History

D-Day + 64 years

By John Biver

Visiting places of incredible bravery, sacrifice, and seeing the final resting place of so many thousands of Americans is a powerful experience. Walking on Omaha Beach, between the white marble crosses at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, or in a Belgian forest just outside Bastogne brings an incredible sense of awe – even for someone who has never had a problem feeling pride in his country.

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Acts of war…and suicide

By John Biver

From the Chicago Tribune last week (March 3, 2008): Army struggles with rising suicide A soldier’s tale illustrates the prevention battle inside the service as 2007 set a new high for troops taking their…

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Notes on the War in Iraq

By John Biver

My series from late 2007: 1. Since the Terrorists Target Public Opinion, So Should We 2. September 11, 2001 and the Reality of the Threat 3. What Didn’t Work Before 9/11 and What Needed…

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Baby Boomers, Barack Obama, and War

By John Biver

“Was it moral suasion that made Qaddafi see the wisdom of giving up his weapons of mass destruction? Or Iran agree for the first time to spot nuclear inspections? It was the suasion of…

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