FBI to American military: social media could set up you up for ISIS attack
Dec01

FBI to American military: social media could set up you up for ISIS attack

Beware of social media. Be careful when communicating online. That’s part of the warning the FBI has issued to the American military which fears ISIS could inspire or order attacks on the U.S military: The FBI on Sunday issued the strongest warning to date about possible attacks by the ISIS terrorist group against the U.S. military inside the homeland, officials tell ABC News. In a joint intelligence bulletin issued overnight by...

Read More
Gorbachev: West ‘Resigned’ to Crimea’s Return to Russia (Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia)
Dec01

Gorbachev: West ‘Resigned’ to Crimea’s Return to Russia (Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia)

Upon his return from celebrations in Germany for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev gave this somewhat testy interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda, in which he is defensive over accusations that he ‘lost’ the Soviet Union. He discusses where it all went wrong with the United States, his belief that the Ukraine crisis can be overcome and how the Western leaders he met...

Read More
A Military Thanksgiving
Nov26

A Military Thanksgiving

Wishing all our readers and their loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving. Let us not forget our troops spending yet one more Thanksgiving away from their loved ones and those troops and their families who themselves need a helping hand at home this holiday. Below, some photos of troops helping troops this Thanksgiving and, below those, read how the Navy takes care of its own. Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing...

Read More
‘Sergeant’ Chuck Hagel Steps Down
Nov24

‘Sergeant’ Chuck Hagel Steps Down

When announcing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s departure from the Pentagon, President Obama referred to Chuck Hagel’s enlisted service. “He’s been in the dirt. He’s been in the mud. And that has established a special bond. He sees himself in them. They see themselves in him,” President Obama said about the first enlisted combat veteran to hold the high position of Secretary of Defense. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes...

Read More
Breaking: Defense Secretary Hagel to Resign
Nov24

Breaking: Defense Secretary Hagel to Resign

The Washington Post quotes AP sources saying that Chuck Hagel is resigning as Secretary of Defense “following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular foreign policy team.”: A senior defense official said that Hagel submitted his resignation letter to Obama on Monday morning and the president accepted it. Hagel agreed to remain in office until his successor is confirmed by the Senate, the official...

Read More
Seventh Investigation Debunks Republican Benghazi Conspiracy Theories
Nov23

Seventh Investigation Debunks Republican Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

Yet another investigation has debunked the Republican claims about Benghazi, this one run by House Republicans. AP reports: House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama...

Read More
On Pope Francis’ Secret Service: Confronting the ISIS Threat (Corriere Della Sera, Italy)
Nov22

On Pope Francis’ Secret Service: Confronting the ISIS Threat (Corriere Della Sera, Italy)

He rides in an open car amid hundreds of thousands of people from around the world and abhors being seperated from his flock. Imagine the heart-stopping difficulty of protecting one of the most popular pontiffs in a generation from terrorists bent on killing anyone not a Sunni fundamentalist – particularly a man with the title ‘Vicar of Christ’? Offering a glimpse behind the scenes is Corriere Della Sera’s man...

Read More
New York National Guard Responds to Historic Snowfall
Nov20

New York National Guard Responds to Historic Snowfall

As weather forecasters are predicting that “yet another one to three feet of snow will likely fall over western New York state during the next 48 hours after a mammoth winter storm earlier this week,” our National Guard troops — as always — are already responding to this emergency. On Nov. 18, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called up 240 soldiers and airmen to assist the city of Buffalo and Erie County in the...

Read More
First 90 Troops Returning from Africa Begin ‘Controlled Monitoring Period’
Nov18

First 90 Troops Returning from Africa Begin ‘Controlled Monitoring Period’

As America was sending the first of our troops to West Africa to help combat the Ebola virus, the safety and wellbeing of those troops was foremost on everyone’s mind:The families of those being deployed, the American people in general and the military leaders responsible for such a mission. These were some initial reactions from those who would be most directly affected by those deployments, who would just be doing their jobs. Sgt....

Read More
Will the New GOP Congress Be the Congress Americans ‘Wish They Had’?
Nov17

Will the New GOP Congress Be the Congress Americans ‘Wish They Had’?

