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Published: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:45:40 -0500


Soldiers Deserve More Freedom of Speech

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:16:17 -0500

While private citizens enjoy much lee-way in terms of saying what they want, our men and women in uniform don't enjoy the same privilege. Looking at civilian and military law, we can look for a solution to bridge the gap.

We Need to Stop Bullying Veterans

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:57:50 -0600

Often times it is our soldiers who receive the blame for bad policy making. We do not blame the cashier for the CEO's mistake, nor should we blame veterans for carrying out bad orders.

Saddam Hussein

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:38:54 -0600

Born on April twenty eight 1937 in Tikrit, Iraq, Saddam Hussein was a secularist who rose through the Baath political party to become a dictatorial president. Under his rule, sections of the populace enjoyed the advantages of oil wealth, while anyone in opposition faced execution and torture. After military issues with U.S. led armed forces, Hussein was taken prisoner in 2003. He was eventually executed.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:07:48 -0600

Mikhail Gorbachev was the final General Secretary of the Soviet Union. Appointed in 1985, Gorbachev's home-based reforms plus nuclear disarmament deals helped conclude the Cold War but eventually resulted in the remarkable fall of communism in Europe.

Leonid Brezhnev

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:07:12 -0600

Leonid Brezhnev, entirely Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, (born December nineteen, 1906, Kamenskoye, Ukraine, Russian Empire [now Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukraine] - died November ten, 1982, Moscow, Russian federation, U.S.S.R.), Soviet Communist and statesman Party official that was, in effect, the leader of the Soviet Union for eighteen years.

Vladimir Lenin

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:17:16 -0600

Lenin can be identified as one of the prominent political thinker of the 20th century. He was the person who made Marxism practical and introduced the Marxist rule in Russia in 1917. He was the founder of the USSR.

Leon Trotsky

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:17:12 -0600

Born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein on November seven, 1879, Leon Trotsky's groundbreaking activity as a male spurred his very first of various ordered exiles to Siberia. He waged Russia 's 1917 revolution alongside Vladimir Lenin. As commissar of war in the new Soviet government, he aided the defeat of the forces opposed to Bolshevik management. As the Soviet government developed, he got entangled in a power struggle against Joseph Stalin, which he lost, resulting in his exile again and, ultimately, the murder of his.

Nikita Khruschev

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:17:08 -0600

Nikita Khrushchev (1894 1971) led the Soviet Union during the start of the Cold War, serving as premier from 1958 to 1964. Though he mostly pursued a policy of tranquil coexistence with the West, he instigated the Cuban Missile Crisis by placing nuclear weapons ninety miles from Florida. At home, he initiated a process of "de-Stalinization" that made Soviet society less repressive. Yet Khrushchev might also be called to be authoritarian smashing a revolt in Hungary and approving the building of the Berlin Wall. Known for his vibrant speeches, he previously took off and brandished the shoe of his at the United Nations.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:17:07 -0600

During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and also the Soviet Union entangled in a tense, 13 day political as well as army standoff in October 1962 over the assembly of nuclear armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, merely ninety miles far from U.S. shores. In a TV address on October twenty two, 1962, President John Kennedy notified Americans around the existence of the missiles, revealed the decision of his to enact a naval blockade around Cuba and made it obvious the U.S. was ready to work with military force as appropriate to negate the perceived risk to security that is national. Following this news, lots of folks feared the planet was on the brink of nuclear war. Nevertheless, disaster was stayed away from when the U.S. agreed to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's offer to get rid of the Cuban missiles in return for the U.S. promising never to invade Cuba. Kennedy additionally secretly agreed to eliminate U.S. missiles from Turkey.

Shivaji, Marathas and Ganimi Kawa

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:10:20 -0600

Ganimi kawa which basically means guerrilla warfare was a technique used successfully by the Maratha king Shivaji Bhosale against larger and more powerful armies in the seventeenth century. He ruled in Western Maharashtra in India and even after his death, the struggle was kept alive by his men. This army constituted of all castes and communities and this indicates the vision of the man at a time when religion and caste differences were on a crest.

Winston Churchill

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:09:28 -0600

This article is a brief biography of Winston Churchill. He was a famous prime minister in WW II leading Great Britain to victory.

Franz Von Papen

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:04:01 -0600

The role of Von Papen in the rise of Hitler is discussed briefly in this article. Von Papen was pushed into a position to support Hitler as chancellor.

