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The nation's top general is considering ending commanders' roles in reviewing military sex assault cases

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley arrives to the chamber ahead of President Joe Biden speaking to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Gen. Mark Milley says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders. He said sexual assault in the military continues to happen despite efforts to stop it. ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Defense, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Speed, Military, Army, Pentagon, Associated Press, Defense Department, Robert Burns


Court names military attorney as second-ever female marshal

Col. Gail Curley, an attorney in the U.S. Army who has advised military leaders on national security law, will be the Supreme Court’s new marshal, the court announced on Monday. Curley succeeds Pamela Talkin, the first woman to serve as marshal, who retired last year after 19 years on the job. Curley, who will begin her new position on June 21, comes to the court 30 years after graduating from West Point with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She received her law degree from the Univers...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, West Point, Germany, Afghanistan, Army, U S Army, Howe, University of Illinois College of Law, Curley, What's Happening Now, Pamela Talkin, Gail Curley, National Security Law Division, Supreme Court Police Force


SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program

Much digital ink has been spilled over the last several years regarding the US Army’s NGSW (Next Generation Squad Weapons) Program. Most of the rifles/carbines and machine guns currently employed by America’s soldiers are not particularly modern, by any stretch. Today’s M4A1 has seen some notable updates and improvements, to be sure, but at its […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, America, Companies, Military, Army, US Army, M4, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Rifles, M249 SAW, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapons


Naked TM Licensing Allowed, even if Insufficient establishing TM Rights

by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit has denied en banc rehearing in the interesting case of Authentic Apparel Group, LLC v. US.  In the case, the court enforced an agreement that was pretty-dang-close to a naked trademark license — holding that use of a mark for decoration on clothing still counts as a trademark-use for licensing purposes. In view of the clear shift in the law toward allowing trademark licenses, we do not agree with Authentic that a “decorative” use of a trademark is necessaril...
Tags: Law, US, Army, Patent, US supreme court, Fed, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, Federal Circuit on TM Licensing, Authentic Apparel Group LLC


The Marine Corps is preparing for a new fight, here’s how

  With new global threats emerging, especially in the Indo-Pacific, the Marines’ top commander sees a new kind of fight on the horizon that will need more unmanned planes and remote weapons and smaller infantry units that can swiftly respond, packing their own arsenal of surveillance drones and anti-aircraft missiles. Commandant Gen. David Berger, on Monday, April 26, released an update on how the Marine Corps is doing in carrying out his 10-year vision to reorganize and modernize its troops and...
Tags: News, Putin, Navy, Iraq, Sport, Afghanistan, Marine, West, Soccer, Military, United States, Army, Marine Corps, Marines, West Coast, Biden


Marines retire heavy equipment, become more agile to prepare for the future fight

  With new global threats emerging, especially in the Indo-Pacific, the Marines’ top commander sees a new kind of fight on the horizon that will need more unmanned planes and remote weapons and smaller infantry units that can swiftly respond, packing their own arsenal of surveillance drones and anti-aircraft missiles. Commandant Gen. David Berger, on Monday, April 26, released an update on how the Marine Corps is doing in carrying out his 10-year vision to reorganize and modernize its troops and...
Tags: News, Putin, Navy, Iraq, Sport, Afghanistan, Marine, West, Soccer, Military, United States, Army, Marine Corps, Marines, West Coast, Biden


"On Friday, West Point officials said in a statement that the [second-chance] program had 'not met its intended purpose' of increasing the self-reporting of honor code violations and reducing cadets’ tolerance for them...."

"'The tenets of honorable living remain immutable, and the outcomes of our leader development system remain the same, to graduate Army officers that live honorably, lead honorably and demonstrate excellence,' General Williams said in a statement. 'West Point must be the gold standard for developing Army officers. We demand nothing less than impeccable character from our graduates.'... Tim Bakken, a professor of law at West Point, said the involvement of so many athletes in a cheating scandal was...
Tags: Education, Law, West Point, US, Sports, West, Military, Ethics, Williams, Army, Monty Python, Nyt, Times, Usaf, Nelson, Medina


Capitol protester spotted at anti-mask rally while under indictment, and his lawyer says he has not been paid, according to report

