Russia and NATO

I found this image on Facebook, on Ron Paul Flix. Ukraine was not a member of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, but the formal basis for NATO-Ukraine relations is the 1997 Charter on a Distinctive Partnership, which established the NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC). In 2008, Ukraine was considering NATO membership, but the election of the …

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The Commander-in-Chief and the Minimum Wage

We have noted previously Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s President Obama’s proposals concerning military pay and benefits, but I have since taken the time to put together some numbers. President Obama wants to see the minimum wage increased from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour by the end of 2015, in three steps of …

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A Commander-in-Chief who has failed in his duty

It’s no surprise that Defense spending was going to have to be cut. With the war in Iraq over, and our slow withdrawal from Afghanistan in process, we were simply going to need less. But this has your Editor more than a little annoyed. From USA Today: The budget calls for a 1% pay increase …

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There are reasonable savings in the Defense budget!

From Military Times: Congress wants common camouflage uniform Dec. 12, 2013 – 06:00AM   |  By Andrew Tilghman, Staff writer Congress will try one more time to get the Pentagon to cease its uniform madness and adopt a common camouflage pattern for all four services. The compromise defense authorization bill for 2014 includes a provision that directs the Defense Department …

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The guy who makes their coffee is worth more than the guy who protects their freedom . . .

. . . or so say the editors of The New York Times. From Robert Stacey Stacy McCain: Ask NY Times Who Deserves More Pay: America’s Troops or Fast-Food Workers? Posted on | December 2, 2013 | 7 Comments In an editorial Sunday, the New York York Times argued that America’s troops are being paid …

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Veterans’ Day

From The Victory Girls: The Legacy of Trenton – Veterans Day 2013 by Kit Lange on November 11, 2013 It was Christmas, 1776.  The Continental Army, made up of unpaid volunteers with poor equipment and not enough winter clothing, was cold, hungry, and despairing.  Some of the troops did not even have shoes.  The ideas …

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The “ongoing investigation”

From Karen, the Loneliest of Conservatives: Congress Denied Access To Benghazi Survivors by Lonely Conservative • October 31, 2013 • 11 Comments The cover up continues. The State Department and the DOJ are blocking Congress from having access to survivors of the Benghazi attack. They blame it on the ongoing investigation, The Justice and State departments are now citing …

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#Army: PFC McCain is starting SFAS course

From Robert Stacey Stacy McCain: Send Angels to Fort Bragg Posted on | October 26, 2013 | 11 Comments Well, I knew this day was coming, and now it begins. Mr McCain’s son will be starting the two week Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) course. Here is The Discovery Channel’s program on Two Weeks in Hell. …

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A very disappointing sentence

From The Washington Post: Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years By Julie Tate, Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 11:17 AM E-mail the writer A military judge on Wednesday morning sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Manning, 25, was convicted last month of multiple charges, …

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She got off lightly

From NBC News: Army deserter who fled to Canada sentenced to 10 months in prison By Keith Coffman, ReutersDENVER — An Army private believed to be the first female U.S. soldier to seek refuge in Canada rather than return to duty in Iraq was sentenced to 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to desertion, …

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