Rule 5 Blogging: The Lions of the Jordan A much longer one than usual, with stories about the IDF's experience with women serving in combat units

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 Natalie Portman in her summer clothes, but women, in full …

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The Obama Administration and the gutting of our military No outside enemy could have done more to weaken our armed forces than our own Commander-in-Chief has done

From RedState: Throw the Book at Bowe Bergdahl Leon H. Wolf (Diary)  |  October 12th, 2015 at 04:00 AM Justice, at its root, is a word that means fairness. It means that bad behavior is punished – to a reasonable degree – and good behavior is rewarded. There’s been a lot of focus lately on …

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This is what happens when you choose to work in a war zone

From The Wall Street Journal: Obama Apologizes for Afghan Airstrike on Hospital President calls head of Doctors Without Borders before U.S. completes probe of deadly attack By Carol E. Lee and Felicia Schwartz | Updated Oct. 7, 2015 7:10 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama personally apologized for the deadly U.S. airstrike on a hospital run …

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So, is it just wicked reich-wing Republicans saying that President Obama’s foreign policy shows no leadership . . . . . . or do foreigners think so, too?

From The Wall Street Journal: Iraqis Urge Russia to Strike Islamic State Moscow’s intervention would rival U.S. influence By Matt Bradley and Ghassan Adnan | Updated Oct. 6, 2015 4:00 p.m. ET BAGHDAD—Iraqi Shiite lawmakers and militia leaders are urging Russia to launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants in their country, a sharp reproach to …

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Is it possible that the Commander-in-Chief does not like or respect the troops under his command?

I was talking to my sister-in-law on Monday evening; she is, or at least was, a die-hard Democrat, who voted for Barack Hussein Obama twice, but is finally, finally! having doubts that he really has the best interests of America at heart. The source of her change of heart is the agreement concerning Iran and …

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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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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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