Browsing All posts tagged under »U.S. Military Power«

Honoring How Our Deployed Troops Keep Us Safe

December 30, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Like a zombie, the notion that America is fighting “endless” or “forever” wars in the Middle East refuses to die. It’s a theme not reserved to a single political party: President Donald Trump, a Republican, in his 2019 State of the Union address stated that “great nations do not fight endless wars” […]

‘Great Nightfall’ Provides Extraordinary Overview Of Military Challenges Facing America

August 20, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Americans who want to better understand the complex threats the United States faces might assume that they need to read at least several books to get the full picture. Indeed, the landscape is complicated. The range of threats today includes cyber, space, nuclear weapons, artificial intelligence-guided weapons, and robots; not to […]

THE VIETNAM SYNDROME: Desert Storm Changed Americans And Their Military

August 26, 2015 by

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By Bill Connor ~ “By God, we’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all.” – President George H.W. Bush after victory in Desert Storm On Aug. 2, 1990, Operation “Desert Shield” was declared after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded neighboring Kuwait and stood poised to invade Saudi Arabia. Desert Shield started as the defense […]

Destroying The U.S. Military

March 4, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ It tells you everything you need to know about the idiots running this country. As the Russians were invading Ukraine, our Secretary of Defense was discussing major cuts to our military budget. “Si vis pacem, para bellum” is wisdom passed down to us over the centuries from ancient Rome It translates […]

The American Way of War

January 3, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The U.S. military has been in Afghanistan since shortly after September 11, 2001. That’s eleven years and it is longer than the time spent in Vietnam, though with less casualties. We invaded Iraq twice, once to drive Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait after he invaded in 1990 and then, in 2003 […]

America’s Decline Follows a Familiar Pattern

June 20, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba History is a relentless process and one that does repeat itself. Empires emerge, hold power, grow wealthy, and then find ways to commit suicide while new ones push them aside. I was thinking of this while listening to outgoing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ speech on NATO’s future. He virtually spelled out […]