GITMO – Sec. of Def. Mattis Removed Two 9/11 Pentagon Lawyers

Jim Mattis fires lawyer overseeing Guantánamo trials of 9/11 terrorists: Report   Washington Examiner Katelyn Caralle February 5, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday fired the top official overseeing the trials of five men being held at Guantánamo Bay who have been accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. Harvey Rishikof is an attorney with experience in national security law, but with no military experience. According to the Miami Herald, there is no known reason for Mattis’ decision to fire the man he named convening authority for military commission last April. Two Pentagon lawyers have replaced Rishikof and Gary Brown, … Continue reading

Secretary Mattis National Defense Strategy and problem solver

“Mad Dog” Mattis Takes Matters Into His Own Hands After He Is Told He Will Be Late for Military Speech   Conservative Tribune Kimberly J. Smith JANUARY 22, 2018 Secretary of Defense James Mattis showed what he was made of on Friday when he became aware that traffic might make him late for a speech he was scheduled to deliver. Mattis was traveling to Johns Hopkins University to unveil the newest version of the National Defense Strategy when it became apparent that the motorcade was going to be late, according to the Independent Journal Review. Being late was not on the … Continue reading

MSM Would Rather Bash Than Seek Truth – Especially Where President Trump Is Involved

MSM Taking their cue on reporting as usual from….truth, hardly..from Democrat talking heads definitely…while internet searches on Google also can be counted on to place the MSM “mudslinging” first. However, the truth is in the timeline below.  It is up to readers to see where their truth lies. Simply checking with sites who have a handle on the situation should be the FIRST order of business before writing any post. Obviously, these people didn’t bother. Balance that against the little I got directly from Obama’s White House information and there is an obvious difference. This isn’t one of my usual blogs … Continue reading

Mad Dog Bites Poodles

  “The Secretary of Defense has frozen a decision by former President Barack Obama to recruit transgender soldiers this year, and a new poll shows the planned recruitment freeze is very popular. “Two of every three swing voters say the Pentagon should postpone plans to accept “transgender” people who are trying to live as members of the opposite sex, according to the new poll by Rasmussen Reports. “Defense Secretary James Mattis explained his June 30 decision to delay Obama’s plan for six months, just before it was to begin operating: “‘Since becoming the Secretary of Defense, I have emphasized that the … Continue reading

Financial Drain of Afghanistan on US

In 2002 someone in the US government decided that we should assist in the rebuilding of Afghanistan. According to SIGAR in their 2016 report to Congress, the United States, along with other coalition partners, initiated projects to help reconstruct Afghanistan, which had been devastated by nearly 30 years of conflict. Since its creation in 2008, SIGAR, IG for Afghanistan rebuilding oversight, has issued 37 inspection reports examining 45 DOD reconstruction projects with a combined value of about $1.1 billion. The projects were located in 15 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, and included 16 Afghan National Police (ANP) and 13 Afghan National … Continue reading

Congress Should Be Ashamed – Democrats and A Few Republicans Are Holding the Appointments Hostage

Congress Should Be Ashamed – Democrats and A Few Republicans Are Holding the Appointments Hostage. This is a disgrace and shows a disrespect for the United States, for the duly elected President, for the Citizens, and for the Constitution. The ones who are the greatest perpetrators of this asinine and childish display seem to be senior politicians who are certainly well past their prime and only attempting to keep themselves valid. Their continued resistance fuels the fires of anger from the people of this country who see behind every word, deliberate act, or childish rant the truth – there is a … Continue reading

IG Report Blasts DoD Missing Data and Fund Adjustment Documentation

This has not been a good year for government accountability review by Inspector General departments.  The latest to taste the whip – Department of Defense. 07-26-2016 Financial Management, Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or supported (Project No. D2015-D000FL-0243.000)DODIG-2016-113 recently rolled off the presses for public review. It was a stunning indictment of how DoD accounts for tax dollars and budgeted items. Finding (emphasis and underline mine) The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller) (OASA[FM&C]) and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Indianapolis (DFAS Indianapolis) did not adequately support $2.8 trillion in third … Continue reading

DoD and President – Dereliction of Duty

Harsh words?  No.  As far as I am aware, the level of security has been heightened for several years now and has in fact been raised in the last 30 days.  It is a known fact that we have operatives in this country who are here to harm citizens and military families or enforcement personnel either on or off duty and either on or off base.  It is an acknowledged fact that our country is engaged either reluctantly or for United Nations purposes in posts across the world. It is my understanding that in heightened threat within our country that … Continue reading

Wild Bill – Vietnam Again

    WHY DO WE HAVE NO PLAN TO DEFEAT RADICAL ISLAMISTS? First we have a President skyrocketed to office thanks to special interest groups that has proved time and again he is definitely not planning to follow our constitution. We have a POTUS who admitted in front of cameras at the United Nations that he was Muslim.  This same person can not according to his religion defy, attack,  or downgrade any who are followers without retribution. He has lied, prevaricated, ignored constitutional law, and manipulated funds from drawdowns to federal budget. He has ordered the scrapping of equipment, shuffled off … Continue reading

Government Waste – DOE Remedial Contracts

From Washington Free Beacon: Audit backlog leaves more than 40 DOE contracts worth over $90 billion vulnerable to waste and abuse Washington River Protection Solutions is working on a $7.4 billion environmental remediation contract for the Department of Energy (DOE). However, as is the case with at least 40 other DOE contracts worth more than $90 billion, taxpayers have no idea if the money is being properly spent. That contract, like a number of others for work on remediation and construction projects for the DOE, has never been subject to a federal audit. Other audits for multi-billion-dollar contracts are years behind … Continue reading