Category Archives: Defense

The Cost Of Security

It seems to me…. “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ~ Isaac Asimov[1], Foundation[2]. The U.S., like all other countries, claims to desire international amity. But good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace; it never can … Continue reading

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The Next War

It seems to me…. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” ~ Dwight … Continue reading

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Military Intelligence

It seems to me… “Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”  ~ George Washington. The U.S. military by insisting to live in the … Continue reading

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History’s Lesson

It seems to me… “Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”  ~ George Washington. Based on historical precedent, the U.S. primarily responds to … Continue reading

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Time to Reverse Directions

It seems to me… “A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.”  ~ John Stuart Mill, 1859. While key to the success of any … Continue reading

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Through A Lens Darkly

It seems to me… “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”  ~ Ernest Benn. I’m constantly amazed how politics can exaggerate and discolor any … Continue reading

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Military Weakness

It seems to me… “Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness.  When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, … Continue reading

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