The Other McCain

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

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

During the course of the Best Ranger competition at Fort Benning, the teams ran or marched 62 miles in less than 60 hours while completing a series of tasks — obstacle courses, weapons ranges, etc. That’s basically back-to-back marathons, with a couple of 10Ks added on. The brigade commander called it “the Super Bowl of […]

Hallowed Ground

  Try to imagine a row of men, standing shoulder to shoulder, all of them armed with rifles. Picture those men standing on a hill, a few hundred yards in the distance, with their guns aimed at you. Now imagine yourself, standing amid a similar group of armed men, ordered to march across that distance […]

‘We’re Going to War, Bro’

  If you know anything at all about the 82nd Airborne, you know that it’s an all-volunteer unit — an elite combat force. You don’t get there unless you want to fight America’s enemies, and so the troops view their deployment to the Middle East as an opportunity: FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) — For many […]

Breaking: Iran Attacks U.S. Forces in Iraq

Details are still very sketchy: Iran launched more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi bases that hold US troops in what appears to be retaliation for the American airstrike that killed a top Iranian general last week, the Pentagon said Tuesday. A US official told CNN that the attacks did not inflict any US […]

Why Do ‘Incels’ Want War With Iran?

Crazy? You want crazy? David Futrelle is a “male feminist” who I’d ordinarily ignore, but he found something genuinely weird this time: Incels welcome possible war with Iran because “the more dead normies the better” Over on, the regulars seem pretty stoked about what appears to be an impending US war with Iran. When […]

Trump Orders U.S. Air Strike That Kills Top Iranian Commander in Baghdad

  Official statement from the Pentagon: At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service […]

His Name Was Mohammed Alshamrani

  If I had to guess, I’d say he’s probably from Belgium: Four people are dead including the suspect after an active shooting incident at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, police said. The shooter was identified as Mohammed Alshamrani, a Saudi national [oops, I guessed wrong — RSM] and member of the country’s air […]

Report: U.S. Special Operations Raid Kills ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

  The identification is still tentative: A “high value ISIS target” believed to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by U.S.-led forces in Idlib, Syria, a well-placed military source told Fox News on Saturday night. The U.S. military cannot yet confirm the identity of the deceased target. But at 9:23 p.m. Saturday, President Trump […]

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