Browsing All Posts filed under »Military«

DRUDGE: BIG SIS INVADES WAL-MART:  ‘IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING’

December 6, 2010

0

Time to take up arms, the government is out of control. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play […]

Three of four service chiefs oppose prompt DADT repeal

December 4, 2010

0

The chiefs of the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force do not support a repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, telling lawmakers Friday that such a move could add unnecessary stress to the force. “The potential for damage is there,” said Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. “A repeal would […]

Army, Marine chiefs cast doubt on gay service

December 3, 2010

0

The top uniformed officers of the Army and the Marines say letting gays serve openly in the military at a time of war would be divisive and difficult, sharply challenging a new Pentagon study that calculates the risk as low. Their assessment, expected Friday at a Senate hearing, was likely to become political ammunition for […]

Remains of soldier killed in WWI returned

December 2, 2010

0

After 92 years in an unmarked grave in France, the remains of Army Pvt. Henry A. Weikel will return to his native Schuylkill County Pennsylvania next week for a religious service and burial. Weikel was killed in action in World War I on Sept. 16, 1918, at the age of 28 in the Battle of […]

What the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell report really says

December 2, 2010

0

Press coverage of the new Pentagon Don’t Ask Don’t Tell report suggests that large majorities of U.S. servicemen and women wouldn’t mind the repeal of the military’s current policy on gays. Don’t believe it. What the report actually shows is that the military is deeply divided over the policy, both between the service branches and […]

Guantanamo inmates traded for money and Obama handshakes

November 30, 2010

0

European governments negotiating with the US on the resettlement of Guantanamo Bay inmates asked for money and meetings with Barack Obama, while others refused to accept Chinese Uighurs for fear of upsetting Beijing, diplomatic cables disclosed by WikiLeaks show. Following Barack Obama’s pledge to close the ‘terror camp’ at Guantanamo Bay by January 2010, America’s […]

It Just Isn’t Christmas without a Muslim Bombing

November 29, 2010

0

Mistletoe. Egg nog. And now Muslim terrorism. Last year’s Christmas bomber was an African Muslim who stuffed his underwear full of plastic explosive and tried to detonate it on Flight 253. This year it’s another African Muslim who tried to get an early start on Christmas terror by trying to car bomb a Christmas tree-lighting […]