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Warning: Fat Kids Can’t Join, Says Pentagon

Posted on November 22, 2014

Unhealthy eating habits could become an issue of national security. The Department of Defense says that obesity is affecting the number of Americans eligible to serve in the military. Recruiting for our military is facing a growing challenge. “I am very concerned about the reduced number of men and women who can meet all of […]

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2015: Another Year in Afghanistan

Posted on November 22, 2014

Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, according to reports. Previously, the president had said US-led NATO combat operations would finish at the end of this year. The NATO follow up mission, to take over on January 1 […]

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Gen. Dempsey Channels Gen. Westmoreland

Written by Gary North on November 17, 2014

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It had to happen. It happened so soon! The United States’ top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was “starting to turn”, but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years. “Starting to turn.” Check. Westmoreland: “Light at the end […]

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Hacked, Cracked, and Shelacked: U.S. Weapons Systems

Written by Gary North on November 15, 2014

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It is not just Target that got hacked. This appears in The Washington Post. Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry. Among more than two dozen major weapons […]

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Back to Iraq: Mission Not Quite Accomplished

Posted on November 8, 2014

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President Barack Obama has authorized the deployment of up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq in order to help train and advise government and Kurdish forces fighting the armed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, the White House has said. “As a part of our strategy for strengthening partners on the ground, President […]

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ISIS: Their Boots, Their Ground

Written by Gary North on October 13, 2014

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President Obama’s plan to bomb ISIS into submission is not working. That the man thought it would work is testimony to his lack of understanding of third generation warfare’s inability to deal with fourth generation warfare. ISIS is rolling to major victories, one after another. The US-led air attacks launched against Islamic State (also known […]

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Naming World War II: A Study in Government Efficiency

Written by Gary North on September 23, 2014

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Dr. Greg Bradsher is the Senior Archivist at the National Archives. He has inadvertently written one of the great comedic lines in official U.S. government history. Background: Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945. That was late spring. Summer began on June 21. On August 9, Japan surrendered. Here is Dr. Bradsher’s sentence: During the summer […]

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