Good, Bad, and Ugly

Gone, but not retired

November 3, 2011

Jobless veterans say military experience is not valued

Rick Combs, a 27-year old who retired as a Sergeant in the Army, says he was given management training in the military as part of becoming a Sergeant. So far, that training has not translated into a comparable private-sector job.

The wrong rank…

August 25, 2011

British Royal Air Force “Red Arrows” plane crashes, pilot dies

Egging, known as “Eggman” according to Captain Simon Blake, Commandant of the RAF’s Central Flying School, joined the team last year.

Winning a medal?

July 14, 2011

Army Ranger to be second living Medal of Honor recipient

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set to award a Medal of Honor on Tuesday afternoon to Army Ranger Sergeant 1st Class Leroy Petry, the second living soldier to win the military’s highest decoration for actions in Afghanistan.

Ignoring Canada?

April 18, 2011

Allies vow no halt to campaign until Gaddafi goes

Washington, which led the campaign in its first week, has since turned over command to NATO and taken a back seat role. Britain and France complain that other NATO allies have not provided enough fire power to take out Gaddafi’s armour and allow the rebels in control of the east to sweep him from power.

They’re all jets…

March 29, 2011

Libyan rebels rout Gaddafi forces in strategic town

LIBYA-FRANCE/The French armed forces said around 20 French aircraft supported by an AWACS surveillance plane struck targets during the day on Saturday, including five Galeb fighter jets and two MI-35 helicopters on the ground outside Misrata.

Pearl Harbor?

December 8, 2010

PEARLHARBOR/ANNIVERSARYI have been looking over your site today and cannot find a single article relating to Pearl Harbor day in the U.S.

Nuclear powered?

December 6, 2010

China says won’t take sides in Korea dispute

KOREA-NORTH/As the nuclear powered USS George Washington headed out of Korean waters back to Japan, oil traders said the US Navy was seeking a medium-range oil tanker to

Not the Air Force

August 5, 2010

FLEET WEEK/

Four killed in US Air Force plane crash in Alaska

In light of the accident, Atkins said, the military was considering whether to go on with the aviation show, which also features precision-flying demonstrations by the Air Force’s Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.

Not Marines

June 8, 2010

A June 6 Reuters video report said that “U.S. Marines and Iraq” were working together in Basra.

Separating the chaff from the chafe…

May 25, 2010

SPECIAL REPORT-How the White House learned to love the drone

USA/WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – By all appearances, the Obama administration wanted him alive, not dead.