Author Archives: Michael Peck

Why Captain Kirk Would Intervene in Syria

Moved the story over to Huffington Post. You can check it out here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-peck/star-trek-foreign-policy_b_3187543.html Advertisements

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South Korea: Paper Tiger

Mao Tse-Tung used to accuse America of being a paper tiger, all bark and no bite. That’s also why the looney tunes in North Korea aren’t shaking at South Korea’s vow of retaliation over Pyongyang’s artillery barrage on a South … Continue reading

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The wit and wisdom of America's fighting general

General James Mattis eats nails, sleeps on nails, and can break a jihadi in half with one fingernail. At least that’s the impression you get from reading about the new boss of Central Command, which oversees the wars in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Better a strong president than a great general

Changing commanders in the middle of a war is never easy. Lincoln fired lethargic General McClellan and appointed Grant to command the Army of the Potomac. The troops were not happy with the change. Truman fired General MacArthur, and conservatives … Continue reading

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Build your own railroad empire

Railroads are coming back. The Iron Horse may seem so 19th Century, yet between tighter energy supplies and a crumbling and congested highway system, rail is looking better. Obama may or may not have the political – or financial – … Continue reading

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Gulf gusher: Marine Corps expert says bomb it

Forget nuking the BP oil well. There is a better, safer way to seal the gusher, according to a U.S. Marine Corps expert.  One that won’t turn the Gulf of Mexico into a radioactive swimming pool or risk starting World … Continue reading

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Gaza music video: "We conned the world"

[youtubevid id=”2KUcv452KbU”]An Israeli music video about the knife-wielding “peace activists” on the Gaza convoy. Okay, some of the singers aren’t great, and the guy with the Love Boat hat is painful to watch. But the line about the pro-Hamas propaganda … Continue reading

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