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Dave on The Resistance Podcast: America – Peacekeeper or Bully?



It was a lot of fun Saturday night to spend the evening with Josh Carter and The Resistance Podcast, talking about my beliefs about deterrence and the role of the United States in world affairs.

Some fair warning, this is an adult podcast, and I am a sailor, so there is some language. Also Josh got me fired up about some issues with Congress and I launched. So if you get offended by language or criticism of my Congressman, you might want to avoid this bonus presentation.

So here is Josh Carter and I talking about whether o not the US is a bully or building an Empire or just doing what we should be doing….

There Is Nothing New Under the Sun



As the Earth Day March for science rolled around the country, one particular sign displayed at one of the marches caught Dave’s eye.

Why? Because as the King wrote, “There is nothing new under the sun…” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

After a week on the road doing house stuff and starting his new job, Dave has a few moments to share with you about the reason why that sign caught his eye. And of course, if you know anything about Dave, there’s some long lost historical reason for it. And this March for science sign is no different.

And so after getting you up to date with what’s going on with his life, Dave takes you to the Italian Alps on April 22, 1917. Literally 100 years to the day before the “March For Science…”

The Hornet’s Sting



On the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle raid, Dave got to visit the USS Hornet Museum. It honors the brave men who flew that daring raid as well as the generations of sailors who served in her after WWII and even today aboard ships with other names, but doing the same job of keeping the peace.

That idea of deterrence and peace through strength is the real reason, despite the apparent confusion of Trump’s Armada, that North Korea and Kim Jong-tun (get it?) decided to not test their atomic weapons last week.

Deterrence works because there is a credible and real threat of retaliation. Ships like USS Hornet and USS Carl Vinson along with their myriad of escorts and support ships provide that deterrent today.

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