Military

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    Congress avoids tough decisions on military matters

    Jay Cost explains at National Review Online why he believes Congress is shirking its duty when it comes to war-related decisions. Last week President Trump authorized strikes on military installations in Syria, in response to its use of chemical weapons. I think this is a good thing. Chemical…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    From school safety to North Carolina’s education funding formula, state lawmakers will have plenty of education-related issues to debate when they return to Raleigh in May. Terry Stoops assesses key education-related legislative issues during the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson details the military’s ongoing…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2018
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    Carolina Journal: Wind facility’s interference with Navy radar an ongoing concern

    Carolina Journal issued a big report on the Amazon Wind Farm that finds that not only is its interference with military radar still a concern, but also the facility doesn't have the production it promised.
    Jon Sanders, April 2, 2018
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    Army not thrilled with its latest recruits

    Andrew O’Reilly reports at FoxNews.com about the Army’s need to step up training of new soldiers. Citing a disturbing trend of new soldiers lacking both proper discipline and physical fitness, senior U.S. Army leaders are calling for a tougher and longer basic training program to prepare troops for combat…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that military officials are raising concerns about the impact of the Amazon Wind Farm in eastern North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes elections for county sheriff across North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2018
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    A new meaning for Star Wars

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon describes the Pentagon’s preparations for potential warfare in space. The Pentagon is preparing for war should China, Russia, or other adversaries attack vital American satellites and other space systems, a senior Pentagon official told Congress on Wednesday. John Rood, undersecretary of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2018
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    Russian weapons aren’t as ‘new’ as we’ve been led to believe

    Richard Fernandez writes at PJMedia.com that the announcement of “new” Russian weapons should come as no surprise. Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a new series of strategic weapons including a missile able to strike the US via the South Pole, an autonomous underwater vehicle tipped with a hundred megaton…
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2018
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    Forget Russian ‘collusion’ and focus on fighting

    David French urges National Review Online readers to pay attention to recent news from Syria. … [T]hat brings me to one of the most momentous mysteries of the new year. Did American and Russian forces just engage in a deadly clash in Syria, and was that clash the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2018