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About keydet1976

Retired as a Colonel in the United States Army after 33 years of service. Graduate of the VMI, MA in History at JMU, completed course work for Ph.D in History University of Tennessee.

An Article Worth Reading and Considering

Our good friend, Burko ’73 sent this absolutely fascinating article from Vanity Fair that takes a look at the inner workings of the Department of Energy. In a previous article by our Regular Contributor DaveO, he made a case (albeit a … Continue reading

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An Article Worth Considering

Reed Bonadonna a VMI graduate has a very interesting blog, I was particularly struck by this post of his, here. FYI he was a year behind me at the I and we had very little in common.  This is a … Continue reading

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Stupid Idea

Another stupid idea from the Sergeant Major of the Army–SMA Dailey let me remind you that Command Sergeant Majors are not general officers.  Maybe if you worried about Sergeant Major entitlements and more about the troops the Army would be … Continue reading

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One of what makes the Army National Guard a hometown force is that the National Guard Armories have always been available to the community.  It would appear no more–once again FEAR has caused us to be stupid.  Slowly but surely we … Continue reading

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Russia, an Enigma wrapped in a Riddle

Good article on Russia. An astute student of his nation’s history, Putin has nevertheless failed to heed Kudrin’s warnings. Instead, like Nicholas II and Brezhnev before him, he has continued to reinforce the system he built. And the Russian president … Continue reading

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Space Corps

Does this mean that their trainees will be known as Space Cadets.

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Two Articles Worth Considering

I agree it is cheaper to base,  but not if we send families on an expense paid vacation to Europe. I rarely agree with Duncan Hunter, but he is right, we fail to go far enough.  What someone does after … Continue reading

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