Category Archives: Insurgency & Counterinsurgency

Good, Evil, and Kneeling During the National Anthem

Hello Readers of InTheOldCorps. I was called away to work in lovely New Mexico – and it is lovely. This is a temporary change of scenery, but welcome all the same. The change prevented me from viewing the rest of … Continue reading

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Ken Burns’s Vietnam, Part 5

There’s a saying in the Pentagon: “No horse is too dead to beat.” Ken Burns proves himself eager to box the pony with the best of them. He entitled this episode “This Is What We Do.” A better title may be “Welcome … Continue reading

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Ken Burns’s Vietnam, Part 3

Ken Burns presents the US escalation of involvement in Vietnam as a couple living together: committed to remain uncommitted. As is the norm, whomever goes all in wins. Maybe VMI’s football team could learn a thing or two from that. … Continue reading

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Change in 16 Years

Lt. Col. P requested status on America on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The status is not good. Opportunism and Evil became a virtue while Patriotism became the worst vice. The hippies and draft dodgers of the Vietnam … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of History

One thing that has puzzled me over the last year is this new term “alt-right.” It seems to mean conservatives and small “L” libertarians that have abandoned losing with good grace. Since the media is controlled by the Left, they proclaim … Continue reading

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Running to Auschwitz

Here’s an interesting essay from Ray Allen on why he went to Auschwitz. Many people remain unaware of the role of Germany’s civil servants played in carrying out the progressive Final Solution from 1933-1945. From separating communities into ethnic ghettos … Continue reading

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Another Good Program Corrupted

Northwest DC is home to the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Originally the home of a Democrat slave-owner, but I’m redundant, the home became Abraham Lincoln’s summer White House. Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation there. There are tours, and it’s worth the … Continue reading

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