Should the Military Draft Be Reinstated?

July 18th, 2011

By Dan Miller According to an article in the Army Times last week, The Pentagon is considering massive changes to the force — including a draft — amid fears that new and far deeper budget cuts are looming just over the horizon, a top military official said Thursday. Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright, vice chairman […]


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Rules of Engagement: Marines Must Kiss Properly

March 23rd, 2011

By Dan Miller Training materials to be used in preparation for the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell have been made available to the Washington Times and more should soon be posted by the Department of Defense on its websites. Here are some questions and answers from the training materials: Situation — You are the […]


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Monty Python on Gays in the Military

December 22nd, 2010

By Tom Carter I’m a big fan of Monty Python. Their satire is priceless, although it often bites hard, especially for people firmly wedded to whatever it is that falls under their sights. As a preemptive defense, I supported the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”  Having said that, the video below the fold is […]


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A Marine Speaks Out on DADT

December 17th, 2010

By Tom Carter Capt Nathan Cox is a U.S. Marine who has commanded fellow Marines in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.  In an article in The Washington Post, “Sexuality doesn’t matter on the battlefield,” Capt Cox states that permitting gay Marines to serve openly will not have a negative impact on combat effectiveness.  In taking […]


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Did Pentagon Distort “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Survey Results?

December 3rd, 2010

By Dan Miller An actual read-through of the results shows much greater combat troop opposition to repeal than the public statement would have you believe. Top leaders of the military have recommended that the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) ban on homosexuals serving in the military be abolished, claiming that it would not unduly impair […]


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