Category Archives: Defense

The Oklahoma City bombing: 2011

So many of our American lives were changed by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. I’ve written of my own link to that day a decade ago and how our sense of security as a nation was forever changed. On … Continue reading

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Swept into 9-11-2001

It’s a collective freeze-frame in the consciousness of America. We were all swept into it. Anyone alive on September 11, 2001 can tell you where they were, who they were with, and what they were doing the day four hijacked … Continue reading

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Budget problems baring teeth

Winds of political change are sweeping across America. High stakes games of political “chicken” are unfolding. The Nation notes: “The Great Recession and its aftermath are entering a new phase in the United States, which could bring even more severe … Continue reading

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Mark Kirk’s bad intelligence

Illinois Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk continues to explain  inaccurate statements about his military record. Rep. Kirk has now backtracked on three statements he made about his military record as a Naval intelligence officer. Were the statements embellished? Were they … Continue reading

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Pelosi- When the view gets cloudy

House  Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t the first politician who seems to have lost contact with reality. She’s just the latest who’s view of reality has been clouded by political expediency. Pelosi claims the CIA misled her about harsh interrogation techniques … Continue reading

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Red Cross report says detainees at CIA ‘black sites’ were tortured | csmonitor.com

Red Cross report says detainees at CIA ‘black sites’ were tortured | csmonitor.com The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) concluded in 2007 that US methods to extract information from prisoners at secret CIA jails as part of the … Continue reading

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