The man who lost the last (presidential) election round and who goes around talk shows pretending he did not, has some advice for the man who beat him in 2012. Appearing on Sunday’s CBS Face the Nation, failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Bob Schieffer, when asked about the possibility of “Obama taking executive action to overhaul immigration policy, “The president has got to learn that he lost this last election...

Read More
Decrypting the Arab Obsession with Conspiracy Theories (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)
Nov16

Decrypting the Arab Obsession with Conspiracy Theories (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)

Why is the Muslim world such fertile ground for every conspiracy theory imaginable? Using the attacks of September 11, 2001, the revolts of 2011 (the Arab Spring) and the recent offensive by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as a jumping off point, Lebanon’s L’Orient Le Jour consulted authors, politicians and economists to investigate. The upshot: while anti-imperialism, a narcissistic wish to blame others, and a sense...

Read More
ISIS commanders reign with brutal violence, extortion and hypocrisy: former bodyguard
Nov16

ISIS commanders reign with brutal violence, extortion and hypocrisy: former bodyguard

GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Saddam Jamal held the mother and father at gunpoint and forced them to watch as his jihadist comrade murdered their children, one by one. The ISIS commander felt no remorse for killing this Syrian family, his bodyguard said, nor did he believe he was fulfilling a God-given creed: for him being a...

Read More
Coming Home!
Nov16

Coming Home!

This was a great weekend for the folks in Norfolk, Va. and at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., at Whidbey Island, Wash. and Mayport, Fla. It was an unforgettable, joyful weekend for the loved ones of more than 5,000 sailors of the ships and squadrons of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group returning home Nov. 15, after completing a nine-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Operations. Carrier Air Wing 8 returned...

Read More
McConnell to Obama: You Have the Government You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had.
Nov13

McConnell to Obama: You Have the Government You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had.

According to the Huffington Post, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is “very disturbed” by President Barack Obama’s recent exercise of his executive powers, including the President’s recent “deal” with China on climate change, his intentions to move forward on his own on immigration and his suggestion that “the Internet should be regulated like a utility under so-called net neutrality rules.” After all,...

Read More
Tomas Young, Author of ‘The Last Letter,’ Dies
Nov13

Tomas Young, Author of ‘The Last Letter,’ Dies

The Iraq War veteran who wrote a scathing letter last year blaming George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for the national tragedy that was the Iraq War died at his home in Seattle on Monday. The cause of death was not immediately clear, according to media reports. Young was shot in an ambush in Sadr City on April 4, 2004, a few days after arriving in Iraq. One of the two bullets fired by a sniper’s AK-47 severed his spinal cord paralyzing...

Read More
A Special ‘Thank You for Your Service’
Nov11

A Special ‘Thank You for Your Service’

I fully appreciate that, by now, some readers have had enough of Veterans Day stories. I agree that sometimes we are just inundated by them and I kind of apologize for contributing to such a deluge. “Kind of,” because readers can stop reading right here if they have had enough and because I just came across such a touching and eloquent coverage of an issue that is not often mentioned on Veterans Day — one that readers who are...

Read More
Why Veterans Are Important…
Nov11

Why Veterans Are Important…

Each year, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) holds an essay contest for High School students on patriotic subjects. It is a unique contest that encourages young people to explore and express themselves on such subjects but also gives them the opportunity to “win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.” Prizes and awards include a $30,000...

Read More
Cartoon: Veterans Day
Nov10

Cartoon: Veterans Day

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

Read More
Lest We Forget: Veterans Day Remembrance
Nov10

Lest We Forget: Veterans Day Remembrance

Lest we forget: See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

Read More
Helping Veterans at the Grassroots Level
Nov10

Helping Veterans at the Grassroots Level

In his 2014 Veterans Day message, the president stressed that the responsibility to support and take care of our veterans “far exceeds the boundaries of government.” “It’s a job for every American,” he said. “We’re all keepers of that sacred trust that says, ‘If you put on a uniform and risk your life to keep us safe, we’ll do our part for you. We’ll make sure you and your...

Read More
Page 1 of 3712345...101520...Last »