Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hoping for some Change

  The people in charge should be kicked out and required to personally pay this money back...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cannot produce about $1 billion of receipts for fuel and other supplies it bought in Iraq using Iraqi money, a government investigation has found.
The total amount of funds unaccounted for has now reached a staggering $7 billion, officials say — and they warn that the Iraqi government is likely to demand at least some of that money back.
The United States has been managing billions of dollars of Iraqi money through the U.N.-created Development Fund for Iraq (DFI)"
 UN is running our policy?

Monday, October 22, 2012

22 Cuban Missile Crisis: “When the Right Words Counted”
On 22 October 1962, President John F. Kennedy delivered a televised speech, arguably “the most serious speech delivered in his lifetime” and the “most frightening presidential address” in U.S. history.’  Soviet missile-launch sites had been discovered under construction in Cuba.  The response resuIted from deliberations among the President and his ad hoc Executive Committee (ExCom).  
Its final draft was improved significantly by an unlikely person: the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral George W. Anderson, Jr.

H/T to Naval History Blog
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