Otto Von Bismarck

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:02:22 -0600

Germany grew to become a modern, unified nation under the leadership of the "Iron Chancellor" Otto von Bismarck (1815 1898), who between 1862 as well as 1890 properly ruled very first Prussia and then most of Germany. A master strategist, Bismarck initiated decisive wars with Denmark, France and Austria to unite thirty nine impartial German states under Prussian leadership. Although an arch conservative, progressive reforms were introduced by Bismarck - which includes universal male suffrage and also the establishment of the very first welfare state - to be able to achieve the goals of his. Although in doing so laid the groundwork for both World Wars, he manipulated European rivalries to make Germany a world power.

Kaiser Wilhelm II

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:01:50 -0600

While Wilhelm didn't intentionally seek war, as well as attempted to hold back the generals of his from mobilizing the German army in the summer of 1914, his spoken outbursts and the open enjoyment of his of the name of Supreme War Lord really helped bolster the situation of those that blamed him for the struggle. The role of his in the conduct of the war and the responsibility of his for its outbreak is nonetheless debatable. Some historians maintain Wilhelm was managed by the generals of his, while others argue he retained considerable political strength.

Causes of World War I

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:30:16 -0600

World War I happened between July 1914 and November eleven, 1918. By the conclusion of the war, more than seventeen million folks was murdered, which includes more than 100,000 American soldiers. This article explains the top 5 causes of WW I.

The Effects of the Cold War

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:26:42 -0600

The effects of the Cold War are discussed briefly in this article. The anxieties we face today have been the direct result of the anxieties we experienced during the Cold War.

Causes of the Cold War

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:26:39 -0600

This article discusses the causes of the Cold War. It is mainly caused by the clashing of two opposing ideologies: capitalism versus communism.

Soldiers Never Die, They Just Fade Away

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:24:51 -0600

The importance of war and the pain the family of a martyr undergoes. Please check it out.

Effects of World War II

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:15:04 -0600

This article discusses the short and long-term effects of World War II. Special attention given to the positive and negative effects of World War II.

Causes of World War II

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:10:26 -0600

This article discusses the causes of WW II. The invasion of Poland started WW II in Europe, but the causes are far more complex than the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany.

Effects of World War I

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:09:25 -0600

This article discusses some effects of World war I. Although the effect of the very first World War was very destructive it also created numerous brand new innovations in medication, warfare, social attitudes and politics.

Transferring From the Retired Reserve to the IRR

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:03:12 -0600

Soldiers in the Retired Reserve are not "out" of the Army. A reserve Soldier, retiring awaiting pay, is actually transferred to the Retired Reserve. This transfer is not considered a "separation", but a transfer to another reserve component. When qualified, a Soldier in the Retired Reserve has the option to transfer back into the Ready Reserve.

Nonmedical Reserve Retirement With Less Than 9 Years of Service?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:02:40 -0600

Looking to retire from drilling, but don't have 20 years? Army Regulation 140-10, Assignments, Attachments, Details, and Transfers, provides other categories of transfer to the Retired Reserve. Soldiers have other paths to the Retired Reserve outside of medical retirement, or receipt of the 15 or 20-year letter. As little as 8 years, of qualified military service, may be enough to initiate a transfer to the Retired Reserve. In one instance, not even 8 years.

My Thoughts on the Rajputs and Their Women and Battles With Moslem Warriors

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 17:47:49 -0600

Some time back I had attended a seminar on medieval warfare, with special reference to the Rajputs. One of the speakers extolled the valor and fighting abilities of the Rajputs. He further commented that Rajputs never compromised their dignity and that was the reason the Rajput women committed 'Jauhar' ritual death by burning.

Razakars, Hyderabad and the Nizam's Bid for Independence

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:32:06 -0600

Before we can discuss the problem created by the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1947-48, we have to have a look at history. Hyderabad state was the biggest state in India, but it had a majority Hindu population( 93%), but a Muslim ruler. The state was part of the Mughul empire under Aurangzeb.

A Reluctant Hero

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:13:23 -0600

Combat operations and reflections of a Naval Aviator (Lt. William Robert Candler) over Europe and the Pacific during WWII. This is getting serious. I started looking for a small Okinawa island, one of the many that dotted the horizon in the chain---to possibly set down. Never thought the "Hog" would let me down as I lined the nose of my Corsair to hit between a line of trees on a small atoll 3,000 ft. below. I was losing power fast, with oil pouring out of the engine and a partial loss of flight controls.

Sample Memorandum, IRR Hardship and Dependency

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:00:36 -0600

Soldiers requesting transfer to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) must submit a packet. A Soldier must include a memorandum in this IRR transfer packet. This article includes a sample memorandum requesting transfer to the IRR for dependency or hardship.

Army Standby Reserve, Early Out Loophole

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:59:43 -0600

Troop Program Unit (TPU) Soldiers are familiar with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). However, not too many Soldiers are aware of the Standby Reserve. Where the IRR is available for Soldiers with prolonged qualifying IRR transfer issues, the Standby Reserve is available for short term qualifying issues. Soldiers erroneously associate Standby Reserve concepts with the IRR. The Standby Reserve provides an option for qualified Soldiers to be released from their contract sooner than their ETS.

