I always thought it was kind of cool.
Commenters may differ.
No flights this weekend, so your host was free to indulge hisself, like. Played an early morning round o’ golf at MCAS Miramary, and shot an asymmetric 48/38.
Because you care to know.
This has become something of a habit with me of late, fierce struggles on the front nine followed by relatively smooth [...]
A couple of weeks back, the US recognized the Libyan rebel force as the legitimate government of that nation. Yesterday, our legitimate allies murdered their own commanding general, in a move that is bound to further roil the progress of whatever it is we are NATO is trying to accomplish there:
The leadership of [...]
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk established the modern Turkish state out of the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. The “six arrows” of his ideology included republicanism, nationalism, populism, revolutionism, statism and – significantly – secularism, the banishment of faith-based interference in the laws and actions of the state, and vice-versa. The Turkish army has been the [...]
After years of claiming that they didn’t need an special operations forces because “all Marines are elite” (especially force recon), Our Beloved Corps is getting on the SOF train:
The Marines long resisted the idea of carving out an elite unit from their “first to fight” force, but they finally stood up a special [...]
The power of the PRC’s new carrier will not be on her flight deck or engines, but in her symbolism, according to Foreign Policy:
It would be a mistake to overstate the strategic consequences of China’s starter carrier. It will not fundamentally alter military balances in the Asia-Pacific region, nor does it threaten U.S. [...]
I was getting some cash at the ATM in Liberty Station here in San Diego earlier in the week. Noted six young men in non-military clothing, t-shirts and baggy shorts. Sailors, I thought – it’s a Navy town. Short haircuts, but not buzzed. Obviously superb athletes, with limbs and legs formed for functional tasks [...]