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Prior Restraint

By lex, on July 1st, 2011

Someone needs to brush up on their First Amendment:

 

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Americans In Solidarity

Came across a good op-ed in the WSJ today  concerning the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

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Intro

By lex, on July 1st, 2011

Back at Navy, way back in the way back when, I had a teammate on the sabre team, a year senior to me. He was a lefty, whose defensive prowess – I carried many a stripe on my back and forearm the blazing speed of his ripostes – taught me a great deal about getting in and out quickly on attack.

Which lessons, by the way, were of immense and transferable value to the strike fighter pilot.

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Not Gone Yet

By lex, on June 29th, 2011

The president may have decided to draw down the US troop presence in Afghanistan, but the Taliban just got a bloody reminder ** that it takes time to move 33,000 soldiers:

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No Smoking Gun

By lex, on June 24th, 2011

But a lot of spent casings:

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Tough Cookie

 

By lex, on November 6th, 2009

Max props and best wishes for a speedy recovery to police Sergeant Kimberly Munley, who ended the shooting spree in Fort Hood with four well-placed rounds even after having herself been wounded:

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Impolitic

By lex, on June 13th, 2011

Retirement from active service brings with it the opportunity to more freely speak one’s mind, but a retired Royal Navy admiral who commanded the task for which recovered the Falkland Islands back in 1982 has put government in a spot by stating that Britain’s naval writ ** no longer extends over the islanders’ defense:

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Our Continental Betters

 

By lex, on June 10th, 2011

The European Parliament has a recommendation for us:**

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Nowhere to Run to, Baby

By lex, on June 5th, 2011

Nowhere to hide, as one of the US’ five most wanted al Qaeda terrorists in Pakistan recently discovered:

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Flotsam, jetsam

By lex, on October 17th, 2007

Went flying with SNO a few years back, back when I was still on sea duty and could afford that sort of thing. We flew a T-41, which is an old USAF version of the Cessna 172 that I’d rented from the local Navy flying club. **

I’d gotten checked out in the T-41 because I still had random and disconnected thoughts of retiring and going the airline route back in those days. That was back when the notion of sleeping in an Atlanta-based flop with four or five other guys on reserve two weeks of the month, or hoping to be a junior pilot at 40+ years of age who might get called up for a flight on Christmas Eve in order to have a shot at earning $35,000 a year seemed to make some kind of sense.

Recently? Not so much.

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