Some interesting gun news ASIDE FROM THE STUNNING DC CARRY-LAW DECISION, to wit– Lube and corrosion tests (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/05/26/gun-lubricant-corrosion-tests/). Good ol’ CLP did pretty well as a corrosion control agent. How’d yours do? The Great John R. Murphy of FPF Training has overhauled his site (www.fpftraining.com); it’s now much simpler and easier to navigate. Note please the Alumni Shoot on 30 Aug. If you live in or near Northern Virginia and haven’t signed up for a Murphy course, you’re missing out. Anyone go to the gun show this past weekend?
Col (R) MacGregor is arguing that the Army needs to get smaller. Supposedly members of congress are listening. One thing I don’t agree with is the dismantling of the Brigade Combat team. That transformation that took place under Rumsfeld although done very painfully is a good thing. Brigades are self-sustaining. The negative with that in the last decade of war you have not seen Division headquarters actually have to maneuver the entire formation. But what is even more fun is that MacGregor wants to eliminate divisions and make small formations of “Battle Groups,” the description sounds like a BCT to […]
The original editorial here. And the hat tip goes to the Washington Free Beacon, who’s translation is found here. It is a reasonable attempt at saying something, but beyond having Captain Obvious write the filler for him, what is Dempsey saying? Help me Obi Wan, I don’t speak Pentagonian! Interest paragraph: It would be difficult enough if all we had to grapple with was what Naím calls the “decay of power.” But the waypower relationships are changing varies greatly from region to region across the globe.
Updated with new links. The Childrens Crusade of 2014 presents four issues that are being mashed together, by design. With the first issue, there is the tussle between one’s faith, and one’s religion. In Christianity, the prime commandment is to love one’s neighbor as Xt loved his disciples. The children who’ve been brought here are neighbors, and even the criminals among them. The religious aspect is to respect the law and rule by law, rendering unto Obama what is Obama’s. These children were brought to America with evil intent, and the only way to fight that is with good. And a good […]
Anti-Pentagonian populism. More, please.
The Army has been getting slapped stupid for giving “notices of separation” to Captains and Majors who are currently serving in Afghanistan and other hot spots (no I am not talking about German, Korea, or Italy!). According to today’s Washington Post the Army said they had no choice. According to the Stars and Stripes the number in Afghanistan was 48 and deployed (not specifically identified) was 87. This tells me that HRC and the Army G1 have inserted their head where the light don’t shine. They should have known who was deployed in Hot Spots and worked it so they […]
From last week, our pal CDR Sal nails it again– http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2014/07/diversity-thursday_17.html?m=1 Does this sort of activity help or hinder readiness? Readiness is, after all, the only thing that matters. Why, indeed?
This came in through the transom like a bayoneted can of shaving cream at midnight, from an anonymous source… http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=10737429937 Please look, review and comment.
We were chatting amicably amongst ourselves, as we are wont to do, and DaveO asked this Just a thought: how has warfare changed with the capability to spray a lot of lead downrange, and would returning to bolt or lever action heavier caliber rifles/carbines improve our combat capability? I’d say he’s on to something. What say you?? From John Farnam’s Quips comes this today, (http://defense-training.com/dti/no-excuse-zone/) containing the great and true line, “True enlightenment always involves failure and correction.” How often does your range time involve failure and correction?
Actually, I am not surprised. I think Hamas may have found a new, cost-effective way of delivering heavy artillery. No need for a pistol! Welcome to the beginning of the week!