Category Archives: USN

USS Lolli-Trump … “We are going to start winning again!”

By ann summers An Iranian built mockup of a US Nimitz-class carrier is destroyed during the IRGCN Noble Prophet exercise. (ONI Photo) Iranian officials had more than a dozen speedboats attack a replica of a US aircraft carrier today and … Continue reading

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USS Porter Buzzed by Russian Planes in Black Sea

  I cross-posted this to Daily Kos earlier today. This is the first time the Russians have flown close aboard a US Navy ship since tRump has taken office. In this case, the flights included four aircraft. The first buzzing … Continue reading

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Bring me the head of Diego Garcia: blaming the Brits for being Dodos about Disposession

By ann summers In 1966, the head of Britain’s Colonial Office, Lord Denis Greenhill, wrote about Chagos, “The object of the exercise is to get some rocks which will remain ours; there will be no indigenous population except seagulls who … Continue reading

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“If you meet The Buddha on the road, kill him.”

By ann summers All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. -The Buddha Marx: “constant revolutionizing of production uninterrupted disturbance of all social … Continue reading

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His book should not have been the only Counterinsurgency text available for an entire post-Vietnam generation

By ann summers Yet if predicting the future is a hopeless endeavor, learning from the past is not. The counterinsurgency books that Nagl studied do impart an important lesson. The goal the United States hopes to reach in Iraq — … Continue reading

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James Fallows on “The Tragedy of the American Military”

By Elaine Magliaro On Friday, I was talking with a friend when he suggested that I read James Fallows’s article about the American military that was published in The Atlantic magazine. In his article titled The Tragedy of the American Military, Fallows looks … Continue reading

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Hollywood and War: “American Sniper”…a Movie about a Killer Hero

By Elaine Magliaro I have neither read Chris Kyle’s memoir American Sniper nor seen the movie based on his book. Kyle was the decorated Navy SEAL who became “the deadliest sniper in the annals of American warfare.” Writing for The … Continue reading

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