Obama’s View on the Military’s Purpose

Here’s a quick bit on how Obama sees our military’s purpose: Addressing nearly 1,000 graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, many of whom will likely head to war in Iraq and Afghanistan under his command, Mr. Obama said all hands are required to solve the world’s newest threats: terrorism, the spread of nuclear weapons, […]

Technology In Defense of… What, Exactly?

The US remains fully capable of developing and fielding some awesome technology. Boeing’s recent Phantom Ray stealth unmanned vehicle is a case in point, and demonstrates why it would be foolish for any nation or agency to make war against us. Of course, that assumes that we’re willing to defend ourselves, which we’ve not shown […]

Obama Administration Tells North Korea: “Whatevah!”

Via Little Green Footballs… Obama’s most important role is to act as Commander in Chief. And so, what does his Defense Secretary do? Declares ahead of time that the United States will not act against a foreign power’s threatening actions: Gates: U.S. Not Prepared to Respond to North Korea Missile Launch: The United States can […]

Indian Navy Sinks Fishing Trawler, Army Targeting Carpool Lanes

Oops: The ship that an Indian navy frigate sank last week was not the pirate “mother ship”, as first claimed, but was actually the hijacked ship itself, U.S. military sources told NBC News Tuesday. The report contradicts earlier claims made by the Indian navy, which said its frigate fired in “self-defense” at a pirate ship […]

Ask Congress if the Iraq War Has Been Won?

Personally, I couldn’t give a shit what Congress thinks about the war, or anything else: Is it time for America to declare success in Iraq? That depends on whom you ask. While the nation has been consumed with its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the war — the early focal point of the […]

Marines Kick Ass, Take Names

Via Power Line, some good news from Afghanistan: “A good day for the Marine Corps“: Michael Ledeen highlights this stirring account of Marines fighting in Afghanistan: FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan — In the city of Shewan, approximately 250 insurgents ambushed 30 Marines and paid a heavy price for it. Shewan has historically been a safe haven […]

Special Forces – Doing Their Jobs

This is good to see: Report: US conducted secret ops in Pakistan, Syria: The U.S. military has conducted nearly a dozen secret operations against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups in Syria, Pakistan and other countries since 2004, The New York Times reported Sunday night. Citing anonymous U.S. officials, the Times story said the operations were authorized […]

Civilian Control over Military: Another Thing the Founders Did Right

No matter if you’re happy, sad, or indifferent about this year’s election results, here’s one thing about which all Americans can be proud: Pentagon prepares for wartime transition: Pentagon officials have begun preparing for the first transfer of power during war since Vietnam. They insist that the complicated transfer from the Bush administration to the […]

U.S. Grows Some in Syrian Raid

I’d see this as particularly good news, if not for the looming possibility of an Obama presidency: The startling U.S. commando attack inside Syrian territory appears to amplify an emerging message to countries giving safe passage to terrorists: Take action, or else the U.S. will.