According to Military.com the Army will begin looking a lot like the USMC! Thoughts?
The author contends that reducing the Army will make it and the military stronger; I ask is he right or wrong? I do ask you read the article first before commenting. Thanks
My wife pointed the site of the British Legion out to me, believe me I was overwhelmed. The sentiments are sincere and reflect the loss that is still felt in the United Kingdom today. I share a poem dedicated to our Brothers and Sisters in Arms of the Naval Services: IN WATERS DEEP In ocean wastes no poppies blow, No crosses stand in ordered row, Their young hearts sleep… beneath the wave… The spirited, the good, the brave, But stars a constant vigil keep, For them who lie beneath the deep. ‘Tis true you cannot kneel in prayer On certain [...]
There has been a spate of articles on the state of the Army in the past several weeks, which I have been desirous of commenting upon. There have been too many things of greater importance that have distracted me, but these two which both appeared in the Washington Post within the last two days. The first entitled “Why The Army Should Fire some Generals and Promote Some Captains” is I believe spot on. I am of the generation or half generation ahead of the bunch he proposes firing. We are baby boomers, we believe we are infallible, that we posses [...]
Over at the National Journal, they apparently think the Army provides its own close air support, hence the headline Army Drops 500 lbs Bomb on Own Outpost. While the Army is certainly capable of fratricide in this case if there had been casualties it would have been most likely the USAF.
Me thinks that there may be a problem with ethics in the United States military. I suspect we have begun to believe the press reports of our greatness. Why do I say this, well let’s take a look at today’s headlines. Exam Cheating Scandal Hits the Navy Nuclear Force Fraud in the Army Recruiting Bonus Program May Cost Nearly &100 Million FBI: Marine Intel Officer Nabbed in 235K Sting Folks those are just today’s. Let us not forget the two days of expose in the Washington Post regarding the ethical failures of Senior General Officers or the ongoing investigations into [...]
A good friend, and a recently retired USAF Missile officer sent me some thoughts on the on-going troubles in the USAF missile community. No need to walk down the list of ICBM cock ups. You’ve already seen ‘em and I don’t want to list them. So what’s happening out there in the cold white north? Like Patton said, ‘a blind man could see it.’ Leadership. Capital “L” leadership. ICBM commanders don’t practice it, they don’t live it, and they don’t love it. These clowns wouldn’t know leadership if it grabbed their wife on the ass. Missileers are quality troops, smart, [...]
Not since Sherman invaded Atlanta has such a crisis hit Hotlanta!
Watch these four military recruiting commercials, please tell me in order which one inspires you to join and for what reason: a., b., c., or d.. Please answer the poll below and explain why in the comments.
As many of you know, I am not a fan of the United States Air Force. You will not be surprised to find that I am in agreement with Professor Robert Farley’s thesis that we need to get rid of the Air Force. But More importantly he lays out arguments on why we need to reconsider the missions of each of the services. I agree with his assessment that we are unlikely to see a new paradigm anytime soon, but that should prevent real defense intellectuals from not proposing solutions to the problems that plague our National Security Establishment. Please [...]