May 16, 2015                                                                                             Happiness is having your very own Submarine-launched ballistic missile.                                                                                                  This week, North Korea’s dynastic leader, Kim Jong-un, was beaming from ear to ear as a Pukgeukseong-1 missile shot out of the water, apparently launched by a new “Sinpo” class [...]


May 9, 2015   It was churlish for western leaders to boycott this week’s Victory Parade in Moscow that commemorated the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago. Historic events are facts that should not be manipulated according to the latest political fashions.  Being angry at Moscow for [...]


May 2, 2015   It was 1967. The war in Vietnam was raging.  I was 24 years old, just out of graduate school in New York City.  Cambridge University had accepted me to do a doctorate history.   But no. In a burst of youthful patriotism, I concluded it was every [...]