August 6th marks the 70th anniversary of the America’s first tactical deployment of nuclear weapons. As noted by Wall Street Journal reporter Nancy Rabinowitz on July 23, 2015, after decades of American self-flagellation over the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, certain academics are citing the “bomb’s undeniable accomplishments” in ending a war the Japanese leadership was more than willing to see kill every one of the nation’s men, women and children.
The head man for the U.S. Army is warning that the official Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget and personnel cuts to the nation’s army very well could have not only a detrimental, but a devastating effect on the largest branch of the Armed Forces responding to world-wide threats. As reported by the Reuters news service via the Washington Free Beacon on Oct. 13, 2014, Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno warned that even at the current number of troops, there is serious concern if the Army can fulfill its mission.
“Excessive political correctness …”
Even the most casual news watcher by now knows of the Secret Service detail assigned to the White House dropping the proverbial ball when an unauthorized individual jumped the fence, ran the length of a football field, overpowered a female Secret Service at the main entrance to the White House, then essentially wandered at will throughout the halls of the Executive Mansion until certain Secret Service personnel with a modicum of both professionalism and presence of mind to take the knife-wielding Omar Gonzalez into custody. Reportedly, Gonzales also had more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car.