A lesson from history about wasted valor, for which a price might be asked of us (eventually)

Summary:  Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the other small wars we have and are fought.  All fruitless in terms of our nation's needs. All fought at great personal cost by our troops, up to and including the ultimate payment.  But no nation can continue to waste the valor of its troops in such a manner without … Continue reading A lesson from history about wasted valor, for which a price might be asked of us (eventually)

I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Marines in WWII

Summary:  On Christmas we present this historical note, about the sacrifices made by our armed forces to allow us to peacefully celebrate this holiday in our homes as free men and women.  The times ahead might be difficult, and we might need to hold our history to our hearts for inspiration and guidance. . Today … Continue reading I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Marines in WWII

Fortune Favors the Brave – a look at the Marines aboard the USS Constitution

Summary:  Events of the 20th century brought conventional war to an apotheosis.  WWII was the great war, a climax to 3 millenia of evolution. Which is why our military so misses it.  4GW, the dominant form of war in the 21st century, makes different demands on our national armed forces.  But however different war becomes from our victories … Continue reading Fortune Favors the Brave – a look at the Marines aboard the USS Constitution

Old Corps? New Corps? It Doesn’t Matter as Long as it’s Marine Corps!

Summary:  Looking at the long road ahead that leads to reclaiming America, and perhaps to a Third Republic, can inspire depression or even despair.  What can motivate us to undertake this great task?  Love of nation.  Love of our children, leaving them a nation as good as that left to us (the boomers).  And awareness of the … Continue reading Old Corps? New Corps? It Doesn’t Matter as Long as it’s Marine Corps!