Why remembering Pearl Harbor remains important today

On December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service delivered a devastating blow to the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. This was a preemptive surprise attack by the Japanese, with the hope that they could decimate the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The Japanese believed that the United States was the greatest … Continue reading Why remembering Pearl Harbor remains important today

War is Not the Answer

One thing that should be fairly clear from Soviet involvement in Afghanistan in the 1980's, and American involvement in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000's, is that waging war in the Middle East is not a winning long term strategy.In the short-term, deposing dangerous regimes and tyrannical rulers with military force is something that … Continue reading War is Not the Answer

Real American Hero: Michael Murphy

On October 7th, 2001 in direct response to the 9/11 attacks on America which had occurred less than a month earlier, the United States military launched 'Operation Enduring Freedom' in Afghanistan to wipe out the bases from which the terrorist al Qaeda organization was then operating. The American military worked with a group of coalition … Continue reading Real American Hero: Michael Murphy

Islamism Series: Back to Afghanistan

For a land-locked nation that is basically a pile of rock and sand, Afghanistan holds some serious sway in the international community. The reasons are many, but they are sometimes difficult to grasp until you look more closely. Afghanistan is bordered on the west by an Islamic nuclear-power wannabe ruled by a mad President in … Continue reading Islamism Series: Back to Afghanistan

Islamism Series: The Mujahideen and the Taliban

One of the most difficult hurdles for someone to overcome in understanding the meaning behind the many stories that they hear bandied about the airwaves and internet is basic definitions. Who are we talking about, what exactly are they doing, why are they doing it, and how does it affect me? The stories, people, cultures, … Continue reading Islamism Series: The Mujahideen and the Taliban