Military (page 2)

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    Vets vs. AOC

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports poll results that contradict one of the latest pronouncements from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Veterans of all political stripes overwhelmingly support reform that would allow military health benefits to be used outside the VA healthcare system, new polling shows. Reform…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    “Gettysburg and Us: Reflections on the Civil War and our current state of division”

    That’s the title of a recent City Journal post in which  E.M. Oblomov compares the current conflict between left and right with the older conflict between North and South. Here’s an excerpt: Our current politics is sometimes described as a “cold civil war,” but I don’t think that’s…
    Jon Guze, April 9, 2019
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    A warning about a growing Russian threat

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news from Capitol Hill. The commander of the European Command told Congress on Tuesday that U.S. forces in Europe need more troops, ships, and weapons to deter growing threats from Russia. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, also the NATO commander,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2019
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    Cruz labels himself ‘noninterventionist hawk’

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s latest foreign policy pronouncements. Describing himself as a “non-interventionist hawk,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) delivered a wide-ranging foreign policy speech on Wednesday in which he advocated in favor of a U.S. policy toward Iran…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has added Opportunity Scholarship vouchers, disability grants, and education savings accounts to its school choice program in recent years. Terry Stoops analyzes each of these choices during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti discusses a recent scandal involving local sales taxes in…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
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    Washington Examiner praises VA reforms, N.C.’s Wilkie

    Editors at the Washington Examiner like what they’re seeing from a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs led by North Carolina’s Robert Wilkie. “Privatization,” we noted two years ago, “ is a classic scare-word among liberals.” We were pointing out that the Department of Veterans Affairs, after its disgraceful…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2019
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    China, Russia preparing for EMP warfare

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing developments involving America’s chief geopolitical rivals. Several nations, including China and Russia, are building powerful nuclear bombs designed to produce super-electromagnetic pulse (EMP) waves capable of devastating all electronics—from computers to electric grids—for hundreds of miles, according to a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2019
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    U.S. not ready for conflict with Russia, China

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon highlights disturbing news about military preparedness. The strategic American military system for moving troops, weapons, and supplies over long distances has decayed significantly and needs rapid upgrading to be ready for any future war with China or Russia, according to a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2019