Join With Me on Memorial Day

I’ve been asked to speak at the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial for its annual Memorial Day ceremony to tell the story of Corporal Lyle Tate. He was killed in action 50 years ago this month in the Republic of Vietnam. 

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We know the name of the lion, but not of our troops

by Jeff Anderson Tom, Carson, David, Skip & Randy. They had children, parents, spouses and loved ones. They were victims of domestic terrorism, soldiers serving our country, hunted down and executed in a gun free zone on U.S. soil, right … Continue reading

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Chattanooga tragedy: Should our Armed Forces be unarmed?

by NW Spotlight Photos from the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this week show a troubling paradox: unarmed Armed Forces. On Thursday, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez attacked two military facilities in Chattanooga and murdered four Marines and one sailor. He also wounded another … Continue reading

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America has become a feckless ally

by Dan Lucas In 1945 the United States and its allies defeated imperialist Japan and NAZI Germany. At great cost and after great sacrifice the Allies stopped these two aggressor nations who had been committing horrific atrocities across the globe … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Foreign Relations, Iraq, Military, Terrorism | 2,109 Comments

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 | 461 Comments

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