Organizer Mark Sahady, center, leads rally goers through the Boston Common as they arrive for the "Resist Marxism" rally in Boston on November 18, 2017. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The lawyer of a Capitol rioter said he's not been paid for his work, the Daily Beast reported. Mark Sahady, leader of an anti-LGBTQ+ group, stormed the Capitol building on January 6. Sahady is allegedly still attending right wing rallies while under indictment, the report says. See mor...
Tags: News, Law, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Washington Dc, News UK, Army, Lgbtq, Rhode Island, Trump, Boston Common, Mark, Capitol, Daily Beast, Rinaldo Del Gallo III


9 deaths in July’s Marine AAV training off San Clemente Island were preventable, investigation finds

The death of eight Marines and a sailor when their armored seafaring vehicle sank nearly 400 feet to the ocean bottom during a July training accident off San Clemente Island could have been prevented, said an investigation released by the Marine Corps on Thursday, March 25. Seven of the 16 Marines in the amphibious assault vehicle, commonly called an AAV, were able to get out of the 26-ton vehicle as it was overtaken by water a half-mile out to sea – one man was found dead floating in his body a...
Tags: News, Navy, California, Oregon, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Military, Stockton, Portland, Army, Marine Corps, Marines, Capitol Hill, Portland Oregon, Gofundme


"During a trip to Italy, [his wife] gets behind the wheel of a Renault and speeds along a mountainside road outside of Siena."

"Suddenly, like Nicole in 'Tender Is the Night,' she declares, 'I’m going to kill both of us!' Roth grabs the wheel, and they continue on to the Rhône Valley. Roth started seeing Hans Kleinschmidt, an eccentric name-dropping psychoanalyst, three or four days a week. Asked later how he could justify the expense ($27.50 a session), Roth said, 'It kept me from killing my first wife.' He told Kleinschmidt that he fantasized about dropping into the Hoffritz store on Madison Avenue and buying a knife....
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Italy, Army, Manhattan, Philip Roth, Playboy, Driving, Renault, Siena, Nipples, Philip, Don, Nicole, Roth, Madison Avenue


Preparing for a Storm

Operation Desert Storm had important implications for the Air Force, with the tenet of air superiority taking on new meaning as the air campaign became the initial phase of the war. During this time, the U.S. developed a new strategic concept for the use of airpower that continues to influence air operations today. The lessons learned from this conflict led to development of the modern Air Expeditionary Force which supports combatant commanders with theater airpower capability. ...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Iraq, Southeast Asia, Defense, America, Iran, Cnn, Afghanistan, Military, Nato, United Kingdom, Coalition


Children in Danger: Where is Madeisy Batista?

Written from Panama, 22 March 2021 Location of events: Necocli, Colombia, 03 March 2021 Yon-Genre mind-dump, sans edit We overnight at Necocli Colombia. Our destination was Darien Gap. The treacherous 60 mile stretch of unbroken jungle between Colombia and Panama. Migrants from approximately 150 countries pass through this jungle. Many are never seen again. According to interviews, everyone is robbed multiple times. Allegedly, drug cartels make forced ‘loans’ to keep the migrants go...
Tags: Google, Chuck, Texas, Featured, Mexico, Virginia, America, Earth, Colombia, Thailand, Military, Chile, Portland, Army, Myanmar, North


A QAnon supporter drove 800 miles to DC for March 4 and was 'willing to die' to realize his 'crazy stupid' plans

Members of the National Guard wear protective face masks on duty outside of the U.S. Capitol on March 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Ian Alan Olson traveled to DC ahead of QAnon's fake 'inauguration' date on March 4. He told Capitol police that he had "big" plans and was "not afraid to die," according to a criminal complaint. Two weeks later, Olson was arrested by the FBI for shooting paintballs at active servicemen. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Crime, News, Law, Washington, America, Trends, Fbi, United States, Washington Dc, News UK, Army, Wisconsin, Extremism, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Subaru


Hitler-loving Capitol insurrectionist with a history of multiple arrests and Jew-baiting had an Army award for 'exemplary behavior' and secret-level security clearance

Images of Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 30, sporting a Hitler mustache. These images were recovered from his cellphone by NCIS special agents. US Department of Justice Capitol rioter Timothy Hale-Cusanelli was "well-known" to his coworkers as a white supremacist. An Insider investigation reveals a history of anti-Semitism and intimidating Jewish people. The investigation also finds that the Hitler fanatic held a secret-level security clearance despite multiple arrests. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Law, Navy, Washington, US, Trends, New Jersey, News UK, Army, Hitler, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, Hbc, Capitol, Asbury Park Press


