How Mattis Spent His Birthday Weekend Is The Definition Of Service

September 14, 2018 G W 0

Many agree that for the first time in years, the United States Department of Defense, which is responsible for oversight of the entire armed forces, is led by a man that the troops respect. James Mattis was not some political figure who never served and rose to prominence like former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter; he was an officer in the United States Marine Corps, and was respected even then. This week, Secretary of Defense Mattis turned 68 years old. He didn’t spend his birthday at some high-society event in Washington D.C., Martha’s Vineyard, or New York City, though, he (Read More)

Judge Orders Raid After Homeless Vet ‘GoFundMe’ Theft

September 13, 2018 G W 0

Last year, a homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt, came to the assistance of Kate McClure, whose car had run out of gasoline. With his last $20, he bought her gasoline so she could get home, and as a result of that kind act, a crowdfunding campaign raised more than $400,000 to help Bobbitt, a veteran, get back on his feet. However, the couple apparently decided that they knew best, claiming that the veteran couldn’t be trusted with the donations. After a lawsuit was filed, their actions have taken on a more sinister look. Now the question is where that money went, (Read More)

Ranger ‘Diversity’ Questioned As Rep. Hints At Special Treatment

September 12, 2018 G W 0

Congressman Steve Russell is demanding to know why, or if women are getting special treatment to force female graduates in Ranger School. After the former administration’s push for diversity and the strange destruction of Ranger School records, many people agree that something not quite right is happening. Ranger School is, hands down, one of the most difficult schools in the United States military, and its instructors and cadre take (mostly) candidates who have passed Airborne school and harden them into one of the most powerful and storied units in the Army. It was Rangers who fought up a mountain at (Read More)

Mattis ‘Making Changes’ On Personnel Assignments After Niger Ambush

September 7, 2018 G W 0

When the United States military deploys its special operations soldiers, whether they’re Green Berets, Rangers, Navy Seals, Delta Force, DEVGRU, or even Air Force Pararescue troops, they’re deploying highly-trained assets that represent hundreds of thousands of dollars of training, the kind of people who can win decisive victories in impossible odds. That’s why when a group of U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were cut down in an ambush in Niger, it was such big news, and such a blow to the military. In response, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a former Marine who saw combat abroad, is pushing to change (Read More)

Soldier Pleads Guilty To Planning ISIS Attack On Base

September 6, 2018 G W 0

Since the beginning of the Global War on Terror, military bases across the United States have been targeted by terrorists for violence, leading to infamous attacks like the one carried out by Nidal Hassan.  While most soldiers would never think about turning their arms on their brethren, some are not so steadfast and honorable. For one soldier, 35-year-old Ikaika Erik Kang, who was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, his willingness to carry out a suicide attack on behalf of the ‘Islamic State’ earned him 25 years in prison, followed with a possible lifetime of supervision. His sentencing is set for December (Read More)