Two points to make in reference to Mr. Bowman’s article: The charter of the military academies in this country spelled out the goal of furnishing combat officers for our armed services. That was changed and, in my opinion, corrupted when women were admitted in 1976.
Sorry, but “omerta” doesn’t cut it. The honor code at the U.S. Military Academy is: A cadet will not lie, cheat or steal, nor tolerate anyone who does. There is no honor is remaining silent in the face of lawlessness. (I would argue that Cadet MacArthur’s silence was not to protect law-breaking, as hazing was an integral part of academy life well into the 1970s, but that’s a topic written about exhaustively.)p>Duty, Honor, Country, br> — Lee D. Lowrey br> USMA 1975 /p>
Women are indeed allowed in front line warplanes. I personally have flown real world missions, Northern and Southern Watch, where women were occupying fighter aircraft in my package.p>Cheers,
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?