Torture: Post 1: The Decision Nov10

Torture: Post 1: The...

The young officer received orders for his next assignment: Vietnam, Chief, POW Interrogation Team. What to do? There were rumors of U.S. forces torturing prisoners. A predicament: Resign his commission, desert and flee to Canada? But his motives weren’t pure. He didn’t want to...

Awake! Mar27

Awake!

Own the Dawn. Own your world! Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight: And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught The Sultán’s Turret in a Noose of Light. (Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) Good morning, Vietnam! I feel good! Hope you do, too! Own the...

How to Lose to ISIS Mar25

How to Lose to ISIS

I can’t tell you how to succeed, but I can tell you how to fail: Try to please everybody. (Attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt) http://www.azquotes.com/quote/1150272 A former student of mine, Sandy Wardenburg, had the insight to place this quotation at my place-setting for her magnificent...

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