Ukraine’s parliament endorsed a presidential decree Monday to
deploy 40,000 reservists to its army and national guard, only hours
after Crimea voted to join Russia.
Andriy Paruby, secretary of the Ukraine’s National Security and
Defense Council, said 20,000 reservists would be deployed the
Ukrainian armed forces and the rest within a newly...
So many ops just go under the radar…. more via Navy
SEALs Take Oil Tanker.
US Navy SEALs have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker
seized this month by Libyan rebels.
The SEALs boarded the tanker Morning Glory in international
waters southeast of Cyprus, according to the Pentagon.
Rear Admiral John Kirby...
It’s on, as they say.
Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of invading a region
bordering Crimea and vowed to use “all necessary measures” to repel
an attack that came on the eve of the Black Sea peninsula’s
The invasion reported by the Ukrainian foreign ministry was
small in scale and...
More at link below.
On September 9, 1965, Navy Cmdr. James Bond Stockdale was flying
his A-4 Skyhawk on a mission over North Vietnam, just days after
the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when his plane took fire and hurtled
down. Forced to eject with seconds to spare, he landed with
UPDATE: The man in the photo is Chris Bowser, a war veteran who
was struck by a grenade while serving in Iraq in 2003. His
nonprofit organization, Heroes Meeting Heroes, aims to give “other
wounded soldiers the opportunity to get to meet some of their
In a study published in the journal Cell, a team of neuroscientists examined the effects of a drug known as an HDAC2 inhibitor. When used in rats, the drug appeared to help the rodents overcome traumatic memories.
via Fox News.
Four people died last night when an American military helicopter
crashed at a coastal nature reserve.The HH-60G Pave Hawk was on a
training mission when it was downed on flooded marshland shortly
before 8pm.Locals were immediately told to clear the area, with
coastguards warning of “live ammunition” at the crash...
What could go wrong?
(Reuters) – Egypt’s armed forces would suspend the constitution
and dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft
political roadmap to be pursued if Islamist President Mohamed Mursi
and his opponents fail to reach a power-sharing agreement by
Wednesday, military sources said.
Exclusive: Egypt army plan would scrap constitution,...
Typical Obama foreign policy, one step forward, two steps
KABUL, June 19 Xinhua — The Afghan government on Wednesday
announced that it suspended talks with the United States on the
proposed security agreement, saying the United States had
contradictory stance over the peace process in Afghanistan, local
Alrighty then. It just keeps getting
better, or worse, depending upon your perspective. Whatever the
case, I’ve never seen so many of these types of stories involving
the military breaking at one time. Something is behind it all
coming up at once.
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph
Miley’s wife, Tracey, featured as the August...
This is the last image of soldier Lee Rigby in his Help For
Heroes top – taken just two days before his brutal murder.
Drummer Lee was a regular at the Kebab Ye takeaway in Frances
Street, Woolwich, south-east London, and would visit to order food
at least three...
It seems our illustrious Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama
failed to salute the stationed Marine when boarding Marine One
today. He did, however, re-emerge from the helicopter to shake the
I’m willing to give Obama a pass on this one.
I figure, anything less than the finger when this guy sees
Not good for one’s career.
Army Brigadier General Bryan T. Roberts, the Commanding General
of the U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson, located in Fort
Jackson, S.C., is being investigated for adultery and for being
involved in a physical...
Two bottlenose dolphins trained by the U.S. Navy’s marine mammal
program have discovered a rare 19th-century Howell torpedo off the
coast of San Diego.
In all, 50 Howell torpedoes were made between 1870 and 1889, and
the only other known example is on display at the Naval Undersea
Museum in Keyport,...
Wonder what this is about?
A former Marine from Texas who served for seven years has been
kidnapped by armed men in Mexico, his family said.
Armando Torres, 27, crossed the Los Indios Bridge in
Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday night to visit his dad and was
supposed to return Wednesday morning.
It’s beginning to look like snooping on reporters may be a
feature not a bug with the Obama administration, though it’s too
soon to draw any firm conclusions.
However, it does now seem as though the best reporter going on
all things Fast and Furious and Benghazi, Sharyl Attkisson,
Heckuva job, Barry! Heckuva job!
BAGHDAD: A wave of attacks killed at least 95 people in Shiite
and Sunni areas of Iraq today, officials said, pushing the death
toll over the past week to more than 240 and extending one of the
most sustained bouts of sectarian violence the country has...