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Weapon Wednesday – Is This the Next Army Battle Rifle?

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FDM TECHNOLOGY

The U.S. Army has ordered a prototype of a weapon designed in a garage in Colorado Springs. The weapon is electrically fired, has four barrels and can fire all four rounds at once in a single devastating salvo. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Air Force’s New Huey

Boeing will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the US Air Force to replace...
Boeing will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the US Air Force to replace the fleet of UH-1N “Huey” helicopters(Credit: Boeing)

The US Air Force has selected the Boeing MH-139 helicopter to replace its venerable fleet of UH-1N “Huey” multirole choppers that are used to protect America’s land-based nuclear ICBMs in the US Midwest. The contract, worth US$2.4 billion, is for 84 aircraft along with support services and training systems. read more

The Hollywood Makeover of Hanoi Jane – Part Two

A few days ago I posted John Velisek’s article entitled, The Hollywood Makeover of Hanoi Jane – Part One.

He informed us of a new HBO special which will no doubt attempt to white-wash her radical leftism and anti-Vietnam war atrocities. Or, knowing HBO, they may revel in them.

But John, as a Vietnam vet, remembers full well the damage that Hanoi Jane wrought. In Part Two, John reminds us of just what Hanoi Jane said.

Guest post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist

Does Jane or any of these liberals at HBO remember her speaking ill of our soldiers on July 30, 1972:

“They believed in the Army, but when they were here, when they discovered that their officers were incompetent, usually drunk when they discovered that the Vietnamese people have a fight that they believed in, that the Vietnamese people were fighting for much the same reason that we fought the beginning of our country…” read more

The Hollywood Makeover of Hanoi Jane – Part One

Guest post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist

Oh Look. It’s Hanoi Jane with John Kerry!

The progressive socialist party, commonly known as the Democrats, is firmly in the “win at all costs” mode that will lead to even more demagoguery and possibly violence. With democrat politicians calling for the harassment of Republicans and Trump supporters, confrontations will become so prevalent as to be commonplace. This is what the leftists want, and they are demanding that all follow their agenda.

Brett Kavanaugh is just the first, and if they prevail in the midterms, the power they wield will damage the fabric of this country and its citizens.

The negative effects to the nation can be traced to leftists from the past that continue to plague us to this day.

One of these people is “Hanoi” Jane Fonda. A woman who would like us to think that she has “moved on” from the damage she has done to this country – a woman who called for the execution of American soldiers during Vietnam. Today, progressive socialists speak of caring for our active duty men and women and pretend to be so concerned about our veterans, that to this day suffer every day from the actions they were asked to perform in defense of our nation.

The “pretending to care” they show to the American people is a farce, and no one epitomizes that lie more than Hanoi Jane. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Are Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems a Good Idea?

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As the power of artificial intelligence grows, the likelihood of a future war filled with killer robots grows as well. Proponents suggest that lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWs) might cause less “collateral damage,” while critics warn that giving machines the power of life and death would be a terrible mistake.

Last month’s UN meeting on ‘killer robots’ in Geneva ended with victory for the machines, as a small number of countries blocked progress towards an international ban. Some opponents of such a ban, like Russia and Israel, were to be expected since both nations already have advanced military AI programs. But surprisingly, the U.S. also agreed with them. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Army’s New Reconnaissance Helicopter

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Sikorsky

The U.S. Army seeks a new armed reconnaissance helicopter that will range across the battlefield, acting as the eyes and ears of commanders on the ground. Planned for an introduction in the 2020s, the Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) would give the Army back a capability it lost when the service put its scout helicopters out to pasture. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Augmented Reality Tank

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LIMPIDARMOR YOUTUBE

New technology promises to give tankers an unprecedented view of the battlefield around themwithout exposing them to lethal enemy fire. Camera systems, often linked to VR headsets, can provide soldiers with a real-time view of the world outside their tank, eliminating the often severely restricted view tankers are forced to fight with. read more

McCain was a Tale of Two Men

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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First I’d like to pay tribute to the Navy Hero. Yep – John McCain was a war hero. Not because he was shot down. That happened to many pilots during the Vietnam non-war war. It’s what happened after.

McCain was captured, then offered release by the North Vietnamese and allowed to go home. Like few others might, he refused and stayed voluntarily so as to not abandon his men, knowing full well the torture that he would be in for. He paid dearly for his decision, which adversely affected him for the rest of his life. And given the choice, I believe that Naval Officer McCain would have done it all over again for the sake of his men.

If that ain’t heroism – there is no such thing.

But why would the left, who hates the military, be so enamored with McCain?

Well, it sure couldn’t be that he was the poster boy Never-Trumper? Naw – that couldn’t be it. read more

Weapon Wednesday – DSRaider – Military ATV

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DSRAIDER

U.S. military forces are testing a new, lightweight one-person electric vehicle. The DSRaider all-terrain vehicle has the advantages of traditional ATVs in a smaller, more compact package. Ridden upright like a Segway and capable of carrying more than three hundred pounds across rough terrain, the DSRaider is aimed at soldiers, first responders, and outdoorsmen. read more