Jack L. Treese, CWO US Army, Retired

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Purple Heart Recipients Outlive Comrades

Purple Heart Recipients Outlive Comrades

A study of over 10,000 veterans from WWII and Korea conducted by the Veterans Administration concluded that soldiers awarded the Purple Heart (PH) outlived their comrades who did not receive the medal. They compared mortality rates of those who received a

Pulitzer-Winning Photo Tells Other Side of LA Times Story

Pulitzer-Winning Photo Tells Other Side of LA Times Story

This photo, taken on December 6, 2011 by Massoud Hossain in Kabul, Afghanistan, recently won a Pulitzer Prize. The “Girl in the Green Dress” still suffers physicallyand emotionally from that day when she lost 7 of her 17 relatives and

'Act of Valor': The Anti-'Avatar'

'Act of Valor': The Anti-'Avatar'

“Act of Valor” is the antithesis of “Avatar,” a film I reviewed at Big Hollywood two years ago. “Avatar” was a sci-fi film in every way to include portraying our military as crazed killers who become mercenaries in order to

Iran's Nuclear Program Could Be Cleaned Up with a MOP

What costs over ten million dollars, is twenty feet long, weighs fifteen tons, (that’s 30,000 pounds), carries two and a half tons of high explosive, is satellite guided, and penetrates the earth up to 200 feet before it pulverizes “underground

Obama's Africa Venture Shows Impotence Of United Nations

Green Berets AKA Army Special Forces have been sent to Uganda to quell a 20 year old string of rape, murder, and kidnapping. A reported 200 rebels belonging to the group called the Lord’s Resistance Army (LR-A) lead by Joseph

Ahmadinejad's Speech: Another Reason To Get Out Of The UN

HATEMONGER – ONE WHO INCITES OTHERS TO HATRED OR PREJUDICE. From “The Middle East Quarterly“ “President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lectures above a sign saying ‘Death to Israel’ in Persian and Arabic, not “Down with Israel” as in the English translation below.

Navy SEALs and Other Special Operations Forces

The public and most of the news media seem to be confused about just what units of our military are “Special Forces.” It seems the Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, Green Berets, and the infrequently mentioned Delta Force are all referred

Wanted DEAD Or ALIVE?

This title is probably the only fact we have heard about the death of Osama bin Laden (OBL). There has been so much misinformation out there it’s like an Oliver Stone movie. Does any of it matter? The only thing

Why Are We in Afghanistan?

A few days ago I ran into friend who I hadn’t seen for a while; catching up on our lives and knowing I have a son who just returned from Afghanistan he asked me, “Why are we in Afghanistan?” That

Inspire Inspires Homegrown Terrorists

This is the cover from the latest issue of al Qaeda’s magazine for English speaking jihadist. You won’t find any links to this magazine in this piece. In a previous issue of Inspire readers were reminded to view the magazine

Cutting Defense: Save Money, Cost Lives

Cut “pork” before military spending. In a recent article in the “Stars and Stripes” Defense Secretary Robert Gates is planning to reduce the strength of Soldiers and Marines by up to 70,000 by 2015 due to “this country’s dire fiscal

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Damn the Military, Full Speed Ahead

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wants the “Don’t ask don’t tell” (DADT) law repealed, despite the fact that 1,167 retired military leaders including 51 four-star generals signed a letter supporting the law. This open letter was delivered to President Obama

For Joy Behar, Some Defamation is More Equal Than Others

Sandra Bernhard called Bristol Palin a “hooker” on the “Joy Behar Show” while the rest of her panel concurred by offering up more degrading remarks in support of Bernhard. Not surprising that Behar concurs with Bernhard, as she is fond

Muslim Groups Push Back Against Hate Groups?

When I first saw this article, Muslim Groups Push Back Against Hate Groups, on the Internet I thought it meant Muslims were finally pushing back against Islamic hate groups that practice jihad. But no, once again the hate groups they

Am I Islamophobic?

In a speech given at the National Endowment for Democracy, on October 6, 2005 President Bush said: “Many Muslim scholars have already publicly condemned terrorism, often citing Chapter 5, Verse 32 of the Koran, which states that killing an innocent

The Ground Zero Mosque and Double Standards

$100,000,000.00 to build a mosque so close to Ground Zero that an historic building will have to be torn down. This building is so close to “Ground Zero” that part of one of the hijacked planes tore through its roof.

My Flag Will Be Flying at Half-Staff, Will Yours?

Memorial Day is a day to recognize the sacrifice of all the men and women who have given their lives in defending our country. It began during the Civil War when cities and towns held special days to lay flowers

Sean Penn's Twisted Relationship With Hugo Chavez

Sean Penn, who has some kind of twisted relationship with Hugo Chavez, recently defended the Venezuelan president. In an article in the Guardian, Penn, “defended Hugo Chavez as a model democrat and said those who call him a dictator should

Sean Penn Is Not a Smart Man Or a Patriot

We have all heard of Sean Penn’s most recent outbreak of insanity when he suggested that the critics of his efforts in Haiti “die screaming of rectal cancer.” Of course his whole life has been filled with controversy. But when

Michael Jackson: Death By Dependence on Drugs and Sycophants?

Today the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is likely to file criminal charges against Dr. Conrad Murray. As of this writing specific charges have not been disclosed. However it is speculated that he will be charged with involuntary manslaughter

U.S. Military Operations in Haiti: A Brief Synopsis

Haiti is located on the western side of the island of Hispaniola approximately 700 miles southeast of Miami between Puerto Rico and Cuba. The Treaty of Ryswick signed by France and Spain in 1697 resulted in the formation of two

A Veteran Speaks: 'Avatar' Demeans Our Military

Having served 23 years in the military and in Vietnam, and having a son who leaves for Afghanistan this month, I look at this film through the eyes of a patriot (one who loves and defends his country). As opposed