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Two Historical Giants at War

 

It is fair to say that two of the greatest wartime leaders in Western history are Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. They lived in different eras, fought different types of wars for national survival, and came from antithetical backgrounds, educations, and experiences; yet as war leaders they shared the common traits of integrity, perseverance, and grit; they knew how to lead by both physical and rhetorical example and were willing to sacrifice everything — even their lives — in the cause of freedom.

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NATO Discovers War Is Bad for Women

 

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization once defended Western civilization. The alliance was to hold back the Soviet hordes from conquering “Old Europe,” as it was later called. Then disaster struck. The enemy disappeared: the Soviet Union dissolved and Warsaw Pact broke up. For the last quarter-century the quintessential anti-Moscow alliance has sought to find a […]

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John Brennan Hacked by Evil UK Kid Named Kane

 

This would be funny if it weren’t so serious. British teenager Kane Gamble (yes, that’s his real name) pretended to be CIA chief Brennan, took sensitive information and put it on the internet, and terrorized American government officials: A 15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be […]

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Bergdahl Skates

 

When I heard that confessed Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl will not get any prison time, you could have knocked me over with a DD-214. (I can’t bring myself to refer to him as Sergeant Bergdahl — he’s about as qualified by competence and character to be an NCO as I am to be Archbishop of […]

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No Jail Time for Bowe Bergdahl

 

Bowe Bergdahl abandoned his post and was captured by the Taliban. In an effort to find him, good men died and others were permanently disabled. To get the deserter back, Barack Obama traded five terrorists. The President of the United States negotiated with terrorists. The final insult of the story came today: the judge involved […]

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Military Justice for Bergdahl

 

Eight years ago Army Private Bowe Bergdahl was stationed in Afghanistan. He didn’t like his fellow soldiers, his commanding officer, or pretty much anything about his circumstances. So he planned to change them. Bergdahl reportedly gave away his equipment, mailed his laptop to his parents in the U.S., and deserted his post. He was captured […]

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West Point’s Commie Cadet Spenser Rapone

 

A recent West Point graduate and self-identifying Marxist, 2nd Lieutenant Spenser Rapone, didn’t just become a rebellious communist. He has a history of insubordination.  Read a superior officer’s quavering report and weep. West Point did nothing. Lt. Rapone continues, as of this writing, as a commissioned officer. Who knows what happened to LTC Robert M. Heffington. […]

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Donald Trump’s Af-Pak Policy

 

The Trump Administration has recently announced that it will send 4,000 more U.S. soldiers to Afghanistan as part of an advisory and training operation, enhancing a counterterrorism model and joining an estimated 8,800 U.S. troops already in-country. Contemporaneously, the Administration has indicated that it will consider cutting U.S. aid to Pakistan, which has been declining […]

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It’s Trump’s War Now

 

Donald Trump kept us guessing about Afghanistan. Never during his campaign, nor in the first seven months of his presidency, did he give us an inkling of what he thought should be our policy goal in America’s longest-lasting war. With his August 21 speech, the president charted a path forward. It is now President Trump’s […]

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U.S. Navy Awash in Tragic and Embarrassing Collisions at Sea

 

According to a Navy version of gallows humor, “A collision at sea can ruin your whole day.” Well, a corollary to that quip might be, “A series of collisions at sea can sink a fleet admiral’s career.” The commander of the Navy’s Asia-based 7th Fleet was dismissed recently after a series of warship accidents raised […]

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