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Born On The Fourth Of July.

by Jerry Alatalo

Oliver Stone won the Academy Award for Best Director. The 1989 film was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, based on Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic’s autobiograpical book by the same name. 185 more words

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U.S. 'Moderate' Rebels Hard To Find.

by Jerry Alatalo

What does it say about United States foreign policy in the Middle East when it has a hard time recruiting ‘moderate’ rebels to fight ISIS? 355 more words

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Washington's victory at Monmouth, 1778

When I think of the Revolutionary War, the first names that come to mind are Bunker Hill and Valley Forge.

But Bunker Hill was an exercise in survival, like the evacuation of the British army at Dunkirk in 1940.  110 more words

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John Paul Jones, American hero, Russian admiral

John Paul Jones is remembered by Americans as a naval hero of the Revolutionary War and the founder of the American Navy.

He then had a remarkable short second career in the service of the Empress Catherine the Great in Russian’s conquest of Crimea. 543 more words

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Viktor Yanukovych: Donbas Is Genocide.

by Jerry Alatalo

BBC interviewed former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych recently, overthrown in February 2014 in what he calls an “illegal, unconstitutional coup”.

Some excerpts from the interview: 684 more words

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