The following is an Op-Ed written by Staff Sgt. Malcolm Washburn, US Army.
There have never been more threats to the United States than today. Period. End of story.
Neither the Third Reich nor the Soviet Union hold a candle to the combined forces of Islamofascism, Russian aggression, Chinese hegemony, and whatever crackpot “Pinky and the Brain” scheme North Korea is going to unleash on us tomorrow.Read more
The sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) has solidified itself in popular culture in the form of a four and a half minute monologue performed by Robert Shaw in the movie Jaws. Captain Quint told the story of the ship delivering the components for the atomic bomb during WWII, being hit by two Japanese torpedoes and then constantly losing shipmates to the hundreds of sharks in the water was they waited five days to be rescued.
For the 317 Sailors who were pulled from the ocean and the 14 who attended the 70th Anniversary reunion in Indianapolis, Indiana, their heroic story of survival is more than a monologue. Read more