by | Jan 23, 2020

From the start, the whole objective of the F-35 fighter jet program was to reduce costs. We would build one plane the Navy, Air Force, and Army all could use. We would market the plane to our allies to promote…

by | Jan 9, 2020

Hours after Qassem Soleimani was killed in a drone strike in Iraq, #WWIII was trending on Twitter. Many Americans, including America’s moral conscience Colin Kaepernick, took to social media to vent their outrage and apprehension at America’s militaristic imperialism. By…

by | Dec 31, 2019

If we could rate years by their IQ, 2019 would rate somewhere between a member of Congress and a tree stump which, I’ll grant you, is a very narrow range. It was a year to remember if only for the…

by | Nov 28, 2019

America witnessed an extraordinary moment in civil–military relations last week when Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a witness in the House impeachment inquiry, insisted that the committee’s ranking member address him by his Army rank. Usually the inquisitor reserves the right…

by | Oct 7, 2019

One year ago, I left the cushy confines of the Washington, D.C., political world and arrived at Fort Benning, Georgia, to begin service to my nation as a United States Army officer. While in D.C., I worked and spoke on…

by | Aug 20, 2018

On October 16, 2001, Army Special Forces entered Afghanistan by helicopter, the first U.S. troops on the ground there since the 9/11 attacks. Since then, thousands of Americans have fought there, and over two thousand have died. By almost every…

by | Mar 12, 2018

It had been a long time. So it had to be satisfying — and better than that — for Tiger Woods on Sunday. He had a shot. Drop a couple of putts and he would have won the tournament. Impossible…

by | Feb 6, 2018

Vice Admiral Robert P. Burke, USN Chief of Navy Personnel Navy Personnel Command 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055 Dear Admiral Burke: I have anticipated writing this letter for more than a year. Like countless other veterans, I spent my…

by | Nov 24, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving. Alex and I spent it down at our fun club in Rancho Mirage with our fellow senior citizens. The food was breathtakingly good. It was a hot and clear day. We old people ate our roast beef and…

by | Nov 22, 2017

Each year prior to Thanksgiving I try to express the reasons for my gratitude in print. This year is difficult. The republic I love is facing new and formidable challenges. A hostile minority is so embittered it has adopted the…

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