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Nate Hale
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Memorial Day
On this Memorial Day weekend, we offer a column first published more than a decade ago.  As we remember: Slowly and sadly, Memorial Day is becoming just "another" holiday, better known for cookouts and retail deals than its intended purpose--honoring our fa...
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The Next Nuclear Incident?
President Tump's next National Security Adviser will have to hit the ground running.  Along with the litany of issues already on the plate, the new NSA may also inherit a nuclear incident involving Russia. And we're not referring to Vladimir Putin's on-goin...
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A Death in Malaysia
It sounds like something from a second-rate spy novel, or a B-grade gangster film.   But it's not the stuff of fiction; it's the story of family rivalry, money, political assassination and North Korea.  And it happened in Kuala Lumpur just hours ago.   Kim ...
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The Week's Most Under-Reported Story
Amid the hoopla over the Patriots epic Super Bowl comeback and the on-going legal battle over President Trump's executive order on immigration, there was a third story over the weekend, one that deserves much more attention than it's getting.  So far, cover...
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And We're Back....
...despite popular demand, after a two-month sabbatical.  We'll try to be more diligent in posting, while offering other opinions at the rate of 140 characters per message. Don't say you weren't warned.  
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Final Justice for Major Anderson
  USAF Major Rudolf Anderson, who died when his U-2 was shot down over Cuba on 27 October 1962.  The event pushed the U.S. and the Soviet Union closer to nuclear war; intelligence information discovered later suggests that Fidel Castro may have played a key...
Final Justice for Major Anderson
Final Justice for Major Anderson
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Prepare to Board!
J.M.W Turner's famous painting of the Battle of Trafalgar (1805).  The Royal Navy's pending loss of anti-ship missiles on surface combatants will force a return to closer-range engagements, with potentially deadly consequences (Wikipedia image)   Just anoth...
Prepare to Board!
Prepare to Board!
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Winners and Losers (Election Edition)
The earth is spinning backwards on its axis.  Aliens have landed.  Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. Until about 3 am Wednesday morning, most of the media nobility and political elites would have given you better odds on...
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The Gathering Storm (Russia Edition)
This post is being written late Sunday afternoon, about three hours before the second presidential debate from Washington University in St. Louis.  At this point, we (officially) don't know what questions will be posed to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump by...
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Diversified
Before he heads out the door, President Obama is pushing a few of his pet initiatives, with little regard for their long-term impact on the nation. Let's begin with global warming, climate change or whatever catch-phrase is now being used to perpetuate that...
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