Category Archives: Strategy

A Byzantine War Heats Up

From Michael Totten, America and the West’s premier war correspondent – the best since Ernie Pyle at least – an account of Russians and Americans fighting and killing each other. You probably didn’t hear this because few media organizations have … Continue reading

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Birth of a Marine Corps and Other Nuclear News

Japan is birthing a Marine Corps after 73 years. Japan, thanks to China and North Korea, is rearming finally. What will be interesting will be how Japan rebuilds its society to include warriors over the legal and cultural obstacles America … Continue reading

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War in the Pacific

Several articles today on war in the Pacific. The first covers China’s strategic moves inside the US of A. American campuses are particularly vulnerable due to the Leftist Authoritarianism (but I repeat myself) of the college and university administrivialists; and … Continue reading

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Is What Is Old New Again?

The Navy rethinks the Cold War and where the front lines are. Meanwhile, the Marine Corps explores the novelty of returning to being the world’s premier combat force. It seems the Diversity Chorus’s final exam question “if you kill a … Continue reading

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A Strategic Door Opens

Iranians are fed up with a lifetime of murder. The protests appear sparked by social media posts and a surge in prices of basic food supplies, like eggs and poultry. Officials and state media made a point Saturday of saying … 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 4

This episode’s theme was ‘The Home Front.’ The experiences of North and South Vietnam and the US were presented as equivalent in their social violence, but these are false equivalents. Burns presents the North as undergoing the ravages of bombing. … Continue reading

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