Category Archives: Soldiers

Theories for the Middle East Conflict

As promised from a previous post, I would present some theories or models as to why there’s a huge conflict in the Middle East.  These aren’t my views.  They are views that I have picked up over time and have … Continue reading

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Fareed Zakaria: The Way Out of Afghanistan

As you know, I’m a big fan of Zakaria and I agree mostly with his policies about international affairs.  He has recently come up with an interesting article about how to deal with the troubles in Afghanistan: we buy off … Continue reading

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Osama Bin Laden: Found

I got this from a blog: Geography Professor Thomas Gillespie of UCLA has employed a technique typically used for tracking endangered species in order to pinpoint the most likely location of the world’s most wanted terrorist. Someone should go there … Continue reading

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Book Review: Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut

I really didn’t get into Vonnegut until the middle of college (this was about 5 or 6 years ago).  I only read about three books and initially, his writing style put me off.  I don’t know why, maybe it was … Continue reading

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Respecting the Soldiers

I have noticed an interesting, yet inconsistent attitude toward the soldiers by comparing the attitudes of today with the attitudes during the Vietnam era. Now both the Vietnam War and the current War in Iraq are unpopular wars.  But let’s … Continue reading

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Are military drafts unethical or immoral?

Someone posed this question to You can read the philosopher’s response here.  I thought the reply was interesting and I’m still pondering over it.  Basically, the philosopher replied saying that military drafts in democracies should be considered mandatory.  The … Continue reading

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