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by | Sep 22, 2022

The Biden Defense Department’s Orwellian “Naming Commission,” created by Congress in 2021, has recommended that the Navy Department rename the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville, which recently transited the dangerous Taiwan Strait, because it memorializes the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville…

by | Sep 18, 2022

The Biden administration has requested funding for nine additional ships for the U.S. Navy in the 2023 fiscal year budget, but it also plans to retire 24 ships. In the next five years, the Navy is projected to reduce its…

by | Aug 4, 2022

Gen. Douglas MacArthur, speaking to cadets at West Point in 1962, said: “[Y]our mission remains fixed, determined, inviolable. It is to win our wars.” MacArthur continued: All other public purposes, all other public projects, all other public needs, great or…

by | Jun 3, 2022

Midway Airport. Some think its name comes from being “midway” between New York and the West Coast. Others mistakenly think it is named for the “Monsters of the Midway,” Alonzo Stagg’s legendary University of Chicago Maroon football teams, the name…

by | Jun 2, 2022

My first movie review for The American Spectator appeared in the August 1986 issue and was about a little flick called Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott from a script by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. Set at the U.S….

by | May 30, 2022

Red China may think twice about invading Taiwan after watching Top Gun: Maverick. The long belated sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise favorite, Top Gun, showcases the extraordinary skill, stamina, intelligence, and gumption of today’s elite Navy fighter pilots —…

by | May 29, 2022

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro just released “Climate Action 2030,” a 32-page report which identifies climate change as an “existential threat” to the U.S. Navy and the nation. In the report’s Foreword, Del Toro writes that climate is “the focal…

by | Feb 20, 2022

I went to Virginia Beach a couple weeks ago to escape the forecasted heavy snow and ice and power outages in central Virginia. It was only going to rain in Virginia Beach. I arrived late on a Saturday. Sunday it…

by | Jan 29, 2022

Navy officials recently announced that the F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter that crashed “during routine flight operations” on the deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and injured seven sailors was lost over the edge of the flight deck….

by | Jan 11, 2022

I continue to hear pleas from people forced to receive COVID vaccinations against their will and despite their appeals to medicine, conscience, and religion (not to mention rationality). We all hear about them. Whether it’s 700 staffers fired by the…

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