No, I don’t have any Truck Nutz. I’M NOT AN MP. FAYETTEVILLE — A new study released by the Consumer Reporting Agency has found that military police officers purchase the vast majority of the world’s Truck Nutz, steroids, and penis enlargement pills. The study concluded the average military police officer buys three pairs of Truck Nutz, with most attaching one pair to their truck, one to their patrol car, and one above their desk. The study found this was the most efficient way to ensure they have balls in their face at all times. Any MPs out there care to [...]
This might be getting into more of the political realm than we like to, but URR has laid down a fairly blistering screed (I mean that as a compliment) on what passes for our foreign policy. He links to an article on Our Very Serious-Sounding Secretary of State– you know, the chap with the yacht and the pedigree– in which said cabinet member is quoted as having stated just yesterday (!), these things: Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on American ambassadors around the world to make the fight against climate change a top priority [...]
Brother Farnam sent this out today: With the ongoing situation in Ukraine, Vlad P has decided to halt exports of Russian-made small-arms ammunition to the USA. Most domestic ammunition shortages associated fears over gun-control legislation had been alleviated over the past few months. But, now this new development is currently generating fresh shortages, mostly of 7.62×39. AK owners who do not currently have an adequate supply of 7.62×39 will have great difficulty finding it now, as domestic production can’t come close to keeping-up with demand! And not just 7.62×39. Wolf, etc, churn out other calibers and not all steel-cased. AIM [...]
Another amazing story of valor. “Perhaps the Chinese are all fatalists,” he said “I never expected to survive the war. So I was adamant that my death be honorable, be spectacular,” he said. That’s just a little of it. Read it ALL, please.
Nothing short of amazing. William Kyle Carpenter, a Marine Corps veteran who was severely wounded during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan, will receive the nation’s highest combat valor award later this year, Marine Corps Times has learned. Carpenter, a 24-year-old medically retired corporal, will become the service’s third Medal of Honor recipient from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which date back to October 2001. The Marine Corps is finalizing plans with the White House for a ceremony in Washington, officials said. Read about him. Nothing short of amazing.
Yep. WASHINGTON— Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee made the following statement upon receipt of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) for 2014. The QDR is a legally required strategy that the Department of Defense must issue every four years. The statute mandating the QDR includes a series of elements the review must include. So, now what?
1. FPF Training has a “massively upgraded” site. (If the old one comes up, dump your cache.) Among the improvements is a section for “Hosted Instructors,” which shows a few seats left for another set of Greg Ellifritz courses in two weeks– Ground Fighting and Tactical First Aid. GET IN WHILE YOU CAN; YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED. 2. I saw this post and said, uh-oh, yep, that would be a strong possibility. So I went on GunBroker.com to check prices and availability of my favorite 7.62×39. So far no issues, but you never know. HOWEVER, a little closer digging led [...]
ETP0802 and I were chatting last night about the possibility that Russia and China would find common ground amid the Czechoslovakian Ukraine crisis, for no better reason than to shank the US while of course advancing their own interests. And so they have: Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov discussed Ukraine by telephone with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on Monday, and claimed they had “broadly coinciding points of view” on the situation there, according to a ministry statement. Fair enough, since we all look out for our own interests, yet it is clear and growing clearer that both countries are [...]
Looking waaaaay back into the Op-For archives to the Russian encroachment on Georgia in 2008, we have this– Dug In. Now, Georgia (the country, not the state) was and is far removed from the US/NATO orbit. But Ukraine directly borders NATO states. Remember who the “champion digger” is.
Nothing good is happening. Russia did not respond directly to charges of new troop movements, saying only that any action it was taking was within the confines of existing Russia-Ukraine agreements to protect Russia’s Crimean naval base at Sevastapol. “As you know, we have an agreement with Ukraine on the presence of the Russian Black Sea Fleet,” said Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s U.N. ambassador. “We are acting within the framework of that agreement.” This just in– SecDef plans massive cuts to Army!