Brian Aitken was sentenced to 7 years in a New Jersey penitentiary for the gross crime of having two legally purchased handguns in the trunk of his car, stuffed in a duffel bag, locked and unloaded.
Governor Christie has a well-earned reputation for common sense.
Let’s see if he keeps it.
That’s the argument being made by Navy CAPT Holly Graf, late CO of the USS Cowpens, to a panel of flag officers charged with determining whether she ought to be able to complete her naval service:
The civilian attorney for a cruiser skipper fired for cruelty and mistreatment of her crew told a board [...]
Asymmetric warfare is the term of art for a conflict between two belligerents with markedly different levels of military power. The weaker power, unable or unwilling to engage in a stand-up fight, will use strategies and tactics that exploit the characteristic weaknesses of the stronger one. When such tactics blur the line between soldier [...]
Casual readers will have by now noted that your host is considerably less exercised over the latest Wikileaks document dump than he had been hitherto. Partly this inherent in the reduced emotional impact of repeated shocks, partly this is to do with the oxen being gored in the instant case, and partly it’s because [...]
Is anyone else the least bit surprised that 1) our friends in the Kingdom aren’t terribly keen about the notion of a nuclear armed Iran, and 2) they’d very much like someone else to take care of it?
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has repeatedly urged the United States to attack Iran to destroy [...]
The Swiss, famously, like things neat and tidy. The country itself should operate as smoothly as, well: A Swiss watch.
But things have been getting remarkably untidy in the land of the red shield and white cross. More than 60% of the Swiss prison population are non-natives.
And the Swiss have had enough:
Over at Hot Air, the Allahpundit is hosting a conversation about Iceland’s new constitutional assembly, which will be written by 31 citizens at large:
Since the country’s financial system melted down two years ago and a parliamentary inquiry revealed systemic corruption in the government, the public’s been desperate for a jolt of hope and [...]
The city of Portland is now willing to reconsider its previous unwillingness to allow its police department to cooperate with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force:
What is ironic is that the operation that found and stopped Mohamud is precisely the kind of law enforcement work that Portland’s leaders, working with the American Civil [...]
Caught with their pants down by the Assange clique:
A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at back-room bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats.
Some of [...]
For those keeping score at home, the difference between ourselves and our civilizational enemies is the lengths that they will go to take a life, and the lengths that we will go to save one:
In any U.S. hospital, (Sgt.) Solorzano would be considered too sick to put on an elevator and take to [...]