Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 18, 2014

USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) – (Almost) home at last

 

USS George H.W. Bush (foreground) and USS Harry S Truman turn over duties in the Gulf of Aden in March 2014. (DOD image)

USS George H.W. Bush (foreground) and USS Harry S Truman turn over duties in the Gulf of Aden in March 2014. (DOD image)

There’s been a weary sense of quiet — if a busy and edgy quiet — on USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) for the last few hours.  The air wing has flown off.  The deployment, which started in July 2013, and for which Truman has maintained full readiness since February 2013, is almost over.  Truman is scheduled to arrive at the carrier piers in Norfolk, VA at 10:00 AM Eastern time. Read More…

Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 16, 2014

Ukraine on the brink

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 14, 2014

The “Half-McNamara”: Russian attack jet buzzes U.S. Navy destroyer

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 13, 2014

Nevada standoff: Yes, it’s solar-industry cronies (but NOT the Chinese)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 10, 2014

Ghost ships: Once again, Iran reports naval port visit without evidence

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 8, 2014

Video: Westboro ‘Baptist’ picks on wrong town this time

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 7, 2014

Allen West: Guardian ronin

Review of Allen West’s new book, Guardian of the Republic, at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 6, 2014

Gee, a whole brigade? ‘Beefing up’ Europe

New post at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 2, 2014

Change coming to TOC

Eagle light 2Treasured readers, it is with tremendous regret that I announce a suspension of posting here at TOC.  The blogging won’t stop, but there’s a formatting problem, introduced by a recent change in the WordPress software, which is making it all but impossible for me to post items here.  I haven’t been able to fully gauge how hard the squirrels are running in the background at WordPress to do something about this.  But for now, there’s just too much work involved in posting at TOC.  I literally have to go through and reformat everything in a post, from italics and bold to hyperlinks and font. Read More…

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