The Forgotten War That No One Remembers

One of my future projects is going to be a look at the lessons not learned over the last century - political, military, and intelligence. "A huge project," you say? What is worse - ignoring the lessons ignored or spending the time to research and argue the point... which will be read and forgotten fairly quickly?  …

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Tenacity, 1950: The Red Tide and Chochi’won

History is often regarded as the victorious tales of a nation's forces against a ruthless enemy. There are times, however, when a defeat is overlooked as a point of inconvenience to the national narrative. The utter lack of attention given to the geopolitical situation leading up to the beginning of the Korean War in 1950, …

The Legacy of the Battle of Jutland

Early in my blogging habit, I wrote about my preferred brand of Scotch (Scapa) and my perspective on its relationship with naval history. As the 102-year anniversary of one of the most disputed naval battles in history approaches, it is fitting to submit one of my academic papers for your consideration.  It was somewhat of …

Irritation Airport

My frequent travels find me pondering how air travel could be made so frustrating that it transcends irritation and enters the plane of surreal humor. The following is a compilation of thoughts and ideas I have posted to Facebook over the last three years, trying “get through" security with my manhood, virtue, sanity, and no-no …

Updates, Observations, and Feedback

On March 11th, I started to schedule daily blogs to be posted each morning. These were a mish-mash of my writing from Quora, school, and other points of interest that I felt compelled to share. 10 weeks and 70-ish posts later, I have finally caught up to the present, though there are still more blogs …

Inconsequential Consequences (Part 4 of 4)

In the previous three parts, my research has taken me on a journey which I never fully expected to embark upon. Originally, the intent of this project was to act as a historic counterpoint to the present discussions about gun control here in the U.S. “Why are people so afraid of AR’s? When was the …

Inconsequential Consequences (Part 3 of 4)

The first two parts of this series covered early assassinations as well as the impact of such events during the violent Civil Rights era. This post will look at the impact of foreign events to provide a counterpoint to the availability and repercussions of the use of firearms in targeting diplomats and influential figures. What …