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  1. Seems like the USAF and US Army may have a little friendly competition developing. Minot is definitely on a roll, at least this round they didn't misplace 6 AGM-129 cruise missiles loaded with W80-1 Nuke Warheads for 36 hours. Here's some info from todays news; - Team USAF (represented by Minot AFB); Air Force Base Searches for Missing Machine Gun After Losing Grenades; https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/05/18/air-force-base-searches-missing-machine-gun-after-losing-grenades.html - Team US Army (represent by Fort Bliss); Military Helicopter Drops Ammo over School, Busts Hole in Roof; https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/05/18/military-helicopter-drops-ammo-over-school-busts-hole-roof.html
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    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Sadly, this possible election outcome isn't going to be much of a surprise to folks here. Cleric Sadr, in surprise comeback, set to win Iraq election; https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iraq-election/cleric-sadr-in-surprise-comeback-set-to-win-iraq-election-idUKKCN1IE096?rpc=401
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    Iran Lied . . . No One Is Surprised

    President Nixon pulled the same treaty/agreement stunt as President Obama. I'm sure a few folks remember how this Nixon Treaty Gem worked out "The Paris Peace Accords, officially titled the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam, was a peace treaty signed on January 27, 1973 to establish peace in Vietnam and end the Vietnam War". The Constitution - Executive agreements; http://www.americanforeignrelations.com/A-D/The-Constitution-Executive-agreements.html
  4. No problem, MS-13 is hiring folks with their skill set. This festering story has been around for some time; Here's a similar article dated 11 April 2017; "Navy SEAL drug use "staggering," investigation finds". https://www.cbsnews.com/news/navy-seal-drug-use-staggering-investigation-finds/
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    Iran Lied . . . No One Is Surprised

    Bibi has really upped his game since 2012.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Colonel in 'Dino Puppet' Video Speaks: 'I Was Given a Death Sentence'; https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/04/25/colonel-dino-puppet-video-speaks-i-was-given-death-sentence.html
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    The rumor is this puppet show was a second ceremony conducted after the official one and it was specifically for her young children? Go Navy(this happened about 8 months ago). This looks disturbing but what's the rest of the story?
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    Syria strikes underway

    A few corrections/updates. DoD Officials Erred About Weapons, Fighters Used in Syria Strike Mission; https://www.military.com/defensetech/2018/04/19/dod-officials-erred-about-weapons-fighters-used-syria-strike-mission.html
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Possible "cover story" for this egregious shenanigan? Source; Washington Post; "The ceremony was not an official reenlistment and that the video was made for Brown’s children to watch."
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    Syria strikes underway

    Some additional info; Excerpts; - Two USAF B-1B Lancers from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron launched a total of 19 JASSM-ERs. The two bombers, deployed from Al Udeid AB, Qatar, entered Syrian airspace from the south and were escorted by a USMC E/A-6B Prowler. - The first target hit was the Barzeh Research and Development Center near Damascus, which was struck by 57 Tomahawks and all 19 JASSM-ERs. - Forty Syrian surface-to-air missiles were launched blindly in defense, and only “after the last impact” of weapons launched by the US-led force. http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2018/April 2018/Syria-Strike-Marks-Combat-Debut-for-JASSM-ER.aspx
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    Syria strikes underway

    Quote; "Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice, and new and “smart!" You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it! "One of these days" this type of Presidential "Smack Talk" is going to result in US Military Assets (US Ships/Bases/Aircraft/Personnel/etc) being on the receiving end of a "Preemptive Strike". POTUS please tone it down.
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    Border crisis

    Securing America’s Borders: The Role of the Military (CRS Report for Congress/R41286); https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R41286.pdf
  13. Operation Inherent Resolve - UPDATE: US aircraft crashes in western Iraq; The helicopter may have hit some power lines (take this info with a grain of salt). http://www.inherentresolve.mil/News/News-Releases/Article/1467997/update-us-aircraft-crashes-in-western-iraq/
  14. US helicopter crash in western Iraq causes fatalities: Official http://abcnews.go.com/International/us-helicopter-crash-western-iraq-fatalities-official/story?id=53782732
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    AFSOC Leadership Drain

    Example; Here's some USAF wide active duty 0-6 retirement numbers for FY16 (I couldn't find more recent data); - FY16; There were 3320 active duty 0-6's in the USAF of which 548 retired in FY16. See page 79 (pg78 - 82 covers USAF retirement numbers etc). http://actuary.defense.gov/Portals/15/Documents/MRS_StatRpt_2016 v4 FINAL.pdf?ver=2017-07-31-104724-430
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