So, it’s been a busy day today, and so it has. What with yesterday passing in a bit of a blur due to some unwelcome, but not entirely unanticipated news from Balboa Naval Hospital. A very high success rate, I’m told. In and out on the same day. Never to fret.
Still, even a [...]
Anybody notice anything suspicious about the crowd at the president’s speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison?
On a semi-related note, an Instapundit reader asks if the left is going to “question the timing” of the recent terror threat viz. our upcoming national election.
In 3, 2, [...]
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (Sept. 27, 2010) Navy SEALs carry the casket of Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) 3rd Class Denis Miranda off the flight line of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Miranda was one of nine service members killed when the helicopter in which they were traveling crashed in Zabul Province in Southern Afghanistan Sept. [...]
Two very different living conditions:
“Being in the Army and working on an Air Force post really opened our eyes,” Army Sgt. Nicholas Hub wrote on a Stars and Stripes survey, one of nearly 2,000 completed in August by troops in Iraq.
“Why can they live and eat so good compared to us? Every [...]
Courtesy of occasional reader Zane, the iconography of Iwo Jima, with an essay on Joe Rosenthal’s tribulations. His photograph of the second raising of the American flag atop Suribachi guaranteed the existence of the Corps for the next 500 years, according to Navy Secretary James Forrestal.
I’ve walked those beaches and climbed that hill, [...]
Pundits and policy wonks have long wondered how long Israel will forbear to swat at Iran, if it believes that 1) its existential nemesis is secretly weaponizing its nuclear capability and, 2) the US declines to act.
If this former spook is correct, the battle may already be on:
The opening salvo came in [...]
Ring the bells, the Great War is finally over:
The First World War will officially end on Sunday, 92 years after the guns fell silent, when Germany pays off the last chunk of reparations imposed on it by the Allies.
The final payment of £59.5 million, writes off the crippling debt that was the [...]
Concerned about the trend lines for this autumn’s mid-term congressional elections, the White House is taking political advice from – wait for it – Michael Dukakis:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis (D) gave the Obama administration his advice about how to stave off electoral losses during a recent visit to the White House.
Two articles and one op-ed in the news today are sufficient, if not over-abundant, evidence that success in the Afghan war will be tortuously difficult to achieve. First, General David Petraeus is faced with the Herculean task of rapidly setting the conditions for a handover of the security effort to an Afghan government that [...]