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19th Century Rules – Today’s Quote

You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text, It is serious in terms of sort of the modern manner with which nations are going to resolve problems… President Obama wants to emphasize to the Russians that there are a...

Powell On War – Today’s Quote

War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. Former Secretary of State, National Security Adviser and General (RET) Colin Powell...

Two Cases of Just War – Today’s Quote

There are only two cases in which war is just: first, in order to resist the aggression of an enemy, and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked. Charles de Secondat, Baron de...

Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Incidents & Hazards

Andrew’s Note:  For today’s lesson in preparedness we return to our U.S. military manuals, notably the MULTI-SERVICE DOCTRINE FOR CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR OPERATIONS , FM 3-11, MCWP 3-37.1, NWP 3-11, AFTTP 3-2.42 dated July 2011, Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited....

Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament?

Our nuclear deterrent and those of our closest allies appear to be under attack by our own Executive Branch of Government again…but this time we’re flirting with unilateral nuclear disarmament… First it was accusations in 2011 that President Obama had sold out our British cousins’...

War Drums – Today’s Quote

We have made it crystal clear – in all possible forums, that Israel will not stand by and watch Iran develop weaponry that will put us, the entire Middle East and eventually the world, under an Iranian umbrella of terror. Israeli Deputy Defense Minister & KM Danny Danon via USA...

A Revolution Against the Human Soul – Today’s Quote

This war was a revolution against the moral basis of civilization.  It was conceived by the Nazis in conscious contempt for the life, dignity and freedom of individual man and deliberately prosecuted by means of slavery, starvation and the mass destruction of noncombatants’ lives.  It was a revolution...

A Prestigious Line Of Work – Today’s Quote

I’ve hired you to help me start a war.  It’s an prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition. Vizzini from the classic movie, The Princess Bride Andrew’s Note:  Hopefully we dodged the bullet this time no thanks to the anti-war activists we’ve elected and appointed to...

Don’t Become Al Qaeda’s Air Force – Today’s Quote

We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight…  We should be focused on defending the United States of America.  That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to… serve as Al Qaeda’s air force. I’ll give you one of the simplest principles of foreign policy that we ought to be...

Bierce Defines Battle – Today’s Quote

Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue. Journalist & Civil War First Lieutenant Ambrose Bierce Andrew’s Note:  Do you think Bierce ever experienced “red line”...

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