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Trump taps General Kelly to Honcho Homeland Security

General Kelly calls it like it is. (Twitter)
General Kelly calls it like it is. (Twitter)

Donald Trump has chosen yet another Marine General for a senior cabinet position. General John Francis Kelly has been selected to be the nation’s next Secretary of Homeland Security according to Daily Caller reporter Russ ReadContinue reading Trump taps General Kelly to Honcho Homeland Security

ACT OF HONOR

Hagel again denies combat killed hero Medal of Honor: Not enough ‘proof’

“You should be proud of being an American…”

Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense hasn’t exactly had a very good past few day. Most recently proposing the Armed Forces be cut back to pre-WWII troops strengths, as well as earlier drawing the anger of many active duty and former Marines for shooting down any further discussion of awarding the Medal of Honor to a Marine killed in Iraq who many of his comrades claim he saved their lives, as reported by Fox News on Feb. 24, 2014, both the Jacksonville (NC) Daily News and The Daily Mail (London, UK) on Feb. 23, 2014, and The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2014.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that he’s chosen not to re-open the case of upgrading Sgt. Rafael Peralta’s Navy Cross (second highest award for personal valor in combat) to the Medal of Honor after “the totality of the evidence does not meet the ‘proof beyond a reasonable doubt’ Medal of Honor award standard.”

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Women Marines still aren’t held to the same standard as men

Marines fix bayonets as they prepare to enter into the fray in Fallujah, Iraq.
Marines fix bayonets as they prepare to enter into the fray in Fallujah, Iraq.

Almost completely ignored by the American news media, a very hush-hush blow was delivered to the social engineers in the Obama-controlled Pentagon as the Marine Corps very quietly announced that the scheduled change in physical strength requirements for women would be delayed for at least a year, as reported by the right-of-center Cybercast News Service (CNSNews.com) and the left-of-center National Public Radio news (NPR), both on Dec. 27, 2013.

Never held to task to perform dead hang pull-ups as men are required as part of the Marine Corps PFT (Physical Fitness Test), women were scheduled as of Jan. 1, 2014 to successfully execute three dead hand (no body momentum) pull-ups as part of the three event strength and endurance test.

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