Memorial Day: What We Owe Our Soldiers

Memorial Day: What We Owe Our Soldiers

First published in 2006 this op-ed is still releveant today. Every Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the American men and women who have died in combat. With speeches and solemn ceremonies, we recognize their courage and valor. But one fact goes unacknowledged in our...
The Purpose of Memorial Day: Honoring Virtue

The Purpose of Memorial Day: Honoring Virtue

First published in 20056 this op-ed is still releveant today. Memorial Day is a solemn and sad occasion honoring the American soldiers who gave their lives in war. But it is also a hallowed day — because the values those men fought to defend form the essence of...
Muhammad Ali and the Military Draft

Muhammad Ali and the Military Draft

In 1964, at the age of 22, Cassius Clay [who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali] defeated Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight championship. The smooth-talking, clean-living Clay could have become a popular and marketable champion, but just days after the fight he...
Unnecessary Loss of Life

Unnecessary Loss of Life

War is nasty, brutal and costly. In our latest wars, many of the casualties suffered by American troops are a direct result of their having to obey rules of engagement created by politicians who have never set foot on — or even seen — a battlefield....

Why are America’s Top Generals Being Fired?

The nation’s top military generals are being fired by the Obama administration one by one, according to a recent Reuters report. It’s a disturbing trend for several reasons. The government says that each firing does not indicate any type of breach of U.S. military...

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