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Replenishment at Sea

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A U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 transports cargo from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), not pictured, during a replenishment at sea as the guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) steams in the background in the Persian Gulf Jan. 15, 2014. The Harry S. Truman and the Gettysburg were underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

ROBO-TROOPS ON THE FRONT?

Is the Terminator Joining the Army?
By Harold Hutchison

Could the Army’s new ground troops be more along the lines of Terminators or Cylons? That prospect is emerging as the military is considering replacing human troops with robots.

PACIFIC COMMAND COMMANDER SOUNDS WARNING!

America Losing Edge Against ChiComs
By Harold Hutchison

The United States is losing its edge in the Pacific against the ChiComs, the commander of United States Pacific Command warned. The warning comes in the wake of Communist China’s recent maritime border disputes with Japan and the Philippines.

According to a report by the Washington Times, Admiral Samuel J, Locklear, the commander of Pacific Command, said, “Our historic dominance that most of us in this room have enjoyed is diminishing, no question.” The comment came during a naval conference in Virginia earlier this week.

Coast Guard rescues 4 from disabled sailboat 300 miles off Va.

Video by United States Coast Guard District 5

A Soldier's Silent Night

MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV DIES

Inventor of AK-47 Passes Away at Age of 94
By Harold Hutchison

The man who invented the AK-47, the world’s most common assault rifle, has died. According to media reports, Mikhail Kalashnikov died in a hospital in Izhevsk, Russia.

Kalashnikov was born in 1919, roughly two years after the Russian Revolution that swept Communists into power. Kalashnikov, who was wounded in action during World War II, started designing the rifle in 1945. Eventually, over 100 million of the rifles would be produced, flooding the globe.

Senate Passage of Defense Authorization Act a Victory for Military Religious Freedom

Tonight, the U.S. Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which includes a religious freedom amendment authored by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) that protects the right of service members not only to hold religious beliefs but to act on them and freely practice those beliefs. The House of Representatives also adopted the amendment to address growing religious hostility within the military.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement: