Archive for the ‘Current Events’ category

 The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the wisdom of the White House fanfare that followed. Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban, […]

     China’s Foreign Ministry expressed anger today after two U.S. fighter jets landed in Taiwan, in a rare official contact between the militaries of the United States and the self-ruled democratic island. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said the two F-18s landed at an air force base in southern Taiwan on Wednesday after experiencing mechanical […]

   Al-Shabab gunmen recently rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group’s deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk. The masked attackers — strapped with explosives and armed with AK-47s — singled out non-Muslim […]

    The United States, Iran and five other world powers have agreed on an outline of limits on Iran’s nuclear program that would prevent it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions relief. The United States, Iran and other countries involved in the effort each hailed the framework, which reached by weary but upbeat diplomats after […]

    The Pentagon proved in a winter test that its guided small-caliber bullet could hit a moving target with accuracy. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released a video Monday showing the smart bullet changing trajectory mid flight to track and hit a moving target. As far as I am concerned this is the best possible news […]

   For Americans who never served in Iraq, the image of the war promoted in such Hollywood productions as “American Sniper” has focused on the fight against Sunni insurgents from al-Qaida in Iraq, the forerunner of the Islamic State. But much of the fighting, especially in the Baghdad area, was waged against Iranian-backed Shiite groups, […]

  U.S. lawmakers recently questioned Army and Marine Corps leaders on small-arms and why the two services buy completely different bullets for the M16A4 rifles and M4 carbines. Now that I will tell you that the Army and Marine Corps powers that be purchase their weapons and ammunition based on the requirements that they feel like […]

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s defense against a desertion charge will rely in part on his claim that he walked off his post in Afghanistan in an attempt to reach another U.S. base to report on wrongdoing in his unit. Of course I don’t believe this but allow me to ask you a question. If […]

  The U.S. Army has prosecuted about 1,900 cases of desertion since 2001, despite tens of thousands of soldiers fleeing the service in the face of deadly combat, long and multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and strains on military families. The data reflects how rarely the military takes desertion cases to court. And it underscores […]

  The Army Reserves or reserve components consists of the federal reserves and the National Guard units that are operated at State level. Reserve troops have to maintain certain qualifications to remain eligible to serve but they are not full time troops. In the event of war or some other type of national emergency they my […]

The New M9A3 Handgun

January 1st, 2015

 Beretta unveiled its M9A3 handgun that the company is presenting to the U.S. Army as part of the service’s plan to upgrade its standard issue pistol. There are many different factors that the military and the Army in particular look for in a handgun but the main thing that the user needs in combat is stopping power. He or she […]

  Congress has ordered the Defense Department to consider a proposal to retroactively award the Combat Action Badge to soldiers who engaged in actual combat dating back to Dec. 7, 1941. I feel that this is a wonderful idea because there are so many troops in the Army both male and female who have served in […]

  The Cuban spy released to the United States as part of a campaign to improve relations between Washington and Havana was instrumental in breaking some of the Castro regime’s most notorious espionage missions, officials said Thursday. Although neither President Obama nor U.S. intelligence agency spokesmen identified the freed operative, Latin American media said he was […]

  Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border recently after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre. The pakistanis have been traditionally slow when it comes to dealing with terrorists because of political dealings much to the consternation […]

  An American soldier who deserted his unit on post and joined the French Foreign Legion was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday, according to a report in the New York Times. I don’t know if you are familiar with the French Foreign Legion but they are France’s elite fighting force. The kicker is […]