Remembering Pearl Harbor

The backlash against and hand-wringing about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 began shortly after cessation of hostilities. The debate got hot enough for Henry Stimson, FDR and Truman’s Secretary of War to write an explanation of the decision to drop the bombs in Harper’s Magazine. While I wholeheartedly […]

Tuesday Open Thread

I love this book — fascinating read by Max Boot.

Saturday Open Thread

Tuesday Open Thread

Hancock’s Corps Assaulting the Works at the “Bloody Angle” by William T. Trego (1887)

On this date in 1863 the Union’s assault on “The Bloody Angle” during the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse resulted in over 17,000 casualties and is considered by many the most intense day of fighting in the Civil War.

From […]

I always will be a Soldier.

Proud to be on this team.

Saturday Open Thread

James Doolitle

On this date in 1942, a squadron of B-25s led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle, aka “the Doolittle Raid”, made a small, but importantly symbolic air raid on Japan.

Saturday Open Thread

On this date in 1951, President Harry Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur of command in Korea.


Shannon and Mark Allen (Photo: Shannon Allen’s Facebook Page)

President EMpty Suit’s trading of 5 terrorists for a deserter has ripple effects. While we can quibble whether or not the Army should have charged Bowe Bergdahl with Desertion earlier… I’m fine with them getting their ducks in a row before rushing to trial. In […]

Tuesday Open Thread

President Washington, astride a white horse, reviews his troops at Carlisle, Pennsylvania in September 1794.

On September 25, 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion — President George Washington became the first — and last — President to lead troops in the field. He issued this Proclamation which reads in part:

And lastly I again warn […]

Doesn’t Fit the “Bush Lied” Narrative

United Nations workers prepared for the destruction of Iraqi nerve-agent weapons by sealing leaks in the rockets. Credit British Ministry of Defense

About those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction…. yeah about that… from The New York Times:

The Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets […]