Military

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    House GOP wants to pump more money into military

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights U.S. House Republicans’ proposal to ramp up military spending. The Republican-led House released its budget blueprint Tuesday that calls for a steep increase to military spending that would break caps imposed by the 2011 Budget Control Act and require GOP…
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2017
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    Because the military has little use for real training?

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon offers a report that should disturb anyone interested in a well-trained, well-equipped American military. The United States Army’s training for how to handle transgender issues instructs troops not to gossip about male soldiers who identify as female. The hour-long mandatory training…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2017
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    Keeping America safe in troubled times

    North Korea. Radical Islam. Cyber warfare. Each presents a significant threat to American national security. In today’s age of rapidly developing technology, multiple security threats can converge. Van Hipp of American Defense International Inc. highlighted key threats during a presentation Monday to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2017
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    Cleaning up the VA

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner details efforts to clear deadwood from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Department of Veterans Affairs officials have fired more than 500 misbehaving employees since January, according to data posted online Friday. VA Secretary David Shulkin touted his agency’s decision to publish…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2017
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    Fighting the enemy

    Saagar Enjeti of the Daily Caller describes a new approach to fighting America’s enemies, courtesy of one of the new administration’s military minds. Secretary of Defense James Mattis instructed the U.S. military to abandon Obama administration procedures and start focusing on killing Islamic State fighters instead, Chairman of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2017
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    “Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”

    President Ronald Reagan: This Memorial Day of 1983, we honor those brave Americans who died in the service of their country. I think an ancient scholar put it well when he wrote: “Let us now praise famous men . . . All these were honored in their generation, and were…
    Donna Martinez, May 28, 2017
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    Preparing for cyber attacks

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the latest developments in cyber warfare against the United States. Foreign nations’ cyber intrusions into key infrastructure network are preparation for damaging attacks in a future conflict, the commander of Cyber Command told Congress Tuesday. Adm. Mike Rogers,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on continuing N.C. legislative concerns surrounding wind energy projects near military bases. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains why the Trump tax plan should look familiar to N.C. taxpayers.
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2017