Military Affairs

Does No More DADT mean Yes to Campus ROTC…

By Carroll Andrew Morse | December 23, 2010 |

…because it seems to in many places, but according to a characterization put forth by Dan Berrett of the online publication Inside Higher Ed, at least one local institution seems to be dragging its heels…Officials at Brown University did not go as far as others in predicting a return of ROTC. Marisa Quinn, vice president…

Unilateral appeasement

By Donald B. Hawthorne | September 17, 2009 |

No missile shield for Poland and Czech Republic and the Iranian missile threat is downgraded. Unilateral appeasement, plain and simple, to countries who wish America ill will. Furthermore, an action taken without realizing any simultaneous concessions from Russia on Iran, Georgia, and other Eastern European countries. Yet another example of how Obama coddles tyrants and…

“The Way We Get By”

By Marc Comtois | July 28, 2009 |

The Maine Troop Greeters have been welcoming our troops to Bangor, Maine for over 6 years (actually, longer, since they have been active since the first Gulf War) and have earned a soft spot in the hearts of many military families: For a town not especially known for its military presence (as compared with places…

You Go, Girls

By Marc Comtois | July 1, 2009 |

“Girls With Guns Get It” (H/T): In both Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Army and Marines found it useful to send a female soldier along on raids, as it was less disruptive to have a woman search the female civilians. There was no shortage of volunteers for this duty. The marines, as is their custom,…

This Mission of D-Day Continues

By Justin Katz | June 6, 2009 |

Ocean State Republican has posted video and text of President Reagan’s 1984 D-Day speech: The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or on the next. It was the deep knowledge…

Thank you

By Donald B. Hawthorne | November 11, 2008 |

A deep-felt thank you to our veterans and to our troops currently serving our country. And to your families who support you. The freedoms we enjoy today are a result of your sacrifice and for that we salute you from the bottom of our hearts. Having come of age in the latter years of the…

The Cost of War

By Justin Katz | April 16, 2008 |

I know there’s no direct connection, but I couldn’t help but think of those complaints about the cost of the Iraq war to the state when I read this bit of rare positive news: A California aerospace company is scouting locations in Rhode Island in order to open a facility to build armored boats by…

Fallon vs. Spitzer: Which is the Most Consequential Story?

By Mac Owens | March 13, 2008 |

I know that the resignation of a combatant commander who has publicly challenged the policies of his commander-in-chief is not nearly as riveting as the resignation of an arrogant, self-righteous, nanny-state Democratic governor who seeks out sex with prostitutes, but in the greater scheme of things, the former story is more consequential. On Tuesday, Admiral…

Sen. Reed Suffering from Fonzi Syndrome*

By Marc Comtois | January 19, 2008 |

Senator Jack Reed is in Iraq assessing the situation. While revising his earlier view of the surge strategy — too small and too gradual to work, he said when Mr. Bush proposed it last January — Reed said he stands by his prescription for the path ahead in Iraq: a U.S. declaration of policy that…

Even Those Who Think Iraq is a Tragedy Should Resist Offering Commentary That is a Farce

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 21, 2007 |

In the Washington Post, John Podesta, Lawrence J. Korb and Brian Katulis make a case against the success of the American military surge in Iraq that includes this sentence (h/t Mickey Kaus)…But the progress being made at the local level often undermines the stated goal of creating a unified, stable, democratic Iraq.Isn’t this the liberal…