Approaching a Decade, the “war on terror” keeps rolling along….

Has the “GWOT” been at all effective in defeating Al Qaeda? By what measurement? We have allowed Al Qaeda to morph from an entity who was comfortably ensconced in a semi-autonomous failed state, more or less coalesced in a general area…..into an entity that has proliferated and bounded outside our scope of observation and span [...]

Don’t Ask…..Don’t Tell….Don’t Rush

The Pentagon Thursday said it will relax enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that bars homosexuals from serving openly in the U.S. Military. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the military no longer will investigate sexual orientation of military personnel based on anonymous complaints, will restrict third-party testimony and require that all cases be [...]

Joe…..This Bud’s for you

Recent news about the Military’s concern over the possible abuse of prescription drugs has prompted a Virginia Congressman to consider drastic yet not unprecedented action. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., a Vietnam veteran and former war correspondent who now chairs the Senate panel that oversees military personnel policy, seemed to endorse the idea of letting troops [...]