I don’t usually say this about folks in our military Special Operations community, as they tend to be fairly bright folks. The person in question in this case, in fact, was in SEAL Team 6/DEVGRU/Whatever its real name is, and was supposedly involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. So I know he […]
The Korean War never really ended. Only a truce prevents the resumption of hostilities. Should those resume, it will be ugly all the way around, with high death tolls among our troops, the South Koreans, and the North Koreans. We could lose more troops in the first month of a resumed Korean War than we […]
HT to Michael Yon. This is gold.
No Kum-Sok, also known as Kenneth Rowe, was ER’s father. I didn’t realize that he had written a book about his defection from North Korea.
I think we’re being way too easy on now-former CIA Director David Petraeus. While the talking heads generally speak of his “honorable decision” to resign and take responsibility, color me contrarian: (a) Petraeus should not have accepted the position of DCI in the first place; (b) the Obama Administration badly fumbled by not vetting Petraeus […]
Hope it’s going well, but I noticed your blog has been removed.
Professor Hale–a West Point grad and a graduate of Army Ranger School–has an excellent set of posts on the experience. And yes, he should write a book about it. Here they are: Ranger School, Chapter 1 Ranger School, Chapter 2 Ranger School Chapter 3: Who’s Your Buddy Ranger School, Chapter 4: Food Ranger School, Chapter […]
Capt. Katie Petronio makes a very strong case against it. My favorite part of the article: No one questions why there aren’t any females in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, etc. Olympic athletes are the elite of the elite. No one questions why the women compete against women and men against men. Those are great […]
Poor Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey…he’s got to be having a stroke right about now.
These stories are normally amusing. Almost every time I go to a gun show, I come across some guy who tells of his Special Operator experiences in Vietnam. “I killed people for the government. Slit their throats..” (Note: People who have done this, almost never speak of it.) “I was a sniper in the Marines. […]