Headlines, Snippets & Curiousity

My Quora Answer: Were US Soldier overrated in WW2?

Armies improve over time with equipment, leadership, training and experience. The American Army in 1939 was vastly different than the American Army in 1945. In addition, the Army Air Corps (which was part of the US Army and later became the US Air Force) is technically an element within the US Army. The question also…

Read More

Economics: US Post Office to Default Bigtime

In the continuing parade of overpromising benefits and underdelivering on profitability to make payments, we have the USPS which is very overextended.   The key news here is that there is a default of almost $7 Billion in payments. Who is going to be on the hook?  The American taxpayer.   WASHINGTON (AP) — The…

Read More

Chinese Naval Group Drills with Russians

A Chinese naval group is showing its muscle in the faraway but very strategic Baltic Sea.  This Sea which brings together Russia, Poland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany has significant meaning for these countries navies. A Western NATO strategy was to bottle up the Soviet fleet in the Baltic and restrain any sorties by the Soviet/Russian…

Read More

Congratulations to my Second Son CJ Wallace

My son has a number of friends who I regard as my “Second Sons”.  CJ Wallace is one of them.  He has been pushing himself more into music and acting.   I enjoy speaking to these young men about various sides of Life – history, future, strategy and more.  I’ve always had good conversations with…

Read More

Yamato – Famed Japanese Battleship – The Details

Yamato (大和) was the lead ship of the Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy World War II battleships. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 inch) 45 Caliber Type 94 main guns, which were the largest guns ever mounted on a warship. Neither ship survived the war. Named after the ancient…

Read More

Aircraft Carriers Obsolete? Hmmm

Aircraft Carriers have become the primary method by which the United States projects power.  You can  – and numerous American Presidents have – station an aircraft carrier off a country to show determination on a particular issues.  That issue could be Freedom of the Seas, a hostage situation, and more.  In the case of the…

Read More

Disruptions in Cabs: No More Coffee With Comedians

Uber and Lyft have continued to disrupt patterns in the transportation grid,  primarily in the cab business.   I can speak from personal experience on a trip to Miami.  Cab driver = rude, dangerous, expensive.  Uber driver=courteous, inexpensive, clean, safe.   I was warned at a coffee shop in Miami:  “Many cab drivers in Miami will…

Read More

Normandy Remembered – June 6th 1944

June 6th, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy when World War II hung in the balance. By the end of this day – “The Longest Day” – over four thousand lay dead on the cold beaches of France in Hitler’s “Festung Europa” – Fortress Europe. The gallantry of this day is etched forever on my mind…

Read More