Archive for the ‘Current Events’ category

   The Chinese government has began to build its Navy under the guise of self defense but the problem that I have with that is that they keep adding OFFENSIVE military weapons. They bought an old aircraft carrier from Russia a while back and are in the process of modernizing, which is fine but the […]

  China said recently that it has begun issuing warnings to foreign military planes entering its self-declared air defense zone over the East China Sea amid heightened tensions with its neighbors, especially Japan. This is a real problem because the Chinese are not going to back down, especially if other nations in the region allow […]

  Have you ever seen the movies where one foe vanquishes another in combat and then salutes him when the fight is over because he admires his grit.I have to salute this old warrior as one warrior to another because he was the true epitome of a fighting man. The name of the gentleman here […]

The United States Marine Corps is conducting a formal investigation into an incident in which Marines are allegedly shown defiling the bodies of what appear to be dead Iraqi insurgents. Entertainment news website TMZ recently obtained 41 pictures they reported were shot in Fallujah in 2004, and made the Defense Department aware of them. The […]

   We entered Afghanistan for the supposed purpose of eliminating the terrorist threat which existed there in the form of al Qaeda. After many years, thousands of lost lives, billions of dollars of wasted taxpayer money the big question for me is where are we going there and what have we gained? If I were […]

The US is Arming Iraq (Again)

February 24th, 2014

Believe it or not the US has armed the Iraqi government before, disarmed them and are arming them again. During Operation Desert Storm the aim of then US President George Bush was to dismantle the Iraqi military and put them out of commission. For those of you who were around if you remember the events […]

The U.S. Defense Department wants to arm more drones with lightweight, precision-guided weapons to support a larger range of combat missions. This seems to be a change in tactics added in order to be able to take care of future terrorist and other threats. The US has become more invasive in it’s tactics used to […]

  The US has spearheaded an embargo against the Iranians with the purpose of squeezing them financially until they give up the idea of developing nuclear weapons. This is only one of several forms of pressure being used along with diplomacy and political pressure. The Iranians have a deeper reason for wanting to use nuclear […]

Although their use is being seriously downplayed the US is continuing to use drones as part of their campaign in Pakistan. The Pakistanis have seeming held a hard line stance against the US use of drones in their airways but I believe that the reality of the situation is that drone operations are so critical […]

Now the Japanese want a Base

February 20th, 2014

  The Japanese have apparently changed their minds about wanting an increased US presence in their country. there has been much past controversy about whether or not the Us should maintain much of a presence there but I believe that the threat of increased Chinese aggression is causing them to have a different opinion about […]

  Secret U.S. missile and electro-optics technology was transferred to China recently by Israel, prompting anger from the U.S. and causing a senior Israeli defense official to resign. The head of defense exports for the Israeli Defense Ministry resigned after a U.S. investigation concluded that technology, including a miniature refrigeration system manufactured by Ricor and used […]

 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has definitely caused military tensions in the area to soar due to many of his actions. He seems to be unstable and is certainly unpredictable. There was some initial hope after he took over that the country was going to go in a different direction but that sadly has […]

List of Military Acronyms

February 14th, 2014

Troops in the US Military use a wide variety  of acronyms, some serious and some are used in jest. This list contains a few so if you hear service members using them you will know what they mean.  BCGs  Birth Control Glasses. Large, black plastic framed glasses issued to service members in need of corrective lenses. Generally […]

  The US Defense Department seems to want us to believe that they don’t have a specific plan for dealing with China in the event of a crisis but I am willing to bet both arms and legs that they have a focused plan in hand which incorporates all possible contingencies. As a matter of […]

  Terrorism has spread even more as US and NATO forces have battled to contain it. The long and arduous fight has mainly taken place in the middle east but our forces have done such a good job of keeping terrorists backed on their heels that they have moved on to neighboring countries. The bad […]