Seems North Korea is at it again.
And I will reiterate the last paragraph;
When an unstable communist dictator openly threatens to nuke you, what is the proper response. I’m especially interested in the opinion of left-wingers who reflexively dismiss any sort of aggressive response as only making the situation worse. Fine. What would you do? Pay them a king’s ransom? Ignore them and pray they’re not serious? Go to the Chinese (you might want to bring some money, since we owe them a little) and ask them to get the kid under control?
Being moderate, I try to steer away from total destruction. And I’d like to see us (the US) get out of other countries’ business, but this time it is a direct threat on us. We invaded the middle east because of an indirect threat, what will we do to counter this direct threat?
For those that do not not it I am a vet, I served in the U.S. Army, and was discharged with a service connected injury. I stand behind my military brothers and sisters one hundred per cent. With that in mind, I watch out for them just as they watch out for us.
It has come to light that the Department of the Navy has issued a new order, one that I am trying to locate in full. If you have a link to the text please either leave it in a comment here, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The marines and sailors will be randomly tested for alcohol. Anyone with a blood alcohol level of .01% or higher will face counseling or other disciplinary action.
I think my objection will come down to the implementation. If they are saying that you cannot show up for duty with alcohol in your system, I can support that. perhaps in addition to those on duty, maybe those who are on alert status… However if they are saying that they can test you at any time, I would find that to be counter to service morale, and the recruitment level.
Those who serve(ed) have eared the privilege to consume a legal substance. I have already made it well known that I also feel that those with military (non-dependent) ID cards should be exempt from the age limit for purchase, possession, and consumption of alcohol. Yes, I believe that if you put your life on the line, we should not get in your way of a beer if you want.
Anyway, do we feel that this will help our branches of service?
I am not sure why this page did not post when it was supposed to…
It is a holiday that is being forgotten.
I would have forgotten about it this year except Reality101 was able to remind me before we took off for the weekend.
Until 1949, We had Army Day, Navy Day and Air Force Day. (Since the Air Force was so young it is surprising that they had their own day yet)
The days were combined into one holiday, except that the Marines did not make that adoption, though they do support Armed Forces Day, they still feel the need to have their own day since they are special.
Take some time today to appreciate that we have our men and women putting their lives in harm’s way for our protection.
While it may not be mentioned, keep the Coast Guard in your thoughts as well. They too serve for us and keep us from harms way and often pluck us from the jaws of death.