Gestapo Chief Henrich Mueller's Mysterious Disappearance, Was He a Soviet Spy?

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:26:05 -0600

The mysterious disappearance of Gestapo Chief Henrich Mueller after the Second World War is a mystery to many. Was he really dead or went into hiding? Although many stories were appeared 'confirming' about his burial in Berlin during 1945, any convincing information on Mueller's disappearance is sure to raise the curiosity bar of politicians and mystery seekers.

A Look at the TU-95 an American Nemesis

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:07:13 -0600

I have spent quality time with the air force and as the IAF had a Russian connection, I was lucky to visit Russia many times. During my visits to Russia, I and my fellow colleagues were treated with utmost respect and the Soviets genuinely thought of India as a friend. One of the aircraft that impressed me was the Tu-95 which gave the code name Bear by the NATO powers.

The Duke of Wellesley's Military Campaigns in India

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 06:14:21 -0600

History of the world is the history of warfare and India is no exception. Right from the times of the ancient epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, war as a culture has dominated Indian history. To start with there was what is known as the Hindu period, when Hindu kings ruled almost the entire sub-continent and beyond, like Afghanistan and parts of Central Asia.

IRR Transfer for Dependency or Hardship

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:02:14 -0600

A Soldier may request transfer to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) due to dependency or hardship. A dependency or hardship may make Troop Program Unit (TPU) participation difficult on a Soldier's family and on the Soldier. This article focuses on details regarding dependency or hardship transfer to the IRR.

Sample Counseling Statement, IRR Transfer

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:01:50 -0600

There are different control groups within the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). This article lists an example of what will be included in a DA 4865 (Developmental Counseling Form) for transfer to the IRR, Control Group-Reinforcement. This template can be adjusted to reflect specifics related to the Soldier. It could also be adjusted to fit the specifics of the IRR control group, or reserve component, that you're transferring to.

Hitler's Secret Plan to Use Indian Soldiers to Strike the British Indian Empire

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:08:19 -0600

Hitler is a much-reviled character in the West and Russia. In India many looked up to Hitler to free India during the war days. My grandfather used to tell me that he and his friends would secretly listen to Nazi radio broadcasts beamed to India, as at that time listening to German radio was a crime.

How Good Was the Imperial Army During World War II

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:19:47 -0600

World War II is behind us, though it's not many years back. To be precise the Second World War ended in 1945 and it's just about 70 years back. This is not a long period as far as world history is concerned.

Paving the Way for the Future

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:08:25 -0600

C4ISR stands for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance whose principal function is to find, fix, as well as track both friendly as well as hostile forces. C4ISR systems are also used to assess the amount of damage occurred to the hostile targets in the area of interest. The functions of the C4ISR systems are not only restricted to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, but also include tasking of sensors, as well as interpretation, interrogation as well as exploitation of the processed information.

Growing Demand for Advanced Military Systems Amid Increasing Defense Budgets

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:02:22 -0600

After years of painfully slow development owing to high equipment costs, Electro-Optics/Infrared (EO/IR) systems have found application in militaries across the globe. These systems provide enhanced visibility and extensively used for night vision, navigation, surveillance, and targeting by the armed forces. The importance of these systems is seen to be taking quantum jumps, and the technological advancements have led to more reliable, rugged, and compact devices.

In Love and War - "Women Are From Venus"

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:50:41 -0600

Award winning author Elizabeth Becker recently wrote a story for the New York Times about women journalists, "The Women Who Covered Vietnam." Though women journalists, nurses, spies and other assorted professionals have been around as long as men, with few exceptions women remain invisible.

The Night Hawk, the World's First Stealth Bomber

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 11:17:45 -0600

When I visited the USA in 1998 as part of the air staff team, we were quartered at one of the USAF bases. At one end (that area was kept off bounds) we could see dark bat shaped planes. They were part of the secret arsenal of the USAF and from my knowledge; I knew that this was the famous stealth fighter.

The Ritual of the Honor Guard

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:51:43 -0600

The ritual of the honor guard at a military funeral service and how the honor guard is different then a 21 gun salute. How the honor guard recognizes the sacrifice of a veteran.

20 - Veterans Day - 17

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:47:41 -0600

Saturday, Nov 11, is Veterans Day. I have written a poem in tribute to those who gave their all in defense of our freedom and liberty. May we remember them on this their day especially.

