Category Archives: Military

Withdrawal of U.S. Forces from Afghanistan on 9/11

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President Biden set a date certain for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. It’s September 11. The Taliban have yet to RSVP.

Davos Man Takes Flight with Speech

Davos Man, President Xi, Taiwan

The Davos set swooned over China President Xi’s virtual keynote speech. He called for international cooperation and warned against a new cold war. He also said, “the strong should not bully the weak.” Meanwhile Chinese fighter planes and bombers invaded Taiwanese airspace.

Trump Show Closes After Four Year Run

Trump show, biden inauguration

The curtain dropped on the Trump Show January 20. And Donald Trump caught the last Air Force One flight out to Mar-A-Lago.

Later that day President Biden gave an inaugural speech about unity before 25,000 occupying National Guard troops.

That evening rioters in Portland celebrated by attacking Democratic Headquarters.

Theodore Roosevelt Hit Hard by Covid-19 Virus

USS Theodore Roosevelt, Capt. Brett Crozier, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modley
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The Covid-19 virus hit the USS Theodore Roosevelt hard. Over 150 of the aircraft carrier’s crew of 4,800 tested positive. And the symptoms were strange.

The ship’s captain, Brett Crozier, ignored the chain of command and instead blasted out an unsecured email warning to 20 or 30 people. As you might expect, it leaked.

USS Theodore Roosevelt Change of Command

So, at that point, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modley relieved Capt. Crozier of his command.

But Modley didn’t leave it at that. He boarded the ship and ripped the captain in a profanity laced tirade calling the him “naive or too stupid.

The tongue lashing was apparently too much for Modley’s boss, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. So the next day Secretary Modley kind of apologized, saying he really meant to say the captain was “smart and passionate.”

And then he resigned.

 

President Trump Spikes Lt. Col. Vindman

Vindman, Trump, spike, NCS, National Security Council
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The Senate acquitted President Trump and he spiked the ball. And the first spikee was national security council staffer Lt. Col. Vindman.

However, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says Lt. Col. Vindman did the right thing when he outed The President’s “perfect” Ukraine phone call.

“He did exactly what we teach them to do from cradle to grave,” Kelly told the audience at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. “He went and told his boss what he just heard.”

Vindman National Security Council Staff

But junior staffer Rich Higgins sees it differently. He says the NSC was filled with Obama holdovers and Never Trumpers.

I was shocked to find that resistance seemed to be the NSC’s mission.

So he reported that to his boss. But with different results than Vindman.

Nobody called me a “whistleblower” or demanded an investigation. Congress didn’t invite me to testify.

Instead, they fired him.