Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Things and Stuff

Sorry Dadahead, that terrorism round-up is going to have to wait a couple of days. It has turned into quite the post and I'm going to need more time to finish it up. Just thought I would point out a couple of newsworthy items:

First, the Air Force is facing further leadership issues. The Pentagon is taking over nearly two dozen procurement progams due to a lack of civilian Air Force leadership. Air Force Voices has the details. My take on the situation? This isn't a good sign. Granted, the Pentagon says its "not punishing" the Air Force and that the transfer of management is only "temporary," but it is never good to see your Service's programs go under the overall bureaucracy's management. Also, it does not bode well for the Air Force in general if it is unable to maintain adequate numbers of civilian personnel to fill high-level positions.

Second, Paul Smith is going to be posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on Monday. Here's a local news story about his life, and here is a slideshow about what he did to earn the CMH.

Truly an awe-inspiring story.