Category Archives: War

Maritime Adventures, A Book Review

Not all effects of social isolation in the time of COVID are bad. Motivated by ennui and inspired by the news of a new film starring Tom Hanks, courtesy of an article in Military Officer journal, I am halfway through … Continue reading

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Past As Prologue

I recently came upon a 1949 review of George Orwell’s then-new dystopian novel, 1984 and was struck anew by its insight into human addiction to power. Power is intrinsic to the motivations of oligarchs, dictators and, I dare say, to … Continue reading

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How’s Your Mood Today, Mr. President?

  Every year, at least one intercontinental ballistic missile is launched thousands of miles from a United States submarine to an instrumented area in the ocean. The purpose of this is to test the reliability of the complete system, including … Continue reading

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Secrets

As flaps go, the one about Hillary Clinton’s classified emails is one for the history books.  It might even be pivotal in the general election.  But how many people actually understand the nature of the problem?  Not many, I submit. … Continue reading

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On Being Terrified

The following was sent to me by a good friend of mine: ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2015 EUROPE From JOHN CLEESE The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security … Continue reading

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. . . For the Bible Tells Me So

Unless you’ve been living in a cave or on a desert island you know that religion is a prime political topic these days. You are unlikely to meet anyone who doesn’t have an opinion about the differences between Christianity and … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of War

There is a major problem with political rhetoric today and that is the use of the term, war. We’ve had the war on poverty, the war on drugs, and now, the war on terrorism. It is a fallacious premise, this … Continue reading

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