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Stolen Valor Act in Pennsylvania

Stolen Valor Act in Pennsylvania

| March 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

One aspect of Pennsylvania’s attempts to close the stolen valor gap was passed by the state senate. Apparently, a few years ago, PA decided to put an identifier on drivers’ licenses for veterans, but, there were no restrictions on it – you self-identified on application by checking a block on your application. The result is […]

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Carter: Mosul plan was  a mistaken disclosure of “military secrets”

Carter: Mosul plan was a mistaken disclosure of “military secrets”

| March 5, 2015 | 9 Comments

The new Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, told the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday that the press briefing last month which released plans to the world about the intention that the city of Mosul, Iraq would be the focus of an Iraqi attack in mid-Spring was a mistake. The briefer, whose presentation for reporters at […]

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Syria looms large in US troops’ future

Syria looms large in US troops’ future

| March 5, 2015 | 9 Comments

AFP reports that Harakat Hazm, the group of “moderate” Syrian rebels that Secretary of State John Kerry told us last year were most likely to receive US arms and training, dissipated and melted into the ranks of ISIS. I guess they took their arms and training with them; …after suffering a devastating defeat at the […]

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About the Petraeus Deal . . . .

About the Petraeus Deal . . . .

| March 5, 2015 | 15 Comments

Jonn’s written a couple of arties (here and here) recently concerning former GEN David Petraeus’ recent plea-bargain deal. And in truth, I generally (no pun intended) agree with Jonn’s assessment. But I have to say that I agree with him for very different reasons. Many have castigated Petraeus for his carrying on an affair with […]

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Thursday morning feel good stories

Thursday morning feel good stories

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

First up is a story from Connecticut, where just last year they restricted firearm ownership from law abiding citizens but forgot to restrict criminals from owning guns; Milford police said around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a group of people were leaving Eli’s Tavern located at 21 Daniel St. They were headed into the garage at 1 […]

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Michael Cipriani/Kelsey Hoover update

Michael Cipriani/Kelsey Hoover update

| March 4, 2015 | 51 Comments

You might remember this Michael Cipriani fellow from the other day. He was featured over at Guardian of Valor when Bulldog posted a video of his bust at BWI. You might need a blank piece of paper and some Crayons to diagram this out, I know I did. After he was busted, he sent Bulldog […]

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Happy 100th “Birthday”, NASA

Happy 100th “Birthday”, NASA

| March 4, 2015 | 12 Comments

Let me start by saying that I don’t know if NASA celebrates today as their birthday or not. But if they don’t – they should. Technically, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created on 1 October 1958. On that date, per the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 the newly-created agency called […]

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Worst military movies

Worst military movies

| March 4, 2015 | 229 Comments

Last week, we talked about the best war movies. Our friends at WeAreTheMighty list the seven “cheesiest” military movies. There are scads of them, probably many more than the enjoyable movies we talked about last week. My entry, though, for the worst military-themed movie of all time is “Flesh Wounds” starring Kevin Sorbo. If, for […]

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