When Green Berets Were Charged With Murder

When Green Berets Were Charged With Murder

It seems like a headline from a current newspaper but this was 1969. And one of those was the commander of the Fifth Special Forces Group (Airborne) who would later become the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. While running technically illegal cross-border...
The Report and the Sec of State

The Report and the Sec of State

I recently noticed the Secretary of State weighing in on his review of a movie. Which is odd, to say the least. I watched The Report and yes, it is fiction. Thus, why is he weighing in on it? Doesn’t he have more important things to do? It’s also odd since...
The US Naval Academy Was Founded Because of a Mutiny

The US Naval Academy Was Founded Because of a Mutiny

And it wasn’t the Caine. I went to the Military Academy, founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1802. Although Jefferson tended to be anti-military, he accepted the need for a standing army. And if the nation was going to have one, he felt it should be officered by a...