(CORRECTIONS) I've gotten into a bad habit of writing my column at the last minute before deadline. It's a matter of pure laziness and it's costing me some accuracy among other things.

For example, last week my Realities had two errors. First, I stated that Islam's bloody legacy began in the year 332 a.d. Wrong. It began in 632, the year of Muhammad's death. And, I spoke of China, Russia (and allegedly Iran) having anti-aircraft missiles. I meant to say they claim to have anti aircraft carrier missiles - big difference. I will try to mend my ways.


(A note to readers)

An apology is necessary for the length of this column. Frankly, after studying these issues for the past two weeks, I got caught-up with the magnitude of these military problems without time to condense them. I have lost confidence in our military leaders, except those who are now retired. I agree with Lt. Col. U.S. Army (Ret.) Robert L. Maginnis's assessment of our present military leadership in his book "Deadly Consequences, How Cowards Are Pushing Women Into Combat." Also with Prof. Kingsley Browne's book "Co-Ed Combat". No honest person can disagree with the factual conclusions of these books. Our military is in a state of deadly confusion.


I've wondered about how bad America's defense situation is today. Obama has shriveled our armed forces to levels not seen since pre-WWII days. Virtually every retired American general, and honorable flag-level officer condemns Obama's foolhardy leadership. "Faced with a shortage of U.S. Navy ships, the Marine Corps is exploring a plan to deploy its forces aboard foreign vessels to ensure they can respond quickly to global crises around Europe and western Africa.´(USA Today). " The top officer said that the 14 percent reduction in U.S. troops — which shrank the number of soldiers from 570,000 to 490,000 — "...renders the United States unable to deter conflict and prevent wars.”

" Former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis criticized President Obama, his former boss, for recent cuts to military spending while U.S. troops are still engaged on multiple fronts around the world.“We have already cut defense … about 30 percent over the last 10 years, and we’re still at war,” Stavridis´said.

How about the condition of our strategic nuclear force? Here's a sample of our nuclear leadership: "Nuclear commander lost job after being caught playing fake poker chips..."

By day, Vice-Admiral Timothy Giardina was one of the US Navy’s most senior figures – as deputy head of US Strategic Command, he was number two in command of America’s nuclear arsenal. But by night, at the Horseshoe casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he was known as Navy Tim, a heavy gambler who was accused of making his own $500 poker chips and eventually banned.”

General in charge of America's nuclear weapons sacked for misbehavior. "(The US Air Force general in charge of America's nuclear missile arsenal has been sacked for a 'loss of trust and confidence' following allegations of misbehavior.´(The Telegraph, 9-16-15). Defense Secretary Hagel: Hagel's reviews concluded that the structure of U.S. nuclear forces is so incoherent that it cannot be properly managed in its current form, and that this problem explains why top-level officials often are unaware of trouble below them."

UPDATE: Data shows drop in US nuke arsenal, growth in Russia's...

North Korea has made a number of "innovations" in its nuclear weapons programme "by steadily improving the levels of nuclear weapons... in quality and quantity", an official of the Atomic Energy Institute told state media."
"PAPER:[Russia is] Reviving Nuke Trains to Counter U.S. Attack Capability...

"When Russia sent military forces into Syria last weekend, it caught NATO by surprise and proved that its members can neither stay ahead of threats nor even decide which ones are the most pressing, the alliance’s intelligence director said." September 10, 2015 By Kevin Baron, Defense One.

How about the general health and continuity of our armed forces?

"Army Gen. Randy Taylor introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event." "What made this seemingly routine introduction noteworthy is that Brig. Gen. Randy S. Taylor introduced his husband, Lucas." "We bet everything on my Army career,” said Gen. Taylor, whose 27 years of service spanned an outright ban on gays, then “don’t ask, don’t tell” and finally, the ban’s lifting in 2011."This general broke the Uniform Code of Military Justice for most of his career. Gen. Taylor was the master of ceremonies for the Pentagon’s 4th Gay Pride celebration that showcases a month of gay-themed posters and history." Of course for most of those 27 years the general violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

There is an urgent need to phase-out all combat positions artificially created for women. The exclusion of women from direct ground combat was ended in January of 2013. Absolutely nothing has had a more demoralizing effect on troop cohesion, readiness, and morale than gender integration. Our Joint Chiefs of Staff are to blame for being too cowardly to stand up against this ludicrous political plan. They have spread false allegations about the success of this integration to save their positions. The effect of this action has had paralyzing effects at all levels down to the ranks of the private soldier, sailor Marine, Airman, and Coast Guard. There is no longer an honored place for the normal GI holding traditional Christian morals. Criticize women in combat units, or object to the now massive homosexual set-up, and you are harshly punished or dismissed from service. I hope to comment further on this incredible issue next week.

America is in distress today, particularly our armed forces. Our government has been corrupted to the core by an infestation of radical left feminists and homosexuals, which has accomplished the destruction of traditional military standards of order. Most Americans have no idea of the extent to which this new feminism has undermined readiness and morale. We are vulnerable to attack as never before. Obviously our enemies (China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and most of the Sharia-believing Muslim world) see our weakness as an irresistible opportunity to attack. The window of opportunity for attack will be open for the remainder of Obama's term as Commander in Chief of the United States.