The success of the NAZI atomic bomb program can inspire us today

Summary: Why did NAZI Germany not build an atomic bomb, despite their long head start? This is a powerful story of individuals under intense pressure, with conflicting moral obligations and facing great personal risk, deciding to do what's bestt for America. It is one of the great success stories of WWII, and can inspire us … Continue reading The success of the NAZI atomic bomb program can inspire us today

Susan Rice’s speech tells us harsh truths about ourselves

Summary: Today's speech by Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, deserves attention. If we look, in it we can see the answers to many important questions about America. Our reaction to it -- and Obama's challenges to us about Syria -- will tells us much about ourselves. This worked for Truman, and for every President since … Continue reading Susan Rice’s speech tells us harsh truths about ourselves

Stratfor discusses the Jihadist WMD Threat

Is this threat understated?  Or overstated?   "The Jihadist CBRN Threat" -- chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons. By Scott Stewart, Stratfor, 10 February 2010 -- This report is republished with permission of STRATFOR. In an interview aired Feb. 7 on CNN, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she considers weapons of mass destruction (WMD) … Continue reading Stratfor discusses the Jihadist WMD Threat

If we won in Iraq, what did we win? Was it worth the cost?

Summary:  Correctly understanding what happened in Iraq, and its consequences, is of extreme importance.  False conclusions will lead to more foreign wars.  Not only can we not afford them (we're borrowing the cost of the Iraq and Afghan wars), but future wars might not end so well for us. . Michael Yon is a former … Continue reading If we won in Iraq, what did we win? Was it worth the cost?

An excellent example of “do it yourself” propaganda

The following comment is an interesting example of “do it yourself propaganda.”  Skillfully done, and hence worth a look.  It is perhaps part of conservatives' attempt to maintain cohesion after the economic and geopolitical disasters of the Bush Administration.  The Internet is flooded with material like this. As usual with propaganda, it reads well but additional information ruins the … Continue reading An excellent example of “do it yourself” propaganda