Posts Tagged ‘United States Navy’

U.S. Navy ship with 550 Marines on board entering Gulf: CNN

June 16, 2014 1 comment

U.S. Navy ship with 550 Marines on board entering Gulf:



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CNNreuters ^Posted on 6/16/2014, 8:00:10 AM by sunmarsThe USS Mesa Verde with 550 Marines on board entered the Gulf on Monday to support possible U.S. action to help Iraq‘s Shi’ite-led government combat a Sunni Islamist insurgency that has overtaken large areas of the country’s north, CNN reported.


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The USS Mesa Verde joins the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, which the Pentagon ordered on Saturday to move into the Gulf. President Barack Obama has said he is considering military action, short of putting U.S. troops in Iraq, to aid that government’s efforts to stop the insurgency.


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obama 7$ Gas | Search Results | CLINGERS… BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

May 2, 2014 3 comments

OBAMA Oil sets $7 a gallon gas price target

March 3, 2010 Gunny G Edit Leave a comment Go to comments

OBAMA Oil sets $7 a gallon gas price target


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Gunny G’s Notes On USMC Politics, History, Inter-Service Relations, etc. | CLINGERS… BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

April 30, 2014 4 comments


“For your information the Marine Corps is the Navy’s police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin’s.”


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Tarnished Brass: Is the U.S. Military Profession in Decline?

February 2, 2014 1 comment

Tarnished Brass: Is the U.S. Military Profession in Decline?

World Affairs Journal ^ | Spring 2009 | Richard H. Kohn

Posted on Saturday, February 01, 2014 9:27:41 PM by robowombat

Tarnished Brass: Is the U.S. Military Profession in Decline?

Richard H. Kohn Nearly twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the American military, financed by more money than the entire rest of the world spends on its armed forces, failed to defeat insurgencies or fully suppress sectarian civil wars in two crucial countries, each with less than a tenth of the U.S. population, photo

after overthrowing those nations’ governments in a matter of weeks. Evidence of overuse and understrength in the military abounds: the longest individual overseas deployments since World War II and repeated rotations into those deployments; the common and near-desperate use of bonuses to keep officers and enlisted soldiers from leaving.

bigNor is it only the ground forces that are experiencing the pinch. The U.S. Air Force has had to cut tens of thousands of people to buy the airplanes it believes it needs. The U.S. Navy faces such declining numbers of ships that it needs allies to accomplish the varied demands of power projection, sea control, and the protection of world commerce.

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Navy SEALS ordered to remove ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ symbol from uniforms

November 4, 2013 1 comment

Navy SEALS ordered to remove ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ symbol from uniforms ^ | November 2, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz


Posted on Monday, November 04, 2013 10:55:09 AM by kimtom


A new U.S. Navy directive mandates that SEALs replace the traditional “Don’t Tread On Me” Navy Jack on the sleeves of their uniforms with the American flag.


The original Navy Jack was made up of 13 horizontal stripes — seven red and six white. A rattlesnake was later added diagonally across the flag, along with the words, “Don’t Tread On Me,” on the lowest white stripe.




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Why Afghanistan Might Be the Marines’ Last Fight

September 25, 2013 1 comment

Why Afghanistan Might Be the Marines’ Last FightThe Fiscal Times ^ | May 6, 2013 | DAVID FRANCISPosted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:08:52 PM


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2010, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates made waves when he ordered the Pentagon to take a hard look at the Marines to determine what, if any role they would play in the future of warfare.












“All of the military services have been challenged to find the right balance between preserving what is unique and valuable in their traditions, while at the same time making the changes necessary to win the wars we are in and prepare for the likely future threats in the years and decades to come,” he said.



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“Looking ahead, I do think it is proper to ask whether large-scale amphibious landings along the lines of Inchon [the Marine’s invasion of the Korea peninsula in 1950] are feasible.”The review, which was completed in 2011, recommended the Marines shrink the size of their force dramatically and make other cuts that would lessen their strength.




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CBS News Admits Navy Yard Shooter Possible Victim Of Mind Control (Video) | Alternative

September 23, 2013 1 comment

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On the side of Aaon Alexis’s weapon he had a phrase written on it. “My ELF Weapon’. It may relate to a strange incident which happened six weeks ago in Newport, R.I.


Alexis complained to police that stalkers were using a microwave-type machine to send “vibrations into his body.” Newport investigators took a report and gave it to local Navy police. It apparently was never passed up the chain of command.




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