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Weapons Wednesday: “Just Enough Gun”

A paean to the great M1 Carbine! As I have said over and over, this great little gun has plenty to love as-is, and thanks to its particular form and construction it can easily be modified with very simple after-market … Continue reading

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General Neller

Even though I am an Army Officer, I have served with General Neller.  For a period he was the Deputy J3 in EUCOM.  It was in that position I started referring to him as Smiling Bob.  As he always has … Continue reading

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Mission Creep

It depends on your lens.  I personally think we should have been continuing to reduce our presence in Afghanistan and Iraq as much as possible.  Our forces are pretty much in the same state as Canada’s.  In 2010 it was … Continue reading

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It is the end of the world as we know it,” Part II.

Sergeant Majors all over the Army are going to be committing harikari if this is true.

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Dignity By Proxy

An opinion piece in the USAToday complains about President Trump’s according recognition and honor to slain SEAL Ryan Owens and to his wife and family during the recent nationwide address. The author of the piece, Christian Schneider, after the usual excuses … 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

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