US Army Colonel Timothy Reese penned an internal assessment that somehow broke through the firewall and landed in the New York Times. His thrust: We’ve done all that we can do in Iraq, they’re as ready as they’re going to get with us propping them up and the continued presence of our tactical forces [...]
The flotsam and jetsam from things that have come into my scan. Updated throughout the day, maybe.
Welcome Ace of Spade readers! Consider signing this petition to name the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier after a fighting ship rather than a politician!
The North Vietnamese were cruel tormentors of the American POWs [...]
The web-based encyclopedia Wikipedia has its detractors: Political controversies remain controversial behind the curtain, and articles about the arcane or esoteric tend to be populated by niche enthusiasts. For all that, the Wikipedia editors make a sincere attempt to present information fairly and accurately.
For example, in the sometimes confusing arena of military aircraft [...]
Subject: The U.S. Navy answers the question: “Why did the chicken cross the road?”
Naval Education and Training Command (NAVEDTRA): The purpose is to familiarize the chicken with road-crossing procedures. Road-crossing should be performed only between the hours of sunset and sunrise. Solo chickens must have at least three miles of visibility and a [...]
In the fond hope of avoiding server meltdowns like we’ve experienced over the last few days, your host has integrated a caching feature in the back end. Theoretically, users that have made comments – the minority, I’m led to believe – will see no changes, while the majority will be served static files rather [...]
Bing West – a man not known as an enthusiast – sees light at the end of the the tunnel:
Gen. David Petraeus, the theater commander, knows how to defeat an insurgency. In the north, we don’t have to occupy every remote valley. Tribal rebels who just plain like to fight can be isolated [...]
Worth listening to.
The sight was not that unusual, at least not for Mosul, Iraq, on a summer morning: a car parked on the sidewalk, facing opposite traffic, its windows rolled up tight. Two young boys stared out the back window, kindergarten age maybe, their faces leaning together as if to share a whisper.
Steeljaw Scribe has initiated a petition to Congress to end the abominable custom of naming capital warships after mere politicians. It’s a topic I’ve harped on before, and near to my heart.
Eight US Navy ships have fought under the banner Enterprise. There ought to be at least one more.
So sign [...]
Attorney General Eric Holder famously said that when it comes to matters of race in America, we are a nation of cowards for failing to talk about it.
Andrew Breitbart is ready for that conversation:
Of course, the attorney general is essentially right in his assessment. Much of America is petrified to bring up [...]