The Commander-in-Chief

From the Conservative Tribune, via Gretchen: DEVELOPING: Top Military Leaders Are in an Unprecedented Rebellion Against Obama Every American officer, regardless of branch of service, take the same oath upon their appointment to the military. They swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” The language …

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Isn’t the Commander-in-Chief supposed to protect the troops under his command?

From Marc Thiessen in The Washington Post, via Donald Douglas: Here’s what happens when Taliban leaders are released By Marc A. Thiessen, Published: June 2 If anyone doubts that the five senior Taliban leaders President Obama released this weekend will return to the fight and kill more Americans, they need only look at what happened …

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Rule 5 Blogging: United States Marine Corps

It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as posting photos of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Megan Fox in her summer clothes, but women, in full …

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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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Tough Enough!

No one pays as much attention to the second group! From Stars and Stripes: Ten more women graduate from Marine Corps infantry course By Jennifer Hlad | Published: December 19, 2013 Ten female Marines graduated from the Marine Corps’ Infantry Training Battalion on Thursday, bringing the number of women who have completed the program to …

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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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Tough enough!

From The Washington Post: Three women pass Marine ‘grunt’ test, but Corps holds off on letting them in infantry By Craig Whitlock, Published: November 20 | Updated: Thursday, November 21, 9:05 AM For the first time, three enlisted women have passed the Marine Corps’ grueling infantry course, carrying the same rifles and lugging the same …

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