CyberWar: What if…?

  Warfighting has moved well beyond the realms of land, sea and air, and is now being waged daily in cyberspace. Over the past few decades, military units engaged primarily in computer network defense (CND) have focused on keeping low-level hackers and nation-state bad actors from penetrating critical U.S. systems. Cyber-warriors now cautiously launch limited […]

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CLOUD CROSS

YouTube Photo by “rks101010” William B. Scott Around 3:00 a.m. on July 10, 2020, I received a priceless blessing from the other side. It came in the form of a profound, vivid dream that’s now burned into memory. It often plays as a mental movie, recalled at will. The Dream:  My wife, Linda, and I […]

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FORGIVE….BUT NEVER FORGET

10 July 2020  Today marks the tenth anniversary of my son, Erik Scott, being ruthlessly gunned down at the Summerlin Costco big-box store in Las Vegas, NV. His primary executioner was William Mosher, a scared-stiff, amped-up, substandard police officer, who should never have been issued a badge by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Metro). […]

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PURGE THE KILLERS to RESTORE HONOR

Once again, our cities are being destroyed in riots triggered by a police officer’s senseless, horrific murder of a citizen who posed no threat. And again, the news media and professional agitators have adroitly shifted the focus to “racism”. Yes, racism may have contributed to officer Derek Chauvin’s stupid decision to keep his knee pressed […]

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Suicide by Socialism

“What do you mean, ‘No heart surgeon’s available?’ That’s totally unacceptable! Do you know who I am?” the red-faced patient screamed, spittle flying. A tall, fifty-something nurse calmly wiped her face with a tissue and folded it, while staring intently into the livid patient’s dark eyes. “Of course I know who you are, senator. Every […]

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Honoring the Challenger Seven

Space Shuttle Challenger Astronauts – 28 January 1986 Thirty-three years ago today, a dear friend and colleague, Colonel Ellison Onizuka, died in the horrific explosion that destroyed space shuttle Challenger and killed seven astronauts, including teacher Christa McAuliffe. El was one of America’s finest—an accomplished astronaut, flight test engineer and Air Force officer. The native […]

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SMALL TOWN SANTA

Flagler, CO Website The 1950s were tough times in Eastern Colorado. Locals called them the Dirty Fifties, thanks to drought-fueled dust storms that stripped life-giving topsoil from fields, shredded winter wheat sprouts and buried barbed-wire, tumbleweed-choked fence rows in fine blow-dirt.  Worried farmers and ranchers, whose memories of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl Thirties […]

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U.S. Air Force’s Tight-Lip Policies Will Backfire

A new generation of U.S. Air Force leaders is about to relearn a painful lesson its predecessors had mastered decades ago. Unfortunately, the process of learning that lesson will damage both the air service and countless careers. As the Gazette’s Tom Roeder reported on March 14th (Gazette story prompts new Air Force secrecy efforts), USAF […]

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PEOPLE ARE IMPORTANT

(Photo – KTVB.com – Kuna Fire) Fifty-some years ago, when I was a young buck working on a farm in Eastern Colorado, I learned a simple truth that ultimately had a profound impact on my life. My boss, Malcolm Shipman, was a diminutive Texan with a big heart. He and his wife, Judy, never had […]

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