Category: American Military

September 24, 2012

Military Voting

Filed under: American Military,Elections & Voting - 24 Sep 2012

Buried among the news stories about the thousands of dead people registered to vote; counties with more registered voters than people; family pets getting absentee ballot requests; [ballots given to complete strangers; offers to sell absentee ballots;] and the Justice …

August 28, 2012

Gen. Dempsey takes sides in SEALs v. Obama battle over leaks

Filed under: American Military,In The News,War On Terror - 28 Aug 2012

President Barack Obama’s selection for the U.S. military’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff surprised former military officers and pro-military conservatives when he decided to take sides in the heated political battle between the Obama administration and former members …

August 11, 2012

Ohio’s Ballot Battle

Ohio is a swing state. Whatever happens there affects us all.

The Obama campaign has sued Ohio over early voting. The argument over military voting is politically convenient but essentially meaningless. And nearly every political analyst has gotten this …

July 29, 2012

Travis Manion Foundation: honoring the fallen

Filed under: American Military - 29 Jul 2012

Travis Manion of Doylestown, PA was the son of a Marine Colonel. He excelled in high school in both academics and sports rising to become an All-America wrestler. He received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy where …

July 18, 2012

On a Wing and a …

Not long ago, a group of 66 members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, urging him to issue guidance to counter an “alarming pattern of attacks on faith” in the U.S. Air Force. This was …

June 10, 2012

Does Our President Need to be a Veteran?

The left is trying to make an issue of the fact that Mitt Romney didn’t serve in the U.S. military, instead of going to the jungles of South Vietnam he went to France to be a missionary. Steve Peoples, of …

May 25, 2012

President Obama Weakens America

Filed under: American Military,Politics In General - 25 May 2012

President Obama is threatening to veto a 642 billion dollar defense spending bill. Now, reasonable people can debate about how much we need to spend for defense or if there is fat that can be cut out of the budget. …

May 23, 2012

Posse Comitatus Act kicked to the roadside by feds, say critics

Filed under: American Government,American Military - 23 May 2012

The new defense authorization act all but erases decades of U.S. government compliance with the letter and the spirit of the Posse Comitatus Act 1878, a law that prohibits the use of the U.S. military to perform law enforcement …

April 27, 2012

Travis Mills

Filed under: American Military - 27 Apr 2012

On April 10, 2012 the life of a man named Travis Mills was immeasurably changed forever. Travis is a Staff Sergeant in the Army and is part of the legendary 82nd Airborne Division based out of Fort Bragg NC. This …

April 4, 2012

U.S. Military Under Increased Pressure

Filed under: American Military,Foreign Countries & Policy - 04 Apr 2012

As the war in Afghanistan grinds on, our troops are faced with an ever increasing amount of danger, stress and pressure. Many of them are on their third, fourth or even fifth combat deployment. Officially, our commitment runs through the …

March 29, 2012

Bumper Sticker History: Remembering Some Truly Audacious Military Operations

Filed under: American Military,Featured Conservative,History - 29 Mar 2012

On March 19, speaking at a Morris Township, New Jersey Democratic Party fundraiser, Vice President Joe Biden provided what may be the mother of all election year bumper stickers when he asserted, “Osama Bin Laden is dead and General Motors …

February 18, 2012

U.S. Defense Contract Awarded To Brazilian Company

Filed under: American Military,In The News - 18 Feb 2012

In December of 2011, the United States Air Force awarded a $355 million dollar contract to a company called Embraer. The contract called for the company to build an initial allotment of 35 Light Air Support (LAS) aircraft, with more …

January 31, 2012

Preparing the Military for Future Threats

Filed under: American Military - 31 Jan 2012

With breaking news of a U.S. Navy SEAL team successfully rescuing two hostages from pirates in Somalia, military pundits are quick to note how the deployment of small, elite units will fit in with President Barack Obama’s vision for modernizing …

January 29, 2012

U.S. Carrier Fleet To Remain Intact

Filed under: American Military - 29 Jan 2012

The Obama administration has decided to maintain the number of aircraft carrier strike groups in the U.S. fleet at eleven. It was thought that impending Department of Defense budget cuts would necessitate a reduction in the fleet by as many …

January 22, 2012

Military Modernization: Back to the Future

Filed under: American Military - 22 Jan 2012

President Barack Obama’s vision for modernizing the U.S. military is little more than an exercise in “back to the future.”

Consider: Back in 2001, the armed forces were nearly a decade into positing what 21st-century warfare would entail. These considerations were …

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