Korea and the H-Bomb

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:25:17 -0500

Various laboratories and institutes detected a powerful seismic signal and concluded that North Korea had tested a more powerful nuclear device. This was the 6th nuclear bomb test by the communist regime and indicated that the North was developing its nuclear weapons technology at a fast pace. The official North Korean news agency has now claimed that a Hydrogen Bomb, which could be attached to an ICBM had been successfully tested.

The First World War

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:50:26 -0500

World War I (1914-1919) was a global warlike conflict centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended at the end of 1918. This conflict involved all the great powers of the world, met in two opposing alliances: The Allies (around the Triple Entente) and the Central Empires. In World War I, more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, mobilized in one of the greatest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants lost their lives, largely due to great technological advances in firepower. It is the second deadliest conflict in history, only surpassed by World War II.

Fratricide Within the Federal Government: How Do They Get Away With It?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:53:42 -0500

Fratricide is recognized as the taking down of members of your own group. Leaders in the Federal Government have committed and gotten away with several forms of fratricide over the last few decades. Federal leaders have taken detrimental actions against their own employees for following expressed organizational goals and missions. Some employees were forced to suffer the fratricidal actions of their teammates and leaders because the employee reported, in support of taxpayers and service members, unlawful activities taken by their leaders. A Secretary who reported time card fraud as well as an Engineer who reported unlawful source selection activities were punished by those to whom they complained. When leaders decide against intervening to stop wrongdoers, they send the message that it is acceptable to commit wrongs-even violations of law. When leaders repeatedly refuse to act with integrity in response to employee complaints, the offenders are often emboldened to continue their unlawful acts. How do they get away with it?

Kim Jung-Un Vs World: The Nuclear War That Will Never Happen - Part 2

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:28:49 -0500

As our country and rest of the world becomes further submerged in racial division and civil unrest. Is there anyone who can reveal the motives and objective reasoning behind this obvious smokescreen?

Tactical Formation

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:18:40 -0500

This gives different formations that are used by the military. It also gives personal experiences of those formations.

Military Medals

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:18:10 -0500

This allows you to know the history of medals that the military hands out. It includes medals from the Iraq and Afghanistan war.

Do You Think The Future Of Robotic Armies Is Science Fiction? Then You Are A Fool

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:54:00 -0500

The future of warfare will be autonomous, algorithmic and robotic, in many cases it already is. We have missile defense systems which act based on information without waiting for a human to make the decision. We have robotic aircraft, and autonomous systems everywhere we look. Most of our adversaries both large and small use robotics, electronics, and autonomous devices to serve their will in battle. A smaller army needs an advantage, and the old days of lining up and having a war of attrition are long gone. Since all armies or opponents seek an advantage and since robotics, autonomous systems are an advantage - these systems will be deployed as often as possible.

Military, PAMED and Social Media Monitoring In Nigeria

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:12:14 -0500

In recent time, reports on hate speeches in Nigeria have hit the print and electronic media as well as the social media. Tension comes to my mind here. This is rather unfortunate.

Survival Over The "HUMP" Part One

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:30:13 -0500

1st Lt. Art Tuttle our flight Engineer yelled over the inter-phone; "Doc, our number 4 engine is showing a drop in oil pressure and a rise in cylinder head temperature. " Keep an eye on it Art and let me know if your numbers continue to go south," Captain Doc Waller our pilot commanded.

The Importance of Milne Bay in World War II

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:44:17 -0500

Australia would have been a great prize for the Japanese if they had managed to defeat the brave defenders of important posts, such as Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea. At the time of the start of the Second World War the population of Australia was around 7 million and most men of fighting age were deployed overseas. They were called upon by Britain and huge numbers of them were sacrificed at places like Gallipoli and North Africa.

The Silence Of Patton

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:29:47 -0500

Many times we are taught there are absolutes. What we read and are taught there are certain facts that shouldn't be called into question. In mathematics for instance 1+1=2 is a fact that should not be questioned.

Why a Major War Is Overdue - Part Two

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:31:10 -0500

The earth is experiencing the promises of the Spirit as set out in Old Testament Prophecies. The plan of God is directed against man for other reasons than that of the evil that is upon it. While mankind sought to create a paradise of his own making God has other plans.

Why a Major War Is Overdue - Part One

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:31:04 -0500

Every war has its casualties and none more so than the two World Wars of the last century. Millions died as a direct result of bombing raids and the other things that war brings about. Others died from starvation, interment in concentration camps, and as slaves on projects by the enemies.

Cold War - Era of Geopolitical Tension

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:55:26 -0500

United States of America, United Kingdom and Soviet Union joined hands during World War 2 with the common intention of destroying blood thirsty Nazi Germany presided by military dictator Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately, peace and harmony between capitalist America and communist Russia vanished immediately after Allies emerged victorious in World War 2.

