Okinawa in the 60s and early 70s was the ideal environment for a red-blooded American boy to grow up. There were endless woods and caves to explore, Continue Reading
China Creeps Closer: “Creeping Normalcy” and the Threat to the U.S.
Fueled by a skyrocketing economy and dreams of worldwide dominance, and perceiving a greatly-weakened United States, China is upping the stakes Continue Reading
The Afghanistan Puzzle: America Moved Out; China Is Moving In
America's sudden drawdown in Afghanistan, capped by a literal middle-of-the-night departure, left a huge military, economic, and diplomatic vacuum in Continue Reading
Russia Has A History Of Invading Other Countries During The Olympics. Will History Repeat Itself Next Month With Ukraine?
Russia, Russia, Russia. What are you sneaky Russkies up to this time? First, you mass tens of thousands (perhaps hundreds of thousands?) of troops on Continue Reading
China Creeps Closer: “Creeping Normalcy” and the Threat to the US
Fueled by a skyrocketing economy and dreams of worldwide dominance, China’s military power is progressing in the Pacific Ocean and around the world Continue Reading
To Counter China, America Needs Its Own “Ghost Fleet” Of… Modern-Day Privateers?
by LogCincoThis is a story about pirates. I know, we saw them in that movie with Tom Hanks, and we saw Navy SEALs ventilate some Somali pirates a Continue Reading
Hong Kong: Harbinger of Southeast Asia’s Future
by Anonymous This first appeared in The Havok Journal on April 3, 2016. Police forces march in on crowds during the First Day of the Chinese New Continue Reading
Everything I Needed to Know About COVID-19, I Learned in Kindergarten
This originally appeared in The Havok Journal on April 21, 2020. Has anything changed a year later? “Wisdom from the mouths of babes.” In trying to Continue Reading
The North Korean Problem: “Leadership” by Herd Mentality
It is ironic that political leaders in the United States imagine that negotiations will solve a problem when we have had 60 years of North Korean Continue Reading
Redemption: 20 years and 1 Suicide Attempt Later
From within a luxury seaside villa, I swallowed them all. I hit send on my phone and I closed my eyes. After that amount of VA candy, it’s a miracle I Continue Reading
Climb a Thousand Mountains, but Screw One Goat: U.S. Military Investigations Explained
This first appeared in The Havok Journal on December 8, 2015. The topic discussed remains just as relevant today. The tragic events in Kunduz, Continue Reading
Help Wanted: Mercenary
After the terrorist attack in Paris, fellow writer Pablo James told you how to join the French Foreign Legion if you really wanted to get into the Continue Reading