Over these past several weeks we have lost several very popular figures, like David Cassidy (one of the Partridge Family for those youngsters out there) and recently, Rance Howard, father of Ron and Clint Howard, and an actor in his own right (see "Apollo 13," "A Beautiful Mind" and so on). However, we have lost some Medal of Honor awardees this year as well, though they are … [Read more...] about Colonel Wesley Fox: For Corps and Country
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Recently, Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani has been in Washington, D.C. visiting with US officials in the Trump administration regarding the blockade of Qatar. He started his 10-day visit with a speech at the Center for National Interest, a D.C.-area think tank. Al-Thani warned the audience of “dark ages” ahead for the Middle East and blamed the regional … [Read more...] about Foreign Minister al-Thani heads to Washington as Gulf crisis sees no resolution
Lately there has been some increased rhetoric regarding the continued situation in North Korea. Earlier this week, President Trump announced that North Korea was back on the list of state sponsors of terror. During a public meeting at the Treasury Department, President Trump said, “Today the United States is designating the North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism” and added … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Trump’s instability and the nuclear option
Yet another African county finds itself embroiled in upheaval as Zimbabwe's 93-year old President, Robert Mugabe, was seemingly deposed last week in what appeared to be a coup after Mugabe fired his Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa. This move, which angered his military leadership, was the proverbial last straw and Mugabe’s generals placed him under house arrest but fervently … [Read more...] about What’s going on in Zimbabwe & why should we care?
On October 17, 1944, under the command of General Douglas MacArthur, the invasion of the Philippines began. This operation, code-named King Two, began the aggressive liberation of the Philippine islands. Since they were overrun by the Japanese two years earlier, the Philippine islands were a very strategic archipelago. Their recapture was vital to the overall plan to defeat the … [Read more...] about The invasion of Leyte and the heroism of Captain Francis B Wai
On Saturday, a massive attack rocked the capital of Somalia, killing 18 and wounding dozens. Beginning with a car bomb, witnesses said that gunfire could be heard from inside the Hotel Nasa-Hablod. According to Captain Mohamed Hussein during a phone interview with the Associated Press, the second blast was from a suicide attacker within the hotel and a third blast has been … [Read more...] about Violence in Somalia continues with Al-Shabaab’s latest strike in Mogadishu
It was September 11th, 2001 and right then, Michael Verardo knew what he wanted to do with his life. “[W]e were there during the events of September 11th, and Mike knew right then and there he wanted to enlist,” said his wife Sarah during our interview. He always wanted to be part of the best of the best”, said Sarah, “so he went to jump school at Fort Benning and … [Read more...] about Honor, courage & selfless service: Mike & Sarah Verardo
On Monday, the U.S. military began drilling to evacuate non-combatants from South Korea in case the red-hot rhetoric explodes into an all-out war between the United States and North Korea. This comes after North Korea resumed its threats against U.S. territory Guam amid the latest joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea which also began Monday involving the … [Read more...] about Tensions and preparations continue in the Korean Peninsula
(Editor's note: Pusan is now spelled and pronounced Busan. In this article, historical quotes and names--such as the name of the battle--will use the previous pronunciation in order to maintain contextual integrity.) As the continued trouble in North Korea has hijacked our headlines with Kim Jong-un and President Trump trading jabs of rhetoric, pushing the globe ever … [Read more...] about Stand or die: The Battle of Pusan Perimeter
With all the turmoil going on in DC, the Russian investigation, the White House staffing musical chairs and the ever-looming threat from Pyongyang, the continuing war in Afghanistan has found little focus. On Friday, President Trump met with his National Security team and Vice President Pence at Camp David to discuss the future of the war in Afghanistan and the role of the US … [Read more...] about Camp David talks: What’s next for Afghanistan?
In the wake of Charlottesville and the whirlwind of political fallout that has rained down on this administration, our President remains committed to his original statement, stating, “I think there is blame on both sides.” It seems from his statement both from Saturday and Monday, that the President remains reluctant to call out these alt-right groups for what they are: … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Charlottesville: Divided we will fall
Recently the swastika has gotten some fans outside of the neo-Nazi genre, more specifically a company in the US named KA Designs decided to superimpose it onto Gilbert Baker’s rainbow design as a symbol of the LGBTQ community. According to an article by Dazed and Confused Magazine, their aim was to “share the beauty of this symbol detached from the hatred associated with … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Taking back the swastika – for peace or profit?
With the birth of our nation just days away, I wanted to write about something I believe is absolutely sacred to the soul of this country, the fourth estate. In the last several months, this estate has come under heavy, almost constant fire from not just government officials, namely the President, but from some very powerful people who hold the reins behind those who govern … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: The free press and our national security
Should the United States deploy its military to assist Mexico to fight the increasingly violent and overpowering drug cartels? There are some in Congress who believe that this is still a viable option. The last time the United States provided its military in such a fight, specifically Plan Colombia, things didn’t go as planned, shocker… Plan Colombia was signed into law in … [Read more...] about Deploying the military and SOCOM to combat Mexican drug cartels and other nonsense