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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.

Thursday Defense Briefing

The U.S. Defense Department offered a sober assessment Wednesday of the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, warning that the Syrian border city of Kobani — along with other towns like it — could soon fall to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Defense Briefing

The U.S.-led coalition stepped up airstrikes around the Syrian border town of Kobane on Tuesday after Turkey appealed for help, enabling Kurdish fighters to reverse the advance of Islamic State militants for the first time since the extremists launched their … Continue reading

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Monday Defense Briefing

US Army pilots for the first time used an Apache attack helicopter to strike Islamist militant targets in Iraq over the weekend, according to a statement by CENTCOM. – Defense News Instead of large wars, the Army of the future … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Briefing

Former CIA director David H. Petraeus said Thursday that U.S. ground troops may still be needed to destroy Islamic State extremists in Iraq, but the administration’s current strategy of only deploying advisers to the war zone has “a reasonable chance … Continue reading

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Thursday Defense Briefing

The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former … Continue reading

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Tuesday Defense Briefing

The Air Force has flown a large majority of all airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, with the mission expected to change as Islamic State fighters adjust to the aerial bombardment. – Defense News The kid gloves appear to be fully … Continue reading

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Monday Defense Briefing

As the price tag for operations in Iraq, Syria and West Africa continues to grow, Pentagon leadership insists that it is well prepared to pay for all of these previously unforeseen long-term operations. Part of the reason is that the … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Briefing

The U.S. military is carrying out an average of five strikes a day against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) since the campaign began in August, according to the Pentagon. – The Hill The Pentagon on Thursday predicted … Continue reading

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Thursday Defense Briefing

44 charted a muscular new course for the United States in a turbulent world, telling the United Nations General Assembly in a bluntly worded speech that the American military would work with allies to dismantle the Islamic State’s “network of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Defense Briefing

The F-22 Raptor has flown its first combat operation, a major milestone for the small air dominance fleet. – Defense News U.S. military leaders said Tuesday their aerial bombardment of Syria was only the beginning of a prolonged campaign that … Continue reading

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