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Pearl Harbor Day 2006

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Thursday, December 7, 2006

The day after the devastating Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt addressed the Congress with his eloquent speech requesting a declaration of war...

Analysis and Commentary

The surrealism of Iraq

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, December 4, 2006

In Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five," the hero has a hallucination — or, perhaps, a vision...

Analysis and Commentary

War-Making and the Machines of War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Commentary
Friday, December 1, 2006

In recent years, the term “revolution in military affairs” (RMA) has come to be applied to the vast change that computerized intelligence and globalization have brought to the conduct of war...

In the News

Final paper topics for my NCS students in Just and Unjust Wars class

by Kenneth Andersonvia Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Thursday, November 30, 2006

I volunteer to teach a class at my daughter's school, the National Cathedral School for Girls, in Washington DC (wikipedia article), on ethics and war, Just and Unjust Wars...

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Why we may lose the war on terror

with Victor Davis Hansonvia World Views
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

As I was reading and posting this speech by classics professor Victor Davis Hanson, I didn't see that Harrison was posting the same speech below...

Analysis and Commentary

Losing the Enlightenment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Our current crisis is not yet a catastrophe, but a real loss of confidence of the spirit...

In the News

Cpl. Dunham, Milton Friedman, and more.

via Weekly Standard
Monday, November 27, 2006

Next to being elected president, the greatest honor bestowed on an American is the Congressional Medal of Honor, awarded for extraordinary courage in battle...

In the News

Wars, Then and Now..

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, November 27, 2006

When George Bush Sr. addressed an audience in Abu Dhabi, he was jeered and blamed for globalization—this from a country that can only exist with foreign expertise in a globalized world that finds, extracts, and sells its accidental petroleum fortune...

Analysis and Commentary

The Washington Meat Grinder

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld faded away more quickly and more quietly than almost anyone who has been so prominent and so controversial for so many years...

Analysis and Commentary

Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history

by Dinesh D’Souzavia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

In recent months, a spate of atheist books have argued that religion represents, as "End of Faith" author Sam Harris puts it, "the most potent source of human conflict, past and present."


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.