Category Archives: Friends & Allies

Birth of a Marine Corps and Other Nuclear News

Japan is birthing a Marine Corps after 73 years. Japan, thanks to China and North Korea, is rearming finally. What will be interesting will be how Japan rebuilds its society to include warriors over the legal and cultural obstacles America … Continue reading

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This Won’t End Well

The Army, having just court martialed Bergdahl, whose defense is mental illness, wants more Bergdahl by lifting the ban on recruiting people with diagnosed mental illnesses and behaviors. Just a thought, is this a screw to create a problem in … Continue reading

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Nice Shot, Eh!

Canadian sniper drops the hammer on ISIS at 3,450 “metres [sic]”. “The elite sniper was using a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under … Continue reading

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War Sycophants and ROTC Kids

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Tom Ricks lecture at Arizona State University.  In his retirement as a defense reporter he is a Fellow at Center on the Future of War.  He currently writes the Foreign Policy Blog: … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, China, Diplomacy, Friends & Allies, Marine Corps, Mattis, NATO, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

“Mountain Krauts & Bridgeport”

“Mountain Krauts & Bridgeport”– the subject line on an email MDL tossed our way today. (He being a former instructor at Bridgeport, back in the Old Corps.) ENJOY.  

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BTW, the New Woodpile’s Up…

And as always it kicks off with a neat little art history lesson.  What– you think I’m sort sort of philistine??

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Gun-Day Sunday: “Sabot Cindy”

In a nod to our good friends at XBradTC and their ongoing series of “Load HEAT” tributes, we bring you “Sabot Cindy”: The subtitled “translation” is priceless.

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