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ACTIVE SHOOTER STRIKES FORT HOOD

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley

Four Killed, Fourteen Wounded
By Harold Hutchison

Fort Hood was hit by the second mass shooting in five years yesterday, leaving four people dead and 16 wounded. As many as six of the wounded were in critical condition according to some reports.

UPDATE: FOUR DEAD, 14 WOUNDED AT FORT HOOD

The death toll from the Fort Hood shooting has reached four, including the shooter, while 14 people have been wounded. Six of the wounded are reportedly in critical condition.

According to media reports, the 34-year-old shooter was an Army specialist. The shooter allegedly went through the 1st Medical Brigade building and the Battle Simulation Center. The shooter reportedly killed himself.

Reports of a second shooter remain unconfirmed. There was a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in September, 2013, where 12 people died, along with the shooter.

FORT HOOD TOLL CLIMBS...

The casualty total at Fort Hood has climbed to one dead, and at least fourteen injured, with some media outlets reporting a fatality, although that has not been confirmed.

According to conflicting reports, one shooter was dead or in custody, but a second shooter was reportedly on the loose.

The FBI, as well as state and local law enforcement, have been sent to assist in the response to the incident.

UPDATE: AT LEAST TWO WOUNDED AT FORT HOOD

At least two soldiers have been wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood. A statement by the installation's press center said, "There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time."

A message posted on the Facebook page for the base and III Corps about 50 minutes ago stated, "All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place."

KHOU.com reported at least one person was dead. Fox News reported that "the threat of one shooter" had ended, but that a second shooter may still be on the loose.

BREAKING: ACTIVE SHOOTER REPORTED AT FORT HOOD

An active shooting situation has been reported at Fort Hood. Alarms have been reported going off at the base, one of the largest military bases in the Untied States.

The base was the scene of the 2009 unacknowledged terrorist attack carried out by Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people before responding security.

According to reports, the base has been placed in a lockdown, with alerts on Twitter and text messages urging people to shelter in place.

The White House is Defeating the U.S. Military

75th Ranger Regiment task force training

By Alan Caruba
Accuracy in Media

I began March with a look at the way President Obama is undermining the U.S. military and did not think I would have to return to this topic for a while. I was wrong.

ONE SHOT, SIX KILLS

Sniper in Iraq

Was Brit Sniper Lucky or Good?
By Harold Hutchison

Snipers usually live by the motto “one shot, one kill,” but a British sniper in Afghanistan went five better than that this past December. The incident is among the latest notable sniper incidents from the War on Terror.

MWSS-172 Conducts EOD Training

Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 conducted a class on different types of explosives for U.S. Marines from various units in support of Exercise Ssang Yong 14 at Suesongri Range, Pohang, the Republic of Korea, March 28, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong 14 is conducted in the Republic of Korea to showcase a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the pacific. The class that the EOD Marines gave included Thermite grenades and C-4 plastic explosives.

DID THE EGGS IN THE F-35 BASKET BREAK?

F-35

Joint Strike Fighter Delayed from July 2015 to 2016
By Harold Hutchison

The F-35 Lightning II has suffered what some are characterizing as a “major delay” – and that delay will adversely affect the ability of the United States to fight wars. The delay is yet another for the plane, which was expected to take on a greater role after the halt of F-22 production at 187 airframes.

WEAKNESS REVEALED, OR SOMETHING ELSE?

By Adm. James A. Lyons, USN (Ret.)
Accuracy in Media

Not many Americans are aware or understand the Obama Doctrine, but it is in full play in the current Ukraine crisis. President Obama’s inept handling of this flash point is not due to his inexperience or incompetence. Quite to the contrary – what we are witnessing is the execution of a planned agenda reflecting his 2008 campaign rhetoric about his promise to fundamentally change America. His doctrine is based on the false premise that dominant U.S. military and economic power throughout the world has been the problem.

MH-60S Flight Operations

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, performs flight operations out of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting a certification exercise with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Commander Amphibious Squadron Eleven in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

DID SNOWDEN AID PUTIN'S SEIZURE OF CRIMEA?

Ochakov as blockship

By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

A blockbuster story in the Monday Wall Street Journal reveals the terrible damage National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden has done, enabling Russian “war planners” to avoid detection as they evaded U.S. surveillance and staged the invasion of Ukraine.

At the same time, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), says Snowden’s theft of documents has made it harder for U.S. troops to avoid being maimed or killed by terrorist bombs known as improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

END OF THE LINE FOR TOMAHAWK?

Tomahawk Launch

Hellfire Also on the Chopping Block
By Harold Hutchison

The BGM-109 Tomahawk and the AGM-114 Hellfire are both on the chopping block in the latest proposal. Both munitions have been proven in conflicts like the War on Terror and Operation Desert Storm.

AMERICA THE VULNERABLE?

Tu-160

Cruise Missiles from Gulf of Mexico Could Get Through
By Harold Hutchison

The United States is vulnerable to an attack from the Gulf of Mexico using cruise missiles – and hostile powers could already be preparing to exploit it.

The Heroes of Green Ramp

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The Heroes of Green Ramp

"Those are my brothers.... They're in trouble and we need to help them."

—Capt. Daniel A. Godfrey