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Tag: US military
  • Cockerill Interviews David Henderson

    David Henderson, economics professor at the Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey California, research scholar the Hoover Institute, and columnist for antiwar.com and LewRockwell.com, was kind enough to do an interview with me recently. David discussed the liberty-movement leaders young people ought to emulate, the problems he sees with the Austrian Theory of the business cycle, …

  • Think, American Youth

    (H/T Angela Keaton)

  • U.S. to depoly Patriot missiles in Middle East

    While at every turn President Obama attempts to distance himself from the policy decisions of the previous administration in Washington, the President sure seems to be following the same playbook in regards to foreign policy.  Several days ago during the State of the Union address, President Obama made a very decisive statement about Iran’s ‘nuclear capability’:  …

  • Pro-state “Peaceniks”: The betrayal of the formerly anti-war left

    In addition to the paramount cause of peace, the anti-state, counterculture movement of the 1960s placed a high emphasize on liberty. The movement was successful in removing legal sanctions depriving gays, blacks, women, and other historically oppressed groups of their natural rights. Yet the New Left also promoted moral relativism, bizarre “religious” practices, and dehumanizing cultural hedonism. Today, the establishment left promotes the sexual revolution, plant-worship, and socialism  full-throttle while …

  • Does Rising Violence in Pakistan mean more U.S. Involvement?

    I posted only half a day ago that the United States appeared to be getting ready to ramp up its potential presence in Pakistan, as Hillary Clinton expressed concern over Pakistani sovereignty.  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has affirmed the assertion today while making a visit to the neighboring country of Afghanistan.  Will 30,000 additional …

  • Laurence Vance on Military Doublespeak

    Laurence Vance is always excellent on the subject of war, particularly when he writes about its relationship to Christianity.  I saw him speak in June, and he did not disappoint. I was particularily impressed by his boldness in discussing the biblical conception of war and countering arguments for a more hawkish perspective presented by the audience …

  • Onward Christian Killers?

    While I’m hardly a believing Christian anymore, I nevertheless retain an appreciation for Biblical writings and Christ’s general message. Thus, I have been highly appreciative of LRC columnist Laurence Vance’s consistent adherence to the teachings of Holy Scripture and his resultant condemnation of the U.S. state’s war machine, as well as individual participation therein. Laurence Vance heroically decries pro-military attitudes …

  • 8 years in Afghanistan

    Nearly 800 American servicemen and women have died in Afghanistan since the invasion to oust the Taliban and exterminate al-Qaeda was launched 8 years ago today.  Our grateful country will remember them. Their sacrifice is unimaginable. The AP chart below shows the spike in US troop deaths in Afghanistan in 2009. The graph below is from a …