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May 18, 2018
Does Vocation Allow a Spy to Employ Sex as an Espionage Tactic?
In our recent post, The Vocation of a Spy, we discussed whether espionage is a...
May 14, 2018
The Vocation of a Spy
Normally, the leadership of important government agencies like the CIA goes to politicians, campaign allies,...
April 16, 2018
U.S. Attacks Syria–Has Trump Become a Neoconservative?
U.S. forces fired over 100 cruise missiles at Syria in retaliation against President Bashar al-Assad's...
March 16, 2018
“Total Defense” Plans & the Second Amendment
Sweden and Finland are not members of NATO. But they are on Russia's doorstep. During...
November 30, 2017
North Korea Can Now Nuke the U.S.
North Korea launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile in a successful test that may put the...
October 18, 2017
ISIS Loses Its Capital & Nearly All of Its Territory
In news you might have missed, the ISIS capital of Raqqa in Syria has fallen...
August 22, 2017
Back to the War in Afghanistan
President Trump in a prime-time national address re-committed the United States to war in Afghanistan. ...
August 09, 2017
“Fire and fury like the world has never seen”
As North Korea successfully develops its intercontinental ballistic missile capability, U.S. intelligence says it may...
July 27, 2017
The transgendered are banned from the military
President Trump announced that the U.S. military would no longer "accept or allow" transgender individuals...
June 30, 2017
The Muslim civil war
Syria is the focal point of a global war between Shi'ite Muslims (led by Iran,...
June 22, 2017
The Thucydides trap
The White House is full of aficionados of Thucydides, the Greek historian and chronicler of...
June 20, 2017
Russia threatens to shoot down U.S. planes over Syria
In the course of supporting a rebel faction battling not only President Assad but ISIS,...
May 29, 2017
Forgetting what Memorial Day means
I learned that it is not good form to wish each other "Happy Memorial Day!"...
May 19, 2017
The Reformation wars as board game
Right after Luther's death, the Holy Roman Emperor resolved to undo the Reformation by military...
May 15, 2017
The little nation that defeated the Soviets
A nation is defined by its history and its people's common experiences. That is especially...
May 09, 2017
Religious liberty in the military
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod may yet again be headed to the Supreme Court,...
May 04, 2017
And now, war with Turkey?
Americans' strongest and most effective allies in the fight against ISIS are the Kurdish militias...
April 28, 2017
Another Korean War?
President Trump brought all 100 Senators to the White House for a high level military briefing...
April 18, 2017
Tensions growing with North Korea
President Trump has been threatening military action against North Korea, and no one thinks he's...
April 12, 2017
Why the Russians are backing Assad
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is in Moscow for negotiations, has said that Russia...
April 07, 2017
Trump attacks Syria
UPDATE: President Trump pulled the trigger on attacking Syria. Some 59 cruise missiles hit an...
March 10, 2017
Is Russia seeding our shoreline with nuclear weapons?
Former Russian defense ministry spokesman Viktor Baranetz is claiming that "we are quietly 'seeding' the U.S....
January 31, 2017
The three causes of war
The great Athenian historian Thucydides said that there are three causes of war: (1) honor (2)...
December 31, 2016
Anniversaries in 2017
The new year will mark some important anniversaries. The biggest will be the 500th anniversary...
December 07, 2016
From “the most humiliating year in our history” to victory
Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Daily Oklahoman...
December 07, 2016
Vocation in Hacksaw Ridge
Notice how many movies are about vocation. For example, consider Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson's movie...
October 21, 2016
The new and improved Iraqi army
The way the Iraqi army used to deal with ISIS, when that movement was taking...
October 18, 2016
The Nobel Peace Prize keeps missing
Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Columbia, negotiated a peace deal with the left-wing rebels...
July 25, 2016
“Conscientious objection against the state”
Hillsdale professor and LCMS member Korey Maas has an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal about...
July 15, 2016
Lutheran women as conscientious objectors
The convention of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, which ended yesterday, passed a novel resolution...
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