What is a Defeat?

[June 5, 2021]  The Ancient Chinese General and philosopher Sun Tzu once wrote, “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”  He was referring to the fact that no matter what happens on the battlefield to military forces, there is always a way to hold off defeat to the nation-state. War is not always won on the… Read More »

Shame on U.S. Army Leaders: by Army Vet

By | June 3, 2021

[June 3, 2021]  Army Vet writes to us today to warn us of the destruction of readiness in the U.S. Army and, by extension, all our Armed Forces.  He places the blame on the wussification of our military on the shoulders of weak senior military leaders. Good leadership is NOT about creating a safe environment where people feel… Read More »

The Michael Christian Story

[June 2, 2021]  I’ve known about the Michael Christian story for many years.  Recently, a buddy of mine sent me a speech that addressed the actions this brave man and said that I might want to share it with my readers.  I wholeheartedly agree. The following is condensed from a speech by Colonel Leo K. Thorsness, USAF (Retired)… Read More »

Chelmno:  and the Bloodcurdling News

[June 1, 2021]  Seventy-Nine years ago today, the world was to first hear of the systematic, formally authorized extermination of Jews.  Near the small town of Chelmno, a Nazi-operated death camp in Poland, began the gassing of Jews and other “undesirables.”  Sadly, much of the history of the Holocaust is now being lost to indifference and willful ignorance.… Read More »

A Few Words for Memorial Day

[May 31, 2021]  Memorial Day is not about honoring our living Veterans; it is honoring those who lost their lives.  Veterans like me had the good fortune of coming home.  For us, that’s a reminder that we still have a responsibility to serve when we come home.  It’s this continuation of service that honors our country and those… Read More »

Tarleton’s Quarter: Failed Leadership?

[May 29, 2021]  Can a century’s old brutal leadership provide us with critical lessons today?  In an award-winning movie, The Patriot starring Mel Gibson, the story is told of events in the Revolutionary War.  British Colonel Banastre Tarleton provided surprising successful battlefield leadership but also failed ultimately in his leadership role. As told in the movie, the story… Read More »

A Boy Named Sue

[May 28, 2021]  In 1969, Johnny Cash’s song, “A Boy Named Sue,’ hit Number 1 on the country charts.  The song is about a young man’s quest for revenge on his father, who abandoned him and whose only contribution was to give him the feminine name Sue.  We teach our boys to be strong, independent, and honest.  How… Read More »