Author Archives: Courtney Messerschmidt

About Courtney Messerschmidt

Is a personae for the contact, co creator, poster girl and correspondent of GrEaT sAtAn"S gIrLfRiEnD a collective of diplopolititary junkies. A real girl, she is an annoying, arrogant, audacious, bloodthirsty, conniving, cool, cruel, deceitfully sweet, discombobulated, flirtacious, jealous, hedonistic, lazy, machiavellian, manipulative, militaristic, self absorbed, self aggrandizing, self centered, semi charmed, semi retarded, shallow, spoiled, stuck up, high maintainance ne'er do well pixie with a penchant for immense libraries, depleting strategic cash reserves and wrecking cars every 10 months. Super saavy history and current events. My superior intellect and easy going smartassticness armed with a chaotic emotion meter gave me a formidable ability to be independently dependent. Currently exiled in Hillbillyland, I wield a vocabulary far above my tiny tiny weight class and have traveled widely including Europe, the Middle East and Alabama. I like Am Ex, Carte Blanche, Discover, Mastercard, Ray Bans, Visa and devouring American Dollars in alarming quantities.

Monday Defense Briefing

The White House confirmed the death of the American aid worker Peter Kassig, a former Army Ranger who disappeared over a year ago at a checkpoint in northeastern Syria while delivering medical supplies. – New York Times U.S. Defense Secretary … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday Defense Briefing

Two years ago, the U.S. Air Force brought the stealthy RQ-170 Sentinel drone and the Massive Ordnance Penetrator—two of America’s most secretive weapons—together for a single test. – RealClearDefense The US Air Force is trying to work out a compromise … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tuesday Defense Briefing

More than 80 wounded U.S. combat veterans and their families have filed suit against several of the world’s largest banks, which they accuse of facilitating financial transfers on behalf of Iran that directly led to the killing and wounding of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday Defense Briefing

The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division formally concluded its operations in Afghanistan on Tuesday, another sign that the war is drawing to a close even as American commanders are evaluating whether they will have enough resources to support the fledgling … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Tuesday Defense Briefing

The Pentagon on Monday sought to play down the significance of reports that two moderate Syrian rebel groups, armed by the United States, had surrendered to an al Qaeda affiliate. – The Hill The last of 63 Russian Mi-17 transport … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Defense Briefing Friday

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged for the first time Thursday that the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State are benefiting Syrian President Bashar Assad — highlighting a strategy that sources close to the White House say was hotly contested by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tuesday Defense Briefing

The cost of the military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is crossing the $1 billion mark, according to a group that tracks federal spending. – The Hill Lockheed Martin has reached an agreement with the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Monday Defense Briefing

Top U.S. military planners want to expand the limited advise-and-assist mission in Iraq and are talking to allied partner nations about potentially putting non-American troops on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State group militants, according to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Friday Defense Briefing

Air and missile strikes in Syria by the United States and its allies over the last month have killed more than 500 extremist fighters as well as at least 32 civilians, a Syrian monitoring group said on Thursday. – New … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thursday Defense Briefing

Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. – Reuters The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that Islamic State in Iraq … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment