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Great article Roland, and much needed information I'm sure.
19 hours, 30 minutes ago on You’ve Lost a Limb, Don’t Lose Your Life to Bad Prosthetics
@joesig @Kiyabear This is great input, as a former IC myself, I couldn't agree more on IC's taking responsibility for their own benefits.
My personal opinion is that the CIA Annex was about as secure as you can get in the situation, the State Department on the other hand was ill prepared to deal with a flat tire let alone a hostile attack.
The real shame is that the CIA mandated this coverage, it wasn't voluntary, it was required coverage, and how could the insurance company in good faith insure somebody for a death benefit that would never pay out.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Glen Doherty’s Family Forced To Sue CIA, State Department, and CIA Insurer
@MGX I appreciate that, it's just shameful that the insurance company and the CiA didn't step up and do the right thing.
Good write up.
1 day, 23 hours ago on 10 Signs You Served in a War Zone After 9/11
@MGX Yes, this is becoming a bigger problem with the CIA and contractors and it wouldn't surprise me to see contractors banding together to take legal action.
3 days, 3 hours ago on The Book “13 Hours”: Accountability Lost and What Went Right In Benghazi, Reviewed
So…I love this cover but Penguin pulled these images off their licensing site and I had some help digging (Wade) and found out this is an AIrsoft reenactment photo. What are your thoughts on using it? Seems like my guys would roast me alive if we used it.
6 days, 5 hours ago on Among Heroes Cover
This is a combined response to several threads on here, I get the email alerts, and usually read them on mobile and then try to respond on my tiny iPhone keyboard with no luck…so here goes.
Muslims as a whole are good people, just like Christians at home and abroad. Reading the Koran to understand radical Islam is a good starting point but like the Bible, the Koran can be interpreted from one extreme to the next.
Saying that we should "kill them all" is not a practical solution, history has taught us that this is and has been a viable solution, I just don't think we live in a world that would let us turn the Middle East to glass so I try and talk about real world solutions.
To the person that commented about liberal/libertarian trolls on this site. We welcome all points of view as long as everyone plays nice. This isn't a conservative site, or liberal, it's a place for independent thought and debate.
Isolation is also not a solution in my opinion, although some people quickly interpreted my saying that we should pull out of the Middle East as such. I don't think this will work but I do think we should pull out the majority of assets and focus on a more clandestine approach to sway ideological course.
Regardless of our disagreements on here this is a great thread, and had me engaged and distracted at times when it was needed.
Thanks for all the great input on this one.
1 week, 2 days ago on President Obama is No Hercules: The Hydra of Radical Islam
@CarlRC I'm not advocating running and hiding, just a new strategy, the current one isn't working very well.
1 week, 3 days ago on President Obama is No Hercules: The Hydra of Radical Islam
I appreciate all the comments. I've responded below and will dig into this post again in a few hours. -BW
@clluelo @BrandonWebb I disagree. Israel has enough in their arsenal to wipe Iran off the map, it's why Iran wants their own nuclear capability.
@mike_the_mortar_maggot @BrandonWebb @clluelo S. Korea is a different animal. You don't see Koreans blowing themselves up on American targets...
@jglow69 If you want examples you need to study your enemy. There's plenty of books documenting the agitating factors of radical Islam, and American military presence is always at the top of the list.
I'd recommend this one to start with.
@majrod @BrandonWebb @jglow69 The Cuban Missile crisis is an example of Soviet arms presence in close relation to American soil causing agitation.
I served five tours in the Middle East and saw the tension of American military presence first hand, if you think that a US military presence in the Middle East isn't a factor that helps fuel anti American ideology in the ME then I don't know what to tell you, we just have to agree to disagree.
@ColonelProp Next year Col.
1 week, 3 days ago on Episode 109: Red Circle Fundraiser Gala
@majrod @BrandonWebb @jglow69 The Cuban missile crisis is an example of how location and occupation matters.
