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Coast Guard Cutter Dependable Drug Bust

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26th MEU Nightime Parachute Operations

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FORMER SECDEFS SLAM OBAMA OVER SYRIA

Gates, Panetta, Served During Obama's First Term
By Harold Hutchison

Two former Secretaries of Defense who served under Barack Obama have slammed his handling of the crisis in Syria. Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, who held the top civilian leadership position at the Defense Department.

“When the president of the United States draws a red line, the credibility of this country is dependent on him backing up his word,” Panetta said at a forum in Dallas, Texas. Panetta also criticized Obama’s decision to ask Congress for authorization.

FELONS GOT ACCESS TO BASES

IG Report Slams Security Lapses
By Harold Hutchison

An inspector general’s report has revealed potentially disastrous holes in the security surrounding military bases, including dozens of convicted felons getting unauthorized access to the bases.

According to Breitbart News, the Department of Defense’s Inspector General found that 52 felons had access to military bases on a regular basis. The report cited budget cuts put into place prior to the sequester. The felons’ access ranged from 62 days to over 1,000 days.

DETAILS EMERGE ABOUT NAVY YARD MASSACRE

Shooter With Violent Past Kills 12 Before Being Gunned Down
By Harold Hutchison

A mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard left the alleged shooter and twelve other people dead. Aaron Alexis, a discharged Navy veteran, was killed by responding law enforcement officers.

IS JAPAN’S MILITARY RETURNING?

Could Japan Start Buildup As Obama Retreats?
By Harold Hutchison

Japan’s prime minister has hinted that it could very well start building a stronger military as tensions increase with the ChiComs over the Senkaku Islands. The comments came during a speech at the Japanese defense ministry.

PROBLEMS WITH USS FORD?

Carrier May Not Be Ready Until 2019
By Harold Hutchison

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), which was supposed to replace the prematurely decommissioned USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in 2016, may not be ready until 2019, and is costing $1.3 billion more than planned, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. The carrier, which is the lead ship of a new class, has seen delays of as long as four and a half years in testing some of its systems.

Protect Sergeant Phillip Monk from Air Force Court Martial

I write to you on a matter of great urgency. After reading this letter, please sign this petition to Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning.

31st MEU Delivers Marines and Sailors 300 Miles Inland for Exercise Koolendong 13

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BLACK BUDGET OUT IN THE OPEN

$52.6 Billion Spent on Intelligence
By Harold Hutchison

The “black budget” that details how much is spent on the various agencies in the United States intelligence community is now out in the open. Several media agencies have now been discussing the amount of the budget.

Details of the $52.6 billion budget were reported on by media outlets due to leaks by self-proclaimed whistleblower Edward Snowden. The budget is kept secret as it contains details not only what the intelligence community knows, but also where “gaps” in knowledge exist.

ARE CATHOLICS AND EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS EXTREMISTS?

New Documents Outline Assertion from Obama Administration
By Harold Hutchison

The Department of Defense is labeling Catholics and evangelical Christians as “extremists” – and also views a list of “hate groups” cobbled together by the Southern Poverty Law Center to be a “reliable resource.”

IS THE AIR FORCE COVERING UP A FIRING?

Senior Enlisted Man Fired Over Religious Views
By Harold Hutchison

The Air Force is being accused of trying to cover up the fact that a senior enlisted Airman was fired over his religious beliefs. Now, Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk has filed a complaint about his removal.

According to a release by the Liberty Institute, a formal equal opportunity complaint has been filed against Major Elisa Valenzuela, Monk’s commander at the time. According to the complaint, Valenzuela removed Monk from his position after he could not agree with re-defining marriage to include same-sex couples.

BATTLE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CONTINUES

Weinstein Upset Essay Restored
By Harold Hutchison

An activist who has been seeking to censor religious expression by Christians has resumed his fight against an essay posted by a chaplain that was recently restored. Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes had written the essay “No Atheists in Foxholes, Chaplains Gave All In World War II.”

Take Action: Pentagon forces you to pay bonus leave for same-sex 'weddings'

A Supreme Court ruling earlier this year said that the federal government must give equal treatment to same-sex couples who have legally "married." But now the Pentagon wants to give a special, taxpayer-funded bonus to such couples -- including a benefit that is not even available to heterosexual couples.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IGNORES NAVY HISTORY

Release Omits Mention of Submarine USS Indianapolis
By Harold Hutchison

In a release announcing the naming of the 17th Littoral Combat Ship, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus claimed it would be “the third ship to bear the name. The previous Indianapolis is best known for its role in World War II, where it operated from Pearl Harbor and throughout the Pacific escorting convoys and attacking enemy submarines.”