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A soldier’s letter up at The Dakota Beacon

          I wrote a shorter version of this letter last week, but Steve Cates published this longer piece at The Dakota Beacon, a website worth a look.

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Letter from a soldier

            I’m acquainted with a number of military people serving in various branches, including several now serving in the Afghan combat zone. I received a letter from one of them worth sharing, but because this soldier is pursuing a military … Continue reading

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McChrystal resignation is Taliban victory over Obama

          The Taliban won the opening skirmish of Operation Kandahar and the first casualty was a respected American general falling on his sword. The resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal has been greeted by the Taliban as a victory, and an … Continue reading

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Obama’s bad times means change is coming

          It’s a bad day in a bad week of a bad year for Barack Obama. Worn thin-skinned by 17 months of one political disaster after another at home and abroad and entering the home stretch of game-changing mid-term elections, … Continue reading

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