“Fired Up Chief” Hemorrhages Credibility With Defense of Drunken Crony

Sometimes, things are simple. When they are, you thank your personal higher power it's the case and you move decisively to act on that simplicity. To overcomplicate self-evident judgments is to raise questions about why. When those questions point out irresolute principles in your moral makeup, you lose hard-earned respect and suffer reputational damage. Take [...]

Air Force Releases Thunderbird Crash Report, Whitewashes Obama’s Role

Before anything else is said, I'd like to render a note of absolute respect for Maj. Alex Turner and the job he did on June 2, 2016. It's not commonly understood outside the military aviation community how difficult it is to bring a graceful end to a chaotic emergency behind the controls of a high-performance [...]

Columbus Controversy Exposes Leave Mismanagement

Over the past several days, we've receive several complaints from officers stationed at Columbus Air Force Base. They all relate a common claim: that commanders at the base are requiring some members to return early from leave to attend a commander's call on January 3, 2017. Specifically, some officers are saying that a particular commander wants [...]

Open Letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees

Hon. Senators and Representatives, Among the most solemn of your many duties is the oversight you provide of our Armed Services on behalf of the American people. It's no secret that without effective oversight and consistent auditing, agencies with the size, political power, and budgetary authority of the services are at constant risk of becoming breeding grounds [...]

Cashing In: Welsh Buries Snout in Defense Feeding Trough

Well, that escalated quickly. Barely five months removed from his role as Air Force Chief of Staff, retired Gen. Mark Welsh has reportedly accepted a board membership with Northrop-Grumman, the nation's third largest defense contractor. There he'll fatten his personal holdings by hocking galactically priced gadgets for a company that grosses nearly $30B in annual weapon [...]

I Don’t Even Know Where to Begin With This Green Dot Bullshit

We learned recently that Mad Dog Mattis will be our next Secretary of Defense. Thanks be to God for that. Our military services need a super-charged cattle prod to the ass. They're totally lost. Here we review Exhibit 69, wherein a cluster of idiots at Edwards Air Force Base have conspired to concoct a competitor [...]

Debbie James, Please Just Go Away Already

In typical Debbie James style, the outgoing Secretary of the Air Force has started saying a mercilessly long-winded goodbye. With two months or so left of work to do, she's already started making the media rounds to shore up her image and manicure her legacy, first appearing on the Daily Show and later granting access [...]

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