The Military Grace Notes of Winnie-The-Pooh

So, where did this Pooh-as-PTSD narrative begin? Apparently, a group of Canadian doctors, led by Sarah E. Shea, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in pediatric behavioral medicine, wrote a paper in the Dec. 12, 2000 edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal entitled “Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood: a neurodevelopmental perspective on A.A. Milne.”Continue reading “The Military Grace Notes of Winnie-The-Pooh”

The Route to Uncontrolled Opposition

Thank God, Johnson secretly allowed MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command, Vietnam-Studies and Observation Group) to form small teams of elite warriors such as Green Berets and Navy SEALs in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and eager indigenous warriors to run cross-border raids.

Was Odysseus Sentenced to the Wrong Level of Dante’s Hell?

Heroes are molded after brave Odysseus who leaves his young son, his loving wife and aged father, and even his faithful dog, to go fight a 10-year war, followed by a 10-year trek to get back home—in an age where there were no cell phones or rotations home. This article first appeared on First AmericanContinue reading “Was Odysseus Sentenced to the Wrong Level of Dante’s Hell?”

Lessons from Vietnam’s Propaganda War

As a five-year prisoner of the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, then-Lt. James N. Rowe endured near-starvation conditions, persistent accompanying diseases, physical torture, and almost daily “lessons” in communist dogma. … Guided by the military’s Code of Conduct, Rowe refused to comply. This article was originally published on American Free News Network on MayContinue reading “Lessons from Vietnam’s Propaganda War”

Where the Brave Go When There’s Nowhere Left to Go: Of Colonel Nick “Five Years to Freedom” Rowe

The Special Forces Intelligence Officer and the man eventually responsible for developing the U.S. Army’s SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) training program was one of only two men to escape the Viet Cong.