Category Archives: History

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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Standards Are Ancient History

Two stories on the destruction of our military that began under Obama and continues with his maggoty leavings. First off, our Navy. We’ve come a long way from the Great White Fleet (can a sailor say that anymore?) or even … Continue reading

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SMA Has a New Uniform

Well well doesn’t the SMA of the Army look resplendent in his “pinks and greens”.  Trouble is the originial “pinks and greens” were an officer uniform; soldiers and NCOs wore a green wool blouse about the color of World War … Continue reading

Posted in Army, CSM Going Bat Shit Crazy, History, Idiocy, Sergeant Majors being stupid, World War I, World War II | 2 Comments