Category Archives: Troops

Military recruitment down

“The largest branch of the military, the U.S. Army, has hit 40% of its recruiting goal with only three months left in the fiscal year. To compensate, the Army lowered its standards. No high school diploma or GED? OK. Tattoos on the neck and hands? Fine, no waiver needed. That recruits with no high school and neck tattoos might be training and discipline problems later will be a challenge left to platoon sergeants and squad leaders….

“The growing problems with recruiting, combined with Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine and an increasingly bellicose China, likely weighed heavily on the minds of the seven Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee who voted in June to require women to register for the draft.”

And there probably will be a draft resumed, if recruiting continues to be a problem.

Via FoxNews

Rice paddies of Vietnam

I can still see a multitude of bobbing heads and raised rifles as our PFs (Vietnamese Popular Force soldiers) crossed a flooded, stripped rice paddy one afternoon in 1969. It only got me, the advisor, to the waist, which was bad enough. Always a few leeches to disconnect. Paddies were foul places to be, however like mirrors they looked from the air. Mostly because the farmers used night soil (poop) for fertilizer. Especially in war time, fertilizer was expensive and hard to come by.

Border blocking

Gov. Greg Abbott’s wall is going up near Eagle Pass as Texas National Guard troops sit in Humvees as close as 150-feet apart blocking a popular Rio Grande crossing from Mexico. More troops to follow in this effort to stem some of the illegal millions Lyin’ Biden has invited. Texas history in the making. Good on ya’, guvernor.

Via Breitbart News

Which general?

“Which general allowed more than $85 billion in American weapons to fall to the Taliban — a sum equal to the price of seven new U.S. aircraft carriers?”

And etcetera. And losing Americans’ trust. How long before recruiting crumbles?

via Victor Davis Hanson at Fox News.

The grief shot

That famous photograph of Biden clutching his briefcase, which supposedly shows a politician in over his head, actually humanizes him. Grieving for the more than a dozen dead troops in Afghanistan. Much more eloquent than words.

Via PJMedia

Closing the barn after….

…the horse is stolen is what government does best, and clumsily, in everybody’s way

Protecting Biden from the people

It’s President Trump who has the authority to call out the national guard, not Biden or Pelosi or any other Dimocrat at the moment. So it’s Trump who’s called out 25,000 troops to D.C. the next few days. In full kit, with automatic rifles and live ammunition.

For Biden’s inauguration. Making him look like a chump who needs to be protected from the people. Someone who wasn’t, you know, actually elected.

Via PJMedia