Below the fold, a story of intestinal infortitude from naval aviation’s front lines: The story of how a young lieutenant junior grade competed for a new callsign in Operation Enduring Freedom.
You’re not going to want to read this if you’re the delicate sort, nor if bathroom humor with the occasional Anglo-Saxon thrown in offends.
It’s not all beer and skittles in the fleet.
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The Air Force Chief-of-Staff has delivered to Congress the approved answer on why the F-22 Raptor did not see action in the opening days of the Libyan adventure – it was too far away:
Lockheed Martin Corp. F-22 fighters haven’t been used over Libya to attack air defenses or counter Libyan jets because they’re [...]
Bad mishap aboard the JOHN C. STENNIS in the waters here off SoCal:
Ten sailors were injured Wednesday when an F/A-18C Hornet suffered a catastrophic engine failure and caught fire as a pilot was preparing to take off from the carrier John C. Stennis about 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, the [...]
Arlington National Cemetery is back in the news again, and – once again – the news isn’t good:
The list is 84 names long — mostly generals and colonels. There’s a sergeant major of the Army, a former assistant Army secretary, a Navy vice admiral, a former congressman.
They are VIPs with one of [...]
There may not be boots on the ground in Libya – yet – but the New York Times is convinced that CIA operatives are in place, and have been for weeks:
The Central Intelligence Agency has inserted clandestine operatives into Libya to gather intelligence for military airstrikes and to contact and vet the beleaguered [...]
The New York Times‘ Ross Douthat has really been bird-dogging President Obama’s speeches and actions with regards to our latest adventure. So much so, that if Libya hadn’t happened, one wonders what he’d be writing about.
Being the Times‘ token conservative voice, he writes in measured, serious tones: In today’s blog-ed entitled, “The President’s [...]
That’s one where a 14-year old girl gets flogged to death for the crime of being raped.
I guess the good news is that public anger at the doctors who ruled her death a suicide are now facing prosecution.
You take what you can get.
All over again:
The Obama administration is engaged in a fierce debate over whether to supply weapons to the rebels in Libya, senior officials said on Tuesday, with some fearful that providing arms would deepen American involvement in a civil war and that some fighters may have links to Al Qaeda.
The debate has [...]
President Obama promised to run a “transparent” government, issuing an open government directive that was intended to contrast his stewardship with the “secrecy” of the Bush presidency. Critics have noted that the promise has often been honored more in the breach than in the observance.
With good reason:
President Obama says a shutdown of [...]
Many Marines from 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines were on their way from their Hawaiian homeport to predeployment leave when their deployment calendar was changed: They’ll deploy one month early to Sangin Province, Afghanistan.
The schedule change impacted travel plans, and the battalion CO wrote a letter to the commercial airlines asking them to consider [...]