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A warlike people

September 23rd, 2014 by Ask a Liberal Mormon

Budget cuts will force the Army to further scale back training for units based in the United States, allowing only for training to company level (one hundred or so troops).  The size of the Army is being reduced to pre–World War II levels. The Navy has fewer ships than at any time since before World War I; the Air Force is smaller (and flying older aircraft) than at any time since its founding.

I, for one, welcome this move towards embracing Spencer W. Kimball’s wise counsel. Not that I normally advocate feeling bound by the words of dead prophets, but I make an exception when they agree with the words I’m certain we will hear from future prophets.

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September 23rd, 2014 09:25:38

Wars and Rumors of Wars

July 09th, 2014 by Zen

The verse that comes to mind is

Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land.  D&C 38:29 (28-30)

This article compares and contrasts the world of today, with pre-WWI, complete with declining empires (US), raising powers (China, Far East), and powderkegs (Middle East).

War is coming. Right now, we are divided more strongly, and on more topics than ever before. We shall shatter in a millions tiny shards. There will be war, because there is no peace in the hearts of men. And if there is no peace inside, it is inevitable that peace outside of it will last long.

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July 09th, 2014 17:11:48

A belated Memorial Day post

May 29th, 2014 by Vader

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May 29th, 2014 07:49:04

Not a good sign

January 27th, 2014 by Cassandra

His Hehness spots a bad omen.

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January 27th, 2014 10:44:05

Blisteringly sexy Nazi-killer.

January 01st, 2014 by Bookslinger

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January 01st, 2014 13:14:52

History

July 25th, 2013 by Vader

It is sometimes said that the British and American people are still today, in the twenty-first century, indecently obsessed with the Second World War. The reason is not far to seek. We know that here was something which our parents and grandparents did well, in a noble cause …

— Thus Max Hastings

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July 25th, 2013 08:10:22

Historical Revisionism

March 26th, 2013 by Vader

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March 26th, 2013 08:23:50

We are at war

February 19th, 2013 by Vader

With the Chinese. It’s just that most of us aren’t aware of it yet.

His Majesty: “This time, the declaration of war was deliberately misplaced by government drones who refused to take it seriously. And the opposing army consists of considerably more than a seasick hereditary field marshal, three men-at-arms, and twenty longbowmen.”

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February 19th, 2013 11:16:28

Seeking a country

November 01st, 2012 by Vader

Sort of.

I’m pleased to live in the country that finally gave him peace.

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November 01st, 2012 09:42:27

The Arsenal of Freedom*

August 01st, 2012 by Bookslinger

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August 01st, 2012 15:29:28

Another young man who was young, but definitely a man

July 04th, 2012 by Vader

From Eric Larrabee’s excellent Commander in Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants, and Their War:   (more…)

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July 04th, 2012 15:03:34

The price

June 18th, 2012 by Vader

I don’t know whether to consider this a late Father’s Day or early Fourth of July story.  (more…)

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June 18th, 2012 15:44:27

Cry Havoc!

March 21st, 2012 by Vader

And let loose the snails of war.

His Majesty: “I’ve met your dachshunds. I can see why you wouldn’t want to stick with tradition.”

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March 21st, 2012 18:12:08