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4-star perks: the Petraeus scandal starts to spread into new territory

General David Petraeus (Washington Post)

The Petraeus scandal is spreading into new territory.

When I was a contractor in Iraq in 2006-2007, I couldn’t help but notice the entourage that surrounded every general officer there.  I discuss this in my book, America’s failure In Iraq: Intervention to Withdrawal 1991-2010.

Flag officers (generals and admirals) . . . → Read More: 4-star perks: the Petraeus scandal starts to spread into new territory

David Petraeus: he married the general’s daughter, then betrayed her

(l-r) David Petraeus, Dr. Kelly, Jill Kelly and Holly Petraeus-Knowlton. Just “good friends.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those familiar with my book, America’s Failure In Iraq: Intervention to Withdrawal 1991-2010, and this website, know I was not a big fan of David Petraeus before the events of the . . . → Read More: David Petraeus: he married the general’s daughter, then betrayed her

“Suicide Prevention Month” for the U.S. Army: how bad can it get?

U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno

The U.S. Army has designated September as “Suicide Prevention Month.” Things have gotten that bad. Does this also imply that every day in the Army is “Suicide Prevention Day?”

It’s nice to know the Army’s senior leadership, especially General Raymond Odierno, is on top of this little problem. . . . → Read More: “Suicide Prevention Month” for the U.S. Army: how bad can it get?

Service members are allowed to march in gay pride parade—in uniform!

July 16, 2011. Two women, both active duty sailors in the U.S. Navy who gave their names as Nikki, left, and Lisa, kiss as they march in the Gay Pride Parade in San Diego. (Gregory Bull: AP)I dig the tats!

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has authorized gay service members to march in this . . . → Read More: Service members are allowed to march in gay pride parade—in uniform!

The Navy’s new “gender-neutral” aircraft carriers don’t have urinals!

A Navy illustration of the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, the first of the Ford class carriers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Navy’s new “gender-neutral” aircraft carriers don’t have urinals in them. That’s right, “gender-neutral” aircraft carriers.

It’s only fitting this is happening on the new . . . → Read More: The Navy’s new “gender-neutral” aircraft carriers don’t have urinals!

US Marines need to prove its existence caused disaster in Afghanistan

Excerpted from “Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan,” by Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Chandrasekaran, a Washington Post senior correspondent and associate editor, covered the Afghan war from February 2009 to July 2011.

If you ask a Marine why the Corps still exists you’ll be told it’s always the first in, the country’s only . . . → Read More: US Marines need to prove its existence caused disaster in Afghanistan

The Long ‘Gay’ Line: “Duty, Honor, Country—Gay and Proud!”

New gay 2LT Kaitlyn Kelly, throwing her hat in the air to celebrate graduation from West Point, and pulling one over the American people, May 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

New gay 2LT Kaitlyn Kelly, throwing her hat in the air to celebrate graduation from West Point, and pulling one over the American people, May 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The three service academies held their graduation ceremonies this week, with all the traditional pomp and . . . → Read More: The Long ‘Gay’ Line: “Duty, Honor, Country—Gay and Proud!”

Gay pride takes its place in the Afghanistan war as the colors fly

Gay pride over Afghanistan

Gay pride over Afghanistan

The rainbow colors of gay pride were captured flying over a tent on a US Army camp in Afghanistan recently.  It does one’s heart good to see them proudly waving against homophobia while the Afghanistan war rages on.

Were the colors flying over the tent of the camp’s gay pride . . . → Read More: Gay pride takes its place in the Afghanistan war as the colors fly

America’s Failure In Iraq: the real cost of the Iraq war (Part I)

Retired US Army General Jack Keane

Retired US Army General Jack Keane

Barack Hussein Obama pledged during his successful presidential campaign that he would end America’s war in Iraq.  When he got into the White House he had to back-peddle because the realities of the situation there (i.e., the real cost of the Iraq war), were far worse than he knew. 

As Obama’s plans . . . → Read More: America’s Failure In Iraq: the real cost of the Iraq war (Part I)

The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was Round 1—now for Round 2!

A man who is active-duty in the Navy, and only gave his name as Matt, wears a shirt being signed by others that reads “I survived D.A.D.T.” (don’t ask, don’t tell) shortly before midnight during a celebration for the end of the policy on Sept. 19, 2011, in a bar in San Diego. (Associated Press)

A man who is active-duty in the Navy, and only gave his name as Matt, wears a shirt being signed by others that reads “I survived D.A.D.T.” (don’t ask, don’t tell) shortly before midnight during a celebration for the end of the policy on Sept. 19, 2011, in a bar in San Diego. (Associated . . . → Read More: The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was Round 1—now for Round 2!