Trump’s Cohen Raid Meltdown and Syrian Response

“They broke into the offices of one of my personal attorneys … an attack on our country and what we all stand for”
Donald Trump (April 10, 2018)
President Trump’s explosive tirade over recent FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s office, home and hotel suite should come as no surprise.   Again, Trump has …

The Power to Declare and Wage War

War By Any Other Name Is Still War!

“Congress shall have the power … to declare war”
Article I, Section 8, U.S. Constitution
In what may become the nation’s shortest and most unpopular use of military might, President Clinton stands poised to order American soldiers, sailors and airmen to intervene in the internal affairs of an independent sovereign nation which …

The Legacy Of Normandy

“I’ve noticed nearly all the dead were hardly more than boys.”
Grantland Rice
The fiftieth anniversary of D-Day and the allied invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe provides a useful benchmark from which to reflect on contemporary history.
From hundreds of recent interviews with veterans who waded ashore at Normandy in June, 1944, it’s …

Invading Haiti is Madness!

“There never was a good war or a bad peace.”
Benjamin Franklin
The drums of war are again being orchestrated along the shores of the Potomac!
During the past two weeks,  a small but growing cadre in Congress are advocating a military invasion of Haiti … to return Jean-Bertrande Aristide to power.  Most …

“Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”

Pete Seeger

As the last decade of the twentieth century dawned, mankind was momentarily able to rest a bit easier, secure in the knowledge a nuclear holocaust between the world’s superpowers was highly unlikely.  Fears of instant inhalation and the possible extinction of the human species inspired by Neville Shute’s “On …

Operation Desert Shield … Why Are We There?

Even as another 100,000 troops head for Saudi Arabia, the euphoria over Operation Desert Shield, the American effort to hold Saddam Hussein in check, has justifiably begun to crumble. 
Iraq’s unprovoked invasion of Kuwait recalled memories of Germany’s unopposed annexation of Czechoslovakia.  History has suggested that had the nations of …