No Godless Chaplains in the Navy … Yet

by baldilocks Usually, I forego linking to the Washington Times; not for an ideological reason, but a practical one. The site is a nightmare of pop-up ads. But for this story, I couldn’t resist. The [U.S.] Navy has rejected the application of one Jason Heap, a doctor of theological history, he having obtained such a degree at … Continue reading No Godless Chaplains in the Navy … Yet

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

Barack Obama Meet Lt Charles Stewart USN

Note: this post owes a great debt to Fletcher Pratt wonderful book from 1950 Preble's Boys commodore Preble and the Birth of American Sea Power. Chapter 13 Today on the Sunday shows Denis McDonough and surrogates of the president continued to attempt to rally the US congress to support Barack Obama's use of the military … Continue reading Barack Obama Meet Lt Charles Stewart USN

More oppression of the 99% by the 1% at sea!

A terrible case of the 1% oppressing the 99% took place yesterday as the US navy seized a fishing boat from Somali pirates the "occupy the oceans team". According to the Navy, a helicopter from the Kidd spotted a suspect pirate boat alongside the Iranian vessel. At the same time, the Kidd received a distress … Continue reading More oppression of the 99% by the 1% at sea!

Defective Masts, HMS Guerriere, Morning Joe and conventional wisdom

In the age of fighting sail it was not uncommon for captains of rival navies to know or befriend each other as Captain Issac Hull of the USS Constitution and Captain James Dacres of the HMS Guerriere did. Before the war of 1812 Hull had Dacres on the Constitution as a guest. Dacres, who had; … Continue reading Defective Masts, HMS Guerriere, Morning Joe and conventional wisdom

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

Hey Capt Owen Honors can solve this problem…

...all he has to do is apply for a NEA grant for his videos and then it will be considered art and all will be well. I haven't seen the full videos yet so I don't know how far over lines he crossed but if this has been out for 5 years and the crews … Continue reading Hey Capt Owen Honors can solve this problem…