It's just a matter of mathematical projection that the day will come that the DoD budget will only be able to afford one airplane. The Air Force and Navy will swap days on who gets to fly, with the Marines getting Leap Day.
"Afford one airplane" > At last check, INdia is mulling designs for an indigenous LCS-style stealth = NT surface warship that can submerge, move, + fight like a submarine.
WE have Airborne EMPS that can knock out Enemy power + telecommunications grids, etc. from the sky, so why not NOT Underground EMPS that can cause earthquakes = tectonic shifts that canachieve similar things.
* IIRC RENSE [old = paraph] > DID A SPACE-BASED US ENERGY WEAPON DESTROY NORTH KOREA'S ROCKET, after launch.
Not surprising after seeing the reams of requirements my former employer had to go through in order to run his 5 axis CNC to trim a carbon fiber body panel. and Lockheed Martin HAD to approve every step prior to the actual cutting. and any feature more than 0.004" out of true position tolerance required L-M to review and approve any repair. our machines had a 0.003 tolerance, so that left virtually nothing for wear in the drive train, mialignment of the part on the trim tool, temperature vary, etc. and then we got written up for not having the proper mil-spec on every 50 pack box of wiping cloths! and LM mandated who we could buy them from; when told it was their problem due to poor vendor oversite, boy did i get a major time out!
Two Secret Service supervisors and three members of the agency's elite Counter-Assault Teams were among the 11 agents sent back from Colombia and placed on administrative leave over allegations that they brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, law enforcement officials tell NBC News.
The involvement of Counter-Assault Team (CAT) members-- who are not members of the Uniformed Division, but full-fledged Secret Service agents -- ratchets up the seriousness of the incident, officials said. The heavily armed agents play a key role in protecting the president, serving as part of any presidential motorcade, usually a few cars back from the president's. Their responsibility is to "neutralize" any attack "as quickly as possible," according to the Secret Service website.
"Their job is to fend off a heavy assault on the motorcade to give POTUS a chance to flee to a safe locale," one law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told NBC News, speaking on condition of anonymity. Humm -- just an advanced planning team as the media originally reported? And this is from MSNBC.
The source said the two of the CAT team members were directly involved in the dispute with one of the prostitutes at the Hotel Caribe that led to the scandal. After bringing back the prostitute to their hotel room, the agents reportedly got into a dispute with one of the women when she complained she hadn't been paid. The woman then went to the Colombian police -- who reported the matter to the U.S. Embassy.
Others involved in the incident include three members of the Secret Service Counter-Sniper Team, which is part of the Uniformed Division.
The source also said the incident raised the possibility of a potential security breach, telling NBC News that all Secret Service personnel had been given copies of the president's schedule, which they are told to lock up in a safe in their hotel rooms.
I wonder if these problems have arisen as a result of re-organization under Homeland Security instead of under the Dept. of Treasury in 2003? Or is it just a corruption and rot that has developed and spread throughout government?
Glenn Beck pointed out, and I agree, that this whole Secret Service thing is really peculiar (and this is the worst, but by no means only example) - what's going on? Can their professionalism have fallen off a cliff in the last few years? Why? They even maintained it through all of Hillary's abuses. Or is it some kind of sabotage? From where? If something doesn't make sense - and this doesn't - then you don't know the whole story.
according to a couple of my Marines that were on MSG duty in Central/South America - it was not uncommon when the secret service came to town that they'd ask the Marines what part of town the best "escorts" were working out of.
The administration wanted to save the life of a child that was raped and beaten to death with a hunk of sidewalk by an illegal. Also used a 15 inch stick with a nail on the end to rape her and tear her insides up, birds of a feather flock together they are all the same on the inside ghouls!
1. The fish rots from the head. 2. It may be poorly briefed that human trafficking and/or under-aged prostitution as many other items of health. 3. As a representative of the Federal Government, and as of your Country, you ought to know better. 4. It's a petty crime unless CINC could have been compromised by leaving... say calendars about. 5. If off duty, remember above.
6. Some learn the hard way. The Price of Freedom? a Buck O' Five. The price of a Security Clearance? $36,000.00 and a job.
7. Let's not make a which hunt.The administration has plenty of "Gun Walkers" across the border.
Now O'Keefe is back, defiant as ever. His new video shows Project Veritas going into poll locations in DC on April 3, being offered ballots for Ben Jealous, President & CEO of the NAACP; one Bill Maher; and David Brock (Project Veritas says they could not verify whether the David Brock for which they were offered a ballot was the same David Brock as the Media Matters president).
Hilariously, Project Veritas also shows that you can't get into Media Matters without showing ID.
Sure, some things are important...
The video also depicts Project Veritas going to a polling place and asking about Alicia Menendez, daughter of New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez (D) and political commentator on MSNBC; a poll worker asks to see ID, preventing Project Veritas from being offered Menendez's ballot.
Video at link. Go on -- you know you want to want to.
In a related matter, Mr. O'Keefe Is now considered to have some expertise on the subject, enough to be included in a panel discussion with the South Carolina attorney general as a fundraiser for Project Veritas. Link.
Hey, its not asking too much to have someone show legal identification as to who they are. Its only the voter fraud peddlers who want to steal elections who are complaining about voter ID. You have to show IDs in many other situations. My fantasy is to register as Bill Maher and vote mega-times for the most conservative person available--write in if necessary; say Sarah Palin whom Maher seems to detest. Oh well, back from my reverie.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.