A War Without Resolve

In his recent book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War” former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates provided distinctive observations about President Barack Obama’s conduct of the war in Afghanistan: “[Obama] didn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Iraq, Leadership, Military, President Obama | 3 Comments

Thanks to those who are keeping us safe

by NW Spotlight We have so much to be thankful for. While many of us will be enjoying turkey, football and too much food today, there are brave men and women standing watch around the world to keep us safe. … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:32 | Posted in Military | 407 Comments

Rep. Greg Walden: I OPPOSE military action in Syria

by Rep. Greg Walden When the United States decides to intervene militarily in the affairs of another country, two thresholds must be met: establishing a threat to our own security, and setting a clear goal or definition of victory to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:01 | Posted in Military, President Obama, Syria | 12 Comments

PFC Monte Pitner USMC: fearless

by Eric Shierman Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary of the day Monte Pitner from Sutherlin, Oregon, was killed in action fighting in a rice paddy near the village of La Bong 3, in the Republic of Vietnam. There would only … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Military, U.S. Marine Corps | 3 Comments

The General John Allen that I know

by Eric Shierman Even the most meritless investigations of the Department of Defense’s inspector general take at the least many months to complete, but it was only a matter of weeks before it cleared General John Allen of wrongdoing for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:09 | Posted in Military, U.S. Marine Corps | 616 Comments

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