The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

General Kelly, You Clearly Don’t Understand How “Progress” Works

by Smitty This is precisely the sort of scurrilous, retro-warrior thinking that Political Correctness was supposed to squash: Kelly, who has been a Marine for 45 years and served three tours in Iraq, said the sole basis for change in the military should be whether the change will make units more lethal. We no longer […]

Rangers Lead the Way

Bob with his girlfriend Johanna, after his graduation Friday. “Acknowledging the fact that a ranger is a more elite soldier, who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a ranger, my country expects me to move further, faster, and fight harder than any other […]

Our Son Made It Through

  My wife got the call Sunday from Camp Rudder: “Hooah!” Regular readers know about our son’s service (see “A Soldier and Two Marines: Sworn to ‘Support and Defend the Constitution’” and “He Gets His Wings Tonight”). We have spent the past months praying for him to make it through one of the most difficult […]

General: Military ‘Degraded’ by Obama

Barbara Hollingsworth at CNS News reports: The military readiness of the United States is being “degraded by social experimentation,” Maj. Gen. Robert Dees (U.S. Army-Ret.) said Saturday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. Dees said that the Obama administration’s use of the military for “social engineering” on controversial gay and gender issues is detrimental […]

Obama Policy Defends ‘Boy Play’ in Afghanistan; U.S. Troops Punished

Apparently, this is what “Hope and Change” looks like: Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not […]

Everybody Is Shocked — Shocked! — the Administration Falsified ISIS Intellgence

Political “leaders” demand dishonest spin: More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials . . . The accusations suggest that a large number of people tracking the inner workings of […]

War Against Human Nature: 100% Failure

Instead of training to fight America’s enemies, the United States Army has been ordered to engage in a war against human nature: All eight female soldiers who survived the initial days of the first-ever Army Ranger School course to include women failed to make it to the second phase, but can still try again and […]

How to Win Wars

Once, during Stonewall Jackson’s famous 1862 campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, some Union cavalry charged the rear guard of Jackson’s column and were nearly annihilated by a deadly volley of infantry fire. The officer who reported this action to Jackson was Col. John Mercer Patton (an ancestor of the famed WWII General George S. Patton). […]

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