Category: Military

Russian Army Crematorium Truck

Cremation of War Crimes in Ukraine

As of yesterday, the conservative estimate of innocent non-combatant civilians killed by Russians in Ukrainian cities like Mariupol, Bucha, and others range from 5,000 to several times that number.  Many with their hands bound behind their backs, shot in the head execution-style.  Some were left in the streets (we have satellite images of that) and

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Possible Chemical Casualties in Ukraine

Chemical Weapons in Ukraine?

Unconfirmed reports of a possible Russian chemical weapon attack against Ukrainian troops in the southeastern city of Mariupol were made by the “Azov Battalion“, a Ukrainian right-wing paramilitary group (), and began circulating on social media on Monday.  Certainly not any sort of reliable news sources here, of course, but a concern nonetheless, especially in

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Wreckage of Soleimani's Vehicle

Death of a Monster

Iran is a global sponsor of terror.  They’ve been on the U.S. list of terrorist nations since 1984.  Their Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its subordinate special operations organization the Quds Force (In Arabic, Jerusalem is most commonly known as al-Quds, meaning “The Holy Sanctuary”) which specializes in unconventional warfare and operates globally organizing,

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U.S. Cruise Missile

In Defense of Action

Like many of you, I am watching the coverage of the U.S. and coalition strikes against Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad’s chemical weapons production facilities this past Friday, April 13th, 2018. Was striking Syria the right thing to do?  I believe that it was. Chemical and biological weapons are inhuman, and they are illegal in

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American Steel

The Case for Tariffs

President Trump feels that his recent decision to impose broad tariffs on imported, foreign steel and aluminum makes perfect sense, and that these actions will lead to a stronger America. Here’s why. Following decades of bad foreign trade policy conducted by both Republican and Democrat administrations who hadn’t a clue how to negotiate real business

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Veterans Day 2016

Today is Veterans Day – a day we set aside as a federal holiday and national public appreciation for all who have served in the defense of our freedom since our nation’s founding (although the official holiday is only about 90 years old.)  Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day pays homage to ALL who

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The American Fighting Man

Although the “American Fighting Man” certainly has many different faces and wears many different uniforms, the Army Infantryman is (arguably) the “typical” Soldier that comes to the minds of most Americans.  But who is this guy?  After nearly 40 years of military service (almost 20 of that in the Infantry) I have a pretty good

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President’s “Climate Change” Remarks at West Point Graduation

There’s been a lot of criticism of President Obama’s remarks at the 2014 West Point graduation on 28 May.  Among the more controversial statements he made were his remarks on “climate change.” Here are his full remarks about the subject; “That spirit of cooperation needs to energize the global effort to combat climate change, a

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Free-Fire Zones: Our Military Installations Are Defenseless

The Problem: As I watch the shooting situation at Fort Hood unfold today I am struck by the many misunderstandings closely held by the media and the pundits.  Americans hate situations where there is no clear, single solution, and for these sorts of shootings there is no easy solution, so they tend to jump to

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Between the Candle and the Dark

Happy Thanksgiving America! Another year is drawing to a close.  Another year for which to be thankful.  Christmas is on the way.  This is not a time to think about the troubles of the world.  It’s a time to rejoice and be with family and loved ones.  You are rightfully thankful for all the standard

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