Entries about 'military'

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The North Coast

Last September Francie and I cruised the length of the Norwegian coast, starting down from the top. Half of that trip is north of the Arctic Circle, including Hammerfest, where I joined The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society.

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Magnanimity in Victory

The correct attitude for a victor who wants to avoid a repetition of a war is to abandon any thought of revenge, however monstrous have been the acts of the defeated.

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Report from Ukraine

Ukraine should be vigorously taking defensive measures while it asks for help. The Russian bear is at the door, and it’s hungry.

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Global Cooling And Other Wobbly Prophecies

Since things change so violently, one must take many predictions with a grain of salt. Stay loose!

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“Putin Has Knocked the Pieces off the Board”

The Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, explains what we can do about it.

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The Most Horrible Consistory on Record

As we contemplate the approaching consistory to elect a successor to Benedict XVI, it is consoling to read about the one that elected Celestine IV in the thirteenth century as Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick, besieged Rome. Abusive guards herded ten Cardinals into a dilapidated room, without proper food or doctors.

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At Sea on an Aegis Destroyer

The attack, when it came, developed fast. The left hand radar screen was displaying the coast of China; the right one, our own ship offshore, near Taiwan. Suddenly a streak rose from the launch area on the left, inland from the coast, that our radar was focused on.

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On Leadership

The qualities of a great leader, with reference to Wellington, Machiavelli, Lord Wu, Marshal Lyotey, Socrates, and others. From an address given at the Army War College.

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Talks with China’s Leaders

China has her own interests, and unlike Americans, who like to bash ahead, the Chinese follow the maxim of their favorite strategist Sun Tze: “Be subtle, be subtle.”

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