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Washington’s Backfiring Bombing

Posted by M. C. on January 11, 2019


Wikipedia tells us that “The Times Square Ball is a… prominent part of a New Year’s Eve celebration commonly referred to as the ball drop, where the ball descends 43 metres in 60 seconds… to signal the start of the new year.” It’s one of these silly things that is quite appealing in the spirit of the Christmas-New Year season, and most of us have a chuckle and consider ourselves slightly foolish for enjoying it.

But there was another and less amusing ball-drop on New Year’s Day, involving a tweet from US Strategic Forces Command or Stratcom, which declares it “deters strategic attack and employs forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of our nation and our allies” In the gobbledegook language of the military it, amongst other things “deters catastrophic actions from adversaries and poses an immediate threat to any actor who questions US resolve by demonstrating our capabilities.”

According to Stars and Stripes, the Stratcom tweet read “Times Square tradition rings in the New Year by dropping the big ball… if ever needed, we are ready to drop something much, much bigger.” As greetings go, you couldn’t get much more crass, confrontational and puerile than that. Read the rest of this entry »


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Pentagon probes cost overruns, delays at StratCom’s new $1.3 billion HQ | Military |

Posted by M. C. on March 1, 2018

Only twenty months late and only 10% over budget, even after making the building smaller! That is under budget and ahead of schedule for a government defense contract. Can you say F-35?

The Department of Defense is investigating cost overruns and scheduling delays in the construction of U.S. Strategic Command’s massive new $1.3 billion headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base.

Auditors have been to Omaha at least twice in recent weeks. They toured the new headquarters Feb. 14, said Maj. Gen. Rick Evans, the director of StratCom’s program manager office.

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