by | Jul 15, 2019

The strains of almost eighteen years of continuous war, Obama’s massive budget cuts, and a tide of damaging politics have eroded critical parts of our military. What has held together, until last week, was the most critical element: the trust…

by | Jan 3, 2019

The government of the once great Britain seriously seeks snowflakes for their army. Their recruitment posters are alarming: Britain’s most recent efforts to recruit millennials uses millennial stereotypes to recruit young people with cringe-inducing posters and video spots. Lest Americans…

by | Dec 11, 2018

The United States used to win wars. Today, however, the United States military has been mired in the War in Afghanistan since 2001 — with no hope of winning. Not only has the war gone on without resolution, but the…

by | Nov 19, 2018

Sebastian Junger’s book The Perfect Storm chronicled an unusual weather event when several storm fronts combined to create a storm of unimaginable strength. Years of cuts in defense spending, the atrophying of our forces strained by seventeen years of war, President…

by | Oct 3, 2018

At a joint press conference with President Trump on September 18, Polish President Andrej Duda called for a permanent U.S. military base on Polish soil. He offered $2 billion to help pay for it and said that it could be…

by | Jun 4, 2018

It’s been a long time since a common rite of passage among our nation’s men was to put on a uniform and defend your nation, community, and family. Yet at a time of increasing hyperpolarization in our country, as well…

by | May 27, 2018

The summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un remains off, for now. But the president suggested that he might reverse course again. Especially after the surprise meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in,…

by | Mar 1, 2018

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.

by | Feb 12, 2018

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…

by | Jan 23, 2018

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…

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