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Original Smith Corona 1903A3 from Navy Arms

The last stock of M1903 rifles made by Smith Corona. These rifles, carried by American doughboys in World War I, fire the .30-06 cartridge and hold five rounds in an internal magazine.

The Dreaded Hog – a good ‘Merican

By James E. Parker, Jr.

When I applied for paramilitary work with the CIA in the spring of 1970, one Studies and Operations Group (SOG) interviewer said the work would require someone with “hang.” Once hired on contract and in training, I was to learn that trans-lingual word “hang” was the province of one of the case officers up in the mountains of Laos. “Hog” was the case officer’s call-sign. He was one memorable individual—the role model for new hires in the CIA paramilitary business.

To put Hog’s story in context you have to start back with Bill Lair, the case officer in the Lao program that CIA trainers talked about most. He had gone to East Asia in the early 1950s about the time General MacArthur was fired from his job as Supreme Commander of UN forces in Korea. Sort of a changing of the guard. Lair’s job in Thailand was to organize and train a special group of Thai police, eventually called PARU, to act as the vanguard force against any communist threat to the Thai border.

With a base training camp on the coast below Bangkok, Lair would take PARU recruits out into the mountainous jungle west near Burma and personally train them in survival skills and small unit tactics. If the recruits didn’t match up to Lair’s high standards of toughness and adaptability, they were released from the program. By the late 1950s, Lair had developed a well-trained Thai force that could go anywhere along the border to engage the local population to fight advancing communists.

The Skjold Class Corvette, Stealth and Speed

Designed and built by Umoe Mandal, the Skjold class corvette is engineered for littoral combat and surface operations in coastal waters. While light in displacement (274 tons) the Skjold class are armed like a frigate ship, present many stealth features and are capable of high transit speeds. While they should be classed as Patrol Boats, the Royal Norwegian Navy officially label them as coastal corvettes

Kongsberg NSM anti-ship missile test

American sniper trailer II

This Trooper's Son Had His Bike Stolen, Then......

Interview with an Interrogator: Megyn Kelly Gets the Scoop

By Roger Aronoff
Accuracy in Media

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly got a big interview this week following the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogations in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001. It was compelling TV, and journalism. Dr. James Mitchell, a former Air Force psychologist, contracted with the CIA to help develop a program to interrogate CIA detainees while America, and those tasked to protect this country, prepared for a second wave of attacks.

Mitchell had spoken with the British newspaper, The Guardian, back in April, after an executive summary of the Senate Intelligence report had been leaked to McClatchy News. At the time, as reported by The Guardian, Mitchell “mounted a full-throated defense of the Bush administration's counter-terrorism policies and attacked ‘partisan Democrats’ for ‘throwing me under the bus’ and ‘rewriting history.’” Now he clearly feels even more free to speak out.

BCM KMR15 (KeyMod™ Free Float Handguard)

Manufactured from an exclusive blended aluminum and magnesium alloy, it weighs 30-40% less than aluminum with the same strength properties. Also featuring a proprietary patent pending mounting, indexing and lock up system that mitigates 12:00 rail movement under heat generated from the barrel nut.

Handguard alone weighs 5.9oz!
1.3” Inner Diameter
1.5” OUTSIDE flat to flat.

Deadliest Weapons Ever--Metal Storm

MetalstormUSA.com 2014 update:

Five SciFi Weapons That Actually Exist

Obama Exchanges Castro’s Killer for American Hostage

By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

Communists are ecstatic. “The Cuban Five Are Free” is a statement from the U.S. support network for the Cuban spies imprisoned in the U.S. for various crimes, including participating in a murder conspiracy.

Obama essentially released the three remaining Cuban spies in exchange for American Alan Gross, who had been held hostage by the Cuban regime for over five years. Gross was a foreign aid worker imprisoned by the Castro regime for trying to help ordinary Cubans communicate with the outside world. President Obama confirmed the role of Pope Francis, a vocal critic of Western-style capitalism, in the deal.


Obama Administration Opens Talks With Castro Regime

Alan Gross has been released by the Castro regime after being held for five years. The release, announced earlier today, involved a prisoner swap for at least three Cuban spies who were reportedly part of the “Wasp Network,” which was tied to the shootdown of two Cessna planes flown by the Brothers to the Rescue.