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ISIS and Beyond: Army Training for the Fight

David Wood of the Huffington Post has an absolutely outstanding piece today on paratroopers of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division training for Ready Brigade status at Fort Polk, Louisiana. I highly recommend giving it a read, especially if you’ve never served in uniform and would like a snapshot of how the Army trains and, more [...]

The retired four-star general who headed NATO and ran for president was on radio with me Friday night. He said troops on the ground would make the sitution worse. COLMES: Specifically about ISIS, is President Obama handling it the right way, could he or should he have done something sooner? GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I [...]

A search and rescue mission has been called off for a missing Marine air crew member. [He] went missing in the North Arabian Gulf after he bailed out of a MV-22 Osprey that lost power after taking off from the USS Makin Island. Search and rescue efforts ended at 3:00 p.m. (GMT) Thursday, and the [...]

That’s how much the Pentagon has given to campus cops in America. The University of Texas recently acquired an armored mine-resistant vehicle from the U.S. Department of Defense even though there are no reports of land mines on any of the school’s campuses… According to CBS News, police departments affiliated with 23 K-12 school districts [...]

The Department of Defense says it will allow a small number of undocumented immigrants to serve in the military. The new rules will expand an existing program allowing recruiters to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise or specialized health care training. For the first time, the program — known as [...]

Conservatives are freaking out (and even openly weeping) over a White House Instagram video that shows President Obama saluting a U.S. Marine on his way down the steps of Marine One…with a latté in his hand! Even the normally liberal Alec Baldwin had a curiously intense negative reaction: Actually, “latté” and “coffee cup salute” are [...]

SaluteGate! The usual suspects are in a tizzy over photographs of President Obama disembarking from Marine One, the presidential helicopter, and saluting Marines with a coffee cup in his hand. Perhaps they should be. As a veteran, I am bothered by the cavalier way in which Obama rendered the hand salute. If a recruit in [...]

This proves, says America’s right, that Barack Obama hates the military. President Obama returned a formal military salute by saluting with a coffee cup he had in his hand as he stepped off his U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in New York on Sunday. They’re calling it the “latte salute.” Now read this:Republican State Senator Arrested [...]

The intruder who made it to the inside of the White House had a 3 1/2 inch knife and said he did three tours of Iraq. He allegedly was homeless and had PTSD. A family member in California said Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, near Ft. Hood, has been homeless and living [...]

There is a growing rift between President Obama and the military about how to fight ISIS reports the Washington Post. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tried to reassure the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday that civilian and military leaders at the Pentagon were in “full alignment” and in “complete agreement with every component of the [...]

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