Flag flown by the Islamic State
The latest news from Iraq and Afghanistan includes: 1) a former GITMO detainee recruiting for the Islamic State; 2) al Qaeda and IS reaching an accord (a joint venture, or “JV” according to Obama) in Syria; 3) $420 million worth of U.S. weapons and other items missing in . . . → Read More: Islamic State and al Qaeda are now a real “JV” (joint venture)!
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel revealed on November 17, 2014 that the United States is speeding up the training of Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. I thought the U.S. was training the Iraqi Army back in 2004, until Obama pulled us out in 2011. Did I miss something?
Defense . . . → Read More: Hagel: U.S. speeding up training of Iraqi forces to fight ISIS!
Capt. Elder Saintjuste, of Hope Mills, N.C., was an enlisted man and then became an officer. He is being forced to retire after 20 years of service. (Travis Dove-The New York Times)
As the U.S. Army shrinks, Gen. Martin Dempsey talks of sending a “small” number of troops back to Iraq. It would have . . . → Read More: As the US Army shrinks Dempsey talks of sending more to Iraq
In this November 22, 2009, file photo members of Sahwa (Awakening Council), take part in a funeral procession for another member in Baghdad, Iraq. Most of the bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe found in a mass grave on October 30, 2014, were members of Sahwa. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
As . . . → Read More: Bodies of 150 Sunnis who fought Islamic State in mass grave.
October 22, 2014: Afghan National Army soldiers load their belt-fed machine gun during a mock attack on an enemy’s stronghold during a military training exercise at Kabul Military Training Center. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
To show the glaring disconnect between the political correctness coming out of the Pentagon, and the realities coming out of the . . . → Read More: Green Berets criticize performance of Afghan army troops
An ISIS boot camp for children as young as five, training them to become suicide bombers, etc. Whatever it takes to kill the infidel. (The one in the front row just right of center looks like my nephew!)
The Islamic State (ISIL according to Obama) and competing terrorist groups are growing by leaps and . . . → Read More: The Islamic State (and others) is growing by leaps and bounds.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno, May 2014. (Getty Images)
U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno said recently that Congressional plans to reduce the size of the Army are going too far. The Army is currently 510,000 strong. Congress wants to reduce it to 490,000, and then to 450,000, and . . . → Read More: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno—don’t cut Army’s size
The Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A Frenchman named Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry wrote an article in The Week magazine on October 9, 2014, suggesting that U.S. general officers should retire after the age of 50. It’s an interesting point, but one that misses the mark.
Mr. Gobry begins by referring to the ages of Napoleon . . . → Read More: Should U.S. general officers retire after the age of 50?
April 12, 2011: Michelle talks with General James Amos in the East Room at the White House. One look at the picture tells you haw he got his job. Liars: it takes on to know one. (Reuters)
In yet another example of how those in high places get away with things the rest of . . . → Read More: “Semper Lie:” Marine Commandant Gen. Amos padded resume
Iraqi security forces inspect the wreckage of cars following a suicide bomb attack in Ramadi, on September 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Azhar Shallal)
Iraq is being overrun by ISIS. It didn’t have to be this way.
Former U.S. Ambassador James Jeffrey told Frontline:
…that “everyone” warned the Obama administration about ISIS–and that they did nothing.
. . . → Read More: Iraq is being overrun by ISIS, but it didn’t have to be this way.