Archive for the ‘Current Events’ category

  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 […]

   North Korea’s Internet crashed Monday only days after the U.S. warned of retaliation for the Sony hacking scandal. North Korea experts and web specialists said the massive outage to the North’s online connections could be the result of a cyber attack by an outside country or a defensive action by the North Koreans to […]

  “The Army cannot discuss or disclose the findings of the investigation while disciplinary decisions are pending before commanders,” Maj. James Brindle said in the case of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl. There have been reports that the reason that Sgt Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban is because he deserted his post during war. I personally don’t […]

  There has been a fight going on for quite a while to either keep or scrap the US Air Force A-10 aircraft. I for one want to keep this piece of equipment in the inventory because there is nothing that can beat it as a close support aircraft. U.S. commanders have been sending the […]

  President Obama recently the beginning of the end of the decades-old U.S. embargo of Cuba, opening the door to normal relations by re-establishing an American embassy in Havana and sending a U.S. delegation there next month for talks on U.S.-Cuba migration. It has always been inevitable that Guantanamo Bay would eventually go away but […]

Is the Army Misusing Discharges?

December 26th, 2014

  President Barack Obama is expected to soon sign a bill ordering an investigation of whether the military has improperly used other than honorable discharges to rid the services of wounded troops who commit minor offenses. Do I believe that the military will do this and has done so in the past? Definitely yes. There is no […]

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

December 25th, 2014

  More than a decade before the Senate intelligence committee released its report on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation practices, the U.S. military’s top lawyers were warning that “enhanced interrogation techniques” were legally questionable, likely ineffectual and could expose American troops to criminal prosecution and torture at the hands of their own captors. Those warnings, similar to […]

  The decision to grant a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I hero from New York moves to President Obama’s desk after Congress agreed to waive time restrictions on the award. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said the annual defense authorization bill passed Friday lifts the requirement for the medal to be awarded […]

   At least 151 Taliban fighters have been killed by government forces during 12 days of fighting in the volatile east, near the border with Pakistan recently. It seems that Afghan Security Forces are facing the same problems that US and NATO Forces  faced when they fought the Taliban in Afghanistan. They will cross back […]