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COMMON SENSE

The traveling, never-ending campaign road show came home this week [10 April]. The president of the United States is back in Washington from his "I like you, you like me" excellent adventure in Europe and "surprise" trip to Baghdad. It was nice of POTUS to thank the troops. He should have bowed to them instead of to King Abdullah.

 

Army Seeks Inexpensive, Lightweight, Reliable Battery

The Army’s Advanced Automotive Battery Initiative is searching for the “holy grail” of power technology: an inexpensive, lightweight and reliable battery.“Collaboration is very important, in my opinion,” Sonja Gargies, energy storage team leader for the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, told listeners during an “Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military” webcast May 6 on Pentagon Web Radio.

Australia to Beef Up Military as Regional Defense Dynamics Shift

Australia plans an overhaul of its armed forces in preparation for a more volatile Asia-Pacific region caused by the United States' fading dominance and China's rise.

Health Officials Discourage Aspirin Use by Troops in Combat Zones

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2009 – The Defense Department is directing servicemembers and government civilians deployed in overseas war zones to refrain from taking aspirin unless under a doctor’s orders, a senior military physician said here today.“Aspirin use for reasons other than medical indications is discouraged,” said Army Col.

KILL BIN LADEN

DELTA CHASES BIN LADEN IN TORA BORA

LISTEN TO THE GITMO FIVE

WE ARE TERRORISTS TO THE BONE

As White House staffer Jane Austen put it to Sen. Darcy: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single terrorist in possession of a good bomb must be in want of patient understanding.”

NEED SOMETHING?

While the troops on the front lines in Afghanistan deserve all the praise and kudos for putting it on the line against the Taliban and al-Qaeda, the bullets, grenades, and firepower needed have to get to them. At Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan, seventeen Airmen have been aiding the troops on the front lines. – Ed.

 

IRAQI NCOS TAKE OVER RIFLE TRAINING

MAKING OF A SOLDIER

Every soldier must be competent with his rifle, and Iraqi noncommissioned officers must be able to instill this competency in their soldiers.