Thoughts on the Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s Birth

January 18th, 2013

By Dan Miller This is a “revised and extended” re-post of an article I wrote in 2011 to mark an anniversary of General Lee’s death. It celebrates the two hundred and sixth anniversary of his birth on January 19, 1807, a happier occasion. Today, January 18th, is also Lee – Jackson Day in Virginia, as […]


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Why Afghanistan Is Important

December 2nd, 2009

Pakistan has had nuclear capabilities and weaponry for years and the last thing the world needs is ‘nuclear Pakistan’ falling into the hands of the Taliban.


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A Strategy Certain to Fail

December 2nd, 2009

By Tom Carter President Obama announced his strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a speech at West Point last night. He predictably chose a middle path, a domestic political decision designed to satisfy conservatives that the war isn’t being abandoned and to satisfy liberals that the commitment is neither large nor unlimited.  He sought to […]


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Ending War

November 24th, 2009

By Jan Barry  Army Captain Paul K. Chappell attended West Point with an unusual goal, “determined to study war the way a doctor studies an illness.” What he found in his studies and in a war tour in Iraq was a pragmatic way of envisioning what it would take to create a cure for war […]


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The Duty of Dissent

October 11th, 2009

They teach a lot of things at the US Military Academy at West Point, but one thing they don’t teach is the honorable duty of dissent, a vital element in a democracy. I was reminded of that while reading a new book about the latest crop of veterans protesting military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. […]


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