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  • American Legion commander: ‘It is not the time to shortchange DoD’
    American Legion commander: ‘It is not the time to shortchange DoD’
    American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm said on Friday through email to its members that the U.S.-led air strikes against ISIS militants in Syria this week will amplify our nation’s need to protect the Department of Defense (DoD)...
  • Dependent on Russia
    When was the decision made to use Russian rockets?
    Euphoria erupted in America when the Soviet Union was dismantled. For strategic reasons, President George Herbert Walker Bush jumped at the opportunity to take the Russian-built ICBM’s off the market and away from our enemies. That was a...
  • Pentagon reminds service members, ‘Pot use is still illegal for warriors’
    Pentagon reminds service members, ‘Pot use is still illegal for warriors’
    While it might be ok for the nation’s biggest advocate of weed to order up “whiskey for his men and beer for his horses”, the Pentagon is sending a really strong message that warriors, all branches, are still prohibited from...
  • Joint Information Environment
    Repurposing the Air Force with IT focus
    There is a terrific report this morning from the Federal News Radio about the Air Force asserting leadership over the DoD’s Joint Information Environment. The US Air Force has responsibility for a number of military missions that are listed...
  • Secretary of Defense Hagel announces cutbacks in his own staff
    Secretary of Defense Hagel announces cutbacks in his own staff
    The term sequestration is somehow off the media radar right now, but government cutbacks continue with once unthought-of of proposals such as closing base schools at Dover and dismantling stateside commissaries. Today, the Secretary of Defense...
  • Pvt. Tatiana Maldonado of Dallas, Texas trains with male and female Marines as she learns patrolling techniques
    'Military leaders are capitulating' to Obama's agenda concerning women in combat
    The Obama administration is trying to overturn a 1994 ruling which prohibits the military from assigning women into combat units. The report says it will open up 230,000 combat positions that are currently off-limits to women.The gender diversity...
  • CIA
    The CIA's Confidential Investment Company - In-Q-Tel
    Americans who grew up watching James Bond spy movies may remember Agent Q, the fictional British scientist who created all the high tech wizardry for James Bond. But what most Americans don’t know is the U.S. has its very own spy laboratory ...
  • Army snipers
    The battle doesn't end when veterans return home to the U.S.
    Many returning service members thought surviving the “war on terror” was the toughest hurdle they faced, however, once wounded troops return home many must battle the Department of Defense or Veteran’s Affairs to receive &ldquo...
  • Army snipers
    Military veterans fight more battles on the home front
    Many returning service members thought surviving the “war on terror” was the toughest hurdle they faced, however, once wounded troops return home many must battle the Department of Defense or Veteran’s Affairs to receive &ldquo...
  • Gun control advocacy
    Gun control: Why is nothing happening?
    Call it apathy, and you would not be entirely correct. But call it frustrating, and you will have hit the nail on the head. It seems like every four months or so, America has to go through another mass murder, and this time it happened to be the...
  • Missile defense in the U.S.
    Five states to be studied for potential missile defense site
    The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) announcedSept. 12 that it will evaluate five sites for a potential missile defense installation in the eastern United States.The "candidate sites," all on federal land, are:• Camp Ethan Allen...
  • Pentagon
    Defense Dept teaching documents brand conservatives as ‘extremists’
    The Department of Defense, one of the agencies that your tax dollars help finance, consider you to be an extremist. That is the bottom line of a report released today by government watchdog Judicial Watch, which hasobtained educational materials...
  • DOD Furlough, shrinks a bit
    DOD furloughs shrink: Mysterious budget cut found shaves 5 days off DOD furlough
    DOD furloughs have been shortened from 11 days to 6 days,which is thenews thatwas announcedyesterday from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.He reportsthat the DOSfurloughsput in placeasthe result of the sequester cuts would be reduced, almost cut in...
  • DOD claps
    DOD Furloughs: Department of Defense furlough days cut from 11 to 6
    Employees working for the Department of Defense got a little breath of fresh air yesterday as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the furloughs imposed on the DOD as a results of the sequester cuts would be reduced from 11 days to 6 days...
  • Missile defense test
    U.S. missile shield misses target in test
    The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, which is designed to protect the United States against long-range ballistic missiles, failed to destroy a target missile during a July 5 testover the Pacific Ocean.During the test, the target was...