In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote in his iconic Revolutionary War pamphlet The American Crisis the following:
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of […]
Lately, conservative pundits like Glenn Beck and Hugh Hewitt have been questioning why America seems so apathetic about ISIS. Beck says Americans don’t realize how serious Islamic terrorism has become; we are on the verge of World War III. ISIS has expanded under Obama, even though, as […]
President Obama’s ill-considered attempts to negotiate with Iran suggest that he still hopes to be remembered for “peace,” but he has engaged in scores of military actions around the world, with few successes other than killing bin Laden. It was considered premature to award him the Nobel Peace […]
This past Monday marked the 70th anniversary of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, the most famous photograph in U.S. military history and one of the greatest photographs of all time. As is generally known, it was taken by Joseph Rosenthal, an Associated Press photographer, on February […]
It’s not new to note that some of the greatest misery to occur during war is generally visited upon civilians. Those caught in the path of the maelstrom suffer and die much like soldiers, but with no glory. Names are lost and only […]
Malmedy, Belguim will forever be remembered as the most infamous massacre of American troops in World War II. The siege at Bastogne would have overshadowed the Malmedy Massacre had not the Germans committed more than a dozen unwarranted killings of both prisoners of war (POW) and civilians […]
Malmedy, Belgium… At the end of the First World War, Malmedy was separated from Germany and annexed to Belgium on March 6, 1925. Historically, Malmedy gained its fame when it became the focal point of a massacre that was committed on December 17, 1944, by members of […]
Trashing honored values is a great way to get attention. And so it is no surprise that as the nation plans to honor its veterans, on a web site that moved left past the double yellow line a long time ago, writer David Masciotra decided that his […]
Ever since America’s involvement in Iraq and the war on terrorism began, one name has been central to the controversies connected with that involvement. That name is Blackwater.
What is Blackwater? In simplest terms it began as a training facility and expanded into a company that provides […]
If you want to bomb ISIS (Islamic State In Syria aka IS, aka ISIL) from the air, go for it and if you want to put troops on the ground, knock yourselves out. It might be effective or it could […]
This week, President Obama made headlines for his exiting of Marine One in New York when he half-saluted a saluting marine while holding a Styrofoam cup in his right hand. The controversy stems from military protocol which states one should not salute while holding an object in […]
In January 1999, I answered a classified ad in the Los Angeles Times for security guards at a U.S. Army facility in Qatar. It was a one year contract.
The company placing the ad was Dyn-Corp. They were looking for former military police or civilian law enforcement […]
If I pointed out that involvement in every major 20th-century conflict the US was part of occurred on liberals’ watch, it might not be entirely fair. True, there was WWI under Wilson, WWII under FDR, Korea under Truman, and Vietnam under […]
“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”
– Matthew 24:6
I’m not quite ready, just yet, to put on my “The End is Nigh!” sandwich […]
About 20 rockets suspected of being stashed by Islamist terrorists in Gaza were discovered inside of a United Nations-run school located in the Gaza Strip, according to Middle Eastern news reports.
The facility is run by the United Nations Relief and Works […]
As Palestinian terrorists rockets continue to rain down on Israel, targeting the Jewish population, President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday “in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas.” But critics of the Obama administration believe […]
It’s just been made public that various leaders in the UK drew up plans to equip and train a force of up to 100,000 “rebels” to fight against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. (That figure of 100,000 Syrian rebels is interesting: the Free Syrian Army only […]
A well-respected, non-partisan watchdog group, currently probing the allegations of misconduct and malfeasance at healthcare facilities run by the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department, is refusing to comply with a federal subpoena on Friday ordering the group to reveal the identities of — and information provided by — […]
Once again, the American people have been betrayed by the Obama administration and blatantly lied to by administration officials. The anti-American Islam-friendly Obama regime has unilaterally and in violation of U.S. law, traded five high risk Taliban leaders detained at Club Gitmo for a traitor to the […]
One of the major complaints leveled at Veterans Administration (VA) officials has been their retaliation against military hospital staff who identify problems within their facilities. But according to the VA’s acting chief on Friday, those involved in intimidation or retaliation against whistleblowers will face serious disciplinary action. […]
The Obama administration has been plagued with scandals ever since it came into being. It would have been so plagued earlier, were it not for a fawning press that cared less about the truth and more about toadying up to a man who deserved nothing more positive than the back of a hand.
The first […]
“There is no failure except in no longer trying,” once wrote American philosopher Elbert Hubbard. Though pithy it perhaps most accurately captures what was once the American ethos – an upstart nation populated by upstarts, millions united by a common cause to prove to the world […]
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