Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thoughts on China-Japan tensions

Regarding Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe's dramatic commitment to provide military support to nations in contest with China, here are some of my relevant thoughts.

The America versus China century (Book review for Washington Free Beacon)
Globe In Partes Tres (National Review)
China space exploration (National Review)

As a side note, my grandfather, a WW2 US Marine, fought against the Japanese on Guam, Guadalcanal and Okinawa (see here). Amazing how times change.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, Americans must restore our attention to American foreign policy. We need to understand the details of the foreign endeavors in which we fight. We need to know about global politics and  the nature of the threats we face. We need to remember that hanging a yellow ribbon isn't enough. We need to remember. War is horrific and whether we're pro or anti intervention, our scrutiny of political decisions is crucial. Our attention to the world cannot be a transient endeavor. It never is for those who wear or have worn the uniform (or for their families). We must take time to study the stories of the lost (google- Brandon Fouty and Alex Jiminez). 

We must give meaning to their lives; to the dreams that they were never able to pursue and hold gratitude for the freedoms that we so often take for granted. The above photos are of my US Grandfather - a US Marine who served at the battles of Guam, Guadalcanal and Okinawa, and then became a career US Army officer (in Berlin, Korea and elsewhere). He's still going strong! Some of my other thoughts on veterans affairs can be found below.

The US Military is a force for good (The Guardian)
Fallujah and the legacy of American sacrifice (National Review)
The Super Bowl Scandal (American Spectator)
Our Turn to Serve (Blog)
World War Two Memorial Politics (The Guardian)
America should spend more on our veterans (The Week)
Voters vs. Bombers (National Review)
Why America Remembers D-Day (Telegraph)

Britain's Anti-EU Revolution

Friday, May 23, 2014

Syria Terrorism

Speaking with Fox News re-terrorism from Syria (please see my Telegraph piece yesterday)