Yearly Archive for 2010

: 2010

Pat-Downs and Politics

It must take a lot of guts to light your underpants on fire with explosives hidden in them.  Unfortunately, one of the unique characteristics of our radical jihadist enemy is that they are able to
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Hearts & Minds: Guerrilla Warfare 101

By now, most Americans have heard about “hearts and minds” and how important it is to earn the support of the populace, but how many actually know why? If this is a war, why do we need the support of
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Operations in Kandahar: The Alexandrian Solution

Did Alexander the Great know something we don’t?   Modern day military analysts call Afghanistan the “Graveyard of Empires”, yet with only 40,000 Greeks and a handful of recently conquered Persian
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The Mexican Insurgency (Part II: The Solution)

It is difficult to say which is the lower form of life: The drug dealer who pushes his poison on our youth and more vulnerable demographic groups, or the religious fanatic who straps remote-controlled
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The Mexican Insurgency (Part I: The Problem)

In 2010, it is not unusual to pick up a newspaper and read of a local politician who was beheaded, and his remains placed on public display, or listen absent-mindedly to a television news story of an
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The Mosque Controversy (Part III: Courses of Action)

In 334 BC, Alexander the Great looked across the River Granicus and studied the formations of the Persian Army: On the east bank of the river, the Persian Commander had positioned his strongest forces
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The Ground Zero Mosque (Part 2: The Manhattan Theatre of Operations)

The Cordoba Project, also known as the Ground Zero Mosque in Lower Manhattan has taken on more significance than either a constitutional right to build a house of worship or a gross insult to the
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The Ground Zero Mosque (Part 1)

Can it be possible that the US has been maneuvered into a strategic no-win situation? The controversy surrounding “The Cordoba Project”, the proposed mosque being built at 51 Park Place in Lower
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