Hitler-loving Capitol insurrectionist with a history of multiple arrests and Jew-baiting was given an Army award for 'exemplary behavior' and secret-level security clearance

Images of Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 30, sporting a Hitler mustache. These images were recovered from his cellphone by NCIS special agents. US Department of Justice Capitol rioter Timothy Hale-Cusanelli was "well-known" to his coworkers as a white supremacist. An Insider investigation reveals a history of anti-Semitism and intimidating Jewish people. The investigation also finds that the Hitler fanatic held a secret-level security clearance despite multiple arrests. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Law, Navy, Washington, US, Trends, New Jersey, News UK, Army, Hitler, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, Hbc, Capitol, Asbury Park Press


Even Where Fraud and Contract Mix, Be Careful With Timing

I have often discussed the limited circumstances under which a construction contract claim and a fraud claim can coexist.  A recent case from the Western District of Virginia federal court demonstrates that care is necessary even in those limited circumstances. In ., the Court examined the question of a fraud statute of limitations under Virginia law.  The basic facts found in the Complaint are these: In 2011, the United States Army awarded BAE Systems Ordinance Systems Inc. a basic ordering ag...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Court, BAE, Army, Construction, Don, United States Army, Western District of Virginia, Fluor, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Lawyer, Construction Law Musings, Construction Law Musings Richmond VA, Construction Attorney, Construction Arbitration


Brigadier Furdoon “Duck” Mehta: Obituary

Brigadier Furdoon “Duck” Mehta, the Royal Indian Artillery officer who survived a bullet passing through his cap and later became military attache in Washington, has passed away on his 101st birthday on March3. Cut to March 1944: flying a single-seater Auster over the Bm1nese jungle while direct­ing artillery fire, Captain “Duck” Mehta always had to dodge the flak and the bullets. Having taken off before dawn one morning to locate Japanese gm1 positions in the Shan Hills, and seeing nothing, he ...
Tags: UK, England, London, Wales, Washington, Life, India, Britain, Military, Pakistan, British Army, The Times, Army, Burma, Cornwall, Raf


"The Army in particular has an obsession with physical fitness. We hold firm that everyone going into combat arms should be held to a high standard..."

".... but why does someone working on cyberlogistics have to even take the same test? We should be trying to support people on a fitness journey.” Said Emma Moore, a research associate for the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security, quoted in (NYT).  The new 120-minute test, known as the Army Combat Fitness Test, features six events that cover speed, endurance and strength. The standards to pass are identical for men and women, and for all ages. A so...
Tags: Law, Military, Army, Center for a New American Security, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Griest, Emma Moore, Military Veterans and Society Program


Darien Gap: Sikh in The Jungle

Capurgana, Colombia—by Panama Border— The Darien Gap Yon-Genre Mind-Dump, sans edit The sun rises now over the Caribbean. Sounds of waves driven by briskly. Grey above portends rain and higher danger for those inside the Darien Gap pushing on a literal do or die mission into Panama. Six days on average. More than 40 miles of snakes, bugs, deadly climbing, bandits, communists Guerrillas, robbery, rape, and casual murder. They say every pretty women who goes in comes out raped. If she surv...
Tags: Featured, India, America, Los Angeles, Colombia, Military, Nepal, Netherlands, Army, Panama, Caribbean, Punjab, Sikh, Darien, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon


Women in UK armed forces face 'hostile environment' if they report bullying

Army veteran Diane Allen tells MPs that women are coerced to withdraw harassment complaintsWomen who serve in the armed forces find that they face “a hostile environment” when they are victims of bullying or harassment and try to complain, according to candid testimony given to a parliamentary committee on Thursday.Diane Allen, who served for 30 years in the British army, told MPs that women were often pressed to withdraw their complaints, reflecting what she said were “mixed messages” from the ...
Tags: UK, UK News, Military, British Army, Army, Diane Allen


Federal Circuit on TM Licensing: We’re going to Enforce the Terms

Authentic Apparel v. US (Fed. Cir. 2021) Authentic makes branded apparel, and had a non-exclusive license from the US Army to make Army branded items. (Signed back in Aug 2010).  One line of clothing was going to feature The Rock (Duane Johnson) with Army-Style clothing. (Seriously though, tie those shoes). The license included a requirement that any sale/distribution must first receive the Army’s “advance written approval” subject to the Army’s “sole and absolute discretion.” The Army refused ...
Tags: Law, Army, US Army, Patent, Cfc, US Fed, Federal Circuit, Duane Johnson, Court of Federal Claims CFC, Federal Circuit on TM Licensing, Authentic Apparel