Is America Checkmated by North Korea?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:46:55 -0500

As many of my articles deal with the last days and prophecies concerning them in the bible it would appear that the end is in sight with the USA now trapped by North Korea. With the President threatening the rogue regime with horrendous consequences if they threaten his country again Kim Yung-on immediately retaliated with a threat to bomb Guam, a military base in the Pacific that is within his reach. There is no doubt that the latter wants a nuclear war to precipitate and the consequences of starting it are dire.

Why Trump Won't Invade North Korea

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 08:15:15 -0500

An invasion appears to be impossible as the risk of wiping out most of the city of Seoul is too great. The North Koreans have stockpiled an arsenal of bombs and weapons aimed at the city along the 38th parallel separating the 2 countries. While strategists are attempting to find a solution to the problem there is another thing at play here.

The World Holds Its Breath Over The North Korea Crisis

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 22:58:20 -0500

It seems only yesterday that we were in a similar situation as John F. Kennedy's actions threatened Cuba during the Bay of Pigs crisis. The threat of all out nuclear war between the USA and Russia was on the table as a result.

Why The First Nigerian Coup Failed

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:19:32 -0500

The first coup in Nigeria is no news to the Nigerian citizen. Planned by a group of army officers, it was a revolutionary coup carried out with the sole aim of curbing corruption in the country. The coup was originally planned by officers who were completely dissatisfied with governmental proceedings.

Kim Jong-Un Vs The World: The Nuclear War That Will Never Happen

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:26:39 -0500

Here's the explanation why a nuclear war with North Korea, a global financial collapse, a global disease pandemic or World War III with Russia or China will never happen. First let me repeat, "these events will never happen." Seriously - stop wasting time listening to the circus of "fear mongers." These "Ring Masters" are the philosophical religious zealots and financial gurus in the mainstream media and alternative media that create mass media-hype and strategically suppress the truth.

Three Great Minds Predict Mankind's Challenges With Future Wars

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 09:48:58 -0500

Many folks given just 'one wish' would indeed wish for World Peace, and most of us would consider this a noble and selfless wish for the most moral and empathetic amongst us. Still, one has to ask if this territorial and preditoral species, humankind, is even capable of a global peace or a world without wars in the present period or even 50-100 years off into future periods, providing we make it that far? The word war comes with it horrific images and fears, even if only 1% of all the humans who have ever lived have actually died in a war.

Memorial Day: Our Living Tributes

Mon, 29 May 2017 20:39:36 -0500

Another Memorial Day is here, and I think back on friends I have lost who served. I remember standing in front of my father's coffin and the vault engraved with the Navy Cross he was so very proud of.

Memorial Day Celebrations, 2017, at Cemeteries Across the Land

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:24:53 -0500

Memorial Day is upon us! Yet I read in several national publications such headlines as, "AMERICANS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT MEMORIAL DAY IS" or in another well-known, left-wing blog, "As Memorial Day Observations Decline In Popularity, Powerful Lessons Remain." What had been a solemn day of remembrance of those who gave their all in our nation's wars as members of our military, those who paid the ultimate price to guarantee the freedom and liberty we enjoy in the United States today has sadly instead become a day as the headlines at CNBC advise, "How to land the best shopping deals this Memorial Day weekend." Sad but not surprising when you teach young Americans, especially young immigrants who are woefully ignorant of even the basic premises of our country's laws and principles, less and less about the founding and history of our country-including the fact we had to fight to gain what we have, and fight some more to keep it. So, I am fighting the left-wingers back. I have written a poem on the meaning of Memorial Day as a reminder of what the price of our freedom has been for more than two hundred years.

Show Your Support for Memorial Day

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:21:19 -0500

Some History Memorial Day, also known as Decoration Day, occurs on the last Monday of May every year. Everyone's excited for the upcoming summer vacation, and the three-day weekend. But the importance of Memorial Day can never be ignored.

A Memorial Day Salute to Hancock the Superb

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:05:48 -0500

In researching certain particulars of the Battle of Gettysburg for my new novel, That Deadly Space, I came across a familiar figure who might very well have been the most consequential Union officer on the field during those historic three days in July, 1863. General Winfield Scott Hancock was that familiar figure.

Images Falling From the Sky

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:32:34 -0500

Since Viet Nam, no Americans have visually died in war. The government has essentially banned military deaths on film. This is not unusual.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:12:30 -0500

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet.

Everything You Wanted To Know About the Trump Yemen Attack

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:55:58 -0500

Trump Can't Do Anything Right According To Liberals. He is even criticized for protecting the nation. He is right, the media and deep state are the enemy of the American people.

