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Friday Thoughts on “A World Apart”

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn was many things in his day: soldier, prisoner, writer, and activist, but his particular skill was his observation of people as they are, as opposed to how he and they wished people to be. As we are spectators … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Stray Voltage, VMI | 1 Kommentar

Sailing on a Learner’s Permit

There’s probably only one feeling worse than being a 15 year old with a new girlfriend and no wheels. That’s being a brand new ensign with a freshly signed-off Qualifications Book and not knowing port from left. Now, as a … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Navy, VMI | 1 Kommentar

D-Day 2018

On the 74th anniversary of D-Day, one wonders why a sapper from the Stonewall Brigade took a different approach to commuting to work, and if the Institute was heard from today? Considering the insanity going on inside the Beltway – … Weiterlesen

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What Is Becoming of the Blog!

A loyal reader wrote, „I miss the commentary, as we’re almost two months since the last post. I would be interested in any thoughts about the recent New Market Ceremony. It’s seems as if some pre-emptive watering down / dilution … Weiterlesen

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„I Consider Myself a Citadel Alumna…“

This story is making the rounds amongst the Citadel Alumni- Shannon Faulkner considers herself a hero of sorts but she definitely is not.  The opening of the Citadel to women is pretty marred unlike that of VMI.  Many did not … Weiterlesen

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Titan Rain

Old and yet still current news. While we’re being guided to look very almost closely at Russia, a far more dedicated and successful cyber enemy taking advantage. “[Shawn] Carpenter had uncovered Titan Rain – the biggest cyber espionage campaign in … Weiterlesen

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Creating an Arms Race

Not since America’s children contributed one penny to fund the building of six frigates has America’s naval capabilities been in such straits. Like those days, plenty of Americans recognize their peril and have begun to reclaim our great Nation from … Weiterlesen

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An American Civil War: an Economy

As we’ve reviewed the concept of an American Civil War, the perspective we’ve taken is not one of combat. We’ll cover that another time because in such a war, there will be foreign intervention, and their goal will be to … Weiterlesen

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Asking Why

From each of us here at In The Old Corps to each of you, please have a joy-filled and safe celebration of the new year. Recapping 2017 proved easy. There were only 2 news stories this year: at any moment … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter History, Just for Fun, Stray Voltage, VMI | Kommentar hinterlassen

Football Season

I’ve enjoyed exactly two football games this season. Not NFL games – I’ve been boycotting Roger Goodell & the Limousine Liberals for several years, and the protests by a bunch of millionaires who’s talents on the football field add nothing … Weiterlesen

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