Associated Press Pushes Military ‘Immigrant’ Discharge Story

July 13, 2018 G W 0

Immigrants who were allowed to sign up for the Army by Barack Obama’s administration as recruits and reservists on a “path” to United States citizenship are being “abruptly and quietly” discharged, Associated Press is reporting. “They are not being told why,” AP’s twitter account posted. “An immigration attorney says the U.S. Army is quietly discharging immigrant recruits.” What the AP is reporting sounds terrible, but a deeper look shows that the information is more misleading than accurate. A full analysis requires looking at the bigger picture and putting the information into context. The AP advises readers they haven’t seen any (Read More)

State Department Marine Request Causes Outrage

July 6, 2018 G W 0

China has long been touchy about American military movement, anywhere near its mainland or the lands that it controls. Chief among those lands are Tibet and Taiwan, which have been geopolitical landmines for decades. Now, a Chinese official is warning the United States to be cautious concerning a request to send members of the United States Marine Corps to Taiwan to guard a small diplomatic facility. The State Department asked for a Marine Security Guard detachment to be dispatched to the American Institute in Taiwan. The American Institute is a non-profit representative ‘mission’ in Taipei. It essentially acts as an (Read More)

Report Released On Contaminated Base Water

June 29, 2018 G W 0

This week, the government released findings concerning health risks created by chemicals present in hundreds of military water sources. The report examined illnesses that may be connected to slight or constant exposure, but didn’t focus solely on base contamination. The long-awaited Health and Human Services study on synthetic chemical substances called “Perfluoroalkyls,” found typically in military fire-fighting foam, is now available for public comment. In the study, two common long chain versions of the molecular family were examined, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), are used regularly on military bases. The chemicals are totally man-made substances, they don’t occur (Read More)

Colonel Relieved From Position After Losing Weapons, Ends Up With Promotion

June 22, 2018 James Baker 0

Armories have long had strict rules in order to make sure that issued weapons don’t ‘accidentally’ walk off-base. However, somehow, at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, North Dakota, those regulations failed to protect weapons and explosives from going missing. Within a month, the base announced that they had lost a box of 40mm grenade rounds for a Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher, as well as an M-240 machine gun. But, the officer in charge didn’t get punished; instead, he was given a new position with Air Force Special Operations Command in a better area with more responsibility. Colonel Jason (Read More)

Avowed Army Communist Receives Other Than Honorable Discharge

June 15, 2018 James Baker 0

Eight months ago, the name ‘Spenser Rapone’ became internationally known, when the West Point graduate was photoed, in uniform, supporting communism at his graduation and in other venues. Now, after nearly a year, he has been given an ‘OTH’ discharge from the U.S. Army. Second Lieutenant Rapone graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2016. However, late last year, he decided to share images of him in the Academy’s uniform showing communist political propaganda, which included using a sign under his cap promoting leftist ideology and ‘selfies’ of him wearing Che Guevara shirts beneath his uniform. The military’s stance (Read More)