Category Archives: Readiness

Desert Shield at 27

It’s been 27 years since Hussein invaded Kuwait and we responded with a world-class, ready force. Thank you ladies and gentlemen who participated directly and indirectly.

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Weapons Wednesday: “The Sling Bow”

This weapon has just been made legal for hunting small game, deer and turkey in Virginia. The great Bill Cochran from the otherwise stupid Roanoke Times had a good article on sling bows the other day, which led me to … 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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One Is None, But Two Is One

Last night, construction work on the roof at the very important FAA center in Leesburg, VA, caused a building evacuation that completely shut down all the air traffic in, out of, and over Dulles, Reagan National, and BWI airports. (Mine … 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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Gun-Day Sunday: Farnam on “Less Than Optimal”

Mr F’s latest quip, and him at his best: When I start a tactical drill, I look at a student and say, “Go!” Students are expected to instantly spring into action, get moving, devise a plan on the run, and … Continue reading

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Any day of the week ending in â€œY”

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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