Frank Buckles had to tell a lot of stories before he finally got indoctrinated into the US Army at age 16.5. Neither the Marine recruiter nor the Navy one was buying his story of being legally ready. But he persevered.
It got him to France:
In 1917 and 1918, close to 5 million Americans [...]
The only one you need, according to Business Insider:
Zero out the defense budget and you’re still left with an $800 billion shortfall.
The rate of increase in entitlement spending gets worse next year, and the year after that.
It was the telegenic crowds of apparently secular youth crowding the public squares and calling out for democracy and freedom in Egypt that caught our rapt attention. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood was as late to the party as we ourselves. And al Qaeda’s number 2 man, the Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri tried and failed for thirty [...]
In many college campuses, incoming freshmen are assigned a book to read during their pre-term summer, or in the early weeks of the first semester. The theory is that the students will be “grounded” in at least one book before branching off in their separate threads. Would you like to know what’s being assigned?
Read the story of the Israeli techie that took Muammar Gadaffi’s rambling tirade and housed it up.
Mr. Alooshe spent a few hours at the computer, using Auto-Tune pitch corrector technology to set the speech to the music of “Hey Baby,” a 2010 electro hip-hop song by American rapper Pitbull, featuring another artist, T-Pain. [...]
Judicial Watch pulls the curtain back on the late senior senator from Massachusetts:
“While Kennedy was in Santiago he made arrangements to ‘rent’ a brothel for an entire night. Kennedy allegedly invited one of the Embassy chauffeurs to participate in the night’s activities.” “[I]n each country Kennedy insisted on interviewing ‘the angry young men’ [...]
Big parade in Kuwait this weekend:
On Saturday, tens of thousands of people, from children to heads of state, lined a stretch of highway outside of Kuwait City for a two-hour military parade of nations from the coalition forces that in 1991 repelled Saddam Hussein’s invading army.
Tanks, troops, armored vehicles, helicopters and barrel-rolling [...]
The Taliban go about it differently:
This year the spring offensive by the Taliban and other insurgent groups has a new and terrifying face: the insurgents are using suicide bombers who create high casualties to sow terror and are planning an assassination campaign as well, Afghan and American military analysts say.
The insurgents’ deadly [...]
Courtesy of Bill Ardolino, the value of air supremacy.
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I’d almost feel sorry for these brutes, but the guy carefully brushing his hair prior to combat only earns my contempt.
It’s an ego fight for them. Our guys are gutting it [...]
SecDef Gates thinks the time for force on force ground campaigns may be over:
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates bluntly told an audience of West Point cadets on Friday that it would be unwise for the United States to ever fight another war like Iraq or Afghanistan, and that the chances of carrying out [...]