Tag Archives: Warfare and Conflict

A Remarkable Admission

I have always had the utmost respect for the Marines, and even more so when I was Executive Officer of the Naval ROTC Unit at the University of Kansas, that being the closest affiliation I had with them in my … Continue reading

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Now Let Us Sing Together

The assassination of Osama bin Laden has occasioned celebrations throughout the United States.  Such celebrations of our enemy’s violent death erupted in Washington, D.C. and at Ground Zero in New York, complete with singing and flag-waving – a cathartic outburst … Continue reading

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The Arab Street

The Libyan Affair continues to look more and more like an unresolvable morass, and the United States like a sucker for having dipped its military toe into a pool of tar.  The AP reports today that NATO is agreed that … Continue reading

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Our Man In Liliput

National columnist Dan K. Thomasson chooses to rail against bureaucracy in today’s Joplin Globe (3/11/11).  The attention would seem to be deserved because the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Assets Relief Program, or SIGTARP for short, is a bureaucratic … Continue reading

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OCCAM’S RAZOR vs. Jehad

Today’s Joplin Globe editorial (11/12/10) on “National Security” opines that in combating Islamic jihad, military power in the form of a “war on terror” has “. . . not worked to the degree necessary.”  Instead, the editorialist suggests that, “If … Continue reading

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Obama’s Wars, A Book Report

Bob Woodward’s book is the most remarkable non-fiction work on politics and war that I have ever read. In this remarkable narrative filled with direct quotes and statements backed by documented sources President Obama comes through as a strong leader … Continue reading

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Face Of The Enemy

Has the nature of “war” changed?  Is “war” different now from what it was in WWII?  Is patriotism always “good”?  When a nation goes to war with selfish intent, to what extent are its citizens complicit?  These are important questions … Continue reading

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