In Baltimore, though, a push to reduce the city's historically high numbers of vehicle thefts and burglaries appears to have paid off. Thefts from autos plunged 24% and stolen vehicles dropped 19% from January to May compared with the same period last year. … [Read more...] about Lock your cars! Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic
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Cook, whose office at the NATO training mission was directly across the street from Petraeus’s office at International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), says the general’s failures in Afghanistan actually started long before he was named commander there in 2010.“My major heartburn with Petraeus is his counterinsurgency strategy, which he wrote back in 2006 when he was assigned to U.S. Army Center for Combat Studies at Fort Leavenworth (Kansas),” says Cook. That so-called Counterinsurgency Field Manual, which was released in December 2006, was a wrongheaded strategy for this war, insists Cook. “But they are still using it in Afghanistan today,” he says. “It places a higher value on the lives of Afghan civilians than the lives of our own soldiers, many of whom have died unnecessarily because of this counterinsurgency debacle.” Cook, who ran the Phoenix Program, the highly controversial and some say greatly misunderstood counterinsurgency … [Read more...] about The Real Scandal of David Petraeus Is Afghanistan
Since the American Revolution, more than 43,000 sailors and one million service members have given their lives in service to this country. And across the United States this Memorial Day weekend, we pay homage to America’s finest men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. … [Read more...] about Adm. Mike Gilday: Reflection on Memorial Day – remember these lives of tenacity and valor
He does allow that Wallace’s communist-dominated campaign may have committed some mistakes. “Yes, an argument can be made that taking less advice from the Communist Party tacticians who hung around the progressive party headquarters in New York might have made for more strategically sound choices,” he concedes. But he reels back even that remarkably tepid criticism in the next sentence: “But a parallel argument can be made that many of the ablest grassroots campaigners for Wallace in the campaign’s closing days were Communists, fellow travelers, or independent leftists” who refused to abide any form of anti-communism. (There were very fine people on both sides of the Stalin issue.) This seems more like a description of the problem that comes with handing your campaign over to its most extreme adherents than a persuasive defense of doing so. … [Read more...] about Is This the Blueprint for Sanders and AOC to Take Over the Democratic Party?