Category Archives: Military

January 3, 2021

West Point & Critical Race Theory

“In plain language, the West Point superintendent might be saying that if an unusual number of the alleged cheaters are black, then it would be ‘inequitable’—racist—to punish them.”

Did you know about the West Point cheating scandal? The US Military Academy takes honor very, very seriously — or used to. USA Today broke the story, and followed up with a piece about how the Army was breaking its own policy to let some of the accused cheater play in a bowl game:

The majority of the cadets involved in the worst academic cheating scandal at West Point in 45 years are athletes, including 24 members of the football team that is scheduled to play in a bowl game on Thursday, according to West Point officials.

In all, 55 of the 73 cadets accused of cheating on a calculus final exam in May are athletes, including 17 who remain on the football team, according to figures released to USA TODAY by West Point.

A few have played in football games this season after having been accused of cheating. Some of those players could dress and play in the Liberty Bowl on Thursday, according to Army Lt. Col. Christopher Ophardt, a West Point spokesman.

They’re allowed to play because West Point’s superintendent in October suspended a policy that limited or prevented cadets found in violation of the academy’s honor code from representing the academy in public, including athletes at sports events.

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August 4, 2020

Fort Bragg sham marriage ring busted

A Ghanian citizen, Joshua Kwame Asane, 45,  is accused of marrying a soldier with the sole intention of gaining legal permanent residency in the U.S. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, marriage fraud, visa fraud, false statement in an immigration proceeding, and preventing testimony of a person in an official proceeding. If convicted he faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines.

Federal and North Carolina investigators closed the door on another sham marriage ring set up at Fort Bragg, NC. The investigation resulted in grand jury indictments for both active duty and former soldiers stationed at the base. 

The charges state that the accused were involved in a criminal organization designed to fraudulently wed foreign nationals to soldiers. The sham marriages were arranged by a middleman.

The purpose of the fake marriages was to offer foreign citizens a clear path to citizenship and soldiers the opportunity to move off base and collect thousands of dollars in Basic Allowance for Housing pay.

The Army’s Criminal Investigative Division (CID) and Homeland Security’s Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF) were responsible for the investigation. The DBFTF, based in Raleigh, has members from several state and federal agencies.

Investigators found that this latest marriage scam involved both current and former service members in the Fort Bragg area and foreign nationals mainly from Ghana, Nigeria, and the U.K.

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May 27, 2020

Michelle roasts anti-white New York Times & America Last toad Jonah Goldberg (Video)

Michelle joins Greg Kelly on Newsmax to discuss the disgusting New York Times editorial smearing our military as racist on Memorial Day…and weighs in on Swamp creature Jonah Goldberg’s soy-boy swipes at Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

February 15, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson | George S. Patton: American Ajax (Video)

Victor Davis Hanson, the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College, is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of classics emeritus at California State University, Fresno. He earned his B.A. at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University. In 2007, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal, and in 2008, he received the Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. He has written for numerous publications, including the Claremont Review of Books, The New Criterion, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of several books, including A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War and The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won.

January 31, 2018

Gold Star mom challenges teacher who panned military (Video)

Gold Star mom challenges California teacher, Gregory Salcido, to meet her at the grave site of her young son, who died while serving this country to discuss his disgusting remarks. Salcido called our military personnel … “the lowest of the low.”

January 29, 2018

North Korea proudly displays captured USS Pueblo as war trophy

Many of the men were crippled, malnourished and almost blind from the treatment they received during their capture.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of when the USS Pueblo was captured by North Korea — and the Hermit Kingdom is seizing on the opportunity to aggrandize the U.S. Navy ship’s capture as a trophy against Washington amid escalating tensions.

The ship has become a spectacle in the frozen Pothong River on the outskirts of the “Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum” complex in central Pyongyang, where thousands of North Koreans learn their country’s version of how, despite the odds, it was able to defeat the Americans in the Korean War.

The USS Pueblo is the only U.S. ship held captive by a foreign government, and is still officially in commission in the U.S. Naval Vessel Register.

Playing up the capture

North Korea’s state-run media is playing up the capture as it claims the U.S. is trying to disrupt North-South relations heading into next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea.

