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Why are we going to war against Syria?

The problem is believability or trust. The President says he wants to commit an act of war against Syria because the Syrian dictator used a chemical gas against his opponents. Somehow, the use of this gas in a civil war, in a way that is no threat...

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America’s most dangerous Enemy

Yesterday, Friday the 13th, was a day that really got to me—in both a good and a bad way. I’m talking about the fact that our nation has an enemy that says they’re at war with us and wants all dead, yet we clearly have our collective heads in the...

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Not playing nice with enemies

On 27 Nov 1942, during WWII, French Admiral Jean de Laborde sank the French fleet anchored in Toulon harbor, off the southern coast of France, in order to keep it out of German hands. In June 1940, after the German invasion of France and the...

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Thank you to the 0.45%

I got this from a friend: I remember the day I found out I got into West Point. My mom actually showed up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of class. She was bawling her eyes out and apologizing that she had opened up my...

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The Battle of Gettysburg

On 3 Jul 1863, the 3rd day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pickett’s charge, Gen Robert Lee’s last attempt at breaking the Union line, ended in disaster, ending most decisive battle of our Civil War. On 1 July, Confederates marched into...

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Berlin

On 24 June 1948, the Soviet Union blocked all ground traffic to and from West Berlin. The Western allies were angered, especially the US. President Truman took two days to consider alternatives—which most feared could include war. On 26 June we...

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The Civil War and today

On 12 Apr 1861, the bloodiest 4 years in American history began when Confederate shore batteries under General Beauregard opened fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Bay. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confederate guns...

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Remember Okinawa

On 1 Apr 1945 during World War II, after suffering the loss of 116 planes and damage to three aircraft carriers, 50,000 combat troops of the 10th US Army, under the command of General Simon Buckner, landed on the southwest coast of the Japanese...

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Is Syria Next?

During recent months, as Arab dictatorships have been shaken and sometimes removed, Syria’s President Assad has been sitting calmly in his capital, Damascus, seemingly impervious to the upheavals elsewhere. But that’s over; since 18 Mar Deraa, a...

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Gulf War

On 23 Feb 1991, during the Gulf War, ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus starting the ground phase of the war. The ground ops lasted 100 hours before Saddam gave up. Just maybe we should have kept going and taken him...

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