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WaPo Can’t Help Itself – Trashes Military Even On Anniversary of D-Day

from NewsBusters:

It’s the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Getting a little choked up about the endless lines of white crosses and the few stooped and wizened survivors being rolled slowly among them? Feeling slightly in awe of men who could scale Pointe du Hoc, drag themselves up the shingle on Omaha or jump from an airplane into tracers and flak? Feeling, well, a touch grateful? That’s nice. Time’s up. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Kosovo Changed the Air War Forever

F 16 Pilot From The 510th Fighter Squadron

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April 12, 1999. It’s 12:30 in the afternoon and Brigadier General Dan Leaf, flying in the cockpit of an F-16, is trying to stop a massacre unfolding thousands of feet below.

He’s the Commander of the 315th Air Expeditionary Wing, operating from Aviano Air Base in Italy during Operation Allied Force. The military campaign against Yugoslavia began on March 24, 1999, with British and U.S. using airstrikes attempting to curb an ethnic cleansing campaign by the Yugoslavian government. read more

Jocko Willink’s Keys to Success

Former SEAL Team leader Jocko Willink joins the Prager University team to discuss how taking the hard road in life is actually easier, in the long run, than venturing down the easy road, as the “easy” road will invariably lead to nothing more than a dead end.

He discusses how discipline actually equals freedom, and talks about his personal, three key principles to achieving success – Discipline vs Motivation, Humility vs. Arrogance and Taking Ownership of Everything vs. Making excuses.  read more

Weapon Wednesday – BriteCloud Missile Decoy System

The BriteCloud missile decoy system is being tested on RAF Typhoons
The BriteCloud missile decoy system is being tested on RAF Typhoons(Credit: Leonardo Aerospace)

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has begun testing the latest version of the BriteCloud missile decoy on its Typhoon fighter aircraft. At the Typhoon Ministerial Meeting in Germany, British Defence minister Stuart Andrew revealed that the disposable soda-can-sized anti-radar electronics packages began testing in April by the RAF’s 41 Test and Evaluation Squadron based at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. read more

Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day is a very important time to show solemn respect to all those Americans who have died in wars across the world – and pay special honor to their families who sacrificed so much – so we may live in freedom. Because of these heroes, we enjoy the blessings of liberty, protected from ruthless tyrants who still roam the earth, desperately seeking to enslave humanity.

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Weapon Wednesday – B-17’s Cold Blue Moment

The B-17 “Flying Fortress” is one of the most iconic aircraft of World War II. Built by Boeing, the four-engine bomber was the United States’ primary weapon of destruction in the air campaign to annihilate cities and bring Nazi Germany to its knees. Its combat performance was decidedly uneven, yet no one questions its primacy in the war. read more

Weapon Wednesday – A Universal Remote for the Navy

The universal remote can control a wide range of unmanned vehicles, including the MQ-8B Fire Scout...
The universal remote can control a wide range of unmanned vehicles, including the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system(Credit: US Navy)

Raytheon is developing what is billed as a universal remote for the US Navy that will allow a single unit to control a wide range of unmanned vehicles. Designed to save space onboard ships as well as make pilot training easier, the Raytheon Common Ground Control System (CGCS) is based on the modular, open architecture Unmanned Aircraft System Control Segment standard (UCS) that promotes vehicle software interoperability. read more

Russia’s Belgorod Submarine

Belgorod nuclear submarine launched in Severodvinsk

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Russia launched the world’s longest submarine today, the special mission submarine Belgorod. Designed to support a variety of military missions, including the Poseidon long-range strategic nuclear torpedo, the sub is far larger than anything operated by any other naval force, including the U.S. Navy. The six hundred foot long submarine displaces more water than a World War I battleship and can dive to a depth of 1,700 feet. read more