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Afghanistan Not Ready For Self-Government; The Blunt Response: “So What?”

afghanistan We haven’t spent enough billions yet in Afghanistan. We haven’t sacrificed enough of our soldiers to death and maiming and PTSD yet. We haven’t killed enough Afghanis yet. From the Washington Times: Confidential U.S. assessments, which the State Department tried to hide from the public, show nearly all Afghan Cabinet ministries are woefully ill-prepared to […] Continue reading →

Just How Close Are We to World War III?

china japan flags I asked last year, “Are we really committed to war against China over some disputed islands.” The latest answer from Yahoo News is “yes, we are.” Tokyo has reportedly ordered its forces to destroy any North Korean ballistic missiles that pass through its airspace. Hagel's announcement follows the deployment of a second early warning US […] Continue reading →

Ukraine & NATO: Let the Game of Chicken Begin!

Wargames movie image Brilliant! From Yahoo News: “Ukraine agrees to host NATO war games.” Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday approved a series of joint military exercises with NATO countries that would put US troops in direct proximity to Russian forces in the annexed Crimea peninsula. "This is a good opportunity to develop our armed forces," acting defence minister Mykhailo […] Continue reading →

Is Poland Worried About War?

PutinObama Ladies and Gentlemen: This is significant. It has never—repeat never—been done before. Might we be on the edge of WWIII? From The Week: “Why are Polish men in London getting military call-up papers?” Next time you take a tray of tea and custard creams to the nice gang of Polish builders renovating your semi, they […] Continue reading →