Posts Tagged ‘Military’

May 12th, 2022 - 3:21 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump wanted to court-martial retired military officers who criticized him

It’s abundantly clear that Trump was lawless and accepted no limits on his power. Admiral William McRaven (bio here), retired since 2014, criticized Trump as a civilian. Furious, Trump wanted to recall McRaven to active duty and court-martial him for “disloyalty.” Same with General Stanley McC[...]

May 10th, 2022 - 4:52 pm § in Russia

What’s behind Russia’s air war failures?

It takes more than flashy jets to win. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 6th, 2022 - 9:58 pm § in Health, Misc.

Covid denier can kiss his Army career goodbye

An Army lieutenant who refused to telework, provide a negative test, or wear a mask was convicted by a special court-martial of violating orders. Mark Bradshaw (photo), an Air Force sergeant who became an Army officer, is a jerk. He was a company commander, and the soldiers under him had no choice a[...]

March 29th, 2022 - 10:31 am § in America

50th Anniversary of end of Vietnam War.


March 15th, 2022 - 4:48 am § in Russia

Why Ukraine is winning (video)

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March 15th, 2022 - 4:30 am § in Russia

Are tiny cheap weapons making traditional armies obsolete?

A Russian main battle tank costs about $5 million. A Javelin anti-tank missile costing $175,000 can destroy it. Russia has committed about 2,000 of its roughly 12,000 tanks to its Ukraine invasion. Those tanks cost Russia ~$10 billion, not counting crew training costs, and given a Javelin kill rate [...]

March 12th, 2022 - 11:35 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Russia

How Trump changed America’s nuclear strategy

America’s 14 Trident subs, 8 operating in the Pacific out of Bangor, Washington, and 6 in the Atlantic, are now armed with some low-yield “tactical” warheads. This warhead, dubbed the W76-2, has about one-third to one-half the explosive power of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs. De[...]

February 3rd, 2022 - 6:45 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Why U.S. Navy spending never ends

Apart from the fact ships eventually wear out, you have to invest in the latest naval technology if you don’t want to get blown out of the water. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 27th, 2022 - 11:19 pm § in China, Health

How hard is it to get a religious vaccine exemption in the U.S. military?

Recruits and troops in the U.S. armed forces are routinely inoculated against a laundry list of diseases. So, if you sign on the dotted line (nobody is drafted anymore, although the Selective Service law remains on the books for national emergencies), you expect to get jabbed and more than once. (Wh[...]

January 26th, 2022 - 10:01 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Russia

Can Ukraine be defended?

From the map below (click on it to enlarge), it doesn’t look like it, as two-thirds of the country is a salient. A topo map of Ukraine (here) isn’t encouraging; except for the Carpathian mountains in the west, the landscape is mostly plains, steppes, and plateaus (details here). Harsh wi[...]