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On May 23 U.S. President Barack Obama lifted a longstanding embargo on arms exports to Vietnam.  Most intriguing for any U.S. mariner is the news that Hanoi might reopen the splendid deepwater harbor at Cam Ranh Bay to U.S. Navy warships as part of the quid pro quo for revoking the arms ban.    https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/washingtons-honeymoon-in-cam-ranh-bay/

Washington’s Honeymoon in Cam Ranh Bay

On May 23 U.S. President Barack Obama lifted a longstanding embargo on arms exports to Vietnam. Most intriguing for any U.S. mariner is the news that Hanoi might reopen the splendid deepwater harbor at Cam Ranh Bay to U.S. Navy warships as part of the quid pro quo for revoking the arms ban. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/washingtons-honeymoon-in-cam-ranh-bay/

Since the events on 9/11, the word “terrorism” has been on the lips of nearly every politician in the media. The United States has since been waging a war on terrorism, claiming it is the greatest threat to the American people. According to statistics, however, …

Since the events on 9/11, the word “terrorism” has been on the lips of nearly every politician in the media. The United States has since been waging a war on terrorism, claiming it is the greatest threat to the American people. According to statistics, however, …

Reflections

Reflections

DEAD SOLDIERS ON BEER CANS? - Have a drink, toast a fallen hero then throw the can away. On each beer can Dog Tag Brewing produces, a fallen soldier’s full title, name and full story are printed on the side. In spite of the help this company claims it is providing to veterans and their families, such crass commercialism of the ultimate sacrifice a soldier can give is not striking everyone as a keen gesture. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/dead-soldiers-on-beer-cans/

Dead Soldiers on Beer Cans?

DEAD SOLDIERS ON BEER CANS? - Have a drink, toast a fallen hero then throw the can away. On each beer can Dog Tag Brewing produces, a fallen soldier’s full title, name and full story are printed on the side. In spite of the help this company claims it is providing to veterans and their families, such crass commercialism of the ultimate sacrifice a soldier can give is not striking everyone as a keen gesture. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/dead-soldiers-on-beer-cans/

The public should have some indication – beyond bumper sticker slogans – of how candidates see and will deal with the broader national security issues they will face. The candidates need to speak publicly about this most important part of the role they are seeking.   https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/hard-national-security-issues-for-the-next-president/

Hard National Security Issues for the Next President

The public should have some indication – beyond bumper sticker slogans – of how candidates see and will deal with the broader national security issues they will face. The candidates need to speak publicly about this most important part of the role they are seeking. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/hard-national-security-issues-for-the-next-president/

The war here smells like diesel fumes and nostalgia. . When the Iraq war ended in 2011, the United States tore down almost all of its old bases in the country. Now, four years later, it is rebuilding them. “No one is better at kicking our own ass than ourselves,” one Marine quipped.    https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/behind-the-scenes-in-the-marine-corps-mission-against-the-islamic-state/

Behind the Scenes in the Marine Corps Mission Against the Islamic State

The war here smells like diesel fumes and nostalgia. . When the Iraq war ended in 2011, the United States tore down almost all of its old bases in the country. Now, four years later, it is rebuilding them. “No one is better at kicking our own ass than ourselves,” one Marine quipped. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/behind-the-scenes-in-the-marine-corps-mission-against-the-islamic-state/

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