Category: Military

Should women be drafted for military service?

Bet you thought that it’s just an academic question because there’s no draft and women don’t have to register for the Selective Service when they’re 18 like men do. You got another think coming, because a bi-partisan, government commission has just issued a report that recommends not only that women must register for the draft, but that in... Read more »


That was close. President Donald Trump apparently took the advice of his counselors and decided not to retaliate militarily against Iran for its attack on American bases in Iraq. The last time that seconds ticked by as Americans held their breathe like this was during the Cuban Missile Crisis when president John Kennedy threatened to sink... Read more »

So long, Soleimani

If anyone deserved it,  Qasem Soleimani did. Only the ideologically, politically or naively blind would regret the death of this terrorist mastermind. Yet, there’s this mysterious “imminent attack” that he had been planning on Americans that President Trump used to justify the lethal U.S. attack on Soleimani. I’m thinking as far back as the discredited (second) Gulf... Read more »

Looks like she lied about being a homeless Navy veteran

This is stunning. A woman tried to pass herself off as a homeless Navy veteran when it appears she owned two homes and was far from living on the street. You have to read the entire story to get the full appreciation of the depth of the apparent dishonesty. I haven’t seen her side of the... Read more »

Trump's ego dishonors the John McCains and other Navy heroes

As a U.S. Navy veteran, I’m wondering: What the hell was that tarp doing covering up the stern of the USS John McCain (DDG-56) so its name could not be seen. The Wall Street Journal broke the news that the coverup was ordered so that President Donald Trump wouldn’t have to see the name of the ship... Read more »

Honoring the Rangers who died storming Normandy's Pointe du Hoc

During the Normandy Invasion 75 years ago, two American Ranger battalions landed at Pointe du Hoc, a heavily fortified German promontory whose sheer 100-foot-high cliff had to be scaled in the face of Nazi artillery, machine guns and mortars. The Battle of Point du Hoc is celebrated because of the astonishing bravery and perseverance of the men and... Read more »

Trump's military parade a stupid idea

Hey, it’s not just me. The “Ex-SEAL who says he fired final bin Laden shot calls Trump’s military parade ‘third-world b——-‘” So true. But I’ve got another reason to hate the idea. Do you have any idea what it’s like for soldiers, sailors, Marines and flyboys (err, fly persons) to have to parade? I speak... Read more »

The attack on the 'racist' National Anthem should provoke a history lesson

The California chapter of the NAACP’s call to remove “The Star-Spangled Banner” has ignited the usual alarms and condemnations, huffing and puffing from both sides. A history lesson is in order. To bring some sense to this highly emotional fray. The lyrics were composed by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812,... Read more »

A soldier's pledge


Special Memorial Day thanks to military draftees killed in action

On this Memorial Day, here is a special recognition of men who were conscripted into the military and who were killed in action. Volunteering for hazardous military duty and paying for it with your life deserves the highest praise. But what about those men who were drafted, who had no choice and who were killed?... Read more »