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A SAD END FOR A WARSHIP

Ochakov as blockship

Kara-class Cruiser Used as Blockship as Crimea Votes to Join Russia
By Harold Hutchison

As the Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia, it overshadowed the sad end for a cruiser that served for 36 years. A retired Kara-class cruiser, the Ochakov, was sunk as a blockship off a Ukrainian naval base.

MCKEON DELIVERS HISTORIC REJECTION

Slams Obama Administration QDR
By Harold Hutchison

In an unprecedented move, Representative Howard “Buck” McKeon, House Armed Services Committee has rejected the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) issued by the Obama Administration. The action comes in the wake of Obama’s proposed defense cuts and the crisis in the Ukraine.

DUMP THE BOLT-ACTION

M110 SASS

The Military Needs to go All-Semi-Auto
By Harold Hutchison

MAKING SNIPERS DEADLIER
Snipers have played a huge role in the war on terror, and some have racked up some eye-popping totals in terms of kills. But in the War on Terror, especially early on, our snipers have been hobbled by the fact that they are limited to the M40 and M24 sniper rifles.

DOD STICKS WITH SPLC

Controversial Training to Continue
By Harold Hutchison

The Department of Defense announced that it will still use materials from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) despite controversy over its labeling of some conservative organizations as “hate groups.”

REACTIONS TO OBAMA'S DEFENSE CUTS

Here is reaction to Obama’s proposed defense cuts:

DALE BROWN, author and former Air Force officer who flew on B-52 and FB-111 bombers:
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has just announced the latest round of military budget cuts, an incredible $56 billion...and, as expected, he is toeing the liberal progressive line as to how to seemingly "cut spending" (in actuality: cutting the rate of growth of spending).

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PENTAGON TO ANSWER FOR DEATH OF NAVY SEALS

By JB Williams

OBAMA STILL IGNORING RUSSIAN CHEATING

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Evidence Mounts of Widespread Violation of Arms Agreements
By Harold Hutchison

While the United States has been complying with various arms control treaties, and pushing for new ones, Russia has engaged in widespread cheating – including covertly retaining a number of intermediate-range ballistic missiles.

ANOTHER INDIAN SUB ACCIDENT

Are India’s Submarines Jinxed?
By Harold Hutchison

Roughly six months after the Kilo-class submarine INS Sindhurakshak suffered an explosion and sank at the pier, another Indian Navy submarine has had a serious accident.

According to a Fox News report, seven Indian sailors were airlifted to a hospital, and two remain missing after being overcome by smoke while training to fight fires earlier today. The submarine the incident occurred on was not identified, but the report stated was that it had been operating off the coast of Mumbai.

A SOUTH KOREAN STEALTH FIGHTER?

F-35

Could South Korea Go It Alone?
By Harold Hutchison

South Korea had begun development of a fighter that could ultimately be on par with the F-35, with plans to start deploying it by 2023. This comes as the KA-50 is

U.S. Marines conduct Live-Fire Grenade Training

U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Battalion Landing Team, Alpha Company 1/4, throw live grenades during a live fire and movement grenade training exercise at Arta Range, Djibouti, Feb. 18, 2014. A standard grenade can be thrown approximately 40 meters.

SCREWING THE TROOPS?

Obama Ready To Decimate America’s Defenses
By Harold Hutchison

The Obama Administration is ready to gut America’s armed forces with deep cuts that include military pay and benefits, as well as dumping the entire force of A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support planes. The announcement is slated for Monday.

MORE PC FIRINGS IN THE DOD?

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Navy Officer, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Relieved
By Harold Hutchison

The commanding officer and senior enlisted advisor of the Navy Ordnance Testing Unit were relieved of their posts after local strip clubs were allowed to sponsor a golf tournament to raise funds for that command’s Submarine Birthday Ball.

MCMASTER PROMOTED!

Hero of 73 Easting to Get Third Star
By Harold Hutchison

H. R. McMaster will be promoted to lieutenant general, a promotion that did not seem likely seven years ago, when he was twice passed over for brigadier general.

According to a DOD press release, McMaster’s new assignment will be to serve as deputy commanding general, futures/director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Amphibious Landing Rehearsal

Service members from the United States, Kingdom of Thailand, and the Republic of Korea conduct an amphibious landing training during Exercise Cobra Gold (CG 14) at Hat Yao Royal Thai Naval Base, Kingdom of Thailand on Feb. 13. CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand’s commitment to our long-standing alliance, regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

USS TAYLOR RUNS AGROUND

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Incident Occurs Off Turkey
By Harold Hutchison

The frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) ran aground off Turkey just over a month into a planned seven-month deployment. The ship is one of seventeen such vessels still in United States Navy service.

According to a report by the Navy Times, the Taylor ran aground on 12 February while attempting to dock near Samsun, Turkey. No injuries were reported.