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Illegal Aliens Get Demo Money — Veterans, Not So Much

April 15, 2019 by

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New York lawmakers reject a tuition-aid program to children of veterans killed in action. ~ Political Editors  ~   Leftists and their policies have increasingly favored noncitizens over citizens, but Democrats in New York may well have set a new low. New York’s Higher Education Committee this week voted against advancing a bipartisan bill that […]

A Star Is Born

April 14, 2019 by

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Above Headline Plus: Heartbeat Bill is Given Life in Ohio Putting Readiness First: Transgender Military Policy Finally Takes Effect FRC on the Road   By Tony Perkins   ~ David and Tierney Abel are dedicated to hosting what they call “events with a purpose.” The Abels are the owners, or as they prefer to be called, “stewards” of […]

Miserable Military Housing but Billions for Illegals

March 11, 2019 by

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Illegal aliens gain greater government focus than do U.S. military personnel and their families.  ~ Political Editors  ~   After a growing number of complaints sparked a Reuter’s investigative story, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing recently to determine the degree and scope of unsafe living conditions many military families had experienced while residing […]

How The Space Force Can Restore Our Edge Against China, Russia

February 22, 2019 by

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By John Venable ~ The U.S. just moved one step closer to creating a Space Force. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump directed the Department of Defense to draft legislation to establish the Space Force as a new branch of the military under the secretary of the Air Force. This move is an important step toward […]

America’s Debt To Veterans Doesn’t Require More Red Ink

December 13, 2018 by

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By David Ditch ~ As the 115th Congress comes to a close, America is once more faced with the prospect of legislators who have retired or been voted out of office being in a position to make bad decisions on their way out the door. So-called “lame duck” legislative sessions frequently produce laws that benefit […]

New Report Confirms Our Military’s Strength Has Eroded

November 15, 2018 by

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By James Di Pane ~ Americans often assume their military is the strongest in the world, capable of handling any threats that come its way. But a new report by the National Defense Strategy Commission challenges that idea. It points out how significantly the U.S. military has deteriorated, placing the U.S. in an increasingly precarious […]

Post Election, Rebuilding The US Military Just Became That Much Harder

November 11, 2018 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ With Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives, the path to rebuilding America’s military just became more challenging. For the past two years, Pentagon officials have laid out in stark detail how the military had deteriorated over the past decade, owing to underfunding and overuse in two protracted conflicts. Shortly […]

The Earliest Signing Of The NDAA In 40 Years Is A Giant Step In Rebuilding The Military

August 15, 2018 by

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By Frederico Bartels ~ With President Donald Trump’s signature Monday at Fort Drum, New York, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019 will be the earliest a defense authorization bill has become law since 1978. Forty years ago, the bill was 16 pages long and was called the “Department of Defense […]

America’s Often-Neglected Armed Service Celebrates Its 103rd Birthday

August 4, 2018 by

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By Matthew Ahlquist and James Di Pane ~ With the Coast Guard celebrating its 103rd birthday on Saturday, Aug. 4, now is a perfect time to honor one of the most versatile armed services of the U.S. military. While many people think of the Coast Guard as mainly saving lost boaters and arresting drug smugglers at […]

The Value In Learning The Army’s History

June 14, 2018 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Thursday marks the Army’s 243rd birthday. On this day, soldiers past and present will be encouraged to pause and reflect on the years of service the Army has given the nation. The Army takes enormous pride in its history and heritage. The Second Continental Congress created the Army on June 14, […]

100 Years Ago, US Marines Helped Turn The Tide Of World War I

June 6, 2018 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Americans rightly remember the Americans who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, to liberate Europe, but we also should commemorate the Americans who, 100 years ago, fought in another fierce battle in France that began on June 6—the Battle of Belleau Wood. It was one of the […]

Memorial Day Reflections, 2018

May 27, 2018 by

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By Dr. Mark Hendrickson ~ If there ever was a day in the American calendar that invites reflection, it is Memorial Day. As we pause to remember and honor the hundreds of thousands of our compatriots who have laid down their lives while serving in our armed forces, I invite you to ponder two points. […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2018

April 25, 2018 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

Another Reason To Remember The Easter And Passover Weekend

March 31, 2018 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ As we celebrate Easter Sunday and the Jewish Passover, we should keep in our prayers and remembrances the many Americans who fought and sacrificed during that same time 63 years ago in the Battle of Okinawa. The event was Operation Iceberg. It was the bloodiest battle and the largest amphibious […]

Turning Corners In Afghanistan

December 1, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ In the latest issue of Foreign Policy journal, Paul McLeary quotes Gen. John Nicholson, head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, who claims, that after 16 years of war, the United States and its Afghan partners “have turned the corner,” the “momentum is now with Afghan security forces,” and […]

Bergdahl Sentence – Obama Is Still Giving The Orders

November 6, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ It was a show trial, but not in the usual meaning of the term. Bowe Bergdahl was never meant to be punished. The trial was all for show. It was not, however, mismanagement or incompetence, but arguably deliberate. On the night of June 30, 2009, then Army Private First Class […]

Failure To Adequately Fund Our Military Puts America At Risk

October 5, 2017 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ Arguably the federal government’s first obligation to Americans is to keep us safe from foreign attack and to defend our vital national interests wherever they are threatened. Alarmingly, our government is on the verge of failing in this core responsibility. Our military is minimally ready, rapidly aging, and has so shrunk […]

Critics Hate Military Shows In Prime Time

October 1, 2017 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ The fall premieres have begun on prime-time TV, and just when you thought we couldn’t sink lower into the cesspool, there are new “milestones” for the liberal cultural commissars to honor. The Daily Beast reported with great pride that the Amazon show Transparent will have TV’s first transgender […]

It’s 50 Years Since The Six Day War Began

June 5, 2017 by

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Breakfast will never be the same again! By Anton Lang ~ Fifty years ago this morning, on the 5th June 1967 at 7.45AM, what is now known as The Six Day War began, when the relatively tiny and hopelessly outnumbered Nation of Israel fought against the combined might of five major ‘Arab’ Countries, who were […]

MEMORIAL DAY Reflections

May 29, 2017 by

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Now that the festivities of Memorial Day is coming to an end, I wonder how many fully realize what this day is really about. I just read the following and wanted to share this with you. It’s good to pause for an insightful reflection of the significance of this day, no matter what country you […]

American And Australian Military – A 99 Year Relationship (Part Two)

May 6, 2017 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Yesterday, I wrote a Post for our site about the 99 years relationship between the U.S. Military and the Australian Military, and that Post is at this link. The information I used for that Post was taken from a wonderful book, a biography about General Sir John Monash, and that book’s […]

American And Australian Military – A 99 Year Relationship

May 5, 2017 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Last night, on Thursday 4th May, President Donald Trump met with the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull aboard the Second World War aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, now a military museum. They were both there for a special 75th Anniversary commemoration for The Battle Of The Coral Sea, which was held […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2017

April 25, 2017 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

MOAB Drop Triggers ‘Mother Of All Asinine Criticisms’

April 22, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ On April 13, in Afghan’s northeastern province of Nangarhar, separated from Pakistan by White Mountain, the U.S. dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever employed in combat, in the district of Achin where U.S. forces years earlier bombed al-Qaida operatives using the caves of Tora Bora to hide. The […]