Battle of Coral Sea at 75 still setting course for today

May 7, 2017
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At approximately 0755 local time, December 7th, 1941 in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, the beginning of the end of conventional naval warfare arrived on the wings of the Japanese Imperial Navy. The folly of the thinking that air power could not overcome battleship might laid bare for all to see as one by one, the mighty…

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The press bubble is real, present and dangerous

April 30, 2017
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On January 28, 1961, the CIA gave President Kennedy and his inner circle the latest update on a plan to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The decision making process that would follow we now refer to as “group-think”. Whereby individual members of a group, each more worried about consensus over critical thinking, suppress their own…

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In a case in Dayton

April 23, 2017
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On permanent display in the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio sits a single case built by a single man. It’s eighty velvet lined compartments each holding a single silver goblet with a single name engraved. On one side, the name etched right side up,…

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Justice at last for agent Terry

April 16, 2017
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He was 40 years old, full of life, living his dream, when on a cold December night in 2010 he was cut down in his prime while battling members of a Mexican drug cartel along the Arizona – Mexico border. The Officer Down Memorial Page website summarizes that cold, hard, facts: “Agent Terry was a…

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History will correct the headlines on Gorsuch

April 9, 2017
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Barring a real nuclear option by China, Russia, North Korea or some ISIS nut job, by the time you read this column Neal Gorsuch will have become the newest Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. If you’re a Gorsuch supporter it’s the first step forward towards setting the Court back on a path…

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WWI: A not so “great” war

April 2, 2017
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One hundred years ago today, President Thomas Woodrow Wilson,a man that had won re-election on the slogan “He kept us out of war”, was standing before a joint session of Congress asking them to do just the opposite and declare war against Germany. Four days later Congress granted the President’s request and issued a formal…

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