Flight MH370: Australia praises Chinese help in lost jet search

 China’s contribution of ships and planes to the Indian Ocean search for the missing Malaysian airliner showed the trust and familiarity that had developed between the Chinese and Australian militaries, Australia’s Defense Chief Gen. David Hurley said on Monday. Hurley and Defense Secretary Dennis Richardson told a Senate committee that relations between the two militaries […] Continue reading →

Dressing the VA’s wounds: What Obama faces now

 When U.S. President Barack Obama accepted the resignation on Friday of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, he said his priority now was fixing the troubled agency whose officials are accused of covering up delays in providing healthcare for U.S. veterans. That task is monumental. As Obama himself said, the sprawling Veterans Affairs department “has had […] Continue reading →

SHOCKER: Obama Preparing To Attack Veterans

Kris Zane  Why would Obama’s Department of Homeland Security need two billion rounds of ammunition? Or why would the Department of Agriculture need submachine guns and ballistic body armor? Or why is Obama supplying 13,000 MRAPs—Armored mine resistant vehicles, valued at $500,000 each—to police departments coast to coast, free of charge? In a word: Veterans. […] Continue reading →

Highlights of the VA investigators’ interim report

 Some of the key findings and other highlights of an interim report from the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general , looking into delays in health care in Phoenix and other areas: —About 1,400 veterans were on an electronic waiting list and had appointments for care; another 1,700 veterans were waiting for an appointment but […] Continue reading →

US deploys first advanced drones to Japan

 The U.S. Air Force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to a base in northern Japan over the past week, enhancing its ability to monitor nuclear activities in North Korea and Chinese naval operations. The deployment of the two unarmed Global Hawk drones to Japan, a key U.S. ally, is intended […] Continue reading →

DoD Directive Grants Military Authority to ‘Quell Large-scale, Unexpected Civil Disturbances’

Militarization of federal agencies across the board puts everyday Americans square in the crosshairs Despite President Obama going to great lengths to assuage the American people’s concerns with the increased militarization of federal agencies, a recently disclosed military directive suggests those fears could be legitimate. Yesterday, The Washington Times disclosed a disturbing Department of Defense […] Continue reading →

Obama Considered Using Military Against Bundy and Supporters

Pentagon directive authorizes use of federal troops and drones in violation of Posse Comitatus Bill Gertz, writing for The Washington Times, reports the Obama administration had considered using the military during a standoff between Cliven Bundy and the BLM in Nevada in April. A 2010 Pentagon authorization, Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” […] Continue reading →

Int. Committee Doesn’t Care If Drone Targets Are IDENTIFIED Before ASSASSINATED

Washington’s Blog Matt Stoller – one of the best bloggers around, and also a fantastic researcher of Congressional records – tweeted this gem: Well this is messed up. — Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) May 28, 2014 We hunted down the actual Congressional transcript, and Stoller is right: November 25, 2013, As Reported by the Intelligence (Permanent) Committee *** Ms. […] Continue reading →

Directive outlines Obama’s policy to use the military against citizens

Bill Gertz | Washington Times  A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans. The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the […] Continue reading →