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October 18th, 2019 - 1:56 pm § in Misc.

The Limits of Military Commitment to Democracy in The Era of Trump

The lack of military willingness to speak out about the unconstitutional abuse of our forces is frightening. About sixty years ago at Harvard, I attended a career night where a General came .. obviously, at Harvard we would get a General. This impressive, learned man was telling us why we ought to c[...]

June 18th, 2019 - 11:19 pm § in America, China, Environment, Russia

The US Navy is Flunking the Polar Test of Global Warming

While Trump touts spending billions of dollars to build more F35 fighter jets, he seems not to understand even the basics of our military needs.  After all, won’t global warming make the ice breakers obsolete?  Seems like our opponents get a different message.  As the poles melt, the Russia[...]

May 27th, 2019 - 12:27 am § in America, Religion

A Visit to a Cemetery: Why does the military assume that a dead American soldier must always have been a Christian?

  Embattled Belief .. The Religious Experiences of American Military Nicholas Pellegrino This fascinating essay by Nicholas Pellegrino asks an important question. Why are America’s military cemeteries filled with crosses?  Even if, in the days of yore, 90% of Americans filled in the blan[...]

February 14th, 2018 - 3:42 am § in America, Donald Trump

Wesley Clark on Our National Defence

General Clark is a personal hero of mine, someone I feel should have become President.  He represents a rational set of views, independent of the Trumpist screaming that has afflicted both parties.  Please watch![...]

April 13th, 2017 - 1:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

BREAKING NEWS: Message to North Korea from The Donald

President Donald Trump called it “another successful job” later Thursday. Washington (CNN) Trump’s  military dropped America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb, the “Bunker Buster,” on ISIS targets in Afghanistan. This is the weapon the US would use if it were to [...]

December 5th, 2016 - 11:32 am § in America

TRUMPS NAVY ….

 The Navy is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters. This is all part of another Trump lie that the American military is underfunde[...]

September 26th, 2016 - 7:34 am § in Misc.

While the US Is Down to ONE Icebreaker ……..

Chinese Arctic expedition team returns home China’s seventh Arctic expedition using the Chinese icebreaker Xuelong returned to its research base in Shanghai on Monday after a 78-day mission.[...]

September 14th, 2016 - 8:20 am § in Misc.

US Navy sailor abruptly gives birth on aircraft carrier at sea

So this sailor had been complaining of stomach pain.  The she  give birth to baby girl aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, an aircraft carrier in the middle of flying combat missions over Iraq and Syria.  The mother claimed to be unaware of the pregnancy as well. According to Navy policy, a s[...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 1:01 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: How many aircraft carriers does Russia have?

The US Navy has ten nuclear powered  super carriers able to launch fleets of air power anyplace  the sea goes.  We also have a large number of smaller carriers.  All of these are combat ready.  How many operational carriers have today? A. 7 B. 3 C. 2 D. 1 E. 0  [...]