Middle East: No plan, Time to Leave

The Happy New Year was greeted by a U.S. missile strike which killed an Iranian and Iraqi Generals in Iraq. This could be a game changer from spy vs spy to outright war. Let’s review U.S. failed strategy after the “Arab Spring.” Tunisia: the only country that initiated democracy and is hanging on by a [...]

By | January 6th, 2020|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

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

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

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

Afghanistan Mess Marches On, A Call to Arms

In the New York Times, International section, Page 12, article: “In a Recaptured District Gains for Afghan Troops,” (https://www.nytimes.com/topic/destination/afghanistan) examines the recapture of a district controlled by the Taliban. It is suggested that younger leaders are standing up against the Taliban. So after over 17 years of war: 1. The U.S. backed government controls less [...]

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

Best of radio interviews, Curse of the Coloring Book

The link to one of my best,short,  radio interviews is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghs6kzLo0MQ. Check it out. And be sure to check out the Amazon reviews and pick up a copy of "Curse of the Coloring Book" for a fast summer read. If you have any comments or what could be an improvement, leave a comment.

By | June 6th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments