On West Point and the Honor Code

On West Point and the Honor Code

Honor Code “A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” This is one of the first things imprinted on New Cadets when they arrive at West Point for Beast Barracks. Along with such tantalizing bits as “How’s the cow?” and “How many gallons in Lusk...
What Cascade Events/Misconceptions Led To Pearl Harbor?

What Cascade Events/Misconceptions Led To Pearl Harbor?

Pearl Harbor This is excerpted from The Green Beret Guide to Seven Great Disasters II which is free today, 7 December. “Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it would not be enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii...

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...