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Jul 21, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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Jul 20, 2012 1 Comment ›› Toro520

CNS News: CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The Defense Department on Thursday announced it is allowing service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade for the first time in U.S. history. In a memorandum sent to all its branches, the department said it was making the allowance for San Diego's gay pride parade on ...

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Jul 16, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Jul 15, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Jul 14, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Big Peace: As the news stories mount regarding Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s decision to move his chemical weapons stockpile from storage to areas closer to rebel locations, there is one thing the mainstream media is not commenting on: How Syria acquired what is reported to be one of the world’s largest arsenals ...

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Jul 13, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Defcon Hill today: Defense hawks in the Senate are in a holding pattern on a United Nations arms treaty that’s drawing strong opposition from the National Rifle Association over Second Amendment concerns. Several influential Republicans defense hawks said Thursday they have to study the issue further before signing on to oppose it, despite a ...

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Jul 5, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Jul 5, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpt from The Hill: A subset of the Marine Corps band struck up one of Mitt Romney's walkout songs while President Obama was greeting visitors at the White House Independence Day celebration. A White House pool report said the band struck up Rodney Atkins's "It's America," and described it as an "awkward moment." The president ...

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Jul 4, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran declared Wednesday that it can destroy nearby U.S. military bases and strike Israel within minutes of an attack on the Islamic Republic, reflecting tensions over Iran's suspect nuclear program. The veiled threat came during a military drill that has included the firing of ballistic missiles. The elite Revolutionary Guards, conducting the ...

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Jul 3, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON — The United States has quietly moved significant military reinforcements into the Persian Gulf to deter the Iranian military from any possible attempt to shut the Strait of Hormuz and to increase the number of fighter jets capable of striking deep into Iran if the standoff over its nuclear program escalates. The deployments are part ...

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Jun 29, 2012 Comments Off Toro520

The patriotism of ANY soldier or veteran who continues to support Obama deserves the highest scrutiny Excerpted from the Washington Free Beacon: The Obama administration on Friday threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill in part because it does not include higher health care fees for members of the military. “The Administration is disappointed that the Congress did ...

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Jun 28, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Washington Post: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a federal law making it a crime to lie about receiving the Medal of Honor and other prized military awards, with justices branding the false claim “contemptible” but nonetheless protected by the First Amendment. The court voted 6-3 in favor of Xavier ...

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Jun 27, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: The looming threat of sequestration is proving to extend beyond the walls of the Pentagon, making its way into the political arena as the November elections get closer. Not only will the additional $500 billion in defense cuts have an effect on the lives of more than 1 million government ...

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Jun 27, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - The U.S. is carefully expanding efforts to provide intelligence, training and at times small numbers of forces to African nations, to help counter terrorist activities in the region, the top American military commander for Africa said this week. Speaking to a conference that included representatives from African nations, Gen. Carter Ham, head of ...

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Jun 27, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times: WASHINGTON — A year ago, Marine Capt. M. Matthew Phelps might have been relieved of his command in San Diego if the military found out he was gay. On Tuesday, he stood in a packed Pentagon auditorium and openly discussed his sexuality. "I happen to be gay, but more ...

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Jun 26, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

And by doing so, he's not only shielding his staff - the most likely culprits - but he's also implicitly blaming our intelligence agencies... Excerpted from The Hill: Officials at the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies will be given expanded polygraph tests under a new Obama administration directive aimed at stamping out national-security leaks. James Clapper, ...

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Jun 23, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Syria said Saturday it shot down a Turkish reconnaissance plane because the plane entered its airspace, insisting it was "not an attack" as both sides desperately tried to de-escalate the episode before it exploded into a regional conflagration. Turkey threatened to retaliate but did not say what action it would take as ...

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Jun 23, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Hostile to Christianity, in other words... Excerpted from The Hill: A group of 66 Republican lawmakers is accusing the Air Force of creating “a culture that is hostile toward religion.” The House members wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asking him to investigate whether recent indicents at the Air Force are having a "chilling ...

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Jun 20, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Washington Times: The U.S. military is guilty of political correctness toward domestic Islamic terror, according to a congressional report made public Wednesday that concludes al Qaeda is using U.S.-based Muslim radicals to plan mass casualty attacks. “Homegrown radicalization is now the vanguard of al Qaeda’s strategy to continue attacking the United States and ...

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Jun 20, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from USA Today: — A U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. military officials said the classified report and recommendations for disciplinary action against ...

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Jun 20, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

(Reuters) - The instructor of a college course that taught top military officers the United States was at war with Islam has been relieved of teaching duties and the course ordered redesigned to reflect U.S. policy, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. The elective course at the National Defense University's Joint Forces Staff College included a ...

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Jun 19, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Times Of Israel: Iran, Syria, Russia and China are planning the “biggest-ever wargames in the Middle East,” according to an unconfirmed report on the semi-official Iranian news site Fars News. A Syrian official denied the claims. According to the article, the four countries are preparing 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 1,000 tanks for the ...

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Jun 19, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the world nervously eyes Iran, according to a congressional report. The study by the Senate ...

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Jun 16, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Agencie France Presse: An F-15 fighter jet was scrambled Saturday after a small single-engine plane violated a flight ban imposed for President Barack Obama's visit in his hometown of Chicago, officials said. The military jet intercepted the small aircraft "in the vicinity of Chicago" at approximately 10:30 am (1530 GMT), North American Aerospace Defense Command said ...

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Jun 16, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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