The Art of Peace
Since World War II the United States has embarked on a campaign of constant warfare. President Eisenhower warned us about the influence of the Military Industrial Complex in his farewell speech.Since 9/11 the warfare state has gone into overdrive while conducting wars in seven different countries at the same time all in the name of freedom and democracy.One of the most experienced and decorated pilots from Vietnam details his experiences while in the military and his thoughts on both war and peace.
fighter units engaged in heavy air-to-air combat. One bright young spark figured out that given where all his tracers hit, he should have been getting a lot more kills. He thought about it and realized that a tracer round had a different flight path than a ball round because the tracer was a lot lighter. Tracers don’t follow the same path as ball ammo. So he had his guns loaded with nothing but plain ball rounds. His kills went up as a result, and soon Navy and Marine fighters all discarded the
all the time. They can barely wait to tear the clothes off their chosen partner. When you add in the spice of getting shot at or having to work in an especially dangerous occupation, you just add jet fuel to the fire. Think about the future that will soon be here. Rabbits trained to be robots will operate aircraft carriers and submarines. What do you think the CO of those ships is going to be thinking about 24/7? That’s right, he’s going to be thinking about how to keep the cute little bunnies
plane. The Navy and Marines gave the responsibility for use of the radar to especially well trained officers who wanted to fly but for one reason or another didn’t become pilots. They became RIOs. In my opinion, the Navy way made a lot more sense. Anything that blows a hole in a plane that incapacitates the front seat occupant usually takes out the entire aircraft. World War II aircraft were known for their ability to take damage, including engine damage. In one case, a B-17 was rammed by a
being poorly served all the way down the chain of command. Everyone was demanding the extraordinary of them, with no thanks for them putting their lives on the line day after day. Finally in late January of 1969, after many fits and starts, a recon team spotted a handful of NVA carrying an 82 mm mortar tube and base plate down a quiet trail. There must have been half a dozen of them carrying the tube and the rounds for the mortar. The recon team sat in an ambush in place on the trail. Everyone
and sixty-four Joint Resolution To promote the maintenance of international peace and security in Southeast Asia. Whereas naval units of the Communist regime in Vietnam, in violation of the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and of international law, have deliberately and repeatedly attacked United Stated naval vessels lawfully present in international waters, and have thereby created a serious threat to international peace; and Whereas these attackers are part of