You’ll turn your ankle.
It’d be hard not to, when they’re rolling around all over the deck.
31 AUG 09: Naval Academy Preparatory School CO relieved due to “loss of confidence” in his ability to command. The “Naval Academy’s diversity officer and NAPS liaison officer… has temporarily assumed duties as NAPS’s commanding officer.”
Marine Captain Matthew Freeman’s death didn’t make headlines, like some others have recently. He was just another number.
But he went down swinging:
He died on a mission for which he volunteered, in a province far from home, leading men into battle. Pinned down and receiving a “heavy volume” of enemy fire, the medal [...]
JPJ’s wardroom tests CHINFO’s limits.
Don’t go there if you don’t like rapper-style F-bombs from yet-to-be-qualified junior officers aboard warships at sea.
Update: I guess CHINFO didn’t like it.
The WaPo has come out with an article detailing how Khalid Sheik Mohammed went from 9/11 planner to terrorism didact:
After enduring the CIA’s harshest interrogation methods and spending more than a year in the agency’s secret prisons, Khalid Sheik Mohammed stood before U.S. intelligence officers in a makeshift lecture hall, leading what they [...]
More fires in SoCal after a dry, dry spring:
A wildfire in the mountains above Los Angeles has surged in every direction, going in a single day from a modest threat to a danger to some 10,000 homes.
The blaze nearly tripled in size in triple-digit heat Saturday, leaving three people burned, destroying [...]
Pich Paisely has some pretty cool pictures of arresting gear getting a workover.
(H/T to FbL for the link)
I remain committed to speaking no ill. But I decline to be silent in the face of this piece of moral absurdity from Chicago Tribune op-ed writer Eric Zorn:
This thought experiment invites a question to which there is no nonpartisan answer: Was it just as well that we didn’t — couldn’t — have [...]
Former CIA insider Reuel Marc Gerecht dishes on the impact of moving the agency out of the forefront in the war on terror:
American counterterrorism has now enthusiastically shifted from the “gloves coming off” to a post-post-9/11 determination to return American virtue to what it supposedly once was. Unless Langley now piles on cash [...]
The surviving members of the band are having a bit of a reunion tour:
The United Arab Emirates has seized a ship carrying North Korean-manufactured munitions, detonators, explosives and rocket-propelled grenades bound for Iran in violation of United Nations sanctions, diplomats said.
The UAE two weeks ago notified the UN Security Council of the [...]