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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.

F/A-18s on the Flight Line During Cobra Gold 2014

Marine F/A-18Ds with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and F/A-18Cs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 which is currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, prepair to take flight in support of aerial operations as part of excercise Cobra Gold 2014, Wing One Royal Thai Air Force Base, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand. Cobra Gold 2014 is a multinational exercise that was developed to strengthen relations between the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States.

OUTRAGEOUS CLAIM: GAY ATHLETE AS BRAVE AS TROOPS

Obama Official Disses Troops
By Harold Hutchison

Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, serving as a police officer on the mean streets of Chicago or New York City, fighting fires in Detroit or San Francisco… coming out as gay while preparing for the NFL Draft. In the mind of an Obama Administration official, they all are the same level of courage.

Cobra Gold 2014 Osprey Flight

U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262(VMM-262) Marine Aircraft Group 36 (MAG 36) 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF), conducts a land survey of landing zones the first day of exercise Cobra Gold 2014, Feb. 10, 2014. Cobra Gold is a multinational exercise that was developed to strengthen relations between Kingdom of Thailand and the United States.

ANOTHER WORTHLESS RED LINE FROM OBAMA

…But Will Anyone Believe He Means It?
By Harold Hutchison

The Obama Administration is vowing to set a “red line” regarding Iran’s ballistic missile programs – even as Iran vows it will not negotiate over them. This comes after Iran tested two ballistic missiles.

The 31st MEU Practices Urban Combat

Marines and Sailors with the Combined Anti-Armor Team of Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted force-on-force urban combat training at a Military Operations in Urban Terrain training facility using Special Effects Small Arms Marking System paint rounds. The platoon split into teams of approximately 15 Marines, with one team defending the facility while the other attempted to eliminate the defenders.

WHY IS OBAMA IGNORING RUSSIA’S CHEATING?

Representatives Call Obama Out
By Harold Hutchison

Senior House Republicans, including the Chairmen of the House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, are calling out Barack Obama for his continued push for nuclear arms cuts, even though Obama knew Russia was violating one arms-control treaty.

U.S. Marines, JGSDF Conduct Fast Rope Training

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fast rope from a CH-46E Sea Knight while conducting fast-rope training with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphibious exercise that brings together Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, other I Marine Expeditionary Force units, and soldiers from the JGSDF, to promote military interoperability and hone individual and small-unit skills through challenging, complex and realistic training.

MORE FOR MISSILE DEFENSE?

Pentagon Seeking $4 Billion Hike
By Harold Hutchison

The Pentagon is seeking an increase in funds for missile defense, with the funds going towards both a new radar and possibly a new kill vehicle for the current ground-based interceptors.

According to multiple media reports, the Department of Defense will ask for $4.5 billion more for missile defense over the next five years. Of that figure, $1 billion is intended to provide a new radar in Alaska, and $560 million is intended to design a new kill vehicle.