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No American Boots on the Ground in the Middle East

America has spent the lives of too many of our military and our American treasure trying desperately to create functioning nation states in Iraq and Afghanistan with only minimal success. Religious and tribal wars are tearing the region apart with … Continue reading

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The Arguments for and against “Leading from Behind”

This phrase of “Leading from Behind” has been used by many in the White House and Congress lately. Some say that this is an appropriate strategy that allows the US to influence situations from behind the scenes without getting fully … Continue reading

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The Veterans Administration is Big Government at its Worst

The 9/11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony was held May 15th in New York City to honor the approximately 3000 who were killed by terrorists at the World Trade Center. A very moving ceremony, the speakers cited stories of courage, sacrifice, and … Continue reading

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The Second Iraq War, Was It Worth the Price Paid by the US? (Revised)

Now that our military has withdrawn from Iraq, it is appropriate to assess US leadership during this war: • US soldiers Killed: 4487. • US soldiers wounded: 32,221. • US soldiers who committed suicide: 349 in 2012 and 301 in … Continue reading

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