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 F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) has begun carrying out a game-changing plan for sustainment on a global scale, one that relies heavily on competition to help drive down costs. – Defense News Investigators have narrowed their focus to the … Continue reading

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Thursday Defense Briefing

The Pentagon is pushing back against the notion that there is ‘mission creep’ in Iraq, as more troops, aircraft and ammunition are deployed to defend against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants. – Military.com Control of Terrain in … Continue reading

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Mid Week Defense Briefing

For the first time in its history, the Navy promoted a woman on Tuesday to become a four-star admiral. Surrounded by friends, family and peers, Adm. Michelle J. Howard was promoted to her new rank at the Women in Military … Continue reading

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Tuesday Defense Briefing

44 has authorized another 200 U.S. troops to secure the American Embassy in Iraq as well as Baghdad’s international airport, bringing the total U.S. deployments to Iraq this month to 775. – Washington Post The Pentagon wants to partner with … Continue reading

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Moday Defense Briefing

The U.S. is speeding up shipments of 800 Hellfire missiles to Iraq to help the embattled Baghdad government beat back the threat posed by Sunni militants, the Pentagon said Friday. – Wall Street Journal (subscription required) The Pentagon pushed back … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Briefing

The U.S.-Iraq joint operation center has begun functioning and additional teams of American special-operations forces have arrived in Baghdad, the Pentagon said Thursday. – Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Absent from the White House’s formal notification to Congress of a … Continue reading

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Thursday Defense Briefing

Senior  administration officials’ closed-door briefing to senators Tuesday night revealed that the White House did not anticipate and was not prepared for the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), which has wreaked havoc … Continue reading

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Mid Week Defense Briefing

Today’s Syria Situation Report – Institute for the Study of War The nation’s top Marine said Taliban attacks had grown “more desperate” as they looked to inflict casualties on American troops drawing down from Afghanistan. – The Hill The al … Continue reading

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Monday Defense Briefing

The U.S. military is expected to significantly increase the number of troops, ships and watercraft rotating through Australia as a result of the beefed-up Force Posture Agreement announced last week. – Stars and Stripes The 300 U.S. advisers authorized to … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Briefing

44 said Thursday that he would deploy up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help its struggling security forces fend off a wave of Sunni militants who have overrun large parts of the country, edging the United States back … Continue reading

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