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Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes February 17, 2016, marks the 37th anniversary of the Communist Chinese invasion of Vietnam – the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War. In Communist China, as in the rest of the world, it will be ignored.   … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Henry Ossian Flipper was the first African-American West Point graduate—not in 1970, or 1950, or even in 1930, but in the Class of 1877.     Henry was born a slave in Georgia in … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Since Fahd ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa’ūd ascended to the throne of Saudi Arabia in 1982, relations between the West and Saudi Arabia have been fairly stable, if somewhat complicated.     The Saudi … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes Conventional history widely attributes the cause of WWI to be the assassination of Crown Prince Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Serbian Gavrilo Princip. While the Archduke’s murder was the excuse … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Many Civil War historians say that partisanship in America is more heated than it has been since 1860. We are regularly smacked in the face by evidence that both major political parties put their own special interests … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Halloween is not just a day for spooks of the ghost variety, but also of the human variety. October 31 is Love-A-Spook Day — a day when Piper and I honor the unsung heroes … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On August 26, 2015, the Philippine government took a major step in Philippine foreign policy toward its closest ally, the US. During an official visit to the Philippines, the commander of US Pacific Command, … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes When we use the term “ugly American,” most of us think of stereotypes of insensitive American tourists blundering their way through highly choreographed, eight-country, seven-day tours across Europe. The stereotype may be unfair, but, … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding and some of “The Few,” image by UK Government, public domain I like Brits. In this barbaric, uncivilized world, most of them are decent and civil. Also, although … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860. Within a few months, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina followed them. The seceded states banded together to … Read the rest

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