Category Archives: Values

War Crimes in the Ukraine War?

By | April 4, 2022

[April 4, 2022]  Credible allegations of Russian troops committing war crimes in Ukraine are now discussed as a topic in senior political circles.  War crimes, especially against innocent civilians, are a serious charge and should not be ignored.  Are the accusations true? What we know is that we don’t know.  The West’s information about the Russia-Ukraine War comes… Read More »

U.S. State Department Unfocused, Unserious

By | April 1, 2022

[April 1, 2022]  Running any large, complex organization is mind-bogglingly difficult.  Running the American government, one of the world’s largest, is beyond the scope of human understanding.  One thing that makes it easier is sticking with the approved mission and keeping priorities in focus.  Unfortunately, the U.S. State Department is unfocused, unserious, and is failing at its mission.… Read More »

We Stand Alone Together

By | March 5, 2022

[March 5, 2022]  There are times when doing the right thing – doing what is moral and honorable – is unpopular.  I found myself and those I served with on the end of such unpopular opinions while deployed in the Iraq War.1  Politicians, Hollywood actors, journalists, and other uninformed folks, regularly dismissed our efforts as foolhardy and evil. … Read More »

Morgan Stanley Violates its Core Values

By | February 17, 2022

[February 17, 2022]  With great fanfare, the CEO of Morgan Stanley investment bank announced a new Freshman Enhancement Program in conjunction with Princeton University.1  Morgan Stanley’s program excludes those who are not Black, Hispanic, Native American or LGBTQ+ freshman undergraduate class of 2025.  By doing this, Morgan Stanley violated their core values. Putting aside the issue that anyone… Read More »