Category Archives: War

Foreign wars

“Erik Prince, founder of the controversial firm Blackwater, is trying to convince President Donald Trump to privatize America’s war in Afghanistan.” Richard Nixon campaigned in 1968 on a promise to end the draft. The draft of middle class Americans was a source … Continue reading

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Nuclear Weapons

If Kim Jong-un does not commit to peace it will only leave the United States with the option of military force.–Rep. Tom Reed, facebook Once the Soviet Union exploded a hydrogen bomb, it was clear that nuclear war was out … Continue reading

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Can we declare peace?

He drew a circle that shut me out- Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle and took him In!— Edwin Markham Can we declare peace? Was North … Continue reading

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Singapore summit

The American people don’t mistake the absence of a final agreement for the absence of progress. We made progress; we must be patient. We made historic advances; we will not turn back.–Ronald Reagan In the end, diplomacy can work – … Continue reading

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Parsing Reed’s writing

I support the President’s leadership in keeping our nation’s security his top priority rather than seeking an achievement for political reasons that results in a false diplomatic success. President Trump has always known when to walk away from the table, … Continue reading

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fight fight, talk talk

 fight fight, talk talk.–attributed to Mao Ze-dong Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.–Proverbs 16:18 To win without fighting is best.–Asian martial art maxim I believe American army officers study Mao’s thoughts on war and international relations. Doubtless Kim Jong-un has … Continue reading

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North Korea’s nuclear test site

Trump, in a tweet Saturday, thanked North Korea for its plan to dismantle the nuclear test site, calling it “a very smart and gracious gesture!”–Kim Tong-Hyung | AP May 13 at 7:00 AM, Washington Post North Korea offers to close their nuclear test … Continue reading

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