campaign in … Continue reading

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Domestic Terrorism in the USA

Thank you to MDL for the corrections! A terrorist attack struck our Marines at 8th & I. The attack was a letter filled with white powder, with 11 people taken to the hospital. 3 Marines have returned to duty, but … Continue reading

Posted in Arms and the Citizen, Chaos, Defending the Homeland, History, Insurgency & Counterinsurgency, The Long War | 1 Comment

Busty Puller, USMC

Quelle surprise! But don’t worry gents, you can pack your lace doilies and the latest Esquire and be a smashing success too! One supposes combat has returned to a state akin to the First Battle of Bull Run, in which … Continue reading

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A Byzantine War Heats Up

From Michael Totten, America and the West’s premier war correspondent – the best since Ernie Pyle at least – an account of Russians and Americans fighting and killing each other. You probably didn’t hear this because few media organizations have … Continue reading

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The Army Returning to Its Roots?

Interesting concept: train to the standard to meet the standard. Also calls to mind a corollary borrowed from JFK: don’t change the standard before learning why it was created in the first place.

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Creating an Arms Race

Not since America’s children contributed one penny to fund the building of six frigates has America’s naval capabilities been in such straits. Like those days, plenty of Americans recognize their peril and have begun to reclaim our great Nation from … Continue reading

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