Monthly Archives: August 2013

POTUS To Seek Congressional Approval For Syria Strike

—– Forwarded Message —– From: FT Breaking News Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM Subject: Obama to Seek Congressional Approval For Strikes on Syria How much more discombobulated, weak, and indecisive can we get? Waiting till Congress returns on Sept. 9? You have got to be kidding me. Either this strike is in the […]

DoD Guide Calls Founding Fathers ‘Extremist’

WE HAVE FOUND THE ENEMY POGO! Defense Department Guide Calls Founding Fathers ‘Extremist’ The Daily Caller Posted By Charles Rollet On 4:22 PM 08/23/2013 A Department of Defense teaching guide meant to fight extremism advises students that rather than “dressing in sheets” modern-day radicals “will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make […]

China’s ‘Sharp Sword’ Stealth/UAV To Make 1st Flight In 2014

China’s ‘Sharp Sword’ Stealth UAV to Make First Flight Year From Now (People’s Daily Online) 17:22, August 30, 2013 Email|Print|Comments twitter facebook Sina Microblog reddit Recently the video about the taxiing test of China’s “Sharp Sword” attack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was exposed. Media said that China’s “Sharp Sword” stealth attack UAV proof test has […]

China’s J-31/Stealth Fighter May Challenge U.S. For Market Share

Intensive flight-tests for China’s J-31 fighter; may challenge US for market share (People’s Daily Online) 09:48, August 29, 2013 Email|Print|Comments twitter facebook Sina Microblog reddit Since August China’s fourth-generation stealth fighter, the J-31 “Falcon Hawk”, has carried out more than three sets of trial flights at a rapidly increasing frequency. America’s fourth-generation equivalent has achieved […]

North Korea Expanding Rocket Launch Site; Perceived U.S. Weakness?

Perceived U.S. weakness? August 30, 2013 US Analysts: N. Korea Expanding Rocket Launch Site by VOA News A leading U.S. research institute says new satellite imagery shows North Korea has embarked on a major construction program at a launch site used last year to fire a rocket into orbit. The U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins […]

How U.S. Military Strike Against Syria Could Unfold

How Possible US Strike Against Syria Could Unfold Story user rating: LARA JAKES and LOLITA C. BALDOR Published: Today http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_ 306481/contentdetail.htm? contentguid=5MEZrrXZ FILE – The Obama administration is sure about one thing: Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime must be punished after allegedly using deadly chemical weapons, possibly including sarin gas, to kill hundreds of its […]

Experts Fear U.S. Plan To Strike Syria Overlooks Risks

Probably the best criticism of most of our foreign policy and strategy in many situations: “Our biggest problem is ignorance; we’re pretty ignorant about Syria,” said Ryan C. Crocker, a former ambassador to Syria and Lebanon, who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service, […]

U.S. ‘Not Seeking To Re-Esatablish’ Military Bases In Philippines

Hagel: US not seeking to re-establish military bases in Philippines http://www.stripes.com/news/ pacific/hagel-us-not-seeking- to-re-establish-military- bases-in-philippines-1.238380 THOMAS BRENNAN/U.S. NAVY U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, arrives in Brunei Darussalam Aug. 27, 2013. AARON HOSTUTLER/ U.S. MARINE CORPS MANILA – The United States is not seeking to re-establish permanent military bases in the Philippines even as it […]

Disappointing Syria Documents

From the Arms Control Wonk blog. Critical commentary on the White House and the UK Joint Intelligence Committee fact sheets on Syria. Disappointing Syria Documents BY JEFFREY | 30 AUGUST 2013 | 5 COMMENTS HTTP://LEWIS.ARMSCONTROLWONK. COM/ARCHIVE/6765/ DISAPPOINTING-SYRIA-DOCUMENTS We now have unclassified fact sheets from the White House and the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee […]

Asia Pivot? What Asia Pivot?

Dave Maxwell: Asia Pivot? What Asia Pivot? On a serious note, this is perhaps why the US, if it is a global power, should not be prioritizing by geography or using geography to suit its political agendas. August 30, 2013 How Would US Attack on Syria Affect Washington’s Asia Pivot? by Scott Stearnshttp://www.voanews.com/ articleprintview/1740077.html What […]