When anyone mentions time travel movies, I perk up. I love ’em. Even the bad ones. (I’m looking at you, Time Rider and The Time Machine…) Having said that, it’s really difficult for me to limit this list to only three. But I’m biting the bullet. And, I think, they are all weird ones… not ones you’d expect to see on a Top # list of these kinds of movies.
The United States Intelligence Community was formed on December 4, 1981, and is an umbrella organization comprised of 17 separate US government agencies and offices. These all work both separately and together to conduct intelligence activities in support of US foreign policy and national security objectives. Member organizations include intelligence agencies, military intelligence units and commands, and civilian intelligence offices found within the federal government’s executive departments. This is all overseen by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) (headed by the Director of National Intelligence), and reports directly to the President of the United States.
Keeping with this Caribbean and Cold War history theme, I thought it appropriate to bring up this man.
Recently, various National Guard units have been mobilized to respond to emergencies within their home states. Having served in more than one branch of the United States military, I’m very well aware of what kind of traditional reputation active duty Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines might assign the National Guard — and it’s completely wrong. […]
I won’t deny that your average Army Military Intelligence Corps soldier has an almost pre-requisite nerdiness to them, no matter what their physical fitness scores are. It may not come out in their foam swords, anime collections, or Call of Duty handle. It may not even come out at those slightly deeper levels, when someone […]
Every country has a name. Usually one it calls itself, and one other countries call it — respectfully, of course. We are the United States of America, and everyone knows it. But why? Where did that name come from? Why are we the United States of America? On September 9, 1776, The Second Continental Congress […]
Having written recently about the various tests for and paths to becoming a Linguist in the United States military, I thought it would be relevant to mention the language schools themselves. There are three primary schools and locations where a service member (both domestic AND foreign) can go to learn a foreign language. One of […]
Have you ever wanted to be a photographer? How about a graphic designer? Jounralist? Few people realize that there are clear paths for all of those careers through military enlistment — in all Branches.
The Defense Language Aptitude Battery is the test that the United States (and Australian) military will give you if you are interested in pursuing an MOS/AFSC/Rating that involves a language. This test is currently in its second iteration.
With all this talk lately about attempted American covert action in the Caribbean and Latin America — and the Secretary of State having to remind everyone that the United States Government wasn’t invovled in the botched attempt — I thought it prudent to remind everyone of what actual American military action in the region looks like. Operation Urgent Fury, the U.S.-led Invasion of Grenada, began on October 25th of 1983 and lasted until December 15th. Though the “invasion” portion itself only took three days. Nice and short.