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Standwatch summer trip final day

By |2018-07-21T19:38:25+00:00July 18th, 2018|

     This day began like no other I woke up first. So we had to be down stairs at 4:30 am and I woke up at 3:45 when the alarm went off. So I took a shower without stoping the [...]

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The Wrong Media for the Right War

By |2015-02-01T17:02:56+00:00February 1st, 2015|

In November 1997, just as the 1998 election cycle was beginning in earnest, I walked through the doors of the state capital building in Austin, Texas. I was on my way to interview the governor of Texas, George W. Bush. Though [...]

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Our 9/11 Loss

By |2008-08-04T22:52:24+00:00August 4th, 2008|

It has now been 9 years since the attacks of 9/11. In that time, the United States has gone from a country that once viewed terrorism as a legal problem, to one that is now fighting a prolonged war against …

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The Wreckage of Reputations For Politics

By |2004-08-05T05:54:08+00:00August 5th, 2004|

Last week, I had something of an epiphany during an interview I was conducting with Lieutenant Colonel (RET) Richard Via. Via was the pilot who gave Bush his “checkout” flight in 1970 to verify that the young lieutenant knew how …

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War and Responsibility

By |2003-03-07T11:49:05+00:00March 7th, 2003|

What have I done to support the war effort? As I watched the president speak to reporters several days ago, I found myself asking that question. I stay informed about events at the United Nations, I watch the Pentagon press conferences [...]

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Opinion: Let's See, Who Is the Worst Person We Could Send to China?

By |2001-04-10T10:24:26+00:00April 10th, 2001|

In his latest attempt to move his tryst with a former employee out of the headlines, Jesse Jackson has offered to help win the release of twenty-four Americans being held in China. During an interview with the Chicago Sun Times, Jackson [...]

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Opinion: Let’s See, Who Is the Worst Person We Could Send to China?

By |2001-04-10T10:24:26+00:00April 10th, 2001|

In his latest attempt to move his tryst with a former employee out of the headlines, Jesse Jackson has offered to help win the release of twenty-four Americans being held in China. During an interview with the Chicago Sun Times, Jackson [...]

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Being Seen in Bosnia

By |2001-03-25T10:30:04+00:00March 25th, 2001|

I had been reading about Bosnia for a long time. Since the slow and painful dismemberment of Yugoslavia began in the early nineties I had always looked on with a fascination reserved for events that only occur in obscure places. Whether [...]

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The Alaska Way

By |2001-03-07T22:21:38+00:00March 7th, 2001|

Over the past several years, there has been a great deal of talk within the defense community about the feasibility of making the National Guard more relevant to the National Military Strategy. While these discussions have provided ample fodder for defense [...]

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The George W. Bush Interview

By |2001-02-02T18:22:53+00:00February 2nd, 2001|

[restrict...]In 1998, I had an opportunity to interview George W. Bush about the Texas National Guard.  To my knowledge, I believe I am the only person in recent memory to interview Bush on his time in the National Guard.  I dug [...]

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Where Are We Going?

By |2000-08-04T00:00:00+00:00August 4th, 2000|

In December of last year, the National Defense Panel released its long awaited report to Congress which was intended to be a critical analysis of the Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review. The NDP’s report made a series of recommendations related to the [...]

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McCain on Defense

By |2000-04-01T00:00:00+00:00April 1st, 2000|

As the race for the presidential nomi- nation becomes, at least on the Republican side, a race for the nomination, a look at the upstart McCain candidacy is worthwhile. The re-look is especially rewarding for those concerned about defense issues, because [...]

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Wishing for the Wrong Things

By |2000-03-01T00:00:00+00:00March 1st, 2000|

Over the past several years, the Air National Guard has submitted a list to Congress that details a wide range of unfunded priorities that the Air Force was unable to fill. Usually the list consisted of systems that Air Guard units [...]

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Where To From Here?

By |2000-02-02T00:00:00+00:00February 2nd, 2000|

Where to from here? It’s a question on virtually everyone’s mind, from soldiers around the nation to leaders in the Guard, the Reserve, and the Active Component. Nothing, it seems, is guaranteed. Even as the services enter the latest round in [...]

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Net Assessment: The Decade in Defense

By |2000-02-01T00:00:00+00:00February 1st, 2000|

Seventy years from now when historians look back at the 1990s it is difficult to imagine how they will define the era in which we now live. Assuming that we avoid a global economic meltdown or nuclear war over the next [...]

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