We're going to have to agree to disagree. US foreign policy is not working, and if history were a teacher America would get a failing grade.
1 week, 4 days ago on President Obama is No Hercules: The Hydra of Radical Islam
@clluelo Not at all. When have we used US forces to directly support Israeli military actions in the M.E. recently?
@jglow69 You say it's a naive viewpoint but provide no substance to your counter point. I complete disagree, it's a massive agitator that US forces occupy the Middle East, and we could spend a lot more money at home addressing education and health care.
@czechinthepipes I personally think if they make the decision to become a transgender (meds/surgery) then they can serve openly.
1 week, 5 days ago on Transgenders In The Military Exist
@GuardianRott @BrandonTWebb I agree.
1 week, 6 days ago on Transgenders In The Military Exist
@hale_stuart Solid copy, and thanks, checking the handle now.
@HM1 (FMF) Ret. This one was by Pete Nealen HM1.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on ISIS: Terror and Maneuver
@Jaycel Adkins We can work on that one for sure.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Lies and Stolen Valor: Cory Alan Jackson, of Range Time
@MerkMan I couldn't agree more.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Lies and Stolen Valor: Cory Alan Jackson, of Range Time
@Recon6 @CarpeNoctem This is more an integrity and stolen valor issue. He should have never mentioned his "military service" and he would have been fine.
Great read BK.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Today’s Military: Too Dysfunctional to, uh, Function? An Unscientific Analysis.
@CarpeNoctem I'm sure Michael will arrange something if you ask him and mention the affiliation. I'll ask him next time we talk as well.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on A Navy SEAL’s Review of “Level Zero Heroes” By Michael Golembesky
@PatD64 @IanScotto @LevelZeroHeroes @BrandonTWebb @AlexDavid5280 Thanks guys.
1 month ago on Episode 106: F-16 Pilot Dan Hampton and Former Marine Michael Golembesky
1 month ago on Members Only Early Look At “Among Heroes” Coming May 2015
@KimberlyHilton Glad you liked it, hopefully you read The Red Circle too…some great fill in the blanks with this one.
@CarpeNoctem I actually pulled the book from Simon and Schuster because they had so many issues. I re-placed it with Penguin and my editor Brent, super good guy.
@TylerD32 Thanks TylerD32
@michaelMUrray07 @BrandonWebb It does share more detail. Read it and if you have more questions I'll write it up and take care of any gaps.
1 month ago on Among Heroes Excerpt: Mike Bearden
@Minou_Demimonde Thank you for the feedback…Slattery…well, me too!
@steelhorse Thank you, I think so too.
@RobbyRobinson1 Lang is our cartoonist and we support his work. And sometimes we like to poke fun and fan the fire, it is what it is. Personally, I've made my opinion well known about the JV situation. It's SOFREP, we're not angels and we like to have fun, including Bob Lang our guy behind the toons….
1 month ago on Jesse Ventura: Widows & Orphans
@smillr58 It reminds me of the OJ Simpson jury trial.
@1tyme Thanks for the feedback.
1 month ago on One Navy SEAL’s Review of Oakley’s Kitchen Sink Pack
@ChristopherGleason Polymer can break, that's why I like stainless. I've seen several polymer Glocks broken in half from abuse, it's extreme but...
@Explosive Hazard Good to hear, it's a solid pack that could evolve to greatness if a few improvements were made.
1 month, 1 week ago on One Navy SEAL’s Review of Oakley’s Kitchen Sink Pack
@caseymac1944 Thanks, I think so too.
1 month, 1 week ago on Among Heroes Excerpt: Mike Bearden
@gipbmac Thank you
@susanmarie24 Thanks for the support!
@The Ed It's a good one, I put a lot into this book.
@AndySanDiego Thanks Andy.
@Txazz Thanks Txazz
@Recon6 I wish it were sooner too, just glad to finally get a pub date.
@Bushi Thank you Bushi.
@CarpeNoctem Me neither!