On Jan. 23, 1968, the USS Pueblo tried to evade a North Korean submarine chaser, but was eventually captured as another submarine chaser, four torpedo boats and two MiG-21 fighter jets joined the scene.

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January 20, 2018

AP: Border Wall Models Thwart U.S. Commandos in Tests

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release.

A Customs and Border Protection report on the tests identifies strengths and flaws of each design but does not pick an overall winner or rank them, though it does point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best overall design, the official said.

The report recommends combining elements of each, depending on the terrain. The official likened it to a Lego design, pulling pieces from different prototypes.

Carlos Diaz, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, said the agency is still in “the testing phase” and that results are being evaluated. He said combining elements of different prototypes instead of picking a winner is consistent with previous statements by officials. He noted that the agency said in its bidding guidelines that a minimum height of 18 feet (5.4 meters) would be a key characteristic. He said he did not have additional details on test results.

Contractors were awarded between $300,000 and $500,000 for each prototype. Prototypes were built last fall to guide future construction of one of Trump’s signature campaign pledges. Four were concrete and four were made of other materials.

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December 22, 2017

Mexico Has Deadliest Year On Record, Deploys Military To Streets

In Mexico, 97% of all homicides are never solved.

Mexico’s deadly drug war continues to tear the country apart as Mexican officials project that 2017 will be the deadliest year in the nation’s history since the government started releasing crime records two decades ago.

The Mexican government projects that by the end of 2017, over 27,000 will have died as a result of the violence that is fueled by drug cartels, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Key takeaways from Dallas News’ report:

The violence from Mexico’s drug war has become so bad and security has declined so rapidly that the government approved on Friday the use of the military on streets.

Twenty-seven of Mexico’s 32 states — including areas that are popular tourist destinations like Cabo San Lucas and Cancun — reported having major drug violence in 2017.

A top contributing factor in the explosion of violence is the “kingpin” strategy, which goes after the top leaders in the drug cartels. When the leadership is taken out it creates “dangerous power vacuums filled by smaller, more bloodthirsty groups that target everything and everyone, from siphoning fuel from pipelines to kidnapping Mexico’s middle class and wealthy for ransom.”

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December 8, 2017

World War II Veteran Interrupts Trump’s Pearl Harbor Speech to Sing ‘Remember Pearl Harbor’ (Video)

President Donald Trump recognized Pearl Harbor Day on Thursday, delivering a speech remembering the fateful attack and the war that followed.

During his speech, one of the World War II veterans, Michael “Mickey” Ganitch, interrupted and started singing the song “Remember Pearl Harbor”:

Trump was delighted by the song.

“In the weeks and months that took place after the surprise attack – and that was a vicious surprise attack – millions answered like these guys and fought the war,” Trump said. “They triumphed, though many died to defend America against our enemies and to defeat the enemies of all humanity.”

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November 9, 2017

Black student at Air Force Academy is found to be behind the racist messages that appeared on dorm boards saying ‘go home n******’

One of the five black students targeted by the slurs at the US Air Force Academy in September was actually responsible for the incident. Officials revealed Tuesday that the student admitted to writing the messages. Student is no longer at the school in Colorado Springs but it is not clear if the cadet was expelled or withdrew. The incident attracted nationwide attention after the academy’s superintendent gave a speech warning students that racists were not welcome at the school.

One of the black students targeted by racial slurs that were written outside dorm rooms at the US Air Force Academy was actually responsible for the incident, officials say.

Academy officials revealed on Tuesday that the cadet admitted to writing ‘go home n******’ on a whiteboard outside the dorm rooms of five black students at the Colorado Springs campus.

The student is no longer at the school but a spokesman refused to say whether the cadet withdrew or was expelled.

The cadet’s name has not been released.

The incident attracted nationwide attention in September after the academy’s superintendent gave a scathing speech warning students that racists were not welcome at the school.

In a statement on Tuesday, the academy said: ‘We can confirm that one of the cadet candidates who was allegedly targeted by racist remarks written outside of their dorm room was actually responsible for the act.

‘The individual admitted responsibility and this was validated by the investigation.

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