Reprisals and the Killing of Civilians in War

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"In Belgium there are many towns whose cemeteries today have rows and rows of memorial stones inscribed with a name, the date 1914, and the legend, repeated over and over: "Fusille par les Allemandes"...

Send Me, Isaiah 6, from Fury

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Requires no commentary, 5 tankers in World War II, behind German, their tank unable to move, and a battalion of German troops headed for them.   https://youtu.be/FU90LtWrmvk

Salutin’ Demons

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I know, the way we fight wars has changed, but I suspect life around headquarters command centers hasn’t. In the long campaigns in World War II, North Africa, Italy and France, units were often sent...

Undesirables I Have Known, Stolen Valor, 1972

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I arrived at my new duty assignment in Japan in February, 1972. They had just concluded a rare general court martial for that command, Attempted Murder. It had ended with an acquittal and the entire JAG staff...

Matter of Rape in Japan, Part 2

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Earlier, I promised you a second case-story about rape, the first story trying to give you some sort of idea about why neither good cops nor defense lawyers will take a female accuser’s word...

Judging Beauty, Goodness and Virtue

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"If you judge Beauty or Goodness or Virtue solely based on what you see in the mirror you will likely die a painful death...whether old or young. Just ask Kurt Cobain" from St George Frederick, an old friend returned.