Trump Reversing Military Court-martial Bad Idea

In the Sunday New York Times, November 24, 2019, front page article: “Top Navy Leaders Standing Ground Over Seal’s Case,” (https://www.onenewspage.com/n/World/1zkkoncnq2/Top-Navy-Leaders-Standing-Ground-Over-SEAL.htm) examines the court-martial of a Navy Seal acquitted of shooting civilians, murdering a captive Islamic State fighter with a hunting knife, but convicted of posing with a dead Islamic fighter. Trump has indicated he [...]

By | November 25th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Time to Stop Endless Wars or Add Social Change to Military’s Goals

In the New York Times, Sunday National, page 22, article: “Endless Wars Gripe Resounds for Those Who Fought Them,” ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/01/us/politics/veterans-trump-iraq-afghanistan.html) examines how those who went to revenge the September 11th World Trade Center attack are disillusioned by the lack of progress in Iraq and Afghanistan after 18 years, billions of dollars and thousands of [...]

By | November 9th, 2019|PTSD|0 Comments

Save the Iraqis Who Collaborated with U.S. Forces

In the New York Times, Sunday Edition, 11/3/19, article, “Trump Crimps Escape Path for Iraqis Who Helped Troops in War,” (https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/iraqis-who-helped-u-s-army-now-trapped-by-trump-ban-and-under-threat-at-home-1.5491684) examines how an estimated 110,000 Iraqis are waiting approval for applications for visa’s based on their wartime assistance to the U.S. Assisting the U.S equaled collaboration with the enemy and death from either: Sunni/ [...]

By | November 4th, 2019|PTSD|0 Comments

Save the Kurds that Helped U.S. Forces From Death Sentence

In the New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 2019, article: "Syrian Arab Fighters Backed by Turkey kill two Kurds," ((https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/world/middleeast/turkey-invasion-syria-kurds.html)) examines how Turkish backed Syrian Arab fighters killed at least two Kurdish prisoners Saturday, one lying on the ground, his hands bound behind his back; it’s easier that way. The southern attack by Assad’s Russian [...]

By | October 15th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Hip Replacement on Track on 12th Day

Went to VA Palo Alto Medical Center (VA-PAHCS) for hip replacement surgery on September 1, 2019. As of October 12, I am able to walk slowly without a crutch, WOW! One of the best hospital’s I have ever been associated with. Standards of medical orthopedic professionalism, cleanliness and respect for the patient unusual in the [...]

By | October 13th, 2019|PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Vietnam Documentary 1969, Firebase Jackson

Documentary on 1969 Vietnam features: Firebase Jackson, my Alma mater, with Company "C," 2nd of the 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. The link is: : https://youtu.be/o1vmmGUapPc. The items in the documentary I remember most: 1. leaches. 2. rice paddy mud. 3. rats; are all featured in the novel, with other fun items. All these lovely attractions [...]

By | August 21st, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Hollywood Pitch Fest

Jen and I, with my brother Tom ventured into Hollywood for the 23rd Hollywood Pitch Fest. Over 2 days we pitched my screenplay adaption of  my novel: "Curse of the Coloring Book, a novel." If buying on Amazon, be sure and and type in 'Curse of the Coloring Book', a novel or you'll end up [...]

By | August 11th, 2019|PTSD|0 Comments

Women of the World Unite for Afghan Women’s Rights

In the New York Times, Sunday edition, July 14, 2019, page 6, International section, article: “Women Fear Return of Taliban, and Old Ways,” (https://www.pressreader.com/) examines how the peace talks between the U. S. and Taliban are reaching an accord, even though the Taliban have refused to include the current U.S. supported government, which it considers [...]

By | July 16th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Tanks are Critical to Winning Guerrilla War

In the New York Times article on Sunday, July 7, 2019, “Why President Trump Likes Tanks,” (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/04/opinion/trump-tanks.html) the author is an ex-soldier, most likely a combat engineer, without combat experience. I disagree with his opinion that tanks are a vestige of the past and find such an opinion naïve to the extreme. I was a [...]

By | July 9th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Review of Curse of the Coloring Book, a Novel

Everyday life and war experiences fit together about as well as guns and poetry—a combination that author Howard L Hibbard makes feel almost natural in his Vietnam War novel, the Curse of the Coloring Book. The truth of real experience is neither picture-book enticement nor text-book knowledge but somewhere in between—somewhere the author has clearly [...]

By | July 4th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments