Military Transition

I have now completed my first full month as a defense contractor, words I never expected to write. Anyone who thinks he can spend two and a half decades in an institution and walk away without disorientation is fooling himself, but I must admit that I've been caught off guard by the extent of disorientation. …

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Review – Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Daniel Bolger. Kindle Edition, 565 pages. Published November 11, 2014 by Mariner Books. ASIN: B00KEWAP04 I first published this on Goodreads back in 2014. Someone recently liked it, and the notification caused me to go back and reread it. I'm a …

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Conservatives are Coming to Terms with White Christian Nationalism–Be Very Afraid

Democrats have had a tough year--a really tough year. Much of the struggle resulted from the decision to count on demographic change and the awfulness of Donald Trump to deliver the White House for Hillary Clinton with little regard for Clinton's weakness as a candidate and the realities of polling. Democrats, if they wish to …

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Review – Spain in our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939

Spain in our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 by Adam Hochschild, Hardcover, 464 pages. Published 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0547973180 "...if you were against Hitler and Mussolini before Dec. 7, 1941, you were a premature anti-fascist." -Representative Martin Dies, House Un-American Activities Committee Adam Hochschild notes that many American veterans …

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Review – The First World War by Hew Strachan & The First World War by John Keegan

The First World War By John Keegan Hardback, 475 pages. Published 1999 by Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN: 0--375-40052-4 The First World War By Hew Strachan Hardback, 364 pages. Published 2003 by Viking. ISBN: 0-670-03295-6 Hew Strachan and John Keegan are unquestionably among the foremost British military historians of our day, and both produced single volume …

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