Category Archives: History

An Empty Cart Rattles Loudly



I’m back from the mini-vacation to Spokane. Like most vacations, it was a mixed bag of excitement and meh… On the downside, I did not survive my trip on the RMS TiTanic. But my wife and child did…

Watching the Korean handshake was surreal. Frankly, I am still unsure of what to believe. Every instinct in my Cold War blood screams that it’s a trick. But… at the same time, what if it isn’t. What if I have grown so old, so inflexible, that I have outlived my usefulness? Would that constitute a joke? Read the rest of this entry

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Dave’s Dead Horse Farm



A week after the airstrikes on Syria, we are learning – in an unclassified manner – the assessment of the effectiveness of the attack. Which in round numbers was effectively, zero. Read the rest of this entry

The Revere Revision



Information on the run-up to the Syrian strikes is beginning to come out. It turns out that SecDef Mattis wanted to get Congressional approval before the strikes were launched. This does not surprise me, because Military people tend to believe that Congress is in charge of things.  President Trump, advised by Vietnam dodger Bolton, did not want or did not believe that they needed to wait for Congressional approval. Guess which side won out? Read the rest of this entry

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