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Month – July 2011

Senate kills Boehner debt-limit bill

Harry Reid has it tabled 2 hours after the Senate receives it. President Obama calls again for a compromise. Yo, dawg. That was the compromise. If the GOP doesn’t want to lose its base, they’d better hold the line. I think this is a bigger test for the Republican party than it is for the […]

Friday Linkzookery – 29 Jul 2011

Not a lot of Linkzookery today. Add your own links in the comments section. Hood suspect defiant in court appearance Yelling out the name of the Army psychiatrist blamed in the 2009 deadly shooting rampage at the same Texas base is not going to help your cause. Former Intel Chief: Call Off The Drone War […]

Hood Targeted Again

Fort Hood Plot: AWOL U.S. Serviceman Arrested When he was arrested, [Private First Class Naser Jason] Abdo was in possession of large quantities of ammunition, weapons and what appeared to be the makings of a bomb, according to early accounts from law enforcement. He had also apparently purchased an Army uniform with Fort Hood patches […]

Reports: Chinese fighters chased U.S. spy plane

Navy Times: Two Chinese Su-27 fighters penetrated Taiwan’s airspace June 29 and were turned back by Taiwan Air Force fighters. The incident is believed to be the first serious Chinese fighter incursion into Taiwan airspace since 1999. Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense confirmed the incursion in a news release on Monday, but would not verify […]

Shooter in Ark. soldier killing gets life sentence

He ‘claimed ties to Al-Qaeda but this was never proven’: A man who admitted to killing one soldier and wounding another at an Army recruiting office pleaded guilty to the crimes on Monday and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Abdulhakim Muhammad, charged with capital murder for the deadly 2009 shooting, entered his […]

The Army will pay in force structure

Next Army Chief Isn’t So Cool With A Smaller Force Back in January, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the Army would get smaller as U.S. troops left Iraq and Afghanistan. Unsurprisingly, the Army’s next top officer isn’t particularly nuts about that idea – and hopes folks on Capitol Hill will reconsider. What’s the worry? […]

Maybe it was a US spy drone…

Iran backtracks on report it downed U.S. ‘spy drone’ Now they’re saying that they didn’t shoot down a spying UAV over an enrichment plant: “What caused the mistaken news was the firing, by the forces of the IRGC Air Force, at an aerial training enemy target in the general area of the Province of Qom,” […]

LSAT

Army demonstrates new LSAT lightweight machine gun Lightweight Small Arms Technology over at SoldierGeek: The LSAT program has been run out of the Armaments Reserach, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal for several years. It’s original goal was to produce a lightweight machine gun aimed at the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon role, by […]