Author Archie Miyamoto on Anti-Korea/US/Japan Information Operations

https://japan-forward.com/some-uncomfortable-truths-about-comfort-women-for-the-international-mob/ Portland, Oregon Yon-Genre mind-dump. Sans edit. Archie Miyamoto is one of the most interesting men in America. Most people never have heard of Archie. Born in the United States to Japanese parents, his family was put into a detention camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Archie was a US citizen, and an American. And still is. During the war, America and Japan agreed to trade two ship...
Tags: Featured, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon


Transgender Oath Keeper petitions for release from jail following charges relating to the Capitol siege, reportedly citing safety fears

This undated photo provided by the Montgomery County Jail shows Jessica Watkins. Watkins and Donovan Crowl, both from Ohio, are being held at a county jail in Dayton, after being arrested Monday, January 18, 2021. Montgomery County Jail via AP Jessica Watkins, an Oath Keeper, was arrested in January and charged with conspiring to storm the Capitol. She has petitioned to be released from jail and for the courts to consider home detention. Watkins believes she is at "particular risk" as a tr...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Trends, Afghanistan, Transgender, News UK, Army, Ohio, Capitol, Dayton, BuzzFeed News, Watkins, Dayton Ohio, Capitol Building, US Capitol


Lloyd Austin confirmed as 1st Black secretary of defense

By ROBERT BURNS and ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation’s first Black secretary of defense. The 93-2 vote gave President Joe Biden his second Cabinet member; Avril Haines was confirmed on Wednesday as the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence. Biden is expected to win approval for other...
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Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and police officers

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMES LAPORTA | The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” is standard operating procedure for a combat team that is “stacking up” to breach a buildi...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Isis, Texas, News, Media, Navy, California, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Iraq, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport


A police officer arrested after the pro-Trump assault on the Capitol is also a current member of the US military

Rocky Mount Police Department Officers Jacob Fracker, left, and Thomas Robertson, right. Department of Justice Two Virginia police officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, were arrested in connection with last week's riots at the US Capitol. Fracker, as Military.com first reported, is a current member of the Virginia National Guard, making him the first current military member to be arrested in connection with the riots. Several former military members have been arrested or are facing...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Navy, Police, Virginia, Iraq, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Military, Army, Pentagon, Department Of Justice, Air Force


The Army and Secret Service are looking at extra security screenings for US troops who will be at Biden's inauguration

A member of the DC National Guard gives directions near a rally at Freedom Plaza Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The US Army and US Secret Service are working together to determine which troops participating in President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration need additional background screening, an Army spokesperson told Insider. The move, which was first reported by Army Times, follows a request from Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Terrorism, Army, Secret Service, Extremism, Biden, Donald Trump


Army helicopters may be sent to evacuate Covid patients from Isle of Wight

Exclusive: 74-fold rise in cases, fuelled by Christmas mixing, leaves island’s only hospital strugglingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMilitary helicopters could be used within days to airlift coronavirus patients from the Isle of Wight, the island’s medical director has said, after an “astronomical” rise in infections fuelled by mixing and visitors over Christmas.A 74-fold increase in cases means the Isle of Wight has the 13th highest infection rate in the UK this we...
Tags: UK, England, UK News, Military, Army, Isle Of Wight, Wight, Coronavirus


A veteran in Congress asked the military to make sure troops deploying to Biden's inauguration are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists after Capitol siege

DC National Guard walk around the Capitol grounds, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington AP Photo/Julio Cortez Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger, asked Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy for a military review of troops participating in the inauguration to ensure they are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists. The congressman's request followed an assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that appears to have included veterans and may have also included current military perso...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Veterans, Washington Dc, Arizona, Army, Pentagon


A veteran in Congress asked the military to make sure troops participating in Biden's inauguration aren't sympathetic to domestic terrorists after Capitol siege

DC National Guard walk around the Capitol grounds, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington AP Photo/Julio Cortez Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger, asked Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy for a review of troops participating in the inauguration to ensure they are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists. The congressman's request followed an assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that appears to have included veterans and may have also included current military personnel. Ari...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Veterans, Washington Dc, Arizona, Army, Pentagon



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