Category Archives: Navy

Wooden Walls Wednesday: Constitution Floats Again!

Thanks to DaveO– how did this escape my notice??– comes news that the world’s oldest warship still in commission has completed her spell in the dry dock and is headed back to duty. If you haven’t read Six Frigates, you … Continue reading

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On a New Frigate for the Navy, and the LCS

A pair of complementary pieces on the state of construction of U.S. naval surface combatants: The Navy Is Looking for a New Frigate to Replace the Troubled Littoral Combat Ship Why Do We Keep Building LCS? (Hint– the LCS figures … Continue reading

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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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Weekend Reading: Services’ Procurement Problems

The F-35 is Grounded again for the same Oxygen issues The Navy’s procurement problems. Army Aviation scrambling to find a Kiowa Replacement after it said UAS and the Apache could cover down.  

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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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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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Ethics and Morals and America’s Officer Corps

Many posts here on InTheOldCorps and on its predecessor OPFOR, are outrage-posts. Outrage usually at the stark, abysmal absence of what is considered an acceptable¬†morality displayed by military service-members, especially flag officers. If one only read the news or our … Continue reading

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