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  • Biden: We wrote Japan’s Constitution

    08/17/2016 1:16:55 PM PDT · by chajin · 86 replies
    Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | August 16, 2016 | Jiji Press
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to allow Japan to obtain nuclear weapons, stressing that Japan’s pacifist Constitution was written by the United States. “Does he not understand we wrote Japan’s constitution to say they could not be a nuclear power?” Biden said in a speech he delivered in Scranton, Pa., for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “Where was he when in school?” Biden asked. “Someone who lacks this judgment cannot be trusted,” he said. “He’s not qualified to know the [nuclear] codes,” the U.S. vice president said. Trump has suggested that...
  • Memorial Day

    05/30/2016 1:19:42 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies ^ | May 30, 2016 | Patriot Post
    On 12 May 1962, Gen. Douglas MacArthur addressed the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, delivering his farewell speech, "Duty, Honor and Country." He described the legions of uniformed American Patriots as follows: "Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man at arms. My estimate of him was formed on the battlefields many, many years ago and has never changed. I regarded him then, as I regard him now, as one of the world's noblest figures -- not only as one of the finest military characters, but also as one of the...
  • Japan Surrender video

    06/02/2010 10:57:45 AM PDT · by calex59 · 25 replies · 533+ views
    Email ^ | unknown | Me
    This is a video of the surrender of Japan in WWII. I have never seen the video, only stills of the surrender. This is the first video I have seen of it and thought maybe FReepers would be interested in seeing it. It is what we used to call a News Reel, back in the day.
  • Afghanistan troops surge: stakes for Obama could not be higher

    09/27/2009 5:53:14 PM PDT · by Saije · 18 replies · 1,076+ views
    London Times ^ | 9/27/2009 | Tim Reid
    We have not yet reached a Harry Truman v Douglas MacArthur moment in Washington — the extraordinary day in April 1951 when the US President fired his top general for disagreeing with him on his Korean War policy. Yet this much is now clear: a potential battle now looms between Barack Obama and his top generals over Afghanistan that could define, even destroy, his presidency. After only nine months as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama has reached a critical point in determining whether to order a surge of additional troops into Afghanistan. It is a strategy that is being demanded by General...
  • Blackwater joins fight against sea piracy

    12/04/2008 5:07:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,294+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    Pirates beware -- Blackwater Worldwide may be looking for you, and soon. That prospect certainly would shiver Bartholomew Roberts, better known as "Black Bart," down to his timbers if the infamous pirate hadn't been dead for the past 285 years. The North Carolina-based security firm, which came under fire from Congress over a shooting incident in Baghdad last year that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead, announced in October that its 183-foot ship, the McArthur, stands ready to assist the shipping industry as it struggles with the increasing problem of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and elsewhere. "Billions of dollars...
  • This Day In History 1945 : MacArthur in Tokyo

    09/18/2007 4:32:57 PM PDT · by indcons · 13 replies · 191+ views ^ | 9/18/2007 |
    On this day in 1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo, as he prepares for his new role as architect of a democratic and capitalist postwar Japan. Japan had had a long history of its foreign policy being dominated by the military, as evidenced by Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoye's failed attempts to reform his government and being virtually pushed out of power by career army officer Hideki Tojo. MacArthur was given the task of overseeing the regeneration of a Japan shorn of its imperial past. As humiliating as it would be for the defeated Japanese, the supreme...
  • FYI "The Great Raid" to be Released Aug 12.

    07/03/2005 10:25:17 PM PDT · by fso301 · 7 replies · 548+ views
    miramax ^ | July 3, 2005
    Directed by John Dahl, The Great Raid captures the story of WWII’s 6th Ranger Battalion who undertake a daring rescue mission to liberate 500 American prisoners-of-war in the Philippines. The film premiers on Aug 12
  • Bulldog recognized for “duty, honor, country”

    01/08/2004 6:02:15 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 272+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Jan. 7, 2004
    CJTF-7 Public AffairsBAGHDAD, IraqRelease #040107d   Bulldog recognized for “duty, honor, country”BAGHDAD, Iraq – “Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be … they build your basic character. They mold you for your future roles as the custodians of the Nation's defense. They make you strong enough to know when you are weak, and brave enough to face yourself when you are afraid,” said Gen. of the Army Douglas MacArthur in his 1962 Sylvanus Thayer Award acceptance speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,...