Articles Posted in the " Military " Category

  • 30 Years Since the Falklands War

    30 Years Since the Falklands War

    How many of you remember the Falklands War? Not only do I remember it (hey–I was in college!) but I later had a thesis student at the US Air Force’s graduate school who had as his close friend a real...


  • War with Iran: Not Inevitable, but Language is Leading There

    War with Iran: Not Inevitable, but Language is Leading There

    Lesson #1 in learning about diplomacy: governments choose their words very carefully, so that messages are sent in the headlines, and the quotes. In 1990 George H W Bush made the statement, as the Iraqi forces were still rolling in...


  • Easing the Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Workforce

    Easing the Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Workforce

    Genesis 10 is a company that focuses on delivering performance and matching the right people to the right tasks for companies. They have also started an outreach effort to help returning Vets transition to the workforce. From a recent email:...


  • Are eReaders Robust Enough for Warfighters?

    Are eReaders Robust Enough for Warfighters?

    I have been enjoying learning about the iPad and will have more recommendations to come about apps that I absolutely love.  That said, I want to switch back to the discussion of iPad vs Kindle–not looking at features, and the...


  • “Save Boeing” as an argument?

    “Save Boeing” as an argument?

     The alert reader has no doubt heard and read stories about the US Air Force’s selection of the next air refueling aircraft, or “Tanker.”  In what to many was a surprise move, the Air Force selected the Northrup Grumman/AEDS (Airbus)...


  • “There you go again…”

    “There you go again…”

    As faithful reader may recall, I have at times taken the time to point out the errors and downright mis-informing ways of our good friend over at “A Liberal Dose.” For examples, including his highly intelligent and intellectual comments, you...


  • Military Pay Impacted by Congress’ failures

    Military Pay Impacted by Congress’ failures

    Yup. It’s official. If Congress doesn’t pass a spending bill that the President can sign, your US Air Force service members, and Department of the Air Force civilians, will have a cut in pay. This is required because the Air...


  • Reasons to Vote for Republicans? Or blindness from Dems?

    Reasons to Vote for Republicans? Or blindness from Dems?

    My good sparring partner Fleshy posted 10 farcical reasons to vote for Republicans. I recommend you go read them from him. I had to respond, since some of them are funny (but he actually believes them to be true) and...


  • The Lieutenant–Courageous, or…

    The Lieutenant–Courageous, or…

    Well, it’s happened. The US Army has preferred charges against “The Lieutenant.” The Lt (according to the Seattle Times) enlisted in June of 2003, to go to Officer Candidate School, receiving his commission following completion of that school. His enlistment,...


  • A “time line” or an “Event line”?

    A “time line” or an “Event line”?

    Today seemed like as good a day as any to write about something that has been slowly gnawing, nay, chewing at me, for a while. It seems appropriate today, on the 5th of July, the day following another successful return...


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