Monthly Archives: August 2020

The best of the best: Mighty Mo in Tokyo Bay

August 30, 2020
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Today her decks are dry and her guns are silent.  She the symbol of the end of the world’s deadliest conflict in human history, the ship she stands sentinel over, the USS Arizona, a watery graveyard dated December 7, 1941. Her official Navy designation is the USS Missouri BB-63 but she was known to...

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Beirut, America is not an option.

August 16, 2020
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The Wall Street Journal’s editorial headline read:  “Seattle’s Best Resigns” – “The city’s first black police chief is out—thanks to progressives.” A few hours earlier, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best had announced that she would be retiring effective September 2. Best still had at least a decade to mentor new recruits and share her...

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The week that changed the world

August 2, 2020
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Seventy Five years ago today, what was left of the crew of the USS Indianapolis was spotted by a navy PBY patrol plane. Hit by two torpedoes on her starboard side from a Japanese submarine just after midnight on July 30, she went down in twelve minutes and roughly nine hundred sailors found themselves...

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