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You fight on your terms but you win on their terms

By: Peter Sessum Why did the U.S. win WWII? it wasn’t because we coordinated with the Soviets to overrun Berlin or we dropped a couple atom bombs over Japan. That is how we fought the war, we won because both Germany and Japan surrendered. That is … Continue reading

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The flag is more than piece of cloth whether you like it or not

By Peter Sessum The American flag has been in the news a lot lately. Last month, a photographer took a picture of a baby being cradled in an American flag being held by a person in a Navy uniform and … Continue reading

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Be Grateful for the Support or it Will Go Away

By Peter Sessum In a recent New York Times (NYT) article veterans weighed in on how they felt about civilians thanking them for their service. I have talked to a number of vets about this and while we all agreed, … Continue reading

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Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: Vets are not all crazy

By: Peter Sessum Every veteran has heard this in some way, shape or form. Usually by some uninformed individual that is in no way qualified to make that diagnosis. One reason why it is one of the more powerful ways … Continue reading

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Deserter Returns to Undeserved Hero’s Welcome

By: Peter Sessum Five years ago this month Army Private First Class (PFC) Bowe Bergdahl walked off his firebase in Afghanistan and was promptly captured by the Taliban. Last week his release was secured by trading five high ranking Taliban … Continue reading

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Whistle-blowers are not all created equal

By Peter Sessum With Bradley Manning’s trial being over and Edward Snowden still in the wind, whistle-blowers have been in the media a lot lately. There is this cultural perception that the government is always up to something sinister and … Continue reading

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The Honor is in the Serving, Not the Dying

For obvious reasons I am connected to a number of military and veteran blogs and social media profiles and lately I have found a disturbing trend. Too many people glorify dying for their country or the desire to do so. … Continue reading

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Political Correctness Does Not Belong on the Frontline

By: Peter Sessum There is a vicious, misogynistic attack against Muslim women involving the U.S. Navy and it needs to stop. Women who are almost universally believed to be oppressed by their culture are being attacked in a way they … Continue reading

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Check Your Priorities

By: Peter Sessum So there I was, in Afghanistan, no shit. I was standing in the terminal at Bagram Airfield waiting to fly to Khowst Province. I had a M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) slung across my front, a rifle … Continue reading

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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Month By Recognizing True American Heroes

By: Peter Sessum When most people think of the “Greatest Generation” they picture a platoon of fresh faced, corn-fed farm boys from the Midwest and one wise cracking kid from Brooklyn. It is the movie stereotype of the WWII American … Continue reading

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