Leading off is a very incendiary editorial calling the Army’s treatment of members of SGT Bergdahl’s unit into question. I have to admit, what about this affair at that unit’s level required a Non-Disclosure Agreement with threats of punishment – threats the Army could back up? Like I said: incendiary. The NDA lend credence to the charges Bergdahl leveled in his defense: his battalion’s chain of command was so messed up that the sergeant felt it better to flee to another unit.
The next opinion purports to describe how NATO and Russia would fare in a war over the Baltics. It seems rather odd that the author takes an inordinate amount of space to assure readers that Russia has absolutely no designs over the Baltic nations’ ports. Putin has proven himself attuned to Russia’s history and those seaports are definitely part of Russia’s history.
The last speech reminds us what happens when one goes to war with the Marines one has, and who know what they signed up for. Out of curiosity, were they awarded the Navy Cross? Was DON as disciplined as those two Marines?