Questioning NATO

Over this past week, I had the pleasure of participating in the BALTOPS planning conference. I say pleasure literally, because the interactions with all of the participating BALTOPS nations was great. That may come as a surprise to readers, since I've been fairly critical of NATO in the past. Those that know me better know … Continue reading Questioning NATO

History Repeats Itself on Donald Trump’s NATO Trip

During the Presidential campaign Donald Trump came to Worcester and though I had to be at work for 10:30 PM that night I went and covered the event. For a week there had been a bunch of buzz about the event and people of the left in deep blue Massachusetts assured people that Donald Trump's … Continue reading History Repeats Itself on Donald Trump’s NATO Trip

Americans Evacuated from Turkey Administration embar…LOOK COREY LEWANDOWSKI!

In the wake of a week of Terrorist attacks in Europe and Asia the administration has decided it's time to get Americans the hell out of Turkey: The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to security fears. The two agencies … Continue reading Americans Evacuated from Turkey Administration embar…LOOK COREY LEWANDOWSKI!

The week in the administration

by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz As Russia continues its grasping, President Obama is in Wales for the NATO meeting . . . but he was "noticeably absent" from the start of the meeting,Obama was late to the Ukraine meeting because of other meetings on Afghanistan and a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan, according to a … Continue reading The week in the administration

Ripples of the Ukraine crisis in the Baltics

By John Ruberry The effects of Russia's annexation of the Crimea are being felt in the Baltic States--Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The three states were part of Czarist Russia, but they won their independence from the Bolsheviks after World War I. It was not to last--the tiny nations were seized by the Soviet Union in … Continue reading Ripples of the Ukraine crisis in the Baltics

Poland Gives History the Side-Eye (UPDATED)

by baldilocks Only soft-handed Marxists natter on about the “right” or “wrong side of history.” Countries like Poland, however, have been battered by real Marxism and proceed accordingly. NATO allies will hold emergency talks on the crisis in Ukraine on Tuesday, for the second time in three days, following a request from Poland, the alliance said on … Continue reading Poland Gives History the Side-Eye (UPDATED)

And now training and air in Libya Syria…

Yet another story that doesn't inspire me out of Syria: A plan to provide military training to the Syrian rebels fighting the Assad regime and support them with air and naval power is being drawn up by an international coalition This is a bad idea The head of Britain’s armed forces, General Sir David Richards, … Continue reading And now training and air in Libya Syria…

NATO pulls a Braxton Bragg

In Shelby Foote Magnum Opus The Civil War he tells the following story of Confederate General Braxton Bragg that is repeated online here: “Grant recalled a story about Bragg when he was both company commander and quartermaster. “As commander of the company he made a requisition upon the quartermaster-himself-for something he wanted. As quartermaster he … Continue reading NATO pulls a Braxton Bragg

Around the blogroll 3/19/10

Let's take a peek around the blogroll and see what we can see: Dan Collins notes a double standard on gaffes: But despite all of the available evidence that so easily destroys the meta-narrative of Obama’s brilliance, we still have yet to see him get the same treatment that Gerald Ford, Reagan, Quayle, or G.W. … Continue reading Around the blogroll 3/19/10