In the latter half of the twentieth century, the people of Mozambique have known very little peace. After a ten-year war for independence from Portugal, Mozambique enjoyed just two short years of recovery before civil war broke out in 1977. The two factions found themselves fighting their fellow countrymen in a proxy war funded and instigated by surrounding nations, with the … [Read more...] about Mozambique’s descent into an old civil war, from a Marine who helped train them
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Earlier this week, China’s sole aircraft carrier, accompanied by five additional naval vessels, entered the northern half of the embroiled South China Sea. Tensions have been high in the region over the past months due in large part to China’s expanding claims over what is considered by most other nations to be international waters, as well as President-elect Trump’s recent … [Read more...] about Could we defeat China’s growing military?
Departing President Barack Obama made an appearance on David Axelrod’s podcast, “The Axe Files,” last week, where he gave his assessment of the recent presidential race between President-elect Donald Trump and former secretary of state under Obama, Hillary Clinton. Axelrod, a former senior advisor to President Obama, conducted a casual 50-minute interview with the president, … [Read more...] about Obama: ‘I could’ve won again,’ Democrats ignored entire segments of America
Every year, we hear the same Christmas-based arguments around the water cooler and in the media. Christians tell us we’re celebrating the day Jesus Christ was born, while others tell us Christmas is a pagan holiday adopted by early Christians as a time to celebrate. The truth of the matter is, Christmas celebrations can be whatever you want them to be—and they have been since … [Read more...] about Christmas: A holiday for warriors throughout history
In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Joe Biden provided his own insight into the recent presidential election, in which Donald Trump won what many considered to be a surprise victory over the political favorite and Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. While much of the Democratic party has taken to blaming Clinton’s loss on a myriad of things other than the … [Read more...] about Is Joe Biden the DNC’s last hope?
Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian nation in an annual news conference on Thursday, taking the opportunity to address recent developments between his regime and the United States. During the speech, Putin addressed what he believed was a misconception about claims he made recently regarding the state of the Russian military, particularly as compared to the military might of … [Read more...] about Putin calls the U.S. military the most powerful in the world, calls Democrats sore losers
President Elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to call for the expansion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal just hours after Russian President, Vladimir Putin, did the same in Moscow. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," Trump tweeted late Thursday … [Read more...] about Trump calls for more nuke spending, but Obama beat him to it
According to the Kremlin, nearly all formal communications between the United States and Russia has stopped, highlighting the tension between the two nations. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agency RIA that the Russian government did not anticipate the oncoming Trump administration withdrawing funding from NATO, adding, "Almost every level of dialogue with … [Read more...] about The Kremlin seems to be lying about communications with America…but why?
Recently, I was at a barbecue at my brother’s house with some friends who had just moved to the area from Massachusetts. As we sat around the table catching up, the conversation eventually made its way to politics and the recent election. Because our politics didn’t align, there was potential for conflict, but I was pleasantly surprised by the calm, rational, and thoughtful way … [Read more...] about What liberals get wrong about guns (and why it isn’t their fault)
Featured prominently on CNN’s homepage Monday morning was an interview with a group of Hillary Clinton supporters. In the segment, journalist Kait Richmond attempted to pinpoint what exactly cost Clinton the presidential election in their minds. Richmond played the role of “devil’s advocate” – maintaining an objective approach as she posed questions to each of the six … [Read more...] about Clinton supporters blame Russia, racism, and the media… but never their candidate
Donald Trump’s victory tour brought him to Fayetteville, North Carolina last week, where he introduced retired Marine General James Mattis to the crowd and began laying the groundwork for his defense strategy as president. Fayetteville, North Carolina is a short drive away from Fort Bragg, which is one of the largest, if not the largest, military bases in the world, boasting … [Read more...] about Trump introduces Mattis and his defense policy in North Carolina, calls for a unified America
Firearm legislation continues to be a contentious topic in the United States, with citizens and lobbyist groups on both sides of the issue calling for radical changes to the laws set in place to regulate the purchase and ownership of firearms, but rarely do we hear about changes in the laws regarding firearms from countries elsewhere in the world. On Tuesday, the European Union … [Read more...] about Fear of terrorism prompts EU to pass stricter gun legislation across all 28 member nations