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Jamie McIntyre’s Daily on Defense

TRUMP AS PROTECTOR IN CHIEF: Declaring “I am your voice,” and “I will win for you, ” Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination in Cleveland last night casting himself as the protector of ordinary Americans. “My plan will begin with safety at home, which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders and protection from terrorism. There can be no prosperity without law and order.” Trump laid out his three-point strategy to “quickly” defeat the Islamic State: 1) Gather “absolutely the best” intelligence. 2) Abandon “the failed policy of nation-building and regime change,” while working “with all of our allies who share our goal of destroying ISIS and stamping out Islamic terrorism.”  3) Suspend immigration “from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism.” Trump promised “We’re going to win, we’re going to win … Read entire article »

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New Strategy to Recruit Military Patriots

Patriotic Hearts is an awarding winning non-profit effort to connect the right US veterans with the right companies. Our achievements have received awards from two US Presidents, the Extra Mile Award from the Chamber of Commerce, and the Visionary Award for creating economic stimulus. We were selected as America’s “Heroes Among Us,” by People Magazine, and have been on all the major News stations, even receiving ABC TV’s Leadership Award. Our employment program’s website,HirePatriots.com, is a popular web destination for job seeking, active and former US military personnel. You can post jobs on our Careers job board. Your jobs will simultaneously be posted on the social networks and disseminated by Zip Recruiter. We also write articles about your company and … Read entire article »

Jamie McIntyre’s Daily on Defense

ANTI-ISLAMIC STATE WAR COUNCIL CONVENES: This morning at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, defense and foreign ministers from more than 30 members of the counter-Islamic State coalition meet to plot the next steps in the war on the self-proclaimed caliphate. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts the defense ministers, while Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with foreign ministers tomorrow in Washington. Carter will brief reporters at the end of today’s session and can be seen live at www.defense.gov 1:45 p.m. White House Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition Brett McGurk told reporters on a conference call yesterday that the ministers will be looking ahead to the liberation of Mosul, which now seems much more doable … Read entire article »

Health&Wealth in One Place: www.sandiegohealthwealth.com

Health&Wealth in One Place: www.sandiegohealthwealth.com

Give it look and tell me what you think! Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoHealthWealth/ Drop me a line. Ask me a question. Best,   Rick     … Read entire article »

Part 1: Tech’s Next Big Thing?

Part 1: Tech’s Next Big Thing?

Rick Rogers, Rick Rogers Media   The best stories always take a twist. Take Bitcoin. The world’s first digital currency hit the scene as quietly as a quarter landing on thick carpet in 2009. Few besides tech geeks took note – at first — and the virtually worthless virtual money was virtually given away. In one legendary story, 10,000 Bitcoins were paid for two pizzas in … Read entire article »

The VA’s Killer Problem: Painkillers

The VA’s Killer Problem: Painkillers

An early red flag that prescription painkillers were ravaging U.S. veterans came in 2011 when researchers found vets dying of narcotic overdoses at more than twice the national average. That same year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named painkiller abuse a national epidemic, and the White House launched a campaign to reverse a trend that saw prescription abuse become … Read entire article »

Advice for Veterns Seeking Benefits

Veterans often call or email seeking help with their benefits. Almost invariably their compensation issues are snagged on claims snafus. Like the Korean War veteran from Vista who lost a leg in combat and learned his records declared his amputation not service connected. These veterans are frustrated.  They often spend months, years and sometimes decades working through established channels to no avail. What to do? Cast a Wide Net When I need one piece of information, I call five people to get it. Vets should do the same. The more people pulling on the informational oars for you, the more likely you’ll get some place. Veteran advocates, especially today, are thick at the local, state and federal levels. Look them … Read entire article »

No Internet Sundays: Can you do it?

By Rick Rogers The idea sounded ridiculously easy. In fact, it hardly seemed like a challenge at all: Go one Sunday without the Internet. Years ago I ditched my TV for better ways of spending my time. No problem. Never miss it except during football season, and even then there are workarounds. Why even bother going Internet-less? First I read the average person spends 40 minutes a day on Facebook and then that Americans 18-64 spend more than 3 hours a day on social media. Isn’t that pathetic. Who would voluntarily waste so much time tethered to a machine for such purposes when we’re already yoked to a computer at least 8 hours day five days a week? No wonder many … Read entire article »

Carpenter Awarded MOH, $54B for Vet Doc appointments

Military and Veterans Headline News. I’m Rick Rogers * Former Marine William Carpenter received the Medal of Honor from President Obama Thursday for his actions in Afghanistan. Carpenter was gravely wounded while protecting a fellow Marine from a grenade blast nearly four years ago. He becomes just the eighth living Iraq or Afghanistan combat veteran to receive the nation’s highest military honor. * Details are emerging in the capture of alleged terrorist Ahmed Abu Khatallah in Libya earlier this week. He is accused of plotting the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. A senior defense official said Abu Khatallah was lured to a villa outside Benghazi where he was taken … Read entire article »

Military&Veterans Headline News: Partnership with Iran? Khatallah Standing Trial in U.S.

MVHN618http://defensetracker.com/archives/mvhn61814.wav 60-second audio clip of top military and veterans stories  * There’s one less terrorist at large today. American forces grabbed Ahmed Abu Khatallah Sunday in Libya. The U.S. announced the capture of Khatallah who is believed to have masterminded the 2012 U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi that killed ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. A Pentagon spokesman outlined what would happen next. (Kirby Clip) * Iran — long a bitter rival of the United States — is now increasingly viewed as an option by both political sides to help U.S. interests in Iraq. Secretary of State John Kerry and South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham appear open to the idea. (clips from Kerry … Read entire article »