Theater of War



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Washington, DC – My old American Heritage Dictionary defines the word “theater,” inter alia, as “a large geographic area in which military operations are coordinated.” Throughout World War II, official dispatches and press reports described military action and events in the European, Pacific and China-Burma-India “theatres of war.” We now have a new definition, courtesy of […]

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Missing the Mark – Again



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Washington, DC – Our so-called mainstream media have launched a new anti-military feeding frenzy. The furor is over a crude 39-second video showing four Marines apparently urinating on the bodies of three dead Taliban combatants. In hysteric rhetoric akin to “news reports” on the 2004 Abu Ghraib photos, hoards of print and broadcast “correspondents” rushed […]

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Aiding and Abetting a Real War



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Pierre, South Dakota – The good news about Moammar Gadhafi’s demise arrived via my cellphone early Thursday morning. A friend from the Reagan administration, remembering the Libyan dictator’s attempt to kill my family, called to let me know and added, “You must be very glad to see this day.” But it doesn’t seem to be […]

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A Decade at War



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Ten years ago this week, America went to war in Afghanistan. At 1:00 PM on October 7, 2001, President George W. Bush told the world, “On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.” At the conclusion of his […]

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Friends and Enemies



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Washington, DC – When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That’s because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who […]

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“It’s What We Do”



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Washington, DC – Few of us will ever meet a Medal of Honor (MOH) recipient. Fewer still ever will have the opportunity to be of assistance to one. In part, that’s because “The Medal” – our nation’s highest military decoration, awarded for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the […]

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Tickets Home



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Camp Hansen, Helmand Province, Afghanistan – This austere U.S. Marine base in the Marjah District is headquarters for 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment – famous for action during World War II on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. Dubbed “America’s Battalion,” the unit has adopted a new slogan in Afghanistan: “Front Toward Enemy” – the […]

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