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2100 pairs of boots not on the ground in Iraq

2100 pairs of boots not on the ground in Iraq

| September 30, 2014 | 8 Comments

SSG E sends a link to Defense News which reports that 2100 Marines will be positioned in Kuwait as the Quick Reaction Force for Iraq operations; Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Central Command will be equipped to perform noncombat evacuation, humanitarian assistance, infrastructure support, tactical aircraft recovery, fixed-site security and theater sustainment missions, said […]

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Daniel Lee Marshall Jr., the fake Ranger, pleads guilty

Daniel Lee Marshall Jr., the fake Ranger, pleads guilty

| September 30, 2014 | 24 Comments

The Stars & Stripes reports that Daniel Lee Marshall Jr., the fake Ranger who had insinuated himself into the Marcus Luttrell family circle, pleaded guilty to charges that, as a felon, he had a firearm in his possession. Marshall appeared at the Luttrell home when the iconic Navy SEAL was missing during Operation Redwings, but […]

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10k US troops to remain in Afghanistan

10k US troops to remain in Afghanistan

| September 30, 2014 | 13 Comments

Earlier today, Afghanistan’s new government signed a deal with the US to leave ten thousand troops in that country after the “withdrawal” of US forces later this year According to Stars & Stripes; In a ceremony attended by Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, and other officials, Ambassador James Cunningham inked the accord on behalf of […]

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Drone operators need love, too

Drone operators need love, too

| September 30, 2014 | 31 Comments

Pinto Nag sends us a link from MSN which tells us how “Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too”. While drone operators are not physically in harm’s way — they do their work at computer terminals in darkened rooms far from the actual battlefield — growing research is finding they too can suffer some of […]

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ABC: Obama was warned about ISIS

ABC: Obama was warned about ISIS

| September 30, 2014 | 42 Comments

ABC is starting to impress me. They have an article which refutes the President’s claim on 60 Minutes the other day that the intelligence services were caught off guard by the ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State folks. At the White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest cast the net quite a bit wider. “Everybody was surprised to […]

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Tuesdays with Claymore

Tuesdays with Claymore

| September 30, 2014 | 6 Comments

Grannie Pantsuit Bush’s fault Beware the heavy hand of government or something A’stan down Not following directions = robbed Morally superior Real panty dropper right here, folks. Koch bros. and GOP worse than ISIS/ISIL/IS/Darth Vader/Ebola/Chunky Peanutbutter …it couldn’t possibly be that no one wanted to listen to this shit. Thanks for taking all our stuffs, […]

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Tuesday morning feel good story

Tuesday morning feel good story

| September 30, 2014 | 4 Comments

Chief Tango sends us a link to our feel good story again. This time it’s from Detroit; According witnesses, the 65-year old man shot the suspect after he woke up to use the bathroom and found the stranger strangling his dog. It happened early Monday morning on Whittaker at Lawndale near Woodmere Cemetery WWJ Newsradio […]

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Happy 65th Birthday, Daniel Bernath

Happy 65th Birthday, Daniel Bernath

| September 29, 2014 | 113 Comments

I just wanted to say “Happy 65th Birthday” to our friend Daniel Bernath. Of course, since he’s 65 years old today, that means that when he joined the Navy in 1966, he was 17 years old and not 16 years old like he told the Library of Congress history project. The picture above is how […]

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