GO NAVY BEAT ARMY

GO NAVY BEAT ARMY

'87 Sir

Thirty years of service ----USNA Class of 1987 '87 Sir

Friday, May 3, 2013

SOOOO much history, so little time.

Random thoughts...

It never occurred to me HOW much military history is going on right now...

  • 200th anniversary of Napoleonic Wars...argh 1813...uhhh. the Battle of Leipzig?
  • 200th anniversary of the War of 1812...when we last fought Canada, eh?
  • 150th anniversary of the Civil War...1863 style...a major year in the war...argh...how am I gonna get to Gettysburg this year.
  • coming up on the 100th anniversary of World War I...wow...my great-grandfather was alive during WWI...hmmm...that makes me old and grouchy.
  • 30 years since Beirut and Grenada, my introductions to war since they happened while I was a midshipman at Canoe U....and still unreported and unappreciated for what the represented in American military history.
  • and...the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War..still one of the most poorly analyzed and covered wars in American history..mostly due to the pinko-commie liberal bent of the media and historians...sadly, even some military historians......something that is only now being corrected...sort of...slowly...
The amount of new and improved...and dare I say revisionist scholarship being done is really amazing...and I am happy to be around and read it...when I can...

SO many books...so little time....

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