This Day In History & Historical Perspectives

Happy Law Day 2016!

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/lawday2016.html and see: http://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/educational-resources/annual-observances/law-day and see: http://www.abajournal.com/mobile/article/Lawyers_judges_and_bar_groups_celebrate_Law_Day_2016_around_the_country/  


May 1, 2015 – 5th Year Retrospective of the Targeted Killing of Bin Laden

Govern, Kevin H., Operation Neptune Spear: Was Killing Bin Laden a Legitimate Military Objective? (Chapter 13) (April 1, 2012). Targeted Killings Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World, Editors: Claire Finkelstein, Jens Ohlin, and Andrew Altman (Oxford University Press, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2083584 and see: May 2, 2015: 4th Anniversary…


This Day In History – Assisting the Iraqi Kurds in Operation PROVIDE COMFORT, 1991

http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/humanitarian_intervention/CMH_70-78.pdf “The telephone woke General Potter at two o’clock in the morning on Saturday, 6 April 1991. He was at a guesthouse in Bad Tolz, Germany, where the preceding day he had visited the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group. Potter and the battalion had just returned from Turkey. The…



Review: In Michael Bay’s ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,’ Clarity Isn’t the Objective – NYT 14 JAN 16

John Krasinski as Jack Silva in “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” CHRISTIAN BLACK / PARAMOUNT PICTURES By MANOHLA DARGIS JANUARY 14, 2016 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/movies/review-in-michael-bays-13-hours-the-secret-soldiers-of-benghazi-clarity-isnt-the-objective.html?referer=https://www.google.com/ vs. https://www.congress.gov/113/crpt/srpt134/CRPT-113srpt134.pdf    





HOW ROGUE TECHIES ARMED THE PREDATOR, ALMOST STOPPED 9/11, AND ACCIDENTALLY INVENTED REMOTE WAR

ARTHUR HOLLAND MICHEL WIRED MAGAZINE DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12.17.15. 12.17.15 TIME OF PUBLICATION: 7:00 AM. 7:00 AM http://www.wired.com/2015/12/how-rogue-techies-armed-the-predator-almost-stopped-911-and-accidentally-invented-remote-war/?mbid=nl_121715 See also: A book that came out a year and two months prior to this article: Richard Whittle’s interesting Predator book which had many of these details – and more: http://richardwhittle.net For archival…


“The military’s real problem: Fewer Americans are joining” – Politico 15 DEC 15

http://www.politico.com/agenda/the-militarys-real-problem-fewer-americans-are-joining-000005 When I was a commander in Iraq, many of my men were unfit for the battlefield. My unit needed them anyway. By John Spencer 12/15/15 06:40 AM EST And see also: Ready, Willing, And Unable To Serve – 75 Percent of Young Adults Cannot Join the Military Early Education…