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Syria, North Korea, and Trump - Oh My!

Syria, North Korea, and Trump - Oh My!

Two weeks ago, the U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) against Shayrat Air Base in Homs Province in response to a recent chemical attack carried out by the Russian-Backed Assad Regime. The attack was unsuccessful by most military measures. In fact, as far as Assad is concerned, militarily nothing has changed for the worse. 

So why risk so much for a largely ineffective strike against an airbase? Why use TLAMs against hardened targets when B-2s would have made more sense? Why deploy a carrier group to the East Sea? To send a message to North Korea. 

Remembering OTS

Remembering OTS

If you and I are close on social media, or real life, you probably knew that I took two and a half months off this year to attend Officer Training School (OTS) in order to pursue my commission in the Air National Guard.  The whole endeavor was fairly intense, so blogging about it in its entirety would be virtually impossible, but I want to highlight a few aspects that I think will be worth remembering throughout the rest of my career.

Responding to the Paris Attacks

Responding to the Paris Attacks

 I haven't actually compiled my own thoughts on the subject instead of relying on resharing and rehashing already viral content.  Between resharing others, and repeating the same arguments ad nauseum, I've probably been a bit of a broken record on the tragedy.  Which is why I've decided to make this post:  To state the things that shouldn't, but apparently must, be said.