A Sunday funny for your entertainment! It does contain a word not safe for kids.
This is not a pretty subject, but Greg Ellifritz of Active Response training (you’ll remember my AAR from his tac med course) highlights some of the major points from the official report. Here are my questions– How well secured is your children’s school? What is your school system’s SOP? How do your local boys in blue (or brown) plan to respond? And are they even remotely capable of doing such a thing? Does their union have a position? Are any teachers or staff permitted to carry discreetly? All good questions to ask, in open, public forums if necessary. No need [...]
Who has heard of such a thing?? I have, because this one’s mine!! So where the hell are YOURS??
Townie’s post on How Officers Should Be Commissioned is a must read as America moves through the post-war pattern of downsizing the Army. Townie and I have been having this discussion on this site and via email for the last two years. Our Army, and by extension all of our military and uniformed services have reached a disturbing state. While it may prove impossible to restore a Constitutionally-aligned force, we should still examine how to maintain the band of combat/tactical excellence, and improve the Operational and Strategic leadership. My response to Townie’s post and Slater’s ripose was too long, and therefore, [...]
An asymmetric oddity with your morning coffee: Police in Jamaica say authorities have seized 3,300 missile warheads and a machine to make missiles and bullets.
Over at the American Conservative a great article on whether we should keep or kill the A10 Warthog. As a grunt I support keeping the A10 but we are going to have to quickly find a replacement or upgrade its capabilities as it is a little long in the tooth.
An article in today’s Washington Post raises several interesting question caused me to wonder. As the size of the Army is reduced will the Army reduce the size of the incoming Class of the USMA? It is rumored that some in the Classes of 2014 and 2015 may not be commissioned because the Army has no spaces for them, is this right and proper? Or instead will the Army reduce the number of ROTC graduates who get commissioned and are selected for Active Duty rather than Reserve Component Duty. What will the impact be on OCS? The last question I [...]
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Echoing my co-bloggers wishes to each of you, our readers and commenters for a Happy Thanksgiving. Today, America gives thanks while the World marches to war. Whether you liked it or not, America brought security and stability which President Asterisk set out to fundamentally transform. Having surrendered America’s power wherever the human dignity was once held in high regard, and most recently in places where human dignity is notoriously cheap like the Middle East (bet you thought I was going to say Hollywood), there is one area left to be given to America’s sworn enemies: the Pacific. Joe Pappalardo at Popular Mechanics presents scenarios a la Harold [...]
To add to Brother Slater’s post below, here is something from a fellow who goes by “PsyOp Cop” (perhaps you’ve heard of him): As you sit down and enjoy your Thanksgiving, please keep in mind those who keep watch over you and your loved ones. Right now, sailors are standing watch on a frigate or destroyer, plowing the waters of the world’s oceans… or are underway several hundred feet beneath the sea. Right now, a pilot is flying combat air patrol over Afghanistan while soldiers or Marines below sit in a sandbag bunker of a lonely combat outpost, perhaps enjoying [...]