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Stories by Jeanne McKinney

Senior Staff Writer for CommDigiNews, Jeanne McKinney is an award-winning writer whose focus and passion is our United States active-duty military members and military news. Her Patriot Profiles offer an inside look at the amazing active-duty men and women in all Armed Services, including U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard. Reporting includes first-hand accounts of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the fight against violent terror groups, global defense, tactical training and readiness, humanitarian and disaster relief assistance, next-generation defense technology, family survival at home, U.S. port and border protection and illegal immigration, women in combat, honoring the Fallen, Wounded Warriors, Military Working Dogs, Crisis Response, and much more. Starting in 2012, McKinney has won multiple San Diego Press Club “Excellence in Journalism Awards,” including eight “First Place” honors, as well as multiple second and third place recognition for her Patriot Profiles published printed articles. Including awards for Patriot Profiles military films. During the year 2020, McKinney has written and had published dozens of investigative articles in her ongoing fight to preserve America the Republic, the Constitution, and its laws. One such story selected for use in a legal brief in the national fight for 2020 election integrity.
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Scheller moral dilemma: Stay quiet or save Marines in Afghanistan exit

SAN DIEGO: Marine LtCol. Stuart Scheller has found himself in a one-man spotlight seeking answers, when in truth many with high moral standards may seek the same. He is not alone but flanked by thousands of Marines feeling the challenge of the disastrous end in Afghanistan. Scheller’s in jail for criticizing his chain of command ...

Afghanistan, Military, Logistics, Strategy, Biden

Forgetting history, Milley and top generals threw logistics and lives to Taliban wolves

SAN DIEGO: After Monday’s closed-door Senate meetings, Gen Mark Milley trumpeted that the Afghanistan withdrawal was a “failed strategy, logistical success.” — however, this lack of strategy included a lack of logistical prep in the withdrawal and that is what led to our eventual failure in Afghanistan’s exit. Giving rise to terrorism, as in Iraq, ...

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Milley’s coverup of Iraq War taints Afghanistan Senate hearings

SAN DIEGO: General Mark Milley walked into Afghanistan Senate hearings Tuesday with a record of burying a reckoning within the U.S. Army of the Iraq War. In the fall of 2013, Army chief of staff Ray Odierno commissioned an “unvarnished history” of the Army’s performance the Iraq War, based on the lack of a proper ...

DoD admits killing Ahmadi family after New York Times exposé

SAN DIEGO: The U.S. military, led by General Mark Milley and Joe Biden, launched a Hellfire missile into a Kabul neighborhood. The target was a white Toyota and Zemari Ahmadi. The strike, these leaders claimed, was aimed at a car suspected of being loaded with explosives for use in a suicide attack. U.S. military officials ...

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Milley dishonors military, kills Ahmadi family in Kabul, empowers new terror

SAN DIEGO: Is there anything Gen. Milley won’t defend about the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan? The Pentagon Joint Chief abandons a veritable war chest to America’s enemy, empowering a Taliban conglomerate of terrorists. As Americans hide in fear, the State Department gives their names and locations in Kabul to the Taliban to be more easily ...

Fighting for the Americans and allies Biden has left to die in Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO. Terrorists not only murdered over 2,900 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001, but they also sought to bring America to its knees. As America’s allies watched in shock, a seismic jarring ripped around the globe. The smoke cleared and the Taliban lay at the epicenter. A safe harbor for al Qaeda jihadists to launch ...

Shades of Benghazi in Afghanistan crisis link to betrayal, profit

SAN DIEGO: Sunday, the remains of  Lance Corporal Rylee J. McCollum came home from Afghanistan to his distraught mother Kathy McCollum. The C-17 Globemaster carried 13 sacred flag-draped silver coffins. McCollum’s grief is not unlike other moms and dads of the 13, or those killed in Benghazi. They are victims of egregious government failures. McCollum ...

Crenshaw, War, Terror, Afghanistan

Crenshaw says “Reset chessboard” of Afghanistan terror; let military lead

SAN DIEGO: People like congressman and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw know the last twenty years fighting terror in Afghanistan was a driving reset of the chessboard. American and allied troops played the war game with lethal ferocity. They won their victories year after year and knocked the Taliban and their allies off the board ...

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1st Battalion, 8th Marines help hold last piece of ground in Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO: In strategic locations around the globe there is a USMC Ground Combat Element (GCE) on a Navy ship ready to respond to crises like Kabul. “The 24th [Marine Expeditionary Unit] MEU was on a regularly scheduled deployment when they were tasked to be prepared to conduct operations in Afghanistan,” says Maj. Jim Stenger, ...

American Vets, Afghanistan,

American Vets in Afghanistan did not fight in vain; they crushed Taliban evil

SAN DIEGO: Now flying their flag over Kabul, the Taliban are on the hunt for anyone who opposed them over the last 20 years. The people our Afghanistan vets protected. The Taliban lie publicly saying it will be a “peaceful” transfer of power. When already, according to refugees, they’ve left a trail of executions and ...

Afghan, Afghanistan, Taliban

Afghans swarm jet to flee Taliban, women frightened; 7 deaths reported

SAN DIEGO: A terrible panic has erupted sending hundreds to Afghanistan’s Kabul airport to try and escape the Taliban. The people are left to their own defenses as President Ashraf Ghani hides away having fled his country. The former leader, soft on the Taliban, left Afghan citizens to their own defenses. Including Afghan women who ...

DoD mandates m-RNA COVID-19 vaccine for ‘the Force’, like it or not

SAN DIEGO: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sent a message to the forces saying he is seeking mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for all service members. This new mandate adds to the list of known vaccines for all armed forces. Will the DoD demand the military get the vaccine only from the military? If a service member already ...

Brazil, Brazilian Migrants, CBP, Border

Transnational criminals fuel surge of Brazilian migrants at SDC border

SAN DIEGO: Since Oct 2020, the United States Border Patrol (USBP) has apprehended 7,300 Brazilian nationals in sharp contrast to 330 in all FY2020. There’s more shocking numbers. To-date in FY2021, San Diego Sector (SDC) worked round the clock to apprehend/encounter an illegal migrant surge exceeding 100,000. The highest number in over a decade. Why, ...