The unused tools in the military

Over 10 years ago, I was the electrical officer aboard a submarine. One of my Sailors was a massive slacker. Every time he was on duty, I would catch him gaffing off his maintenance responsibilities. Every collateral duty I assigned him was done poorly, and almost always required another Sailor to ensure completion. Luckily for … Continue reading The unused tools in the military

Make the bureaucracy great again

All was well the day of my daughter's surgery.  Despite waiting an additional two hours because of a higher priority case, the surgeon came out around 4 pm to tell me everything was finished and looked great.  He said someone would arrive in about 15 minutes to take me to my daughter's recovery room. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Make the bureaucracy great again

My day was going great until I was shot twice

So there I was, in a shouting match with one of my Sailors about his latest evaluation.  Suddenly, he pulled out a gun and shot me. Twice. As I fell to the ground and slowly bled out, I watched him proceed to walk through our office and shoot other Sailors. Except it wasn't real.  It … Continue reading My day was going great until I was shot twice

The Rot is Bigger Than Clinton or Trump

by baldilocks Most civilians would be surprised to discovered how many liberals and even hard leftists there are in the military. Further, I’d guess that 30-40 percent of those who have served in military intelligence capacities are liberals or leftists. Be advised that I’m going by the political persuasions of my old Air Force intel … Continue reading The Rot is Bigger Than Clinton or Trump

Will November bring us a coup?

The real question is...why don't the numbers add to 100%? Turkey's response to the recent coup attempt has been particularly brutal.  Over 200 are dead and 45,000 in jail, and many will likely be executed and buried in traitor cemeteries.  A YouGov poll indicated that a surprising number of people would see themselves supporting a … Continue reading Will November bring us a coup?

Turning, Turning, Turning–A 2007 Flashback

by baldilocks Originally posted on February 1, 2007. Former Washington Post military affairs writer William Arkin was a repeat target of mine back then. Don't hear much from him anymore. I used to think that he was antiwar and anti-troops, but now I'm not so sure of things as I was back then. Okay, I … Continue reading Turning, Turning, Turning–A 2007 Flashback

Obama’s “3,000 lives wasted” in Iraq revisited

By John Ruberry The day after he announced that he was running for president in Springfield, Illinois over seven years ago, Barack Obama, who at the time was nominally representing me in the United States Senate, stumbled on the campaign trail in Ames, Iowa. "We ended up launching a war that should have never been … Continue reading Obama’s “3,000 lives wasted” in Iraq revisited

Obama administration to kill Tomahawk production

By Steve Eggleston Over the last couple of decades, the Tomahawk cruise missile has become the Navy's go-to standoff weapon of choice. Its range, accuracy, stealthiness and range of warheads has proven invaluable, as over 1,000 Tomahawks have been used since its combat introduction in the first Gulf War. Several ballistic missile submarines have been … Continue reading Obama administration to kill Tomahawk production

Ryan-Murray Budget Deal: Reaching Compromise on the Backs of Military Retirees

by Linda Szugyi Last week, I mentioned how tough it is to opine on something that impacts me in a personal way.  In that post, the topic was the war in Afghanistan. This week, it is the budget war on the Hill. Sheesh. How do I objectively assess the Ryan-Murray budget deal, when it stands to cost thousands … Continue reading Ryan-Murray Budget Deal: Reaching Compromise on the Backs of Military Retirees

Hey Young Obama Votes: Hope you Enjoy the Coming Military Draft

As the age of "Tolerance" continues we are finding more and more that there is one thing that is not going to be tolerated and that's Christianity, particularly in the Armed forces. While our friends on the left likely are cheering these results there is one group that I suspect haven't quite thought about the … Continue reading Hey Young Obama Votes: Hope you Enjoy the Coming Military Draft

It depends on what your defination of “overwhelmingly” is

Remember Adam Weinstein's assertion concerning the military: demographics? Commentator "Proud to Serve" managed to find this chart after a whole two seconds of searching. Here are some relevant pieces from it: Compare these charts to the actual demographics of the united states from the last census and what do we see: We see that: Ethnic … Continue reading It depends on what your defination of “overwhelmingly” is

The Demographics of a Volunteer Military

The left's biggest talking point today seems to be attacking Rick Perry for his statement about Military respect for Obama. "One of the reasons that I'm running for president is I want to make sure that every young man and woman who puts on the uniform of the United States respects highly the president of … Continue reading The Demographics of a Volunteer Military

The Price of Global Power

One of the arguments that you hear over and over again in the budget debate is the cost of the US military. Our country spends more on its forces then all of Western Europe combined and in terms of quality and reach we certainly have gotten our monies worth. Our bases span the world. The … Continue reading The Price of Global Power

What is a military for?

Apparently its primary purpose is to make a social statement: The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday. Seventy-seven percent of senior officers in the active-duty military are … Continue reading What is a military for?

Blackfive unclear on the concept

Captain Owen Honors has been relieved and apparently so are liberals everywhere: Without any regard for the highest moral values that military officers are expected to uphold, he broke barriers of taste and decency. Or, as the Navy put it in a statement on Tuesday afternoon, the Enterprise's skipper used "poor judgment." I don't know … Continue reading Blackfive unclear on the concept