“We need a union of all who can fight”

French president Francois Hollande called for “a union of all who can fight” to destroy ISIS.  He called on the United States and Russia to set aside their differences and to join together in an international coalition to battle jihadist terrorism.

But President Obama appeared to reject that plea, saying that what his administration is currently doing is sufficient!

Details and new information about the Paris attack after the jump.

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Freebies for Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, let us honor those who served in the military not by pitying them because we think, rightly or wrongly, that they suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome, but by admiring them for their bravery, their patriotism, and their exploits.

And if you are a veteran, check out all the free stuff that companies are giving you to show their appreciation:  Go to Military.com for lists of retailers and travel and recreational offerings.

And in lieu of personally buying you dinner or a drink, after the jump I list a whole slew of chain restaurants. that will treat you on the house.  [Read more…]

Obama sends (a few) boots on the ground to fight ISIS

President Obama has authorized American troops to go to Syria to help with the fight against ISIS.  But there will only be 50 of them.  The Special Forces unit will help with the Kurdish troops already there.

So we have a new military commitment to Syria, but in such small numbers that the troops (good as they are) might be in danger. [Read more…]

U.S. troops will stay in Afghanistan

Reversing his earlier plans, President Obama has decided to keep 5,500 American troops in Afghanistan through 2017. [Read more…]

Jim Webb killed his enemy

At the Democratic debate, the candidates were asked “what enemy are you most proud of?”  O’Malley said, the NRA; Chafee said, the coal industry; Saunders said, pharmaceutical companies; Clinton said, Republicans.  Jim Webb said, “the enemy soldier who threw the grenade that wounded me, but he’s not around right now to talk to.”

I’d say.  Webb killed him.  And the reason Webb was wounded is that he threw himself between the grenade and one of his men, saving his life.

And that wasn’t all he did that day in Vietnam.  Details of the actions that earned him a Navy Star after the jump. [Read more…]

World War II ended 70 years ago yesterday

Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.  Not many of those who fought in that bloody epic conflict are still around.  We should salute those who are.

Do you think a world war on that scale could happen again?  Would we be capable of the same sacrifices, both on the battlefields and on the homefront?

A tribute to the anniversary after the jump. [Read more…]


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