An Untold Story From World War II Revealed

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:15:59 -0500

One of the darkest periods in human history is World War II.The sheer magnitude of destruction of human, animal and plant life as well as the complete carnage done to the ecosystem and the quantum reshaping of the natural topography of countries in Europe and Asia by bombings from air raids is something no one would like to remember or relive.

Should The USA Share Precision Munition Military Technology With The World?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:49:23 -0500

This is a thought experiment, just a question out of the blue for intellectual thinkers, no other intention should be inferred. The question which garners this title is a real one, and although at first glance, most military professionals, citizens and our political leaders would say; Hell No! And, that would be their final answer, but is it the best possible answer? Let's discuss several reasons why this question isn't so crazy after all and why a paradigm shift in the thought process surrounding such a question might be slightly flawed.

Creating High Tech Weapon Systems Is Good For Humanity

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:53:42 -0500

Most people cringe when they think of more ominous, powerful, and destructive weapon systems. The mere thought of huge monetary and economic resources going into weapons that ultimately help kill people makes one cringe, and yet, there is an upside to advanced weaponry - and the upside is huge. I'd like to discuss this for a moment because recently I was interviewed on the topic.

As Technology Advances, So Too Will Human Weapon Systems

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:21:41 -0500

Not long ago, I gave an interesting interview to a science writer about new weapon systems on the immediate horizon - specifically what sort of weapons might we see in the next 5-years. This is an important question for military planners and defense professionals, even high-level politicians who must allot the monies to stay ahead of the game, ahead of the competition and ahead of any threats. Okay so, let's talk shall we?

Near Future Terrorist and Military Low Tech And High Tech Weapons

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:21:08 -0500

The other day I was speaking to a technology writer about near future weapon systems we might see in 5-10 years. This is a rather simple task, as looking out beyond 10-years gets a lot harder. Now then, some of these near term trends are very interesting, and the evolution of such technology is based on strategies used by adversaries; large military forces, small terrorist groups and organized non-nation state actors, like ISIS for instance. Let's talk.

What Future Advanced Weapon Systems Can We Expect To See In the Modern Battlespace?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:21:00 -0500

The trends in weapon system innovation are fairly predictable in the near term. We can see the slow evolution and see the new technology explained online and in defense magazines. We all know that cyber war is advancing fast, and stealthy aircraft, drones, and hypersonic aircraft too. I'd like to take a few minutes and discuss some of these tools of warfare if I might.

Laser Weapons - They Are Here Today, Soon Ubiquitous In The Modern Battlespace

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:20:35 -0500

Ronald Reagan was all about promoting the concept of Star Wars laser weapons with the ability to shoot down incoming ICBM weapons, Soviet Bombers or anything else that was deemed a threat. The Space Race and Cold War was in full bloom and coming to an end, mainly due to the USSR running out of money and economically imploding trying to keep up. Back then, we didn't have laser weapons, but wanted them, much was a bluff, but soon, these laser weapon systems will be everywhere and used for all sorts of uses. Let's talk shall we?

NATO's 2% GDP Rule Is Too Small As The EU Faces An Economic Collapse

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:50:44 -0600

As long as the members of NATO are finally agreeing to pay their 2% pre-agreed upon expenditures as per the NATO rules, the United States should demand that all NATO nations make up for their previously unpaid contributions. Once those are completely made current, we must re-negotiate - and the new terms of NATO must be based on a USD (US Dollar) number not 2% of their GDPs. Why do I say this?

What Happened to Suggestion Boxes?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:49:41 -0600

There used to be a time when leaders and managers wanted to know what you as a customer were thinking and thought about their organizations or office customer service. Do you remember the old suggestion boxes? They were normally a cardboard or wooden box with a slot on the top so you could fill out a suggestion form and submit it to leadership.

The VA Appeals Process is Hopelessly Broken: Is Arbitration the Solution?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:09:56 -0600

As of the beginning of 2017, the VA appeals process seems to be hopelessly broken. There are now over 400k Veterans stuck in this process.

The VA Should Go Paperless

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:08:05 -0600

The VA spends a good amount of time sending out Development Letters and Notification of Decision Packets to Veterans around the country. Why not go paperless?

Political Correctness Is Ruining Our Foreign Policy And Military Strategy

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:01:07 -0600

Winning their hearts and minds in the Middle East didn't work so well, and we are no better off today in the Middle East than we were before Saddam Hussein went rogue in Iraq, before we intervened to save our Kuwaiti friends, well friends of people in high places that is. Our political correctness prevented us from winning in the Middle East, we surely could have had a win-win in the end. Let's talk shall we?

