Interview #2 on The Dangerous History Podcast. Episode 156.

Here is the link to the second episode of my interview with ProfCJ. Notes for ProfCJ’s Dangerous History Podcast. Episode 2 In case you missed it, here is the link to episode one.   From ProfCJ's description of the episode. This is the second part of my conversation with BT, a US Army veteran of Iraq …

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Interview on The Dangerous History Podcast episode 155.

Here is the link to the episode. Notes for ProfCJ’s Dangerous History Podcast. Episode 1. Previous post.   From the description from ProfCJ and the Dangerous History Podcast... This episode is part 1 of CJ’s discussions with a longtime DHP listener & US Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, a guy who goes by …

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A conversation with an officer regarding the culture of combat soldiers during our deployment in 2006 – 2007

Foreword: The following was a conversation I had with a former officer from my unit when I deployed for Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 - 2007. I had respect for this officer, he had suggested that I should become an officer early in my career. This was not a path that I took, …

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Writing exercise in morality and war

My philosophy exercise is a single writing session where I go with an idea and once I am finished, I post it without rewrites, except to correct spelling. We cannot pretend to be a morally superior country and people when we allow torture in the name of national defense. The truth has been in America's …

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Notes for ProfCJ’s Dangerous History Podcast. Episode 1.

Here is the link to my first interview on The Dangerous History Podcast. Below are my notes on the podcast. They are an outline, so the context is lost, without hearing the episode. I am posting this for anyone interested in the sources I utilized as well as the many statistics I quote in the …

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Iran-Iraq War. The Gulf Wars. Sarin nerve gas and Gulf War Illness. A possible link explained.

The whole article can be found at the following link.   From the article... "There's firmer evidence, he says, that nerve agents mess with the mind. Studies of the Aum Shinrikyo survivors link exposure “even at really low doses” to symptoms such as nightmares, headaches, drowsiness, confusion, memory deficits, irritability, and depression—a syndrome called organophosphorus-ester-induced …

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My opinion article on General Mattis: “Conventional forces will assume more special operations force roles in 2018.”

Before you read my opinion, I suggest any reader (that is you) examine the articles I am giving my opinion, because you will know I am not trying to mischaracterize something which is an unfortunate reality of our "journalist," of which I believe there are very few left. I also am not trying to change …

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The First Grader. A cinematic review of the aftermath of the Mau Mau.

This is a college assignment I had in 2016. I usually remove all my interaction conversations from other students because only my side is being recorded. However, with the story of The First Grader, I had really strong opinions about the question as to whether Maruge was justified in taking a spot from a child to …

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