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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...
May 09, 2017
Religious liberty in the military
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod may yet again be headed to the Supreme Court,...
December 04, 2015
Women will now serve in combat, all military jobs
The Defense Secretary has opened all combat units to women. All branches of the military...
November 06, 2014
Using our military to fight Ebola
Some 1,000 American troops have been sent to Africa to help in the fight against...
September 25, 2014
Lateral military enlistments?
The pattern for enlisting in the military is to sign up in your 20's, then,...
September 18, 2014
Air Force will now allow atheist oaths
We blogged about the atheist airman who was not allowed to re-enlist unless he could...
September 16, 2014
Religious liberty for atheists, too
Enlisting or re-enlisting in a military service requires taking an oath, ending in the words...
August 18, 2014
The problem with cops in camo
Why would police officers, as in those in Ferguson, Missouri, wear green camoflage jungle fatigues? ...
August 15, 2014
Demilitarizing the Police
I just got back from St. Louis, staying just a few blocks from the riots...
August 11, 2014
Destroying our own military equipment
My brother-in-law (Seabees, retired) told me that when we withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, we...
July 04, 2014
“Up to now, I’ve given nothing for what I have taken”
Peter Wehner shares a letter written by his wife's uncle, Frank Keaton, shortly before landing...
June 30, 2014
Trying to stop smoking in the military
The men and women in our military, for various understandable reasons, smoke quite a bit...
June 06, 2014
The POW exchange debacle
The POW release was orchestrated to be a feel-good moment . But now the Obama...
April 15, 2014
“Fixing” the Second Amendment
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, having spent much of his career trying to...
October 22, 2013
Wasting our stuff in Afghanistan
A military contact told me this was happening, but now it's made the papers: As...
October 08, 2013
Making the military cool again
Literature, including and perhaps especially the more popular varieties, does more than provide escapist entertainment. ...
September 10, 2013
What our soldiers are saying about Syria
Retired Major General Robert H. Scales, former commandant of the U. S. Army War College,...
September 03, 2013
Military’s qualms about war with Syria
Our military leaders have some major qualms about attacking Syria. From Ernest Londono, U.S. military...
May 06, 2013
Military will allow evangelism but not proselytizing
Responding to the uproar about the prospect for court martials for evangelism that we blogged...
May 02, 2013
Court martial for evangelism?
How persecution begins: The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted...
March 15, 2013
The militia part of the Second Amendment
The Washington Post has a front page story saying that the Second Amendment had always...
March 14, 2013
Medal for drone warriors
The military has instituted a new medal, the Distinguished Warfare Medal, to honor great deeds...
January 24, 2013
Women will now serve in combat
I don't think this is good. Not for women, not for our military, not for...
November 15, 2012
One of my former students married another former student who has become an officer in...
January 19, 2012
The two kinds of warriors: Hector & Achilles
University of Virginia English professor Mark Edmundson has written a fascinating essay entitled "Do Sports...
January 10, 2012
Our new military era
At the Pentagon last week President Obama announced the new defense budget, which will include...
September 26, 2011
America’s decline and China’s rise?
Robert Kaplan sees President Obama's refusal to sell the latest F-16s to Taiwan as a...
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