Category Archives: History

Domestic Terrorism in the USA

Thank you to MDL for the corrections! A terrorist attack struck our Marines at 8th & I. The attack was a letter filled with white powder, with 11 people taken to the hospital. 3 Marines have returned to duty, but … Continue reading

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An American Civil War: the Role of Faiths and Religion

One aspect of a new American Civil War that we’ve touched upon very lightly is what the combatants believe in. In the Civil War of 1860-1865, both North and South were predominantly Protestant Christian, with Catholics, Jews, Muslims, pagans and … Continue reading

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The Hell of the Wonder-weapon

History is the enumeration of facts about warfare. War forms the basis of the discipline of studying history. And one salient fact of war is the Wonder-weapon. The Wonder-weapon is a technological marvel that changes tactics, and initially provides a … Continue reading

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An American Civil War: an Economy

As we’ve reviewed the concept of an American Civil War, the perspective we’ve taken is not one of combat. We’ll cover that another time because in such a war, there will be foreign intervention, and their goal will be to … Continue reading

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An American Civil War: the Home Front

There’s been rhetorical shots fired in the war between America and secessionist California, one in which Californians will lose. Those are the breaks though. When South Carolina’s militia, augmented by The Citadel’s Corps of Cadets, fired on Fort Sumter, there … Continue reading

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Asking Why

From each of us here at In The Old Corps to each of you, please have a joy-filled and safe celebration of the new year. Recapping 2017 proved easy. There were only 2 news stories this year: at any moment … Continue reading

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An American Civil War, Part II

Thank you to Davey, Dwayne Lunsford and MajW DC for their thoughtful comments on Part I of ‘An American Civil War.’ This post is a response to those comments. There are some data points out there that should give one … Continue reading

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