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Governor Herbert presents Utah National Guardsmen with honors for bravery in combat

DRAPER, Utah – Governor Gary Herbert presented medals to several Utah National Guard soldiers Sunday.

The soldiers served in Afghanistan in 2017 with Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group. 304 more words


Rand Paul: It's Time for a New American Foreign Policy

Rand Paul is a breath of fresh air on US foreign policy. From Paul, at nationalinterest.org:

Americans have also been increasingly clear that they are tired of constant war. 352 more words

Foreign Policy

(Un)familiar territory

Ever done a loop course, or perhaps the same race multiple times, when you think you should be experiencing deja vu, but instead you find yourself in unfamiliar territory? 494 more words

Musings About Life

Syrian War Daily – 18th of March 2018

Hello and welcome to the 369th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates: 1.307 more words

Military Updates

The Losers?

When the American forces landed in South Vietnam in March 1965, they had come with the belief that they would soon crush the ‘racially inferior gooks’ and return home for Christmas. 1.284 more words

Current Affairs

Another Viet Nam

I image almost all of America was surprised to learn that former General and now Secretary of Defense Mattis said we cannot have a military victory in Afghanistan, I remember the uproar when Obama said we would reduce troop levels by a certain time. 216 more words


National Bird: A Cautionary Tale

National Bird, a film directed by Sonia Kennebeck, received much less attention than Eye in the Sky, though both had US releases in 2016. One reason for this is that Eye in the Sky paints drone warfare as a positive development in human history, and its perpetrators as somehow noble, despite the risk of killing civilians which invariably attends this new practice. 1.588 more words

Lethal Creep