Archive for the ‘Current Events’ category

When I served in the military I met some people who worked either directly or indirectly for the Clinton’s. I actually heard many negative rumors about them. I took the rumors with a grain of salt because after years of serving in the military I learned that there can be very little truth to rumors. […]

I have been doing research on both our democratic presidential candidates for a few weeks now and I have disclosed much of the information which I have uncovered to you in a series of articles. I have not added much personal opinion, and I believe that I am fairly objective. I believe that all opinion […]

Bernie Sanders’ major support comes from working class Americans. These are the people who need to benefit most because our government is controlled by big money corporations who really have no interest at all in the welfare of working class citizens. Mr. Sanders is in a close race with Hillary Clinton for the democratic nomination […]

I never want it said that I placed my words in anyone’s mouth or injected my thoughts into their mind. I want you to watch this video and form your own opinion. There are however a few points that I would like for you to consider and a few questions that I would like for you to ask […]

Each of our Presidential candidates have their own proposal on how the taxes should be collected. I believe that all residents of our country should be willing to pay a fair share of taxes that are required for our government to function. Although there are some disagreements on whether or not taxes where imposed on American […]

I believe with all of my heart that her past failures are a sure sign of her future performance, unless Secretary of State Clinton is willing to make a drastic interim change. If not, I have no doubt that she will be doomed to repeat the same costly miscalculations which caused failure in the first […]

   Actually incidents of Air Force Fighters crossing boundaries and being intercepted in the air are fairly common but they don’t always get reported. Most times when this happens pilots are ordered to do so to test the reaction time and techniques of the adversary. A pair of JH-7 Chinese fighter-bombers, came within 500 feet of […]

  New commercial satellite imagery shows Russia’s escalating military buildup in Syria. It seems to me that the Russians have learned some lessons from the past and are conducting business just a little bit differently. What I am referring to is the way that they seem to approach diplomatic actions in this post Cold War Era. […]

   The nation’s highest military court has affirmed the conviction and death sentence for a US Army troop who admitted killing two fellow U.S. soldiers at the start of the Iraq War. Hasan K. Akbar has used whatever appeal that he could to stall for time but there is no way that he will be […]

   One thing that I like about Special Ops troops is that they generally don’t care who you are, what you look like, or how weird that you are just as long as you can pull your weight and do your job. You generally will find it impossible to impress them with talk, pride, or […]

The New F35 Helmet

March 1st, 2016

  The U.S. Air Force is looking into designing a helmet which can help the pilot by being able to look through some solid sections of the windowless parts of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The initial cost for this new technology is high but I have always been one to say that we shouldn’t […]

  I was very surprised to find out that most of the prisoners who were detained in Guantanamo Bay were actually not captured by US troops. I was under the personal impression that many had been captured by Special Operations troops in snatch type operations but this is not the case. It seems that for […]

  The US Air Force sees drones as a partial solution to its lack of active pilots. Contractors are coming in handy in this situation and may have to provide a long time solution to the problem. I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns into some type of semi permanent solution. Their plan is to […]

  The ramifications of the military services opening up many different combat jobs is now evident in the US Navy. The Navy has began to accept women into its Submarine  Corps. There may be several reasons that this service was closed to women. For one, submariners may see action in combat and secondly, submariners live in very close […]

  Russia and China are notorious for copying US technology then mass producing our equipment in a cheaper version. Their strategy for victory is to use overwhelming numbers of weapons to overrun their opponent. The US strategy is to use superior tactics, training, and equipment to win. The key to US military victory rest on […]