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China strengthens North Korean border defense

China strengthens North Korean border defense

| July 26, 2017 | 21 Comments

According to Business Insider, China appears to be expecting trouble from their North Korean neighbors; A report from The Wall Street Journal says that China has established a new border-defense brigade, implemented 24-hour video surveillance of the border, and constructed bunkers to protect from possible nuclear or chemical attacks. China conducted a live-fire drill in […]

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Trump bans transgender troops

Trump bans transgender troops

| July 26, 2017 | 160 Comments

According to Fox News, the President Tweeted that he won’t allow the military to be distracted by the costs associated with allowing transgendered people to serve in the military; “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…Transgender individuals to serve in any […]

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Mattis to refocus training on warfighting

Mattis to refocus training on warfighting

| July 26, 2017 | 35 Comments

According to Fox News, Secretary of Defense Jmes Mattis has directed the service chiefs to concentrate training on fighting wars and to spend less time on the social aspect of service persons’ time; The secretary wants each service to examine its military education to “regain a concentration on the art and science of warfighting” and […]

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Damion Hedington saving the world

Damion Hedington saving the world

| July 26, 2017 | 4 Comments

Mick sends us a link to the Virginian-Pilot about 24-year-old Navy veteran Damion Hedington who kicked down a door to rescue 50-year-old Jason Lewin from a raging fire; “I’ve never kicked a door down, and it didn’t come down the first time I kicked it. The second time the door flew open.” Through thick smoke, […]

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Tanker foils car bomber

Tanker foils car bomber

| July 26, 2017 | 32 Comments

According to Global News, a quick-thinking Egyptian tanker foiled a car bomber at a checkpoint last week in the Sinai. The government is crediting him with saving the lives of dozens of his mates when he drove his tank over a car bomber; The Ministry of Defense said the maneuver helped prevent the attackers from […]

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Court spanks DC’s “good reason” CCW licensing

Court spanks DC’s “good reason” CCW licensing

| July 26, 2017 | 52 Comments

According to the Washington Post, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit blocked Washington DC’s concealed carrying permitting system that required gun owners to prove that they have a “good reason” for needing to carry a weapon concealed in the city, you know, other than the fact […]

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Wednesday morning feel good stories

Wednesday morning feel good stories

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

From McAlester, Oklahoma; “Upon arrival, officers found that the homeowner…had shot at an unknown person attempting to break into the residence,” McAlester Police officer Shawn Delana said in a probable cause affidavit. When Delana arrived at the residence, he observed the homeowner had an eight-foot privacy fence around the entire back yard, with both gates […]

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Afghan uniform dust-up

Afghan uniform dust-up

| July 25, 2017 | 74 Comments

The USAToday reports that Congress is criticizing the Pentagon for buying a woodland pattern uniform for our Afghan allies; The Pentagon wasted as much as $28 million over the past decade buying uniforms for the Afghan army with a woodland camouflage pattern appropriate for a tiny fraction of that war-torn country, according to the Special […]

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