Keen Sword is a Western Pacific region-wide multinational military exercise focused on the Japanese islands and their surrounding waters. This exercise, conducted by service elements from the United States, Canada, and Japan, is a biennial exercise conducted every other year. Keen Sword is a great representation of the cohesion and cooperation found within the U.S.-Japan […]
Keeping with this Caribbean and Cold War history theme, I thought it appropriate to bring up this man.
Were you raised in a multilingual environment? Did you take enough French in high school to do more than order a baguette or sweet-talk someone? Can you watch an anime without the subtitles on? If for some reason you are already proficient in a language other than English, the United States Military’s got a test for you to prove it.
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 Black Plague — or, The Black Death, as it is sometimes known — is the single most famous pandemic in the history of the Western World. A bubonic epidemic stretching itself from Asia to Europe between the years 1346 – 1353, on the backs of fleas on the backs of rodents, it left vacant communities in its wake. Entire chapters of school history books center around this part of humanity’s story.
Sometimes our “enemy” isn’t an adversary we can see or touch (or shoot). It’s not a person or group of people set on doing us harm. Sometimes our “enemy” is an aggressor we cannot see or fight by normal means. It may be chemical fumes, or radiation, or… a virus.
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.
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 […]