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.

Tuesday Defense Briefing

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a long-awaited look at China’s only aircraft carrier on Monday, taking a two-hour tour of the vessel at a naval base near this port city, in the first such visit by a foreign defense official, … Continue reading

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Monday Defense Briefing

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited China’s sole aircraft carrier on Monday in an unprecedented opening by normally secretive Beijing to a potent symbol of its military buildup. – Reuters Widespread opposition has yet to form around any single Pentagon … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Briefing

The Navy and Marine Corps’ top leaders will meet next week in Washington D.C. and focus on ways to speed up the rebalance of forces to the Pacific, but the Army’s part in the so-called Pacific Pivot remains in the … Continue reading

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Thursday Defense Briefing

Senate Appropriations Defense Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and other appropriators expressed skepticism Wednesday of the Air Force’s decision to cut the entire A-10 fleet. – DEFCON Hill A $796 million line item that would go toward the refueling and overhaul … Continue reading

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Wednesday Defense Briefing

The Pentagon says there were no U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan in March — the first zero-fatality month there since January 2007. – Associated Press The Marines are about to move out sharply with their once-stalled Amphibious Combat Vehicle, the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Defense Briefing

The most expensive conventional weapons program in history just scored a major win, with the F-35 program’s estimated acquisition costs plunging $11.5 billion. This is no program estimate that critics might savage. This comes from the Government Accountability Office’s definitive … Continue reading

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Monday Defense Briefing

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell said Sunday that Russian troops amassing on the border with Ukraine could take “perhaps a third” of the country if the Kremlin decided to expand its incursion into the former Soviet republic. – The … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Briefing

Eight soldiers from 3rd Special Forces Group were honored March 27 with the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for valor, for their actions in Afghanistan. – Military Times The Fifth Fleet’s $580 million base expansion in Bahrain will … Continue reading

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Thursday Defense Briefing

U.S. intelligence agencies warned Congress late Wednesday that Russian military forces are massing near Ukraine’s borders and appear ready to launch an invasion with little or no warning. – Washington Free Beacon The first two of an initial team of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Defense Briefing

The Pentagon said Tuesday that its work to comply with the six congressional investigations into the September 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, has cost the military millions of dollars and thousands of man hours. – DEFCON Hill More Marines will … Continue reading

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