On This Day…

02 December 1823: US president James Monroe issued the Monroe Doctrine, a proclamation of opposition to European colonialism in the New World. 02 December 1852: Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte established the Second French Empire, declaring himself Emperor of the French as Napoleon III. 02 December 1950: Korean War: With the conclusion of the Battle of the Ch’ongch’on… Read More

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Honour to…

“Honor to the soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause, Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, ashe best can, the same cause – honor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storm of heaven and the… Read More

Stand in Vietnam…

“I have asked General Westmoreland what he needs to meet his mounting aggression. He has told me. And we will meet his needs… We will stand in Vietnam.” Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 to 1973) Lyndon Baines Johnson, also called LBJ, was the 36th president of the United States (1963-69). A moderate Democrat and vigorous leader… Read More

Bombed…

“The bastards have never been bombed like they’re going to be bombed this time.” Richard Nixon (1913 to 1994), during the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States (1969-74), who, faced with almost certain impeachment for his role in the Watergate scandal, became the first American… Read More

Softly & Stick…

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 to 1919) Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of the United States from March to September… Read More

Evil & Expediency…

“No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 to 1919) The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of… Read More

Neither Victory or Defeat (2)…

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how long the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;… Read More