Daniel New (“For a couple of years the country was in an uproar and the name of Army Specialist Michael New was a household name, because he was the lone soldier who said, “No, thank you, I am an American soldier, and you do not have the right to force me to serve a foreign power against my will.” For his efforts, Spc. New became an American hero, and was awarded a Bad Conduct Discharge from the Army.”) ~ — German General to Command US Troops
By Daniel NewSeptember 12, 2014NewsWithViews.comNATO recently placed a German officer in command of all European troops, including US troops, something that has never happened before.
Here’s the story: “Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, most recently the commander of Germany’s 12th Panzer Brigade in Amberg, and chief of staff of Regional Command North, International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, will be stationed at USAREUR headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany.
“This is a bold and major step forward in USAREUR’s commitment to operating in a multinational environment with our German allies,” Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr., USAREUR commander, said of Laubenthal’s appointment. “U.S. and German senior military leaders have been serving together in NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan for years. Sustaining the shared capability from this experience will benefit both U.S. and German armies.”Americans do not like the idea of foreign commanders over US troops.
Chuck Hagel warns: Troops are ‘close to the breaking point’
Politico ^ | 23 Jul 13 | PHILIP EWING
Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:20:54 PM by SkyPilot
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned on Monday that U.S. troops are “close to the breaking point,” after many deployments — and Congress risks worsening the situation if it doesn’t help the Pentagon with its budget.
“Our people are strong and resilient after 12 years of war, but they are under stress — and so are the institutions that support them,” Hagel told the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the group’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky.
(Gunny G: ATTN VETS: What Do YOU Think?????) ~ McClellan: One last call to service – end military funeral honors : News
Who is eligible for military honors at a funeral? According to the program’s website, virtually all veterans who have received an honorable discharge are eligible. A veteran does not have to be buried at a national cemetery to receive military honors. The honors teams travel to private cemeteries.
Both the federal government and the state government are broke. So why are we providing military funeral honors for all veterans? It is a nice gesture we can’t afford.
Certainly, men and women killed in combat deserve full military honors. It’s a way for the country to say, “We honor the memory of those who died in our service.” These military honors — and the thought behind them — are intended to provide some solace for the families of the fallen.
Brooke County, WV – A McDonald’s restaurant earned a fair share of controversy Wednesday when an American flag was shown to he hanging upside down early in the morning, thought initially to be a protest of the results of the 2012 election.
Many wondered whether or not the McDonald’s upside-down flag was a deliberate political message. Turns out, the upside-down flag wasn’t intentional disrespect, but rather a timely, accidental coincidence.
A local reporter for NEWS9 had called the McDonald’s restaurant earlier Wednesday to ask why the flag was flown upside-down, usually taken as a sign of distress. Reportedly, the employee who answered the phone said that the flag was flown that way on purpose.
Later, a person identifying herself as a manager of that particular McDonald’s called to clarify her employee’s comments.
VFW ^ | 01 AUG 2012 | Kelly Gibson
Posted on Sunday, August 05, 2012 2:27:14 PM by BCW
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Gordon it is time for all good men to learn the law and win in the courtroom. Winning in the courtroom removes their power.
The pen is definitely mightier than the sword. And the dragon vest. Please read this book. Published by the greatest Constitutional scholar that has ever lived. Paul Andrew Mitchell.