Having the urge to store away things that remind us of a specific event, occurrence or milestone is something that is universally relatable; because there’s not a person on the planet that does not associate some object or another with an event that is close to their heart and takes them back to a well-kept… Read More
We no longer live in times where war is remembered with cold chills. This does not in any way spell our disregard for the ominous events that war has often delivered to our doors but rather our willingness to confront the flaws of our past without pulling any punches, a necessary therapy in our healing… Read More
“In the early 16th century, the modern navies acquired officers from the ranks of enlisted sailors, who had worked their way up to command. These officers are known as “tarpaulin” sailors. They were from very modest families, but were highly experienced with ship handling and naval warfare. The respective navies of the world powers grew… Read More
“One of the earliest uses for the chips coming out of Silicon Valley, which owes its existence to the patronage of the Pentagon as much as it does to venture capitalists, was in guidance systems for nuclear missiles. A White House report published in 2017 does not mince its words: “Cutting-edge semiconductor technology is…critical to… Read More
“That remembrance is an important counterpoint to the complacency that set in after the end of the cold war. “The people I know have forgotten to be afraid of the arms race,” says O’Brian. It is vital to remember other kinds of military legacies, too, as David Havlick’s book, Bombs Away, powerfully demonstrates. Havlick, a… Read More
A female soldier has made history by successfully completing the United States (US) Army’s Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) course (Folley, 2018). Although several women have attempted to complete the US Army’s Special Forces (aka Green Beret’s) selection process since January 2016, this female soldier is the first to graduate from SFAS. The female… Read More
War brings out the best and worst in humanity. It has revolutionised medicine, transportation and communication, and changed how we live and how we think.