Pasubio Ossuary

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 18:27:40 -0600

George Washington, who experienced war, wanted to banish war from the face of the Earth in his lifetime. Yet, he valued the honor and sacrifice of soldiers. He also understood that war is but an extenuation of politics. Soldiers don't make war. They conduct war that has been waged by their nation's politicians. Wide-eyed and eager to be part of something greater than themselves, soldiers who go to war die, are horribly maimed, or they come home seemingly unscathed. That is not true, however. War changes everything and everyone it touches.

Can We Use Burstiness Mathematical Modeling To Optimize Swarm Warfare Defense Systems?

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:32:59 -0600

For those of us who study bottlenecks in data flow and communication networks, we realize there are many ways of alleviating the challenges or overwhelming of such systems. Burstiness and the challenges it poses to data flow in networks, or 'denial of service attacks' is indeed similar, philosophically speaking, to the problems of mitigating against incoming swarms of missiles, warfighters, robotic unmanned suicide systems or the appearance of electronic decoys during a large scale attack. Since nothing is invisible, stealth technologies only allow the enemy attack to get so far, once detected, any viable attack no matter how close will rely on some form of strategy that includes swarming and overwhelming of defense systems with false positive decoy targets.

Why Do J-20 Chengdu And J-21 Shenyang Chinese Stealth Fighters Have Ejection Seats?

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:15:35 -0600

Indeed as a Westerner who grew up immersed in Western Culture, I definitely appreciate the concept of a way out for a pilot when everything goes wrong, thus, I like the concept of ejection seats, as it speaks to the needs of the one, outweighing the needs of the many - which is a Western Ideal of course. Still, for every 10 F-35s the United States Military buys costs us $1 Billion - at that price we can barely afford them, and we cannot afford to lose any - so we don't want pilots giving up the ship too easy. Remember in the past; the captain went down with the ship as a badge of honor.

Obama Administration Gone - Now Can We Take Out ISIS Without Political Correctness?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:40:35 -0600

During the Obama Administration the military did make good use of drones, tomahawks, Special Forces, and sorties. Our military was often decisive when it hit the enemy. And, yet, we also had military lawyers and politically correct bureaucrats afraid of public opinion, careful not to have collateral damage and civilian casualties - too often, too careful in my view. No, I am not for total war, but when you have terrorist type adversaries who do not play by the Geneva Convention, there has to be a reality check on how you go about removing them from said planet.

Are The Chinese Bluffing The US Military In Their True Missile Capabilities?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:58:09 -0600

Is the Pentagon going with the Chinese bluff narrative to scare Congress into funding more military defense projects and future mega-weapon systems procurement? Personally, I wonder about this, because as I study the Chinese copies of US and Russian military aircraft, ships, tanks and missiles, along with strategy and cyber warfare it appears to me that they are not nearly as capable as they pretend. Oh sure, they are light years ahead of North Korean and Iran but nowhere near their purported narrative.

Swarm Warfare Multi-Projectile Burstiness Approach to Overwhelming Enemy Defense Systems

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:14:08 -0600

There is a branch of mathematics that deals with peak usage, and it can be used in automobile and highway traffic optimization, aircraft control, peak cell tower demand, predicting rogue waves in the ocean, and data transfer solutions. Artificial Intelligence with the use of this math and carefully crafted algorithms can predict bottlenecks, divert traffic and come up with optimized routing.

Does Drone Warfare Stir The Hornet's Nest and Create More Terrorists?

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:02:48 -0600

Have you ever noticed in nature how fearful little rodents and field rats are when it comes to flying things? They are perpetually petrified of birds of prey in the sky, and evolutionarily speaking it makes a lot of sense. For those critters which are not afraid of the birds swooping down to eat them, probably never grow up old enough to reproduce. Have you ever considered that terrorists operate a lot like field rats, afraid of the sky, no not of the proverbial 'devil in the sky' or pterodactyl but rather of a US Predator Drone.

Terrorism Is a Global Problem - Will the Globalist Elite Use This As An Excuse to Delete Freedom?

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:01:07 -0600

We all know there is sectarian violence in much of the Middle East, and on the African Continent the religious waring never seems to stop. Then there is ethnic cleansing which is so bad, it's hard not to call "Humanity" an oxymoron. The reality is such things have been going on for as long as humans have recorded their history, and probably a long-time before that considering that Chimpanzee Troops often attack and kill neighboring troop members, not much could be more terrorizing than that in the middle of the night if you were a member of that species.

US Military Readiness Is Vitally Important - Are We Doing Enough?

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:59:26 -0600

Yes, I'd rather use our Federal Treasury for better things, but we don't live in the perfect utopian world of the future, we live in today's world and that means we need military weapons and readiness. This means training, equipment, and weapon systems. Question is: how much is enough? A very fair question, and to that point I dare to ask; how much is too little? That's right, considering the challenges in the world today, are we ready for multiple wars simultaneously, or having a conventional conflict with a fellow superpower, emerging superpower, or former superpower? Let's discuss this.

