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Monthly Archives: March 2021

WESTMORELAND, JOHNSON AND VIETNAM

New Revelations about Vietnam Command Decisions By Harold Hutchison From the April 2014 issue of SOF WHAT WE KNOW MAY NOT BE SO Many “pop history” stories about Vietnam have gone around, and a general narrative on the war has taken hold among many who feel we could have won …

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U.S. Special Operations Command’s New MRAD MK22 Advanced Sniper Rifle

MRAD MK22 MK22: The Army Sniper’s Solution to a 21st Century Threat CHRISTOPHER ROBERTS Fort Benning The sniper’s ability to strike fear into the hearts of the enemy has long been documented. It is a history laden with stories of near-impossible shots and stealth akin to an apex predator. The …

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Bonanza’s Hoss Cartwright: From Football Star to Korea to the Ponderosa

Dan Blocker (right) poses for a photo with guest stars Vaughn Monroe and Susie Scott on the TV set of “Bonanza,” Feb. 22, 1962. Sports Heroes Who Served: ‘Bonanza’ Actor Served in Army During Korean War| BY DAVID VERGUN, DODSports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes …

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Countdown to Big Thursday 1 April (Fools) Day: DOD Stand Down on Extremism

Extremism Stand Downs Focus on Oath, Not Data Collection MARCH 30, 2021 | BY C. TODD LOPEZ, DOD NEWS Across the Defense Department, in units large and small, commanders and leaders held stand downs to address extremism in the ranks. The direction for those stand downs came in early February from Secretary …

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Huge Panamanian container ship stuck in the Suez Canal has been successfully refloated

UPDATE: Successful Refloating of EVER GIVEN 29 March 2021Category Navigation News ​Admiral Osama Rabie, Chairman and Managing Director of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), has announced today, Monday 29th March, 2021, that the Panamanian container ship has been successfully refloated. This was the result of successful push and tow maneuvers which …

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Happy Birthday to the ‘Model of 1911,’ an American legend

By Dave Workman March 29 is a significant date that is part of American history, for on this date in 1911, the Army formally adopted the Colt semiautomatic pistol as its official sidearm, quite possibly the most battle-scarred handgun on the planet, a pistol that helped America win two world …

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Texas GOP and SREC Unanimously Pass Resolution in Support of Constitutional Carry Legislation

In Short: “The Constitution is our permit to carry… Criminals do not follow the law and the permit requirement disarms their victims…A permit requirement does not make people safer. “ Texas GOP and SREC Texas GOP and SREC Unanimously Pass Resolution in Support of Constitutional Carry Legislation  POSTED 3.27.2021 – by RPT …

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Biden Wants Vaccination Passport, But no Passport for Illegals crossing border

The Biden Administration: -Considering a “vaccination passport” for Americans. -But doesn’t seem to care about passports when it comes to illegal migrants crossing the southern border. Before the vaccine, Democrats didn’t wear masks at five star restaurants and salons. Now after the vaccine, they still make you wear a mask. …

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The Purge: Military, Law Enforcement, Media, Academia, Entertainment, Law Schools, and Politics

How to Boil America “The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side, and constant retreat on the other — until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the Country’s official …

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Gunfights in Vietnam

Infantry Officer Recalls Sounds, Smells of Gunfights BY SKIP VAUGHN Army Capt. John Reitzell was an operations officer for N Company, 75th Rangers, 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Vietnam. John Reitzell went to Vietnam in the spring of 1970 as a 23-year-old second lieutenant in the Army infantry. The year-long experience was …

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