Cotton Was King Until Slavery Was Outsourced

Cotton Was King Until Slavery Was Outsourced

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Today, Western nations are forced to consider the price and flow of crude oil in all foreign policy decisions concerning the Middle East. From Algeria to Iran, Oil is King. However, back in 1861, petroleum was not yet a major...
Washington’s Warning for America

Washington’s Warning for America

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 above the interests of our nation....
The South’s Great Intelligence Miscalculation

The South’s Great Intelligence Miscalculation

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...
Paved with Bad Intelligence–The Road to Antietam

Paved with Bad Intelligence–The Road to Antietam

By Jay Holmes September 17, 1862, is remembered by US military history students as the bloodiest day in US history. It should also be remembered as a critical lesson to all members of the US intelligence community and the US military. Even a perfect intelligence...