Nuclear Bunker - A Sole Hope in the Event of a Nuclear Attack

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:42:21 -0600

Technology has taken a great leap. Nuclear bunkers for civilians in the US are absolutely necessary. In the event of nuclear war, the only way to safeguard people is to provide shelter in nuclear bunkers. Russians have already built numerous bunkers for its population. The US government must think about it seriously.

UAVs and Drones Used By The USA - Why?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 06:47:02 -0600

There is a lot of controversy amongst peaceniks on the military use of drones or UAVs. Some say this is just the start and soon these UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) will be thinking for themselves, and not actually controlled by a drone pilot remotely. Yes, that's true and we are working on such autonomous systems now, that can seek out targets, confirm targets, kill targets, record the kill, and fly home to base, refill and do it again, and again, and again until there are no more targets, enemies, or terrorists - all this without risking human lives in battle or costing the taxpayer money in payroll, health care benefits or pensions.

Royal Raider: Mahmud of Hazni

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:54:15 -0600

Introduction Indian history is a history of invasions, particularly from the North West Frontier. Here the high Hindu Kush Mountains formed an impregnable barrier, but some passes through these mountains made it easy to enter the rich and fertile plains of India. The most famous of these passes is...

WMD In Iraq, Was Bush Correct?

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:00:11 -0600

Today, everyone jokes about the Bush Administration's claim that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). We hear things all the time about "yellow cake" and how the CIA and intelligence agencies supposedly lied that Saddam was trying to get Uranium to enrich. Somehow the narrative of WMD changed definitions in the left-leaning media to mean "nuclear" weapons of mass destruction, not biological or chemical WMD.

Iranian Nuclear Deal Will Have Winners and Losers - More Wins In the Short Term

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:10:16 -0600

There was an interesting article published on November 29, 2013 in the New York Times titled; "UN Nuclear Inspectors Invited to Iranian Nuclear Facility," by Alana Cowell. If this deal goes through China wins big time. They want to buy more Iranian Oil. China's oil company just bought the Exxon oil fields in Iraq's Kurdish area, they will be selling oil into Turkey, and Turkey is buying defense weapons from China. China is making headway in the region. And Turkey stands to gain playing everyone off everyone else, and remaining loyal to everyone but no one. And with Iran and China back on track with oil, they have now sewn up that entire side of the Middle East as resource allies.

Will Global Warming Theory Lead to War or Revolution?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:57:17 -0600

We all see how Global Warming Theory -- which states that human CO2 emissions are causing cataclysmic climate warming of our Earth's atmosphere -- has turned into something of a religion. Leave it to the Club of Rome to come up with that one, heck, they've even got the Catholic Pope on-board as the world to bring socialism to the global masses. What concerns me is the divided populations and nations of Earth are becoming embroiled in this crazy ascertain of Global Warming Theory.

All You Need To Know About The USS Nimitz

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:28:07 -0600

Gerald R. Ford, President of the U.S at the commissioning of USS Nimitz famously said these words."... Wherever the Nimitz shows her flag, she will be seen as we see her now - a true symbol of the strength of the United States of America. Made in the United States and manned by Americans. No matter what the nature of its mission is, whether its diplomacy, defense, or humanity, The Nimitz will command admiration from some, caution from others and respect from all."

Life of a Soldier

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:10:57 -0600

The article tells about the life of soldiers in and out of the battlefield. Further, it takes into account the numerous hardships faced by them.

Hydrogen Blimps With Lasers Are Needed For Overhead Shipping Channel Ice Breaking

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:55:03 -0600

One of the challenges for the US Navy is that as the ships get bigger it makes it hard for them to navigate the locks in Panama, meaning they have to go around South America or through the Northwest Passage which is only possible in the summertime or when the ice is cleared. What if we could find an easier way to rapidly cut through the ice? What if we used high-energy lasers for the cutting? What if we used aerial assets to sense the thickness of the ice and choose the most optimal route, and then cut the path for the lead ship below and then followed by the convoy? Is this possible? Well it just might be.

Happy 241st Birthday to All United States Marines

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:06:00 -0600

On November 10th, 1775, The United States Marine Corps was founded by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fittingly, "Tun Tavern" was the place where history was made. Since that date, Marines have been in uninterrupted service to our nation and have distinguished themselves "in every clime and place," in far off lands and on distant, remote beaches "from the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli."

Happy 241st Birthday, Marines

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:04:40 -0600

On this the 241st birthday of the Marine Corps, I salute the Marines of the past who made our Corps into the finest fighting organization in the world. And I salute the Marines of the present who have maintained that lineage.