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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

SOUTHCOM’S SHOCKING ADMISSION

They Can Only Watch as 74% of Drug Smugglers Get Through
By Harold Hutchison

Nearly three out of every four drug smuggling runs headed towards the United States via maritime routes can only be watched. The stunning revelation about the insecurity of our nation’s maritime borders came during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

BATTLE COMING IN COLORADO SPRINGS?

FRC, Other Groups Vow Support for Cadets Revolting Against Removal of Bible Verse
By Harold Hutchison

Cadets at the Air Force Academy who have been posting verses from the Bible and the Koran will have backup should there be an effort to discipline them. The news comes in the wake of new threats from Mikey Weinstein against the Air Force.

REVOLT AT COLORADO SPRINGS

Air Force Academy Cadets Challenge Removal of Bible Verse
By Harold Hutchison

Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are staging a revolt in protest over the removal of a bible verse from the whiteboard on a cadets door. Now, multiple cadets are posting verse from not just the Bible, but the Koran.

JUMP JET OPERATIONS IN THE MED

Sailors and Marines guide an AV-8B Harrier II for takeoff aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

SLASHING THE SENTRIES?

E-3 Sentry AWACS

E-3s Slated for Boneyard In Obama Budget
By Harold Hutchison

While much of the focus on the proposed budget cuts have been on troop numbers, or the A-10 Warthog, one other cut proposed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel could be devastating for the warfighters.

A SAD END FOR A WARSHIP

Ochakov as blockship

Kara-class Cruiser Used as Blockship as Crimea Votes to Join Russia
By Harold Hutchison

As the Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia, it overshadowed the sad end for a cruiser that served for 36 years. A retired Kara-class cruiser, the Ochakov, was sunk as a blockship off a Ukrainian naval base.

MCKEON DELIVERS HISTORIC REJECTION

Slams Obama Administration QDR
By Harold Hutchison

In an unprecedented move, Representative Howard “Buck” McKeon, House Armed Services Committee has rejected the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) issued by the Obama Administration. The action comes in the wake of Obama’s proposed defense cuts and the crisis in the Ukraine.

DUMP THE BOLT-ACTION

M110 SASS

The Military Needs to go All-Semi-Auto
By Harold Hutchison

MAKING SNIPERS DEADLIER
Snipers have played a huge role in the war on terror, and some have racked up some eye-popping totals in terms of kills. But in the War on Terror, especially early on, our snipers have been hobbled by the fact that they are limited to the M40 and M24 sniper rifles.

DOD STICKS WITH SPLC

Controversial Training to Continue
By Harold Hutchison

The Department of Defense announced that it will still use materials from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) despite controversy over its labeling of some conservative organizations as “hate groups.”

REACTIONS TO OBAMA'S DEFENSE CUTS

Here is reaction to Obama’s proposed defense cuts:

DALE BROWN, author and former Air Force officer who flew on B-52 and FB-111 bombers:
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has just announced the latest round of military budget cuts, an incredible $56 billion...and, as expected, he is toeing the liberal progressive line as to how to seemingly "cut spending" (in actuality: cutting the rate of growth of spending).

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