Join Jim and Greg as they marvel at Israel selling an air defense system to the UAE, demonstrating the success of the Abraham Accords and best chance at stability in the Middle East. They also cringe as Russian soldiers are going house to house in eastern Ukrainian provinces, forcing them to vote in favor of leaving Ukraine and joining Russia.  And that’s on top of Vladimir Putin threatening more directly than ever that he might use nukes. Finally, they call out the “gender-inclusive” insanity at the Air Force Academy, where cadets are encouraged to stop using words like mom, dad, boyfriend, and girlfriend.

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Summer of 1967. Really getting nervous about Viet Nam. Applied to law school but needed a back up in case the deferments ran out. So applied for Navy OCS. Accepted. Then applied to Marines and had an interview at the recruiting station in OKC.  Young 1st Lt. talking about how Marines were forming a new […]

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The daily report from the Institute for the Study of War is short, to the point, and does not include lofty predictions concerning Russia’s war in Ukraine. Russian forces are having a difficult time in Ukraine. How this will affect Putin’s political future is still unknown at this time. Preview Open

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Getting  ready for my night military stuff after Ct..Law and Alabama army guy wore me out on the Conf call and then ran across the Navy guys doing it my favorite. No hot conductor female chick but not bad.  Had a few musicians on our carrier but not that good.  And all had the Marine […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they serve up one good martini and two crazy ones. After sharing their reflections on 21 years since the 9/11 attacks, they welcome the news that the Ukrainian counteroffensive is shoving Russian forces way back – in some cases all the way back to Russia. But Jim warns of a dark possibility after this good news. They also unload on Vice President Kamala Harris telling Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” that the border is secure because the administration wants it to be secure – and that any problems are due to the Trump administration. Finally, they slam the door on the ludicrous argument of Democrats and other lefties that the January 6th riots were comparable to the 9/11 attacks or even worse.

 

Jim and Greg set aside the usual format to discuss the life and legacy of Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at age 96 after more than 70 years on the throne. They discuss her steadfast support of the United States, her commitment to tradition and a stoic public demeanor, her astonishing connection to so much world history, and some fun anecdotes that show a surprisingly feisty side.

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There are lots of military blogs that are written about the successes and failures of Ukrainian forces and Russian forces. That’s all well and good, but no matter who the blogger supports, they are not out on the battlefield. Let’s look at a weapons system Ukraine is using in its war with Russia, via Radio Free Europe.

Radio Free Europe is a US government agency with reporters in the battlefield. Some of those reporters are embedded with Ukrainian forces, others report from Ukrainian cities that have endured battle damage.

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So my hots for the Army conductor chick Lt. a little less after watching the Mormon TC choir doing my favorite Battle Hymn of the Republic.  Which is the last thing I check out before hitting the sack. Then saw the Chick’s Army band doing it. Much louder. Which helps an old guy without great […]

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A Member of the New Axis Takes a Big Hit

 

The Israeli Air Force conducted an airstrike against an Iranian Revolutionary Guard missile factory and storage facility in Syria. There are estimates that 1,000 surface-to-surface missiles were destroyed in the strike, which took place August 25.

(TPS) An Israeli airstrike on Iranian targets in Masyaf in Syria on Thursday night resulted in the destruction of a large number of surface-to-surface missiles that were being produced with Iranian guidance, the Syrian Observatory for Hunan Rights (SOHR) reported.

Decision Time in Ukraine

 

In the Land of Confusion podcast covering the six-month anniversary of the start of the Ukraine War, I stated that the behavior of the Ukrainians over the last six weeks struck me as consistent with their shaping the battlefield for an offensive around Kherson. The types of strikes that Ukraine had been making were designed to isolate Russian forces in Kherson by cutting supply routes, destroying ammo and fuel dumps, and forcing the Russian aircraft out of Crimea.  I thought it would start in September, likely mid-September.

It appears I was off by a week or two. Both Ukrainian and Russian sources are reporting that such an offensive has begun.  At this point, both sides are declaring they are winning. That, too, is to be expected.

Join Jim and Greg as they are glad to see a new poll showing the Ohio Senate race narrowly favoring the GOP. They also grimace as the Fed expects inflation to stay stubbornly high for awhile – even with persistent interest rate hikes. And they fire back at former NSA and CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden for absurdly agreeing that Republicans in the U.S. are the most “nihilistic, dangerous, and contemptible group” recently seen anywhere in the world.

Finland as a NATO Ally

 

This post is not a Kissinger policy wonk essay. It is a look at Finnish armed forces and what they bring to NATO.

Finland has mandatory military conscription for males that begins at the age of 18. New conscripts are called-up in August. Females have the option of joining the military. After a mandatory training period, a conscript then joins the reserves. Reserve duties, regular, and voluntary training continue until the age of 60.

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No, this isn’t about the hot chick conductor. She is too young and tall for me anyway.  The last thing I listen to on Utube after checking in with you folks before hitting the sack.  After I start with Bo Diddley. What talent.  Only Mormon TB Choir close.  Would like to meet one of those […]

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We love our listeners and we love hearing from you! So we decided to ask what questions you’d like us to address.  Today we start with a great hypothetical. If conservatives won control of the House, Senate, and White House (with a supermajority in the Senate), which president from the past 100 years would we want setting the agenda and what would we want him to focus on. Then they take on a question asking what margin Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis needs to win re-election by to have real momentum for a 2024 presidential bad – and how damaging would it be for him if Sen. Marco Rubio wins by a wider margin?  Finally, they tackle a Terminator-themed political question in a crazy but intriguing final martini.