Tag Archives: Navy

Defense Budget Cuts

The Navy is not gonna take this well.

budget-cuts
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Office with a view

Don’t worry, it’s just like climbing the rope in gym class.

aircraft carrier

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Navy SEAL writes book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden

White House Situation Room, May 1, 2011 (Pete Souza/White House)

White House Situation Room, May 1, 2011 (Pete Souza/White House)

A Navy SEAL used the pseudonym Mark Owen to write an upcoming book on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The book is called “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden.” Pre-order here.

It gets released on Sept. 11th.

The SEAL, who Fox News surprisingly outed, is likely gonna face another tough mission – avoiding legal trouble. The Pentagon has not vetted the account or authorized the book.

Not completely sure how I feel about this. It feels kinda wrong for a SEAL to write a book and profit from the mission while the others who were with him that night gain nothing. They should have written it together or not at all.

Still, I will probably buy this book.

“THIS IS NOT DRILL”

December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy.

pearl harbor Radiogram

Radiogram to military installations.

On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, was attacked by Japan. In less than 2 hours, the U.S. Pacific Fleet was devastated, and more than 3,500 Americans were either killed or wounded. The incident triggered a mobilization for war. On December 8, the United States declared war against Japan; on December 11, Germany and Italy declared war against the United States.

This small, short document symbolizes and foreshadows the events and world climate that would define the last half of the twentieth century.
(via National Archives)