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Lessons from Sparta: Man up and spare women from combat

Obama's feminization of the U.S. military is a deliberate act of national self-destruction and a gift to our enemies. It denies men their exclusive role as protectors. It strips women of a special protected status. And it destroys a social compact that predicates civilizational self-defense upon sex-role differences that has saved the West from barbarism for millennia.

Veterans Day, veterans and the price of freedom

In 1938, President Dwight Eisenhower signed HR7786 into law, forever changing the name of Armistice Day to Veteran's Day, focusing on the contributions of those who have served in the armed forces.

D-Day, Bergdahl, honor and distinction

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 — “He served the United States with honor and distinction.” Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, began shortly after midnight on June 6, 1944. It started with an aerial bombardment and the landing of 24,000 airborne troops. Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history, came at 6:30 in the ...

Rolling Thunder: Remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day

VIENNA, Va., May 24, 2014 —  With the roar of thousands of big Harleys, Indians, BMWs and more, Rolling Thunder rolled into town last night. The rumble of the bikes clearly resonating across the streets and communities,  heard in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, and the surrounding suburbs. For the uninitiated, these arrivals have been ...

An army of one: Chuck Hagel proposes sharp cuts to U.S. Army

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2014 — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans for a major restructuring of America’s armed forces today. In a speech at the Pentagon, he announced that the United States needs a more agile, mobile military to meet the challenges of a more volatile world. He then called for cuts that would leave the ...

Infighting among Syrian opposition gives opportunity for all

By Conor Higgins WASHINGTON, January 15, 2014 — reported Monday that al-Qaeda allied forces have managed to seize control of several cities in Syria. Considering that al-Qaeda has received a large part of a $1 billion river of foreign aid money in order to fight Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the United States should pay ...