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Warrior Brotherhood

Warrior Brotherhood Perhaps the best anecdote of the Warrior Brotherhood is from Gen. Sherman with respect to Gen. Grant,  “He stood by me when I was crazy, I stood by him when he was drunk; and now, Sir, we stand by each other always.” This sentiment is the essence of Warrior Brotherhood.  Since time immemorial …

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Words Still Matter

The Oath, Leadership, Trust, Love, Stakes, Mistakes, Diversity, and Inclusion You seldom see these word used in the same sentence or context unless you happen to be sitting in a group of Veterans who have been called to lead or participate in a combat operation. While few are ever really called to do that, many …

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Back to the Constitution

What if we called a timeout and went back to the Constitution? There are many positions being tested against the fabric of our nation. Many are clearly taken from the Socialist teachings of Karl Marx and his modern-day mouthpieces. This is a distributed bunch, focused on the many pieces of the puzzle that have the …

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“Trust But Verify” And “Repel All Boarders”

Two Rallying Cries For The Ages! These are two historic statements that may have a new meaning today. Suzanne Massie, an American scholar coined the phrase ‘Trust but Verify’ for President Reagan’s nuclear disarmament discussions with the Soviet Union almost 40 years ago. Those were days when there was a clear foreign threat, and it …

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Honor Points

I would like to tell you that I have fond memories of these July Plebe Summer nights; but that would be a lie. What I remember is exhaustion, and sweat running down my back, trying to stay awake in an un-air-conditioned auditorium, watching “Victory at Sea” reruns. Right now I want you to pay attention …

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Smart Deterrence and Accommodating Generals

“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue theenemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” Sun Tzu, Chinese military strategist, 544-496 B.C. Clearly, we have not paid close enough attention in 2500 years. The problem is that Sun Tzu’sprescription is lost advice on misguided policy …

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Liberty Matters More

During the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, at St. John’s Church inRichmond, Virginia, Patrick Henry gave a speech in which he said, “Give me liberty orgive me death.” History has recorded countless patriots who have given their lives forthe preservation of liberty. While the final words of our national anthem proclaim, “Theland of …

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Reef Points

On 30 June 1965, approximately 1300 young men were inducted into the United States Naval Academy class of 1969.  We came from all over the country, some with a year or two of college experience, but most right out of high school.  Some were the sons Academy graduates, more from career Navy families, many the …

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