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Military member claims $1 trillion loss in PCS move

A military member tried to claim up to $1 trillion in lost or damaged goods after making a military move, because you might as well go big or go home, right? That nugget was tucked inside a report out this week from the Pentagon’s inspector general, which conducted an audit of household goods shipments during fiscal year 2018. “DoD members filed a total of 40,265 claims, valued at over $1 trillion, for damaged or lost household goods. However, $1 trillion of that total came from one claim that was denied, from one member.” L-O-L. As the report explains, service members ... Read more

Virginia Dems Move To Shutter Indoor Gun Ranges, Enact Ammo-Free Zones

Commentary News CobraCZ / ShutterstockA 9 mm pistol handgun and special police hollow-point expanding bullets are shown on a wooden table. (CobraCZ / Shutterstock) Two more bills chipping away at Virginia residents’ Second Amendment rights have been introduced by some of the state’s Democratic legislators as part of an anti-gun push that doesn’t seem to be slowing down. House Bills 318 and 567, introduced over the past few weeks, aim to restrict where ammunition can travel and decimate the state’s indoor gun ranges, respectively. HB 318, introduced by Democratic Del. Kaye Kory in late December, would make it illegal to ... Read more

Border Wall Construction Will Move Forward with Diverted Military Funds, White House Says

WASHINGTON — The White House says construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall will move forward after a federal appeals court ruling that frees up construction money. The 2-1 ruling on Wednesday halted a federal judge’s ruling in December that had prevented the government from spending $3.6 billion diverted from 127 military construction projects to pay for 175 miles (282 kilometers) of border wall. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit noted that the Supreme Court in July had stayed a similar injunction, clearing the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to ... Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Announce Move to North America, Step Down from Royal Duties

Lifestyle News Andrew Parsons – Pool / Getty ImagesPrince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to meet President of Fiji Jioji Konrote on the first day of their tour to Fiji on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. (Andrew Parsons – Pool / Getty Images) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on Wednesday that “after many months of reflection and internal discussions,” they have decided to “step back” from the royal family and will be splitting their time between North America and England. “We have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to ... Read more

McConnell to move ahead on Senate trial rules without Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he’ll move ahead on approving rules for President Trump’s Senate trial without negotiating them with Democrats. Between the lines: Senate Republicans’ comments on Tuesday suggested that they’ve fallen in line with McConnell’s position that the rules should be based on Bill Clinton’s 1999 Senate trial, where the question of whether to call witnesses was postponed until after the start of the trial. Many of these senators have said they’re comfortable following the precedent of the Clinton trial, in which senators first gave their opening statements and submitted their questions to the chief ... Read more

US Military Tells Iraq It Is Preparing to ‘Move Out’: Official Letter

The U.S. military informed its counterparts in Baghdad on Monday it is preparing for “movement out of Iraq,” a day after the Iraqi parliament urged the government oust foreign troops. The head of the U.S. military’s Task Force Iraq, Brig. Gen. William Seely, sent a letter to the head of Iraq’s Joint Operations Command, a copy of which was seen by AFP. The letter said forces from the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq would “be repositioning forces over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for onward movement”. “In order to conduct this task, Coalition Forces are required ... Read more

Anticipating Pakistan’s Next Move in Kashmir

Pakistanis often call Kashmir its “jugular vein.” The implication is that reclaiming the part of the region now administered by India is key to Pakistan’s survival. That objective got harder in August 2019, when India rescinded Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status. The move caught Pakistan off guard, made its military look weak, and turned its goal of annexing territory that has never formed part of its homeland even more distant. How has Pakistan responded to India annulling Kashmir’s special status? And how will Pakistan try to advance its position in Kashmir going forward?     So far, Pakistan has been active diplomatically ... Read more

Loose lips move markets

Loose lips move markets I’m sure none of the random people Trump told, much less his cronies and families, would have used this valuable inside information illegally, right? In the five days prior to launching a strike that killed Iran’s most important military leader, Donald Trump roamed the halls of Mar-a-Lago, his private resort in Florida, and started dropping hints to close associates and club-goers that something huge was coming.  According to three people who’ve been at the president’s Palm Beach club over the past several days, Trump began telling friends and allies hanging at his perennial vacation getaway that ... Read more

Plans Move Forward to Rebuild the Old P-3 Orion Monument on Hawaii

The last remnants of a P-3 Orion monument erected by the Navy in 1999 to commemorate Naval Air Station Barbers Point’s 57 years of fleet service have been demolished, but a local American Veterans post commander said plans are proceeding to completely rebuild the memorial near the Kalaeloa Airport control tower. A walkway, concrete pad and several-foot-tall semicircular moss rock wall that once framed a one-fifteenth-scale, pole-mounted P-3 Orion sub-hunting aircraft were jackhammered into pieces in December. The American Renaissance Academy, which leases 17 acres from the Hunt Cos., including the memorial site across from the old base headquarters, got ... Read more

Killing a top Iranian military leader was a whack-for-tat move

Like the killing of Osama bin Laden, the strike on Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on Thursday appears to be a stunning confirmation of U.S. military and intelligence capabilities. Like bin Laden, Soleimani was responsible for many American deaths; the Quds Force he led targeted and killed Americans, as bin Laden’s al-Qaida did. But there the similarities end. Soleimani was no stateless outlaw. He was a decorated public figure in a nation of more than 80 million people. He was the most renowned of the Iranian generals, hugely popular within Iran – and in Iraq, where an Iranian-backed ... Read more